Injustice Quotes

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

David Crockett

Law applied to its extreme is the greatest injustice.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A book might be written on the injustice of the just.

Anthony Hope

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

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

Plato [Aristocles]

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

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.

Henry Louis Mencken

Injustice never rules forever.

Seneca

Love is the only cement that can hold this broken community together.When I am commanded to love, I am commanded to restore community, to resist injustice, and to meet the needs fo my brothers.

Martin Luther King Jr

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice.

Grover Cleveland

When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

A child wants some kind of undisrupted routine or rhythm. He seems to want a predictable, orderly world. For instance, injustice, unfairness or inconsistency in the parents seems to make a child feel anxious and unsafe. This attitude may not be so mu.

Abraham Maslow

Repugnance at the power of the people, at the fact that the popular taste should rule in all arenas of life, is very rare in a modern democracy. One of the intellectual charms of Marxism is that it explains the injustice or philistinism of the people in such a way as to exculpate the people, who are said to be manipulated by corrupt elites.

Allan David Bloom

Change from below, the formulation of demands from the populace to end unacceptable injustice, supported by direct action, has played a far larger part in shaping British democracy than most constitutional lawyers, political commentators, historians or statesmen have ever cared to admit. Direct action in a democratic society is fundamentally an educational exercise.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

A world marked by so much injustice, innocent suffering, and cynicism of power cannot be the work of a good God.

Pope Benedict XVI

Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?

Lillian Hellman

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.

E. M. Cioran

I have come to believe that one thing people cannot bear is a sense of injustice. Poverty, cold, even hunger are more bearable than injustice.

Milicent Fenwick

Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert F. Kennedy

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.

John Stuart Mill

An injustice against one is an injustice against all.

Kevin Jordan

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.

Hosea Ballou

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert Francis Kennedy

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.

Jacques Barzun
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