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    Many young Muslims see no opportunities for themselves and do not feel they have control over their lives or a stake in their nation's future. Such pessimism leads to disengagement. We risk losing a generation of young Muslims to apathy and extremism.

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    Make your "yes" mean yes, and your "no" mean no.

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    My melon soul Crushed by your Gallagher of apathy

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    Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.

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    My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to hyper - and pessimistic - activism.

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    No matter what, we always have the power to choose hope over despair, engagement over apathy, kindness over indifference, love over hate.

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    Not to him who is offensive to us are we most unfair, but to him who doth not concern us at all.

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    Part of the particular interest and beauty of science fiction and fantasy: writer and reader collaborate in world-making.

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    Only the incompetent wait until the last extremity to use force, and by then, it is usually too late to use anything, even prayer.

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    Persecuting bigots may be compared to those burning lenses which Lenhenboeck and others composed from ice; by their chilling apathy they freeze the suppliant; by their fiery zeal they burn the sufferer.

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    Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.

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    Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.

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    Putting it in plain terms, the general public must be reduced to its traditional apathy and obedience, and driven from the arena of political debate and action, if democracy is to survive.

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    Rather than encouraging apathy through submissive responses, let us deliver the message loudly and clearly, that needles killing and suffering is wrong.

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    Punctuality is closely related to faithfulness and dependability. Being tardy can be linked to uninterest, apathy, slothfulness and procrastination.

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    Revival brings back a holy shock to apathy and carelessness.

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    Physically it's kind of lassitude, the apathy and tiredness that precedes the flu or some other illness, or death. My legs ache and feel heavy, my skin has become more sensitive to cold and to heat, to the hardness or rigidity of things. Nothing interests me, I feel uncomfortable being still but would feel even more uncomfortable if I moved. I don't know whether speaking is painful or just boring. I sit here, staring straight ahead, with no desires, no needs, hollow. I'm not even sad. I feel only passivity and indifference.

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    Republics, like individuals, who are benefited by personal sacrifices, are proverbially ungrateful.

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    Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.

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

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    [Robinson Crusoe] is the true prototype of the British colonist. The whole Anglo-Saxon spirit is in Crusoe: the manly independence, the unconscious cruelty, the persistence, the slow yet efficient intelligence, the sexual apathy, the calculating taciturnity.

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    Such has often been my apathy, when objects long sought, and earnestly desired, were placed within my reach.

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    That text is known to them that have the patience to read it, possibly one one-hundredth of one percent of the denizens. They forget it, all save a few Western states. I think somebody in Dakota once read it. The Constitution.

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    Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.

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    That's a terrible price to pay because you loved life so much, with the intensity of a thousand suns, and the women and all of it - and then it's all taken away from you. You end up walking the hallways of always to a place called tedium and apathy, day after day after day. Years go by.

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    the apathy and inattention of the average citizen is beyond comprehension.

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    The apathy of the modern voter is the confusion of the modern reformer.

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    The 2016 presidential campaign is heating up. Can you feel the indifference, the apathy?

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    The greatest curse that pervaded the university is apathy.

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    The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.

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    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

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    The most irascible person is most likely to become apathetic in dangerous situations.

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    The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness, indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga, and restlessness.

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    The good inside of all of us is wrapped in a layer of apathy and we forget how much potential we have within us, in each and every one of us, to change the world for the better for ourselves and our children, and thus to bring about oneness.

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    …their eager, childlike attention was refreshing to see as compared with the decent, deathlike apathy of weary civilized people, in whom natural curiosity has been quenched in toil and care and poor, shallow comfort.

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    The more people anticipate the elimination of suffering the less strength they have actually to oppose it. Whoever deals with his personal suffering only in the way our society has taught him - through illusion, minimization, suppression, apathy - will deal with societal suffering in the same way.

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    The only excursion of my life outside of New Orleans took me through the vortex to the whirlpool of despair: Baton Rouge. . . . New Orleans is, on the other hand, a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation which I find inoffensive.

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    The oppposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual oppposite of love is apathy. When you don't care a damn as to what happens to the other person.

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    The opposite of love is apathy or hatred.

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    The thing that kills me is all these bands that use huge words in their lyrics, 'I'm swimming in a vortex of apathy.' I'm like, 'What?' I don't walk up to a friend and go 'That's a stylin' looking vortex of apathy you've got there pal. I was swimming up a river of deceit myself.'

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    Theres nothing wrong with making the best of ones declining years, but what does annoy me is the fatalism. Now that were seriously in range of finding therapies that actually work against ageing, this apathy, of course, becomes an enormous part of the problem.

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    The welfare state that is built upon this conception seems to prove precisely away from the conservative conception of authoritative and personal government, towards a labyrinthine privilege sodden structure of anonymous power, structuring a citizenship that is increasingly reluctant to answer for itself, increasingly parasitic on the dispensations of a bureaucracy towards which it can feel no gratitude.

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    The whole world is a cyclone. But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears. This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.

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    There is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.

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    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.

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    The world is a dangerous place to live

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    The worst sin... is... to be indifferent.

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    To do peace, you must get up off your apathy.

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    Today we're all alike, all of us bound together by our shared apathy toward work. That very apathy has become a passion. The one great collective passion of our time.

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    Today's political climate does not allow the luxury of apathy.