There are things that happen and leave no discernible trace, are not spoken of or written of, though it would be wrong to say that subsequent events go on indifferently, all the same, as though such things had never been.
What allurements she used indifferently were long to tell.
Long ago I had a vague inkling of a machine... That shall travel indifferently in any direction of Space and Time, as the driver determines.
Set honour in one eye and death i' the other, And I will look on both indifferently.william shakespeare
...the real origin and essence of the hypnotic condition, is the induction of a habit of abstraction or mental concentration , in which, as in reverie or spontaneous abstraction, the powers of the mind are so much engrossed with a single idea or train of thought , as, for the nonce, to render the individual unconscious of, or indifferently conscious to, all other ideas , impressions, or trains of thought. The hypnotic sleep, therefore, is the very antithesis or opposite mental and physical condition to that which precedes and accompanies common sleep...
I Have often thought if the minds of men were laid open, we should see but little difference between that of the wise man and that of the fool. There are infinite reveries, numberless extravagances, and a perpetual train of vanities which pass through both. The great difference is, that the first knows how to pick and cull his thoughts for conversation, by suppressing some, and communicating others; whereas the other lets them all indifferently fly out in words.joseph addison
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