Injustice Quotes

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

It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.

Sigmund Freud

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

Lillian Hellman

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

Benjamin Franklin

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Martin Luther King Jr

Injustice constitutes the essence of social life.

Emil Cioran

An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.

Samuel Johnson

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.

Seneca

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

The passions possess a certain injustice and self interest which makes it dangerous to follow them, and in reality we should distrust them even when they appear most trustworthy.

François de la Rochefoucauld

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.

Bishop Desmond Tutu

Delay in justice is injustice.

Walter Savage Landor

People who fear disorder more than injustice will only produce more of both.

William Sloane Coffin

We have ancient habits to deal with, vast structures of power, indescribably complicated problems to solve. But unless we abdicate our humanity altogether and succumb to fear and impotence in the presence of the weapons we have ourselves created, it is as possible and as urgent to put an end to war and violence between nations as it is to put an end to poverty and racial injustice

Martin Luther King Jr†

No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn for his fidelity.

Edmund Burke

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.

Terence

Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.

Edmund Burke

No matter how worthy the cause, it is robbery, theft, and injustice to confiscate the property of one person and give it to another to whom it does not belong.

Walter Williams

Racial injustice, war, urban blight, and environmental rape have a common denominator in our exploitative economic system.

Channing E. Phillips

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

Voltaire

Authority founded on injustice is never of long duration.

Seneca

Every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to addÖ artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society -- the farmers, mechanics, and laborers -- who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government

Andrew Jackson

Injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others.

Amelia E. Barr
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