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    Yes, this was the evening hour when—how long ago it seemed!—I always felt so well content with life. Then, what awaited me was a night of easy, dreamless sleep. This was the same hour, but with a difference; I was returning to a cell, and what awaited me was a night haunted by forebodings of the coming day. And so I learned that familiar paths traced in the dusk of summer evenings may lead as well to prisons as to innocent, untroubled sleep.

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    You are a soulless monster whose fright mask is incapable of capturing human expressions.

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    You’re still human,” Shallan said, reaching across, putting her hand on Navani’s knee. “We can’t all be emotionless chunks of rock like Jasnah.” Navani smiled. “She sometimes had the empathy of a corpse, didn’t she?

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    You'll learn. Silence and apathy are the best ways of saying Fuck You

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    You will try to improve me, Captain, but I tell you it cannot be done. I am resigned to moral apathy and corporeal decrepitude, and have done with projections. No, Captain,” with a pining sigh, “I think I will simply sit in the shade and wait for either a customer or death, the latter I might prefer, at such a point.

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    You still long for freedom, my friend, and that longing is your cage. You do not even realize what you are missing, or what it is that you are longing for, but something in you calls out to be aware. You have become parched in the desert of apathy, and thirst for the Bacchic springs forever out of your reach. And while your highest aspects thirst for freedom, so too your basest roots thrust outwards and strangle the hopes—

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    ...you want things to remain the same, which they never can, and so you’re wounded by your own feelings & resentful others don’t seem to care...

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    And the passiveness, you know, the apathy, well, that's not responsible citizenship. When I'm asked, why am I an activist, I say, well that's the rent that I pay for living on this planet, okay?

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    A lot of people felt defeated and hopeless by Trump's election. But I feel his election should energize people to resist apathy, ignorance, sexism, xenophobia, and racism.

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    All hippies around now just represent complete apathy.

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    apathy is about as near to the undertaker as you can get.

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    Another reason I think the novel will survive is that the reader has to work in a novel. In a film, you are presented with someone else's imagination exactly bodied out. The marvelous thing about a novel is that every reader will imagine even the very simplest sentence slightly differently.

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    Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.

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    Apathy is grossly undervalued and never there for me when I need it.

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    Apathy is so hard not to feel in this world that I see it and the devil walking hand in hand ruining our world. We can take more control by being conscious to start with.

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    Apathy is the self-defense of the powerless.

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    Apathy's a problem but who cares?

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    Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

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    Apathy is the same as war, it all kills you, she says. Slow like cancer in the breast or fast like a machete in the neck.

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    Apathy is the slow poison coursing through the body politic that paves the way to tyranny.

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    Apathy borders upon folly.

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    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.

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    Apathy is a spiritual numbness that creeps in and corrupts the good that God intends for our life and the good that He wants us to accomplish for Him and His kingdom.

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    Apathy is the great requisite for the station; for woe betide the wretch who fancies any modicum of zeal.

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    But what more oft in nations grown corrupt, And by their vices brought to servitude, Than to love bondage more than liberty, Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty.

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    As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.

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    As Joanna Macy reminds us, "Information by itself can increase resistance [to engagement], deepening the sense of apathy and powerlessness." Stories about particular individuals and specific situations usually have the opposite effect. By giving unwieldy problems a human face, they also bring them down to a human-and thus manageable-scale.

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

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    Britain is rich in radicalism, and anyone who says that our society has drifted into fatalism and apathy should get out more.

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    Democracy, finally, rests on a higher power than Parliament. It rests on an informed and cultivated and alert public opinion. The Members of Parliament are only representatives of the citizens. They cannot represent apathy and indifference. They can play the part allotted to them only if they represent intelligence and public spiritness.

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    Children are harmed more by our apathy than our error.

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    Christianity is the religion of melancholy and hypochondria. Islam, on the other hand, promotes apathy, and Judaism instills its adherents with a certain choleric vehemence, the heathen Greeks may well be called happy optimists.

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    By "trampling upon the helpless abroad" with unchecked surveillance, Americans have learned, "by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home.

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    Consolation has been wrongly reviled. Consolation is not apathy or inaction. It is not closing one's eyes to the evils of the world. Rather, consolation is the first step in regaining personal equilibrium and strength, which necessarily precedes the ability to act.

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    Death: Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.

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    Disempowerment - whether defined in terms of a lack of self-confidence , apathy, fear, or an inability to take charge of one's own life - is perhaps the most unrecognised problem in Africa today.

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    Error is better than apathy. Error can be corrected in time to change the outcome. Apathy is seldom corrected until it is too late.

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    Do we fear suffering or apathy most? Is it from experience or the monotony of a commonplace existence that we quickest flee?

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    Every time I scratch apathy, I find powerlessness beneath it. Humans care, they just don't know what to do about it.

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    Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.

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    Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.

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    Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter it is, the better.

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    Evil thrives on apathy and cannot exist without it.

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    First they gerrymander us into one-party fiefs. Then they tell us they only care about the swing districts. Then they complain about voter apathy.

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    For most Americans the Constitution had become a hazy document, cited like the Bible on ceremonial occasions but forgotten in the daily transactions of life.

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    Given the choice of apathy or someone liberating mink, burning down a research torture-laboratory, or killing a vivisectionist or other DIRECT murderer of animals, I will choose the aforesaid actions over apathy any day of the week.-

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    General Motors, General Mills, General Foods, general ignorance, general apathy, and general cussedness elect presidents and Congressmen and maintain them in power.

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    Help and you will abolish apathy-the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil.

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    Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware.

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    Government is at its worst when you have apathy from its citizens.