Injustice Quotes

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. - Thomas Jefferson


The 8 Equities: Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Intellectual, Emotional, Financial, Social and Family - Michael Vance


One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap. - Ida B. Wells


Children will still die unjustly even in a perfect society. Even by his greatest effort, man can only propose to diminish, arithmetically, the sufferings of the world. - Albert Camus


Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors. - E. M. Cioran


He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it. - Plato [Aristocles]


Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere. - Samuel Johnson


Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it. - Henry David Thoreau


All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world. - Alice Walker


No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]


Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden. - Hosea Ballou


The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly. (Illusions, 1977) - Richard David Bach


How much of injustice and depravity is sanctioned by custom! - Lord Alfred Tennyson


The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.-Joseph Butler


The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.-Jacob Bronowski


The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.-Lyndon B. Johnson


The world is an enormous injustice.-Jules Romains


The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.-Thomas Huxley


Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.-Plato


There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.-Eldridge Cleaver


There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either.-James Callaghan


There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.-Elie Wiesel


This is always a pain because it's injustice too and so my response to it, I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else.-Janet Suzman


Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.-Hosea Ballou


To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils.-Plato


True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.-Clarence Darrow


We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section.-Robert Toombs


We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice.-Ed Miliband


We don't consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan... The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny.-Mohammed Omar


We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.-Davy Crockett


We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect.-Clara Zetkin


What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place is seen as just requital in the other.-Mary Douglas


What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books.-Christopher Isherwood


It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.-Bill Pascrell


Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right. The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.-Walter Kaufmann


Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.-Samuel Butler


Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.-Horace Walpole


Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.-Henry David Thoreau


Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.-Horace


Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.-Lucretia Mott


Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.-Reinhold Niebuhr


Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.-Ann Landers


Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice.-Wim Wenders


Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.-Gilbert K. Chesterton


Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.-Voltaire


Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States.-William Blum


Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.-Robert Frost


One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.-Martin Luther King, Jr.


One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.-Socrates


Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.-Martin Luther King, Jr.


Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice.-Olusegun Obasanjo


Poverty is restriction and as such, it is the greatest injustice you can perpetrate upon yourself.-Stuart Wilde


Probably I understand very much the people who rise against injustice.-Lakhdar Brahimi

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