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The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
Benjamin Disraeli
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  • I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate — it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
  • 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.
  • Once you have glimpsed the world as it might be, as it ought to be, as it's going to be (however that vision appears to you), it is impossible to live compliant and complacent anymore in the world as it is.
    • Victoria Safford in "The Small Work in the Great Work" in The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear (2004) by Paul Rogat Loeb
  • The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.


  • What's the difference between ignorance and apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
    • Variant: Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
  • Apathy can only be spread by those who do not bother to do anything about it.

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