C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The indifference of men, far more than their tyranny, is the torment of women.


Indifference is the invincible grant of the world.


Of all heavy bodies, the heaviest is the woman we have ceased to love.


Selfish people, with no heart to speak of, have the best time of it.

H. W. Shaw.

How chronic is the unconcern of men and women of the world!

Miss Braddon.

The depreciation of Christianity by indifference is a more insidious and less curable evil than infidelity itself.


What is a woman’s surest guardian angel? Indifference.

Mme. Deluzy.

Mme. Deluzy has said that indifference is a woman’s guardian angel,—a remark not only applicable in France, but all over the world.

Anna Cora Mowatt.

Indifferent souls never part. Impassioned souls part, and return to one another, because they can do no better.

Mme. Swetchine.

A lady of fashion will sooner excuse a freedom flowing from admiration than a slight resulting from indifference.


Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference.

Sir Walter Scott.

  • Let the world slide, let the world go;
  • A fig for care, and a fig for woe!
  • If I can’t pay, why I can owe,
  • And death makes equal the high and low.
  • John Heywood.

    She commands who is blest with indifference.


    When one becomes indifferent to women, to children, and young people, he may know that he is superannuated, and has withdrawn from whatsoever is sweetest and purest in human existence.


  • Shall I, wasting in despair,
  • Die because a woman’s fair?
  • Or make pale my cheeks with care,
  • ’Cause another’s rosy are?
  • Be she fairer than the day,
  • Or the flow’ry meads in May,
  • If she be not so to me,
  • What care I how fair she be?
  • Geo. Wither.