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Positive Quotes about Injustice

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Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

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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

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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If the machine of government is of such a nature
that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another,
then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

 

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.

The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim
of injustice it becomes itself injustice.
- Benjamin Tucker

And this we should believe: that hope and volition
can bring us closer to our ultimate goal:
justice for all,
injustice for no-one.
- Eyvind Johnson

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
- Robert Frost

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

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness,
injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand
with increasing prosperity.
Expectations are dashed.
What can I say!
- Mary Douglas

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

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little,
provided you are not equally courteous to all,
for that would be injustice.
- Baltasar Gracian

The miser, starving his brother's body,
starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep
out of his great estate of injustice,
poor and naked and miserable.
- Theodore Parker

I submit that an individual who breaks the law
that conscience tells him is unjust
and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail
to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Delay in justice is injustice.
- Walter Savage Landor

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

Every social injustice is not only cruel,
but it is economic waste.
- William Feather

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

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are
planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
- Harry S. Truman

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering,
and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
- Plato

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice
half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
- Carl T. Rowan

Honest people, mistakenly believing in the justice of their cause,
are led to support injustice.
- Elihu Root

Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron,
ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
- Mother Jones

I cannot say to a person who suffers injustice,
'Wait.' Perhaps you can.
I can't.
And having decided that I cannot urge caution I must stand with him.
- Sandra Casey Cason

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

I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted,
just as injustice is taken for granted today.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

If everyone howled at every injustice,
every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness,
then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
- Nelson DeMille

The things that make me very angry are injustice and bullying.
If I see someone bullying a woman or child in the street,
or kicking a dog, I go completely mad.
- Susannah York

The glaring injustice is there for all who are not
blinded by prejudice to see.
- Bram Fischer

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak;
religion is a cloak of ambition,
injustice and vice.
- Georges Bizet

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

If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things;
for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright.
- Sophocles

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.
- Terence

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 the butterfly.
- Richard Bach

In my book I specifically discussed the structural
nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of
Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.
- Carol P. Christ

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

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

It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those
who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.
- Cat Stevens

Although black and white Americans live,
work, and learn together now, there is still injustice in America.
- Kathleen Sebelius

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned,
there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice
in the administration of the State governments.
- William H. Wharton

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself;
the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus

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

I try to live my life every day in the present,
and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.
- Susan Sarandon

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

An individual who breaks a 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 the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do.
It will compel us to be free from your domination,
and more self-reliant than we have been.
- John H. Reagan

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

A book might be written on the injustice of the just.
- Pauline Kael

You just need to be a flea against injustice.
Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make
even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
- Marian Wright Edelman

In the little world in which children have their existence,
whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely
perceived and so finely felt,
as injustice.
- Charles Dickens

If the market is left to sort matters out,
social injustice will be heightened and suffering in
the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
- Helen Clark

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice.
The army would shoot students with real bullets.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public.
- Junius

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

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

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way.
When it isn't, don't call it destiny;
call it injustice,
treachery, or simple bad luck.
- Joseph Heller

Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
- Lillian Hellman

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
- Sallust

The greatest injustice in the world is to bring a child into the world,
and not be able to offer it peace.
- Nafisa Joseph

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to
agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

Injustice is relatively easy to bear;
what sting is justice.
- H. L. Mencken

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.


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