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Injustice Quotes

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

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Children will still die unjustly even in a perfect society. Even by his greatest effort, man can only propose to diminish, arithmetically, the sufferings of the world.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

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

Author: Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866)

Profession: British Diarist

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

Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)

Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher

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

Author: Democritus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

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

Author: Lillian Hellman (1905-1984)

Profession: American Playwright

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

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, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.

Author: Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

Profession: American Attorney General, Senator

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.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one!

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

The 8 Equities: Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Intellectual, Emotional, Financial, Social and Family

Author: Michael Vance

Profession: American Creativity Expert, Lecturer

A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.

Author: Ida B. Wells