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Madame de PompadourAfter us the deluge.

Apres nous, le deluge.

—  Madame de Pompadour, mistress of the French King Louis XV

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Lou HoltzNever tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

G. K. ChestertonImpartiality is a pompous name for indifference which is an elegant name for ignorance.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

George Bernard ShawThe 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, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Mahatma GandhiNobody can hurt me without my permission.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Winston ChurchillYou will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Georges ClemenceauWhat is said behind my back is said to my ass.

—  Georges Clemenceau, 1841-1929, French Prime Minister

Eric HofferLack of sensitivity is perhaps basically an unawareness of ourselves.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Somerset MaughamTolerance is another word for indifference.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Gore VidalStyle is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.

—  Gore Vidal, 1925-2012, American writer

Sylvia PlathI don’t care about anyone, and the feeling is quite obviously mutual.

—  Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963, American poet & writer

Albert CamusTo be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

G. K. ChestertonThere are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

Sam GoldwynDon't pay any attention to the critics - don't even ignore them.

—  Sam Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American film producer

Paul ValeryPoliteness is organized indifference.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Anton ChekhovThere is something beautiful, touching and poetic when one person loves more than the other, and the other is indifferent.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Eleanor RooseveltYou wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president


Funny Quotes

George CarlinPeople who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek phraseWe sing while our houses are on fire!

Των οικιών ημών εμπιμπραμένων, ημείς άδομεν.

—  Ancient Greek phrase

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Proverbs

Yiddish proverbThe troubles of a stranger aren’t worth an onion.

—  Yiddish proverb

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Arabian proverbThe dogs bark, but the caravan passes on.

—  Arabian proverb


Special Quotes

The greatest tragedy is indifference.

—  Motto of the Red Cross


Movie Quotes

Gone With the Wind (1939)Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn.

—  from the film Gone With the Wind (1939)

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