Category Archives: INDIFFERENCE

I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality”  ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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Beauty awakens the soul to act.” 

― Dante Alighieri

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When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.

Jesse Jackson

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“I had gone to no such place but to the smoke of cafes and nights when the room whirled and you needed to look at the wall to make it stop, nights in bed, drunk, when you knew that that was all there was, and the strange excitement of waking and not knowing who it was with you, and the world all unreal in the dark and so exciting that you must resume again unknowing and not caring in the night, sure that this was all and all and all and not caring.”

― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it.”

Rick Bragg, All Over But the Shoutin’

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“A man is born into this world with only a tiny spark of goodness in him. The spark is God, it is the soul; the rest is ugliness and evil, a shell. The spark must be guarded like a treasure, it must be nurtured, it must be fanned into flame. It must learn to seek out other sparks, it must dominate the shell. Anything can be a shell, Reuven. Anything. Indifference, laziness, brutality, and genius. Yes, even a great mind can be a shell and choke the spark.”

Chaim Potok, The Chosen