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50 Insightful Quotes about Apathy, Indifference and Empathy

Apathy means to be almost emotionless or show no enthusiasm or aliveness towards a thing. Before somebody enters a suicidal lifestyle, apathy and indifference occupy that person’s mental state. 

Our apathy quotes are here to kind of warn you about this dangerous state of mind and never to lead a life in apathy. 

When an individual confronts a state of shock or a deeply painful situation in life, chances are the person may turn sooner into the mode of apathy.

Why so? Because apathy is a self-defensive mechanism of the mind to cope with deep stress. Let our quotes about apathy and indifference reassure everybody that you are bigger than life’s stress event. 

Don’t lose the aliveness and believe that progress is possible from whatever you are currently going through.  To be human is not to be apathetic.

Let our apathy quotes collection shed light on the dangers and evilness associated with being apathetic and bring in the lost passion. 

Best Apathy Quotes and Sayings

Apathy is the death knell of any order. Once a system has degenerated to the point that apathy is the only thing holding it in place it, it is in its twilight phase. Then one day the music stops. – JOHN BERLING HARDY

Apathy is one of the characteristic responses of any living organism when it is subjected to stimuli too intense or too complicated to cope with. The cure for apathy is comprehension. – John Dos Passos

Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand. – Bodie Thoene

Apathy is the self-defense of the powerless. – LETTY POGREBIN

Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really…. Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn’t care as long as it’s not personally inconvenienced. – JAKE THOENE

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion. – Horace Greeley

Apathy – If we don’t take care of the customer, maybe they’ll stop bugging us. – Larry Kersten

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

The greatest danger to our future is apathy. – Jane Goodall

By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy – indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction. – William Osler

We 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

Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim no one has shown the slightest interest in it. – George Carlin

Apathy in general; people who are not standing up for what they believe in because somebody’s got a louder mouth than them; it doesn’t make any sense. – Avan Jogia

It is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger, that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy. – Reverend David Beckmann

Apathy occurs when you aren’t interested enough in your own life to be the chief influence in it. – A. Brandon Trean

A lot of you cared, just not enough. – Jay Asher

Public apathy is more powerful than public opinion. There’s more of it. – Dr. Jim Boren

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

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

Apathy is a trap. There is no challenge… so there is no reward. Remember, there is always free cheese in a mousetrap. – Steve Maraboli

To be apathetic is literally to be without passion. – Erwin Raphael McManus

Always remember, the future of all of our tomorrows will be reflected by how we react to the mediocrity and apathy of others today. – George Kincses

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference. – Juan Montalvo

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. – J K Rowling

The world is in chaos not because of violence by bad people but because of silence of good people. – Ritu Ghatourey

Most ignorance is the direct result of apathy; people don’t know because they don’t care to know. – Vikrant Parsai

Your life begins to end the moment you start being silent about the things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr

Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. – John Stuart Mill

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

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity. – George Bernard Shaw

Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have. – Charles C. Noble

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. – Henri Frederic Amiel

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. – William Bernbach

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

Not to he who is offensive to us are we most unfair but to he who does not concern us at all. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality. – Dante Alighieri

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. – Bishop Desmond Tutu

Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic, throng the coward and the meek who see the world’s great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak. – Ralph Chaplin

Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted. – Aldous Huxley

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. – Martin Luther

When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account. – Haniel Long

Apathy is the acceptance of the unacceptable. – John Stott

Nothing for preserving the body like having no heart. – John Petit-Senn

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people. – Peter Marshall

It is the apathetic person that sees the cause while the charitable person sees the need. – Shannon L. Alder

Bad people are less a problem than indifferent people. – Gerhard Kocher

Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really. Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn’t care as long as it’s not personally inconvenienced. – Jake Thoene

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. – Montesquieu

Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent. – George Steiner

Hope going through our apathy quotes collection, gave you the clarity on how indifference and lack of interest stop an individual from a living a beautiful life.

Share it with your loved ones, in social circles and let them know that ‘apathy is an obstacle from living life fully’. Also, which quotes on apathy is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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