Indifference Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old indifference quotes, indifference sayings, and indifference proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In reality there is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe.     

Al Goldstein

An indifference to suffering makes humans inhuman.     

Elie Wiesel

Indifference is the sign of sickness, a sickness of the soul more contagious than any other.     

Elie Wiesel

Indifference is the strongest contempt.     

Ha Jin

Indifference is dangerous, whether innocent or not.     

Pope Francis

Indifference is the dead weight of history.     

Antonio Gramsci

Indifference is a misguided way of defending ourselves.     

Jack Kornfield

Indifference creates an artificial peace.     

Mason Cooley

The most destructive criticism is indifference.     

E. W. Howe

Indifference to the fine arts comes close to barbarism.     

Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself. It is a silent justification affording evil acceptability in society.     

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.     

J. K. Rowling

Indifference is the revenge the world takes on mediocrities.     

Oscar Wilde

The price of eternal vigilance is indifference.     

Marshall McLuhan

There is so much indifference in the face of suffering. May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity.     

Pope Francis

Wit is, in fact, the eloquence of indifference.     

William Hazlitt

Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.     

Paramahansa Yogananda

Indifference is an excellent substitute for patience.     

Mason Cooley

Tolerance is another word for indifference.     

W. Somerset Maugham

It is not opposition but indifference which separates men.     

Mary Parker Follett

Indifference to fate which, though it often makes a villain of a man, is the basis of his sublimity when it does not.     

Thomas Hardy

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.     

Elie Wiesel

Indifference is the invisible giant of the world.     


Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.      

Joan D. Vinge

Indifference towards those in need is not acceptable for a Christian.     

Pope Francis

The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.     

Bess Myerson

They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent. Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death.     

Anton Chekhov

There is nothing in the world so monstrously vast as our indifference.     

Machado de Assis

Indifference of every kind is reprehensible, even indifference towards one's self.     

Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

The tragedy of love is indifference.     

W. Somerset Maugham

Indifference and inaction must always pay a penalty.     

William Feather

Indifference is commonly the mother of discretion.     

Lord Chesterfield

Indifference is a quarantined difference.     

Akiane Kramarik

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.     

Juan Montalvo

Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.     

George Bernard Shaw

The indifference of men, far more than their tyranny, is the torment of women.     

Jules Michelet

The most deadly poison of our time is indifference.     

Maximilian Kolbe

Indifference in religion is more fatal than skepticism. There is no pulse in indifference; skepticism may have warm blood     

Henry Ward Beecher

To know the good is to react against the bad. Indifference is the mark of deprivation.     

Marya Mannes

The opposite of love is indifference to the genuine needs of others.     

Max Anders

More good things in life are lost by indifference than ever were lost by active hostility.     

Robert Menzies

Indifference breeds animosity.     

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.     

Bliss Carman

Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference. Perhaps this is why we always love madly someone who treats us with indifference.     

Cesare Pavese