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Injustice Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Injustice.

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

Related topics: Values

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

Delay in justice is injustice.
- Walter Savage Landor

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.

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

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

I'll also say, yes, I think the change in black consciuosness
in recent years has made me more sensitive to injustice
in every area of my life.
- Curt Flood

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the
world's dreadful injustice.
- Jules Renard

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

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

What, other than injustice, could be the reason that
the displaced citizens of New Orleans cannot be accommodated
by the richest nation in the world?
- Wynton Marsalis

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

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

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If it is nothingness that awaits us,
let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny,
even though without hope of victory.
- Miguel de Unamuno

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

Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice.
- James J. Corbett

The bad man desires arbitrary power.
What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
- John Rawls

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

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

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

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

The world is an enormous injustice.
- Jules Romains

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

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.
- Terence

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

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

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

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have the exact measure of the injustice and
wrong which will be imposed on them.
- Frederick Douglass

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

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

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

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


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