Quotations on Injustice

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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
(Keywords: Injustice, Today, Want, Will)

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
(Keywords: Belief, End, Ignorance, Injustice, Tragedy, World)

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
(Keywords: Education, Injustice, Past, Style)

You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Time, Country, First, Rights, Human rights, Injustice, Question, Questions, Years)

I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world - a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Feeling, Hate, Inequality, Injustice, Words, World)

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
- Georges Bizet
(Keywords: Religion, Ambition, Exploitation, Injustice, Vice)

Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States.
- William Blum
(Keywords: People, Action, Hypocrisy, Injustice, Religious, states, Terrorism, United)

Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War.
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Keywords: History, War, Injustice, Mind, Opposition, Popular, Vietnam)

The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Values, Evil, Injustice, Light, Rules)

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
(Keywords: Injustice, May, Tongue, Vice)

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
(Keywords: Injustice, Ireland, Irish, Loss, Worth)

For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction.
- Iris Chang
(Keywords: People, Civil liberties, Fiction, Future, Injustice, Reason, Will)

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
(Keywords: Men, Animals, Cruelty, Injustice, Poor, Treachery)

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
(Keywords: Community, Injustice, Neglect, Suffering, Will)

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Keywords: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Sympathy, Act, Balance, Injustice, Living, Respect)

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow
(Keywords: Patriotism, Injustice, Land)

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
(Keywords: Injustice, Judgment, Malice)

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
(Keywords: Civil rights, Injustice, Years)

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
(Keywords: Act, First, Humanity, Injustice, Unkindness)

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus
(Keywords: Injustice, Unhappiness)

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
(Keywords: Children, Existence, Injustice, Nothing, World)

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
(Keywords: Enemies, Injustice, Nation)

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
(Keywords: Disappointment, Expectations, Injustice, Promises, Prosperity)

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
(Keywords: People, Injustice, Measure, Will, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Fleas, Injustice, Nation)

Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.
- William Feather
(Keywords: Injustice, Waste)

The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see.
- Bram Fischer
(Keywords: Injustice, Prejudice)

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
(Keywords: Change, Life, Injustice, Years)

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
(Keywords: Action, Community, Effort, Injustice, Law, Poverty)

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Injustice, Law)

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: Injustice, Mercy, Nothing)

When the whole world has their eyes on you, if you say something that doesn't truly come from your spirit and your soul, or if you wear something that doesn't come from your spirit and your soul, it's an injustice to your position. And so, I'm really myself every single day and I do it because I know my fans would want me to.
- Lady Gaga
(Keywords: Soul, Day, Eyes, Fans, Injustice, Spirit, Want, World)

You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.
- Learned Hand
(Keywords: Doubt, Fact, Injustice, Mind, Open, Oppression, Voice)

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
(Keywords: Destiny, Injustice, Luck, Treachery)

Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
- Audrey Hepburn
(Keywords: Injustice, Nothing, Obligation, Question, World)

The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Being, Folly, Injustice, World)

What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books.
- Christopher Isherwood
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Books, Injustice, Laws, Saying)

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Army, Injustice, Repression, Students)

I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Change, Poetry, Exploitation, Injustice, World)

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Men, Injustice, Man, Vote)

The greatest injustice in the world is to bring a child into the world, and not be able to offer it peace.
- Nafisa Joseph
(Keywords: Peace, Injustice, World)

The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public.
- Junius
(Keywords: Injustice, Public, Service)

Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right. The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.
- Walter Kaufmann
(Keywords: Injustice, Job, Right, Scientists, World)

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.
(Keywords: Community, Conscience, Injustice, Law, Reality, Respect)

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.
(Keywords: Community, Conscience, Imprisonment, Injustice, Law, Order, Reality, Respect)

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.
(Keywords: Cause, Circumstances, Injustice, Philanthropy)

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.
(Keywords: Community, Conscience, Imprisonment, Injustice, Law, Order, Reality, Respect)

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