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Motivational Injustice Quotes

May these quotes about Injustice inspire and motivate you.

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

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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

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

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


 

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

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.

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.


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

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

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.

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.

Delay in justice is injustice.
- Walter Savage Landor

The things that make me very angry are injustice and bullying.
If I see someone bullying a woman or child in the street,
or kicking a dog, I go completely mad.
- Susannah York

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak;
religion is a cloak of ambition,
injustice and vice.
- Georges Bizet

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

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

Injustice is relatively easy to bear;
what sting is justice.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

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

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

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are
planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
- Hosea Ballou

Extreme law is often extreme injustice.
- Terence

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

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

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

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

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice.
The army would shoot students with real bullets.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

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

It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering
the economic injustice of working a full-time job and
earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.
- Bill Pascrell

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

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

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
- Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

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

We do not have to accept the world as we find it.
And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better
place and never walk by on the other side of injustice.
- Ed Miliband

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

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

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

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

Probably I understand very much the people who rise against injustice.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

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

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
- Horace

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is an enormous injustice.
- Jules Romains

The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable
that it is almost an injustice to accept them.
- Rod McKuen

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


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