Best Quotes About Grievance

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. -Robert Frost

Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents. -William J. Clinton

Jokes are grievances. -Marshall McLuhan

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed. -Eric Hoffer

Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing. -Tom Carper

I am committed to the principle that violence is never justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance. -Justin Sane

The stopping of the Judicial courts, had been blended, in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature. -George Richards Minot

Orwell was the sort of man who was full of grievances. He was very loyal. Once he got to know you, he was extremely loyal. He hated passionately and irrationally. -George Woodcock

A good government may, indeed, redress the grievances of an injured people; but a strong people can alone build up a great nation. -Thomas Francis Meagher

Of course I'd have loved to be Prime Minister. But I'm not nursing a grievance. -Kenneth Clarke

It is time to end the western policy of malign neglect. It is in the interest of the whole world to help tackle the actual grievances in Palestine, Kashmir, and in central and southern Iraq, and to help the region out of its economic backwardness. -James Buchan

Democracy is a revelation, but it's complicated. There are elections to hold, politics to create, rights to assert, grievances to settle and institutions to build. To many, it's exhilarating. For others, it can be disappointing when it turns out that democracy doesn't immediately make life better. -Atifete Jahjaga

Terrorism needs to be fought against and certainly delegitimized or attacked, but some of the underlying grievances that might in fact lead individuals astray to terrorism cannot be ignored. -John O. Brennan

In Russia, writers with serious grievances are arrested, while in America they are merely featured on television talk shows, where all that is arrested is their development. -Neil Postman

In 70s America, protest used to be very effective, but in subsequent decades municipalities have sneakily created a web of 'overpermiticisation' – requirements that were designed to stifle freedom of assembly and the right to petition government for redress of grievances, both of which are part of our first amendment. -Naomi Wolf

Preying on the grievances of disaffected young men is the bedrock of Islamism. -Maajid Nawaz

Like many of his fellow skyjackers, 49-year-old Arthur Gates Barkley was motivated by a complicated grievance against the federal government. In 1963, the World War II veteran had been fired as a truck driver for a bakery, after one of his supervisors accused him of harassment. -Brendan I. Koerner

One of the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement is that when you travel through the South today, you do not feel overwhelmed by a residue of grievance and hate. -Alice Walker

The federal government is often said in militia circles to have made wholesale seizures of power, at times by subterfuge. A leading grievance holds that the 16th Amendment, which authorizes the federal income tax, was ratified through fraud. -Barton Gellman

Insurgencies are easy to make and hard to stop. Only a few ingredients need to combine to create an insurgency; like oxygen and fire, they're very common and mix all too often. The recipe is, simply, a legitimate grievance against a state, a state that refuses to compromise, a quorum of angry people, and access to weapons. -Richard Engel

If you've been running a business for 38 years, you're approaching your 66th birthday, you've never owed a man a penny or done anyone any grievance in your life, and you feel hard done-by and try to protect yourself and your family, but go to prison, well if that's the society we're living in, I'm happy to accept that. -Sean Quinn

Conservatism is, among many other things, a culture. The most important glue binding it together is a shared sense of cultural grievance – the conviction, uniting conservatives high and low, theocratic and plutocratic, neocon and paleocon, that someone, somewhere is looking down their noses at them with a condescending sneer. -Rick Perlstein

There's no room for petty grievances in politics. -Sergei Lavrov

For years, Islamists and other extremists have taken advantage of grievances of Muslims in Britain and have successfully identified ways to integrate them under one 'Islamic' banner. -Maajid Nawaz

We live in a world now where everything is tweeted and Instagrammed and tagged and now, God help us, Vined. Calling out grievances over Twitter has become an industry norm. -Rachel Sklar

Unions can play a valuable role in large organisations where it is difficult to talk to a thousand people. They can negotiate annual pay awards with management, represent grievance cases, and explain and advise on complicated changes in employment or pension law. -Jim Ratcliffe

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. -Abraham Lincoln

To me, race is not all about grievance. It is also about pride and empathy and humanity and understanding the value of difference. But along with that, there are also expectations that we should set for ourselves and for others. We should expect to be treated as equal citizens. -Gwen Ifill

I delight in offending people. I think the grievance brigade, victimhood, the idea that hurt feelings are some kind of special currency – I think that needs to come to an end. -Milo Yiannopoulos

Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure! -William Lloyd Garrison

If people are worried, if they're fearful, if they feel a sense of grievance or that they're not being treated properly or that they're not being paid fairly, what you're going to have is you're going to have people doing the minimum amount of work necessary to not get fired, and not a peppercorn more. -Daniel H. Pink

To the Left, Islam's anger and hatred of the West is understandable because they have legitimate grievances against us. -Tom Tancredo

White racial grievance enjoys automatic credibility, and even when disproven, it is never disqualifying of its bearers. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

Inclusiveness is expanded by grievance. If I were a mistress, I would not need to fight for my career. -Zhou Qunfei

There's a new grievance every day to write about. -Aubrie Sellers

It will be wrong of us to approach our grievances by threatening to disobey the laws or by threatening the integrity of our nation. -Yemi Osinbajo

When corporations refuse to practice due diligence by not establishing grievance mechanisms for remedy of abuses against the hidden 94% of their workforce in their global supply chains, they perpetuate a depraved model of profit-making that has driven inequality to a level now seen as a global risk in itself. -Sharan Burrow

Victimism can be seen as a generalized cultural impulse to deny personal responsibility and to obsess on the grievances of the insatiable self. -Charlie Sykes

One of the things that happens to you if you write about restaurants – one of the reasons restaurant critics are the real heroes – is that whenever anyone has a grievance about any aspect of the business, they tell you about it. -John Lanchester

Don't get me wrong: politicians have been lying for a long time, long before Donald Trump was born, but the degree of just nonstop rage, grievance, prevarication, I haven't seen, probably because we haven't had a direct line from a politician's id to the public before. -Jake Tapper

Anti-U.S. sentiment has been born out of many grievances – support and weapons for such dictators as Mubarak, unquestionable support for Israel in its occupation of Palestine, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen that kill more civilians than intended targets. -Mona Eltahawy

I feel like most movies about female friends derive their conflict from an extension of the high school movie rivalries, or there's some petty grievance: a competition over a guy or a wedding date or something. And I don't relate to any of that. -Susanna Fogel

We are making it very clear to all countries that nothing justifies terrorism. There are no political reasons that justify it; there is no cause, no grievance that justifies it. And we will do everything possible to make sure that all countries of the world understand that. -Antonio Guterres

My parents got ahead in the news business with wits, guts, and a creative interpretation of 'fair game.' They leased their first helicopter in 1985, when KTLA news crews were on strike. Maybe the crews had good grievances, maybe not. Either way, my parents ignored the strike and went to work. -Katy Tur

British intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan swelled the grievances home-grown fanatics fed off, while al Qaeda morphed and re-grouped in lawless sanctuaries from Somalia to Yemen. -Dominic Raab

To be clear, no one is saying there weren't any legitimate economic grievances in Trumpland, nor is anyone claiming that the economy played no role whatsoever. The point, however, is that it wasn't the major motivating factor for most Trump voters – or, at least, that's what we learn when we bother to study those voters. Race trumped economics. -Mehdi Hasan

I don't have any grievance against anybody. -Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

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