Indifference is Elie's Effigy
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
One of John F. Kennedy's favorite quotations, which he attributed to Dante, was that “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.”Oct 17, 2010
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. To be in the window and watch people being sent to concentration camps or being attacked in the street and do nothing, that's being dead.
US News & World Report (27 October 1986)