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Injustice Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Injustice

Please enjoy these Injustice Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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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

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

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

 

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.

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

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Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

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

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

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

The world is an enormous injustice.
- Jules Romains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delay in justice is injustice.
- Walter Savage Landor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.
- Julian Casablancas

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

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

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have
I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what
happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
- Morris Dees

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

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

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

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

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

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

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
- Robert Frost

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

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

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.
- Terence

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

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

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

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

Where there is no property there is no injustice.
- John Locke

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

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

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

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

As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek,
bear injustice, malice, rash judgment.
We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak,
go a second mile.
- Dorothy Day

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

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

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

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

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

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


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