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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Apathy
 
  There are some men formed with feelings so blunt, that they can hardly be said to be awake during the whole course of their lives.
Edmund Burke.    
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  As the passions are the springs of most of our actions, a state of apathy has come to signify a sort of moral inertia, the absence of all activity or energy. According to the Stoics, apathy meant the extinction of the passions by the ascendency of reason.
William Fleming.    
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  In this sullen apathy neither true wisdom nor true happiness can be found.
David Hume.    
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