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Apathy Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Apathy

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Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

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I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
- Adrian Cronauer

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato


 

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy.
We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
- David Geffen

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -
it's apathy.
It's not giving a damn.
- Leo Buscaglia

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate
neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
- James Goldsmith

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy,
indifference, and undernourishment.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
- William Bernbach

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and
an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy.
- William Whitelaw

Willpower is the key to success.
Successful people strive no matter what they feel by
applying their will to overcome apathy,
doubt or fear.
- Dan Millman

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When too many Americans don't vote or participate,
some see apathy and despair.
I see disappointment and even outrage.
And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
- Paul Wellstone

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm,
and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things:
first,
an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm,
and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying
that ideal into practice.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Overcome obstacles - grow and bloom anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

The softest things in the world overcome
the hardest things in the world.
- Lao Tzu

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions
has never overcome them.
- Carl Jung

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You need to overcome the tug of people against you
as you reach for high goals.
- George S. Patton

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
- Dorothy Height

The problem with emotion was that it was clearly something important,
but-at least according to the old philosophy-it was something to overcome.
- Donald Norman

You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome
the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven
development of class militancy and class consciousness.
- Ernest Mandel

There are hurdles to overcome in sport and in life.
Sport is a very valuable learning ground for how to
live your life in the best possible way.
- Lynn Davies

When the sun is shining I can do anything;
no mountain is too high,
no trouble too difficult to overcome.
- Wilma Rudolph

One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited,
return them, and give them away without any scruples;
while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle.
- Markus Wolf

We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation,
but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.
- Carter G. Woodson

If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it.
You have to look it straight in the eye.
Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.
- Maya Lin

Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude,
and his infinitude is, in one sense,
overcome.
- George Santayana

Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God;
if faith can overcome this,
there is no mountain which it cannot remove.
- Dean Inge

The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed
when it cannot be overcome.
- Lillian Smith

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good,
falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
- Peace Pilgrim

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence;
and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together,
yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch

I take great pride in having been able to overcome
the Asian financial crisis and seeking the opportunities
available to bring about an unprecedented growth in the economy.
- Zhu Rongji

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

I had to overcome the name Rock.
If I'd been as hip then as I am now,
I would have never consented to be named Rock.
- Rock Hudson

Difficulties are just things to overcome,
after all.
- Ernest Shackleton

Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless
possibility but by the banality of the social order
they have erected against it.
- Christopher Lasch

I'm not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes
or reach any kind of level that he did.
We're talking about a Mozart of rock music.
- Sean Lennon

I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened
in the decades following Confederation,
there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome.
- Stephen Harper

We have to adapt and overcome, that's all we can do.
- Frank Knight

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make
up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles,
but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Racism is still with us.
But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet,
and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
- Rosa Parks

I identified in a very deep way with the individuals
I was writing about because the theme that runs through
this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it.
- Laura Hillenbrand

In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be
overcome by force of arms than by bribery.
- Sallust

I have learned that success is to be measured not so
much by the position that one has reached in life as
by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

Man must at all costs overcome the Earth's gravity and have,
in reserve, the space at least of the Solar System.
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky


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