76+ Best Apathy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, or passion. Profound apathy quotes will make you think hard about life while helping you keep your emotions in check.

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Most Famous Apathy Quotes

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

The opposite of love does not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy. – Hillary Clinton

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

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

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. – William Bernbach

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

Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude with it, through our own apathy. – J K Rowling

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

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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. – Leo Buscaglia

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

If I look at the mass I will never act. – Mother Teresa

You can present the material, but you can’t make me care. – Bill Watterson

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

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

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion. – Horace Greeley

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

Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something. – Emiliano Salinas

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

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

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

Indifference is an excellent substitute for patience. – Mason Cooley

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

Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death. – Kahlil Gibran

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

When attention turns into indifference or love fades away into a grey zone of discomfort, only imagination can bring us back to the limelight of life. – Erik Pevernagie

Apathy is the self-defense of the powerless. – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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

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

Apathy is not compatible with love – Simon Tam

Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile. – Elie Wiesel

Apathy is the acceptance of the unacceptable. – John Stott

Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people – Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

When we surrender to apathy and expect the world to deliver everything to us, we deliver ourselves to a slow death and we sacrifice the best of our potential to the worst of our decisions. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

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

Inspirational Apathy Quotes

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

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

Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. – Aristotle

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

Apathy perishes us, while Sympathy empowers us. – Ghassan Shahrour

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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

We may not choose apathy, but when we choose anything other than love and empathetic justice, we get apathy by default. – Ken Wytsma

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

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

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

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

The world won’t be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apathy is the door to ignorance. Empathy is the door to wisdom. – Suzy Kassem

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

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

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

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

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

Apathy sets in when our passion for the future is miscarried. – Andrew Root

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

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

Apathetic people sit back and wait for things to get better before they move. Radical people make things get better, by how they move. – Shannon L. Alder

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