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Quotations on Apathy

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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

Most people are on the world, not in it - having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.

~ John Muir

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

~ Plato

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

In lazy Apathy let Stoics boast,
Their Virtue fix'd, 'tis fixed as in a frost.

~ Alexander Pope

Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance.

~ Thomas Carlyle

That only a few, under any circumstances, protest against the injustice of long-established laws and customs, does not disprove the fact of the oppressions, while the satisfaction of the many, if real only proves their apathy and deeper degradation.

~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

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.

~ Baron de Montesquieu

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

~ Horace Greeley

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice.

~ Grover Cleveland

Nothing for preserving the body like having no heart.

~ John Petit-Senn

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