Best Quotes About Injustice

There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men. -Nicolas Chamfort

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

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 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

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

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. -Paul Tournier

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

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. -Benjamin Franklin

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

A book might be written on the injustice of the just. -Pauline Kael

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

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

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

I submit that 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 law. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is an enormous injustice. -Jules Romains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. -John Stuart Mill

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

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within. -Stephen Jay Gould

I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it. -Oscar Hammerstein II

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

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

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

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice. -Horace

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised. -Ann Landers

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

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

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

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

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

Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent. -Lucretia Mott

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

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

The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia… but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with. -Alija Izetbegovic

If, at the limit, you can rule without crime, you cannot do so without injustices. -Emil Cioran

Lands of great discoveries are also lands of great injustices. -Ivo Andric

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

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

Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America. -John L. Lewis

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

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

All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. -Noah Webster

I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it. -Richard Helms

I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution. -Harold H. Greene

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

We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists… to understand how those evil things came about. -Jared Diamond

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

Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people. -Louis Farrakhan

We don't consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan… The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny. -Mohammed Omar

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

Either accept people for what they are, or don't. So, in other words, man, if people don't know me, I think they do themself an injustice. Because, as a whole, I think I'm a good person. -Ike Turner

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

Let's leave beside them in another pile all the injustices which exist in the northern state. -Martin McGuinness

If the British government is prepared to say that the Unionists will not have a veto over British government policy and that guns, vetoes and injustices will all be left outside the door, then there is no good reason why talks cannot take place in an appropriate atmosphere. -Martin McGuinness

But if you know that something has been really vicious, you don't read it, you don't let it into your head. What's damaging is when sentences go through your head and you burn with the injustice of it. -Nigella Lawson

But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments, all the succeeding ones have, in general, proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years. -Ezra Stiles

Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies. -Natan Sharansky

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

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

Unless physicians stand together to fight threats and injustices, our practices cannot remain viable in the future. -Samuel Wilson

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

The fact that he didn't get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn't driven by that, and wasn't dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school. -Mary Stuart Masterson

We have to be willing to give up all the injustices of the past that did exist – and that do exist right now. When we become interested in liberation, we then become interested in that which transcends time. -Andrew Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice – if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state. -Amos Oz

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

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

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

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

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

This is always a pain because it's injustice too and so my response to it, I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else. -Janet Suzman

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

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

The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done. -Leland Stanford

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

We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect. -Clara Zetkin

In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist. -Juan Goytisolo

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

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 other reason that I am here today, again from the State Department and from the court record of the court of appeals, is that when I am abroad I speak out against the injustices against the Negro people of this land. -Paul Robeson

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

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds. -Alexis Arguello

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

We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section. -Robert Toombs

Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that! -Abu Bakar Bashir

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

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

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy. -Kelly Miller

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 tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice. -Joseph Butler

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 try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need. -Susan Sarandon

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

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

Extreme law is often extreme injustice. -Terence

Delay in justice is injustice. -Walter Savage Landor

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

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

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

All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world. -Alice Walker

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

If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory. -Miguel de Unamuno

To put up a show is to face life's injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people, their imagination. -Luigi Barzini

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

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

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy. -Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice. -Olusegun Obasanjo

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

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

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

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

And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home. -Christopher Hitchens

Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. -Alveda King

Our arguments – and those of hundreds more Venezuelans suffering the same injustice – are clear and forceful: political disqualification violates laws in Venezuela and throughout the continent. -Leopoldo Lopez

As a lawyer, as a private citizen, you see a lot of injustice. You see a lot of people who should have been punished and are not, and people who were punished wrongfully are not vindicated. Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur. -David Baldacci

Twenty years on, the books are still fun to write and I've still got lots of stories I want to tell, mainly about social injustice and people chewed up by the system. -John Grisham

For me, being leftist means fighting against injustice and inequality but, most of all, we want to live well. -Evo Morales

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines. -Carl Hiaasen

Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice? -Frederic Bastiat

It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put – without delay, and with tenderness – back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try. -Alice Walker

Well you know, all law is about injustice. -Alan Dershowitz

Passivity is the same as defending injustice. -Deepak Chopra

When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it. -Carly Fiorina

When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least! -Chuck Norris

Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head. -Serj Tankian

I hate injustice, and I can't help but speak against it. But I don't want to get involved in politics. -Serj Tankian

It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity. -Cesar Chavez

Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it. -Sigmar Gabriel

For far too long the world's poorest people have seen no benefit from the vast natural resources in their own backyards. It is time to end the injustice where ordinary people are silent witnesses, left to suffer without basic services, as the profits from their countries' assets are hidden and plundered by corrupt regimes. -Nick Clegg

Voting to go on strike is not a decision working people take lightly and is always accompanied by a strong sense of injustice at work. The impact of losing a day's pay is significant, not least for those in the lowest paid jobs who are already on the tightest budgets. -Frances O'Grady

As prime minister, I will never make a decision that will be an injustice to Serbia and its citizens. -Ivica Dacic

Above these universal themes 'Truth Will Set U Free' is also a song composed for those who were born gay. I am a straight man so I do not profess to understand or know what a LGBT person experiences but I do recognize injustice when I see it. -Corey Hart

Doesn't the world see the suffering of millions of Palestinians who have been living in exile around the world or in refugee camps for the past 60 years? No state, no home, no identity, no right to work. Doesn't the world see this injustice? -Ismail Haniyeh

But I also think all of the great stories in literature deal with loneliness. Sometimes it's by way of heartbreak, sometimes it's by way of injustice, sometimes it's by way of fate. There's an infinite number of ways to examine it. -Tom Hanks

Proprietary software is an injustice. -Richard Stallman

Fighting injustice keeps you young. -Gloria Allred

Women will no longer be silent when they suffer injustices against them. -Gloria Allred

We've grown accustomed to injustice in Russia. People are constantly being arrested unlawfully. -Alexei Navalny

Well, Marx is having a comeback. I hear him mentioned a lot in terms of the global financial situation and the general sense of injustice out there. A lot of economic experts in America refer to him without actually using the M word, but he's around. -David Byrne

For me, acting is all about the aesthetic. I just want to keep honing my craft. Not that I'm taking myself too seriously, but every artist should consider himself Picasso. Otherwise, you're doing yourself an injustice. -Giovanni Ribisi

You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you're compelled to say something. To speak out against it. -Macklemore

While there's capitalism, there'll be socialism, because there is always a response to injustice. -Ed Miliband

It would not be a bad idea if bankers were to go and sit occasionally with politicians in their political surgeries, where they might get a sense of the injustice that some of the community feel about the banks. -Prince Andrew

I'll tell you where the injustice is. It's with the person earning £12,000 to £15,000-a-year who is being asked to be restrained by their business or employer. Yet the taxpayer has bailed out the banks, so why are they not showing restraint? -Prince Andrew

My Scottish Labour Party is a crusade – to fight poverty, inequality and injustice. -Johann Lamont

Where terrorists offer injustice, disorder and destruction, the United States and its allies stand for freedom, fairness, equality, hope, and opportunity. -John O. Brennan

I'm not violent, I don't believe in killing people, but standing up for yourself, speaking out against injustice, is another form of vengeance. -Eva Gabrielsson

I don't mind expressing my opinions and speaking out against injustice. I would be doing this even if I wasn't a writer. I grew up in a household that believed in social justice. I have always understood myself as having an obligation to stand on the side of the silenced, the oppressed, and the mistreated. -Tayari Jones

At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society. -Aravind Adiga

Shakespeare speaks for the human heart but Dickens speaks for the social man and for injustices. -Simon Callow

We have a rise of extremism because we need to give a sense that we are targeting some of the deeper problems in Greece, the injustices. -George Papandreou

There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice. -Carl Bernstein

When you believe in something, fight for it. And when you see injustice, fight harder than you've ever fought before. -Brad Meltzer

I think it is incumbent on all human beings to oppose injustice in every form. -Hugh Masekela

I mean there are many, many people in all sorts of different countries who don't have a great life, who are subject to injustice. Are we obliged to take all of them who come here? I think the answer is 'Not necessarily.' -Tony Abbott

Every film is hard work, and a few lucky people do get Oscars for what they do, and it's recognition for all that hard work on a certain level. If you didn't do the hard work, you wouldn't be standing there. On the other hand, people do a lot of hard work and don't get Oscars, so it's a mixture of glory and injustice at the same time. -Walter Murch

I am a person who believes in asking questions, in not conforming for the sake of conforming. I am deeply dissatisfied – about so many things, about injustice, about the way the world works – and in some ways, my dissatisfaction drives my storytelling. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I think I've always had these two currents, equally strong, of wanting to change the world and make the world better and fight injustices and fight violence, and then being an artist, which is a very different strain. -Eve Ensler

A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement. -Jimmy Reid

The Bible is replete with commands to persevere, especially in the face of injustice. -Joni Eareckson Tada

We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and so forth. -Tony Judt

Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice. -Miroslav Volf

Many people we consider legends, such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry, remain so scarred by scandals, injustices and regrets from decades earlier that they're barely able to appreciate their accomplishments. -Neil Strauss

Freedom under law is hard work. If rulers cannot be trusted with arbitrary power, it is up to citizens to raise their voices at injustice. -Anthony Lewis

I have not personally suffered from the deprivations, the bitterness and sorrow which bring so many men and women to a realisation of social injustice. -Emmeline Pankhurst

There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess. -A. S. Byatt

The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected – involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically. -Lysander Spooner

It is manifest that the only security against the tyranny of the government lies in forcible resistance to the execution of the injustice; because the injustice will certainly be executed, unless it be forcibly resisted. -Lysander Spooner

The right and the physical power of the people to resist injustice, are really the only securities that any people ever can have for their liberties. Practically no government knows any limit to its power but the endurance of the people. -Lysander Spooner

There can be no criminal intent in resisting injustice. -Lysander Spooner

Most of us live in a safe world. We don't have to fight for our values, we don't have to fight for our freedom, we don't have a sense of injustice. -Alan J. Pakula

The Global Poverty Project's mission is to stand up for the world's poorest people. We fight for the full funding of Millennium Development Goals and advocate meaningful change to government and corporate policies that block progress and entrench injustice. -Hugh Evans

When I was little, I didn't really travel – from the suburbs to Paris was already a journey. I had a foreigner's eye on the city, and I still enjoy that point of view. Then there's the fact that one of the things that touches me most is injustice. -JR

In times of war, starvation, hunger and injustice, such tragedy can only be put aside if you allow yourself to be uplifted through music, film and dance. -Emmanuel Jal

I write what I think is funny and I write from a sense of popping a balloon or a sense of injustice, whether it's about yourself, or whether it's about something else. It's my worldview; it doesn't mean that everybody has to agree with it. -Denis Leary

For millions of women and men around the world, the playwright Eve Ensler is a beloved figure. She represents the epitome of the politically engaged artist, someone who uses her creative brilliance to illuminate injustice and give voice to the voiceless. -Jackson Katz

I grew up with injustice and could do nothing about it. But once in America, I had freedom of choice. -Zainab Salbi

I couldn't find anyone doing something about the astounding injustices women were experiencing, so I decided to do something myself. I cannot tell you how many people ridiculed my efforts. -Zainab Salbi

Wealth and vegetation go together, and that exacerbates environmental injustice. The poor bear the burden of degraded environments. -Natalie Jeremijenko

Acceptance does not mean that you placidly acquiesce to the myriad injustices that are all around you. In fact, that you are incensed about these injustices is the very reason you need to try your level best to 'right' these 'wrongs.' -Srikumar Rao

I love Jesus Christ. I am a Christian… I cry when I see injustice, children dying of hunger. -Hugo Chavez

Gender injustice is a social impairment and therefore has to be corrected in social attitudes and behaviour. -Mohammad Hamid Ansari

We can't do every good thing there is to do in the world. Too many Christians live under the terror of total obligation, thinking every act of injustice, every opportunity of ministry, and every urgent appeal are our responsibilities. -Kevin DeYoung

The life of the community, both domestically and internationally, clearly demonstrates that respect for rights, and the guarantees that follow from them, are measures of the common good that serve to evaluate the relationship between justice and injustice, development and poverty, security and conflict. -Pope Benedict XVI

In countries with a properly functioning legal system, the mob continues to exist, but it is rarely called upon to mete out capital punishment. The right to take human life belongs to the state. Not so in societies where weak courts and poor law enforcement are combined with intractable structural injustices. -Teju Cole

Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. -Albert Camus

I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state. -H. Rap Brown

'The Accursed' is very much a novel about social injustice as the consequence of the terrible, tragic division of classes – the exploitation not only of poor and immigrant workers but of their young children in factories and mills – and as the consequence of race hatred in the aftermath of the Civil War and the freeing of the slaves. -Joyce Carol Oates

If you look at any other group of people suffering injustice, women are always in the worst situation within that group. -Salma Hayek

I'm very lucky. The public happens to like me. Maybe they like me because I use every opportunity to talk about injustice. -Vivienne Westwood

Protest and anger practically always derives from hope, and the shouting out against injustice is always in the hope of those injustices being somewhat corrected and a little more justice established. -John Berger

People ask me if I have some kind of death wish, to keep saying the things I do. The answer is no: I would like to keep living. However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

'Savage Inequalities' was about school finance, and 'Amazing Grace' primarily dealt with medical and social injustices in New York. But with 'Ordinary Resurrections,' I had no predetermined agenda. When I met with the children, I was not in pursuit of any line of thinking. In our conversations, I let them lead me where they wanted to go. -Jonathan Kozol

If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader. -Cherry Jones

History teaches us to beware of the excitation of the liberated and the injustices that often accompany their righteous thirst for justice. -Wole Soyinka

My father's music gives hope to people and also inspires them to break the bonds of injustice and to be positive in life. I've seen that everywhere I go, especially in poor countries and poor neighborhoods. -Ziggy Marley

Long before, and fully independent of, anything Congress did, President Obama made clear that he was going to preserve the indefinite detention system at Guantanamo even once he closed the camp. President Obama fully embraced indefinite detention – the defining injustice of Guantanamo – as his own policy. -Glenn Greenwald

Being a journalist, being exposed to the world, to social injustice, to intolerance, growing up here, under apartheid, benefitting from that, has all shaped who I am and what my passions are, and of course that's going to come through in my writing. -Lauren Beukes

I've always been interested in justice. I think what is happening to the Palestinians represents the ultimate injustice. I also hate bullies and the effect of them, the way people side with them out of fear. The Israelis are the schoolyard bullies, with England and the United States siding with them. -Bella Freud

It was in the sugar hacienda in Negros, Panay and in Central Luzon where I saw the injustices heaped upon the sugar workers, particularly the sacadas, or seasonal workers. -F. Sionil Jose

My work always presents problems in our society. Those problems may be anything from injustice to freedom, and everything related to humanity. -Okky Madasari

Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way. -Bella Thorne

I think that all people who feel that there is injustice in the world anywhere should learn as much of it as they can bear. That is our duty. -Alice Walker

The U.S. immigration laws are bad – really, really bad. I'd say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government's name. -Bill Gates

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death. -Billy Graham

My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainly indignant, so I thought that that's what was expected of me. -Sarah Kay

In that first blow to the deaf walls of those who have everything, the blood of our people, our blood, ran generously to wash away injustice. To live, we die. Our dead once again walked the way of truth. Our hope was fertilized with mud and blood. -Subcomandante Marcos

Life is rife with frustrations, jealousies and, on occasion, an overwhelming sense of its injustices, but it's a big mistake to let such negative sentiments rule our lives and dictate choices. -Mariella Frostrup

I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid. -F. W. de Klerk

In a world of deep injustice and violence, a people exists that thinks some can be given time to study. We need you to take seriously the calling that is yours by virtue of going to college. -Stanley Hauerwas

Today, most Americans are too cynical, or tired, or both, to even approximate our Founders' courageous repudiation of injustice. -Marianne Williamson

With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order. -Noam Chomsky

When you pollute a river, it's a supreme injustice to those who are downstream and those who live in the river who are not human beings. -Paul Hawken

My sense of injustice about our family's 'weirdness' in not owning a car was amplified by the fact that we did not own a television, either – my parents were unapologetic about this and told me very cheerfully that I would thank them for it when I was older, which was quite true. -Eleanor Catton

True conservatives fear anything that is at odds with the status quo, even to the extent of being unable to recognise when the status quo represents injustice. And reactionary conservatives actually want to tear down the gains of the past. -Anthony Albanese

I'm not a historian. I'm a politician. What is important for us is that the countries of the region and the people grow closer to each other, and that they are able to prevent aggression and injustice. -Hassan Rouhani

If you care about injustice, and if you care about freedom, and you care about human rights, then you care about them everywhere. -Lara Logan

If I get incensed about some injustice, you can't make me – I will not just going to sit at my desk, at my computer all the time. I – I might want to march out on that. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Wherever there is injustice, there is anger, and anger is like gasoline – if you spray it around and somebody lights a matchstick, you have an inferno. But anger inside an engine is powerful: it can drive us forward and can get us through dreadful moments and give us power. I learnt this with my discussions with nuclear policy makers. -Scilla Elworthy

I had a beautiful childhood and a lovely childhood. I just didn't like being a child. I didn't like the rank injustice of not being listened to. I didn't like the lack of autonomy. -David Rakoff

Extremist perspectives win sympathy and recruits because they offer narratives that claim to identify deep injustices and enemies. -Jonas Gahr Store

In a war situation or where violence and injustice are prevalent, poetry is called upon to be something more than a thing of beauty. -Seamus Heaney

Books can capture injustices in a way that stays with you and makes you want to do something about them. That's why they are so powerful. -Malala Yousafzai

Justice is the foremost virtue of the civilizing races. It subdues the barbarous nations, while injustice arouses the weakest. -Jose Rizal

I can't explain exactly why it lives within me for so long and passionately. But race matters to me; racial equality matters to me, as does gender. There is something about these kinds of social injustices that go to the deep of me. -Sue Monk Kidd

Progress is always relative: to the oppressed, it can only be viewed as an all or nothing deal – if oppression continues, even in a modified form, then the system must still be attacked until that injustice is eradicated. -Tim Wise

Sadly, if President Obama is willing to ignore the pain of race-based discrimination and injustice so as to make whites comfortable – and this, after he has already been elected and the campaign is long over – then the likelihood he will ever speak the truth about these matters, let alone address them, shrinks to nearly zero. -Tim Wise

I lived through the Fifties in the Midwest when everything that was happening – the repression of homosexuality, for instance, the demonization of the Left, the giggly, soporific ordinariness of adolescence, the stone-deafness to the social injustice all around us – seemed not only unobjectionable but also nonexistent. -Edmund White

We cannot reform institutional racism or systemic policies if we are not actively engaged. It's not enough to simply complain about injustice; the only way to prevent future injustice is to create the society we would like to see, one where we are all equal under the law. -Al Sharpton

To allow injustice and inequality invites a Ferguson to your community. We must stand together, black, white, brown, red, and yellow and fight for justice and equality for all. It's the only way to avoid more Fergusons. -Jesse Jackson

The Middle East is a land of great injustice. The Israelis can claim – or wish to, at least – that Lord Balfour's Declaration of 1917 promised Britain support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine, which didn't just mean the left-hand bit that became Israel. -Robert Fisk

For me, any fiction of nobles and swords necessarily has to be a story of corruption, injustice and savagely violent conflict – because any other treatment is going to have all the heft and realistic honesty of a bedtime fairy tale for five year olds. -Richard K. Morgan

The injustices endured by black Americans at the hands of their own government have no parallel in our history, not only during the period of slavery but also in the Jim Crow era that followed. -Jim Webb

Fight injustice, that our children might be blessed. -Rick Perlstein

Every time a person sacrifices himself for a larger injustice, it aids in the cycle of change. -Amy Carter

No, feminism isn't 'over.' We need it not only to challenge injustice but because the whole gender expectations thing is bad for men, too. -Robert Webb

I don't want any injustice brought against the bullies. Bullies just don't know any better. Anyone who is crying about police brutality or victimization as an adult needs to stop it and realize the privileges we have in this country. -Ariel Pink

Internet outrage can seem mindless, but it rarely is. To make that assumption is dismissive. There's something beneath the outrage – an unwillingness to be silent in the face of ignorance, hatred or injustice. Outrage may not always be productive, but it is far better than silence. -Roxane Gay

Now, and in the future, my focus is entirely on pets and children. I'm not a person who can turn a blind eye to injustice against them. -Lori Foster

Within white Australia, there was a growing movement for what was known as reconciliation – a movement that peaked with millions marching in 2000 to demand the government say sorry for past injustices. -Richard Flanagan

Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money. -Benjamin Franklin

I was motivated to go into public life because of the great chasm that exists between justice and injustice in our country. Nowhere is that divide greater than in America's cities. -Martin O'Malley

If the enemy could only know that Marcus Garvey is but a John the Baptist in the wilderness, that a greater and more dangerous Marcus Garvey is yet to appear, the Garvey with whom you will have to reckon for the injustice of the present generation. -Marcus Garvey

You can't promulgate injustice without consequences. -Rand Paul

We need to notice and be aware of the injustices embedded in our criminal system. -Rand Paul

It isn't hard to find injustice around us, but we must not let injustice smear the good deeds that do occur everyday. -Rand Paul

The devadasis have a multilayered story, a story in which poverty, deprivation and injustice against women is central – but what has happened to them is absolutely an outcome of imperialism and the impact of British rule in India. -Beeban Kidron

If an injustice requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the government machine. -Henry David Thoreau

I didn't wake up and decide to become an activist. But you couldn't help notice the inequities, the injustices. It was all around you. -Yuri Kochiyama

As a democratic society, Malawi has a moral obligation to ensure that each and every injustice, whether through acts of commission or omission, is met with deliberate and tangible action. -Joyce Banda

The tech and tech media world are meritocracies. To fall back to race as the reason why people don't break out in our wonderful oasis of openness is to do a massive injustice to what we've fought so hard to create. -Jason Calacanis

What a war in Iraq will not do is bring about peace in the Middle East or end the injustices that feed resentment and breed terrorists. -Nicola Sturgeon

Social injustice is what puts Scotland at its greatest disadvantage, and restoring the 50p tax rate will start to fight that. -Johann Lamont

I speak for Kashmiri pundits because injustice has been done to them, and the political discourse doesn't give them enough importance. -Anupam Kher

Some people conclude that the injustices existing in the world prove there is no God. On the contrary, I conclude that God, being both just and merciful, will and can rectify all inequities in a life after death. -Henry B. Eyring

Any of the social changes in American history are because people thought there was injustice. We have to show that this corporate welfare and cronyism is unjust – and that it's not only rigging the system so people get wealthy who don't deserve to get wealthy. -Charles Koch

Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice. -Tawakkol Karman

It's very hard to turn your back once you're aware of what's going on, and you're aware of the injustices, and you're aware of the civilian casualties. It's much easier if you have no idea and you've never seen it. -Lynsey Addario

I think that children are acutely sensitive to injustice because they live in a world that is absolutely filled with injustice. They have very, very little power, and they are extremely aware of power relations. -Deborah Eisenberg

The thing I want to see before I die is women achieving full equality in the world. I'm very passionate about injustice against women and there's too much of it in the world. In so many parts of the world, women are not regarded as worthy or equal to men. In parts of the world, women are bought and sold. -Cherie Blair

Don't stand back with your arms folded; step forward… There is hope and light to resist injustice and promote peace without violence. -Adolfo Perez Esquivel

There is no injustice in the grace of God. God is as just when He forgives a believer as when He casts a sinner into hell. -Charles Spurgeon

It always has been and forever will be impossible for slavery or any kind or form of injustice to produce a great poet. -Robert Green Ingersoll

The time has come for President Obama to formally rescind his order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and end his irresponsible allegations of injustices at the facility, which operates in a framework that respects the rule of law, keeps terrorists off American soil, and bolsters our national security. -Jason Chaffetz

Even after he was gone, I still loved my father. I looked Norwegian, like him, with a long face, strong jaw, thin mouth, and flashing eyes. And, like him, I was verbal, easygoing, and low-key on the surface, and, deep down, proud, socially paranoid, full of self-loathing, and prone to rage at injustice. -Kate Christensen

The greatest problem is not with flat-out white racists, but rather with the far larger number of Americans who believe intellectually in racial equality but are quietly oblivious to injustice around them. -Nicholas Kristof

It is the task of theologians to establish the limits of justice and injustice regarding the intrinsic goodness or wickedness of an act; it is the task of the observer of public life to establish the relationships of political justice and injustice, that is, of what is useful or harmful to society. -Cesare Beccaria

It is not possible that one man can convert another into a piece of property, thus at once annihilating all his personal rights, without the most flagrant injustice and usurpation. -Elijah Parish Lovejoy

No one who passively endures an injustice against himself has the material in him to struggle for the rights of others. The one who patiently forbears becomes an accessory to the injustice done to others. He who resists the injustice which he himself meets can open up the way to a higher right for others. -Ellen Key

We as people often subscribe to hope to feel better about our lives, to escape the harsh and sometimes cruel injustices of the world. -Aml Ameen

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest. -Nelson Mandela

It is but too common, of late, to condemn the acts of our predecessors and to pronounce them unjust, unwise, or unpatriotic from not adverting to the circumstances under which they acted. Thus, to judge is to do great injustice to the wise and patriotic men who preceded us. -John C. Calhoun

So many good fortunes have come my way, and I'm trying to pay it forward by helping to raise money to complete 'Bulbul: Song Of The Nightingale,' a documentary that brings attention to the social and human injustices suffered by the Banchara tribe in India. -Ian Anthony Dale

The credit reporting system suffers from inaccuracy and often from outright injustice. -Eric Schneiderman

Just as we demand that people take responsibility for their actions, we as a society must take responsibility for fighting injustice. -Eric Schneiderman

Some people will have to be afraid. Those who plunder the nation, deliver injustice, will have to feel scared of me. And I am not afraid of admitting this. Government cannot be so lenient that it forgives them. -Narendra Modi

We crime novelists have a great pulpit. We write about justice and about correcting injustice. -Jesse Kellerman

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 that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. -Robert Kennedy

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine. -Che Guevara

Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary. -Che Guevara

Growing up in Mississippi – a state that historically was a place of racial injustice, inequality and oppression – gave me the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the evolution of the civil rights movement through the eyes of my parents, grandparents, and the black elders of our community. -Angela McGlowan

It's easier, as a white person, to be silent about racial injustice. It's easier. On paper. But it's not easier on the whole, because injustice affects all of us, whether we know it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not. -Macklemore

I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. -Donald Trump

The only duty an artist has is in the quality of the art. There is no moral obligation to denounce. An artist confronted with a tremendous injustice sometimes feels inclined to say something. Denouncing the situation is the artist's choice. -Fernando Botero

I certainly feel injustice. I'm no foreigner to that, whether it's real or perceived. -Brad Pitt

I have always battled injustice. As a child, I used to fight on the side of my friends when boys terrorized them. -Obiageli Ezekwesili

I don't know that there is a, quote, 'hip-hop lifestyle.' I think the music responds to complex social issues and injustices; I think it also raises complex social questions. -Ilyasah Shabazz

I just have this thing about injustice. Everybody hates the big injustices – I know. But I hate even the little injustices, even the way a salesclerk treats somebody who is shabbily dressed and happens to go into a nice store. -Maggie Williams

Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. But there's a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate. I crossed that line. And I'm no longer alone. -Edward Snowden

My earnestness at the injustices I witnessed when I was writing 'Random Family' may have been my gravest reportorial offense during the early years of reporting. When I discuss the book with students, they often ask me how I could 'stand by' in the face of so much suffering; the egregiousness wasn't my powerlessness but my surprise. -Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

I'm usually torn by, 'What's the role of government to cure injustice?' Families, churches, and schools can be more of an instrument of change. -Ander Crenshaw

I've been in revolt for years against ignominy, against injustice, against inequality, against immorality, against the exploitation of human beings. -Hugo Chavez

I believe in God, in Jesus Christ. I love Jesus Christ. I am a Christian… I cry when I see injustice, children dying of hunger. -Hugo Chavez

You get annoyed about things in real life, and then the tragic thing is that while you are moaning on the awful injustice and suffering of something, something grimly comic will then strike you about it, like a parasite feeding off the misery of the world. -Stewart Lee

Government was intended to suppress injustice, but its effect has been to embody and perpetuate it. -William Godwin

God blessed us with all this money, so why not take the money and put it into my brother's case? Talk about social and racial injustice in our country, and mass incarceration in our country? -Ty Dolla Sign

The whole reason behind my album 'Free TC' is seeing all that police brutality, injustice, mass incarceration. -Ty Dolla Sign

When I see a blatant injustice, I can't keep quiet. I've been that way since I was a little kid. -Francisco Goldman

I think everybody should have the same anger towards the injustice that's happening and the hatred that's happening, and just fight it with love and compassion. -Ellen DeGeneres

I believe in honesty and integrity, having a belief system that you've thought through and then stick to. I believe in being creative and contributing, and I believe in taking a stand against injustice that you encounter in everyday life and not being idle in that respect. -Talulah Riley

It would be doing me great injustice to think that I have any feeling of indifference to my country; I have more reason than anyone to feel, every day of my life, the value of the blood which flows in my veins, and it is only from prudence that at times I abstain from showing how proud I am of it. -Marie Antoinette

Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America's darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm. His power toppled the mightiest of foes, and his intense light shined on America, and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self realization, courage, laughter, love, joy and religious freedom for all. -Billy Crystal

I don't for a moment believe that women have suffered the same kind of injustices that blacks have – women have never been enslaved. But still, many of the psychological and economic problems are the same. -Eleanor Holmes Norton

Of course laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings. But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws – to perpetuate injustice through inaction. -Shirley Chisholm

Senator Badger did not call. During the whole of the last session of Congress, he did not call on me. He is a bitter partisan and is no doubt sensible that during the presidential canvass of 1844, he did me gross injustice. -James K. Polk

I can't help but believe that at some time in the not-too-distant future, there is going to be another movement to change these systemic conditions of poverty, injustice, and violence in people's lives. That is where we've got to go, and it is going to be a struggle. -Coretta Scott King

Wherever there was injustice, war, discrimination against women, gays and the disadvantaged, I did my best to show up and exert moral persuasion. -Coretta Scott King

In the public eye, being a victim of past injustices does not win the right to propagate current and future ones, and that's intolerable to those in charge of the race industry today, whose power relies on maintaining forever a latent rage that can be turned on and off at the will of the nation's elites. -Andrew Breitbart

I decided to make a lifetime commitment against social injustices, against inequalities, and that is why I am profoundly from the Left. -Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

I molded myself against le Front National. Against hate speech, be it racist, sexist, xenophobic, or homophobic. Against the kind of injustice I faced during my own life. -Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

Ledger art represents a spirit which has lasted through the hardships and turmoil. It is my goal and ambition that this style of pictograph art continues to pay tribute to the perseverance of my ancestors who adapted and created works of art during a period of life changing turmoil and injustice. -Michael Horse

When the cause is just, and there's been injustice, then it's easy to kind of galvanize your emotions and confront a guy. -Jesse Watters

I feel there are injustices in the world that I'll stand up for, and I think that it's important to realize that the world is filled with these kinds of issues. -Goldie Hawn

If there is something that determines my motivation in the work I do, it's the sense of injustice. -Raoul Peck

To refrain from all injustice renders us also humane. -Menander

The more I loved the king, the more I opposed his injustice until his brow fell lowering upon me. He heaped calumny after calumny on my head, and I chose to be driven out rather than to subscribe. -Thomas Becket

Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on. -Thurgood Marshall

Menon the Thessalian did not either conceal his immoderate desire of riches or his desire of commanding, in order to increase them, or of being esteemed for the same reason. He desired to be well with those in power, that his injustice might escape punishment. -Xenophon

Women can better perceive injustice. -Marine Le Pen

Slavery is America's original sin and was the great global injustice of that age. -Chrystia Freeland

I hate the unfairness of injustice. Anybody who thinks they are better than others or 'chosen' or feel they have an entitlement… be it through monarchy, government or money. I think we are all born the same. We are entitled to an equal shot at life. -Liam Cunningham

By isolating the issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, climate change, environment, governance, economics, catastrophe and whatever other problems the present embodies or the future may bring, science fiction can do what Dickens and Sinclair did: make real the consequences of social injustice or human folly. -James Gunn

We're supposed to be an example of freedom, and if we are doing things that are injustice to people, then what is our statement? -Forest Whitaker

The 'Grace of Kings' begins as a very dark, complicated world filled with injustices – among them the oppressed position of women – but gradually transforms into something better through a series of revolutions. But since real social change takes a long time, even by the end of the book, only the seeds of deep change have been planted. -Ken Liu

I'm very much inspired by things that anger me. If I see bigotry, stupidity, or injustice on the news, I'm inspired to find a way to make it into something comedic and relatable. Anger inspires me. Stupidity inspires me. My family inspires me. My accountant inspires me. Everything and anything, really. -Maysoon Zayid

Today, we seem to be striving towards injustice, applauding it as though it's a worthy dream, made sacred by the caste system. -Arundhati Roy

If I wrote in Michael Harrington's time, roughly 50 years later when he published 'The Other America', I'd still be writing about poverty and also entrenched racial injustice. -Matthew Desmond

In the late '90s, I spent a lot of time on reservations, and there was a level of poverty and injustice that I had not witnessed before. I was shocked by it. This is federally controlled land, and there was an insidious mix of apathy and exploitation. -Taylor Sheridan

I'm against having a Fed. It's socialism in its worst form. But until the Fed is gotten rid of, the only economic variable the poor have to counteract the injustices of the Fed is the minimum wage law. -Max Keiser

When you enter into a struggle, and you genuinely believe in what you are doing, and you live under injustice, and you live under a regime that is dictatorial and oppresses people, there have to be sacrifices. -Roy Bennett

You don't fight injustice by asking to become part of the system that committed the injustice against you in the first place. That's like a freed slave striving to become a slave owner. -Carmen Yulin Cruz

I think if you're creating music, and you love the song, holding it back is just doing it an injustice. -Shawn Mendes

When people hear the term 'political prisoner,' especially on the Left, it becomes a kind of abstraction. Folks are aware of injustice, and they're aware that there are folks in prison who are in prison, you know, largely because of their activism. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

My favourite moment from the Oscars was when Brando didn't attend and sent a Native American woman to talk about Wounded Knee. She delivered a very unpopular and lengthy monologue about the injustice for indigenous people in North America. It was one of the greatest moments in American television. -Anohni

Injustice is either very blatant – you walk down the street and someone calls you a name; you don't get a job because of your gender or your skin color or your sexual preference – but injustice is also very subliminal. -Jurnee Smollett-Bell

There's injustices within our system that we inherited from this time, from slavery, and until we confront our past, we're not going to be able to heal the wounds for our future. -Jurnee Smollett-Bell

When Indians have loved and embraced Pakistani artistes, why can't the latter come out in their support when injustice has been meted out to the people? No one wants these artistes to wage a war against their government. People didn't demand that they condemn their own country. They just expected them to say something for the sake of humanity. -Adnan Sami

Legal aid is central to righting wrongs and rectifying injustice. -Sadiq Khan

This is an industry rife with racism, sexism and homophobia. It is so closely woven into the fabric of the business that we have become snowblind to the glaring injustices happening every day. -Jessica Chastain

Confidence alone does not make peace, but acknowledging rights and confidence do. Failure to recognize these rights creates a sense of injustice; it keeps the embers burning under the ashes. -Yasser Arafat

One of the greatest injustices of the Vietnam era is the way our veterans were treated when they returned home. This compounded the pain experienced by those who served. That is a mistake we must never make again. -Brad Schneider

Nothing would catch me off guard, because I understand the world I live in. I understand it very well. And the world I live in is not necessarily a fair or just world. I have dealt with these injustices for the bigger part of my life. -Paul Kagame

#BlackLivesMatter has raised the bar in our national dialog: Addressing economic inequality is necessary but not sufficient. It is also necessary to directly confront racial injustice. -Danny K. Davis

In my shows, I always try to incorporate music because it's the most natural way to set a tone. So if I want to do a show about depression, I use the opera. If I want to do a show about greed, I use spoken word. If I want to do a show about the injustice that's taking place in the world, I might play Sam Cooke. -Kerby Jean-Raymond

There can be racism in a system even if a particular episode of injustice is not a manifestation of that racism. Every single thing in the criminal justice system is not a manifestation of racism, but many things are. -James Forman, Jr.

In the end, madness is worse than injustice, and justice far sweeter than freedom. -Hisham Matar

Grenfell, the building set on fire with the help of its own face, is a scene of a complex injustice: one that is moral, economic, political, and aesthetic. Not only was the cladding unsafe, it was ugly; not only was it ugly, it was untrue both to the architecture of the building it covered and untrue to its responsibility to human safety. -Hisham Matar

In the law, you have people whose lives have changed because some dirtbag decided to do something to them. We should call it the criminal injustice system. The victim didn't choose to be a victim. -Jeanine Pirro

The world belongs to the wealthy, and nowhere is this injustice more apparent than in the workplace. -Winnie Byanyima

I grew up thinking the most decent job to do was to fight injustice. -Winnie Byanyima

Poverty is rooted in injustice. -Winnie Byanyima

My life has been varied, involving many jobs, but I have always been impatient with injustice. -Winnie Byanyima

We will accelerate our land redistribution program not only to redress a grave historical injustice but also to bring more producers into the agricultural sector and to make more land available for cultivation. -Cyril Ramaphosa

I can't tone it down. I'm being me, and I'm being myself, and I'd be doing myself an injustice, and I'd be doing an injustice to those kids who don't feel like they're comfortable to be themselves. -Adam Rippon

Every fair-minded person holding a position of authority must support the few who have stood up against the injustice being perpetrated in the name of blasphemy. -Asma Jahangir

I cannot bear to live where there is so much injustice and I cannot do something about it. What kind of a torturous life is that? -Asma Jahangir

Schools are the single largest lever of mobility in this country. When we commit to creating and enforcing laws that acknowledge the injustice of the past, we open up the possibility of using schools as a means of reducing inequality. -Clint Smith

Hard work enables us to improve ourselves and the world around us, to combat injustice, reduce suffering, and increase human freedom. -Joe Lonsdale

We all have this misunderstanding about heartbreak, which is we think we should avoid it. But what I think is that heartache is a clue toward the work we're supposed to be doing in the world. What breaks each person's heart is different – be it racial injustice, war, or animals. And when you figure out what it is that breaks yours, go toward it. -Glennon Doyle Melton

The reason to do any barking – well, the reason for me – is that 'Three Billboards' feels so off about so many things. It's one of those movies that really do think they're saying something profound about human nature and injustice. -Wesley Morris

Awkwardness comes from the realization that, when you look around the world, it's difficult to identify anyone who isn't either the victim or the beneficiary of injustice. -Elif Batuman

Safeguarding our common home is not only essential to protecting endangered species and preserving old-growth forests, it is also paramount to ending poverty, fighting injustice, and protecting the long-term survival of humankind and of our faith. -Catherine Cortez-Masto

When I served as a prosecutor, I saw firsthand the many injustices that are embedded in our communities. But I also saw the difference it can make in someone's life when they have someone to stand up and fight for them. -Conner Eldridge

Black lives matter, as a subset of all lives matter. So any injustices to a particular group must be addressed specific to that group but under the banner that all life is created in the image of God. -Tony Evans

My mom is a nurse; my dad is a pediatrician. They were born in the 1940s, and they were both inspired to fight against injustice, whether it was the injustices of the Vietnam War or Watergate or children in poverty or oppression of African Americans in Philadelphia where I was growing up. -Jake Tapper

When you see corruption, when you see injustice, you speak up. You don't just shut up and say it's none of my business. -Manal al-Sharif

It comforts the adult conscience to remember that, amid history's grave injustices, there were still great lives. -Rumaan Alam

There is a lot of suffering and injustice in the world, and there is also a great deal of hope. When you step forward and start speaking about what you see and what you want to change, you can begin living in that hope instead of despair. -Sonita Alizadeh

Elie Wiesel and his book 'Night' have changed my life, shifting the way I see and treat people and inspiring me to fight injustices any way I am able. -Clemantine Wamariya

I'm not a victim – I'm a survivor of hunger, of hate, of different injustices that humans are facing today. -Clemantine Wamariya

You're starting to see more and more athletes recognizing their reach and how much leverage and power that they have in their celebrity and in their platform. And more and more guys are trying to use that leverage to better their communities, to better this country and are speaking out on injustice. -Malcolm Jenkins

My father is from Mississippi, and I heard stories of racial injustice my whole life. -Omar Benson Miller

Once upon a time, Bill Clinton was widely perceived as an ally and advocate for the needs of black people. However, it is the Clinton administration's Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act that set the stage for the massive racial injustice we struggle with in law enforcement today. -Patrisse Cullors

We cannot afford to regard as normal the presence of injustice, inhumanity, and violence, including their verbal and cyber manifestations. -Bernice King

How do we expect change to occur if we are not willing to put on the whole armor of God and fight injustice wherever it raises its ugly head? -Bernice King

Something big is going on. I'm talking about a society that refuses to allow injustice just to persist without making our voices heard and without organizing to bring about effective change through our voting system. -Bernice King

Environmental injustice is a tangible, intolerable example of an exhibited moral laxity and minimal concern for healthy standards by corporations and political structures based on the race, ethnicity, and class of those being impacted. -Bernice King

Continue to speak out against all forms of injustice to yourselves and others, and you will set a mighty example for your children and for future generations. -Bernice King

Just as you're allowed to be angry about injustice, it's natural to express feelings of sadness or fear, especially if you're exhausted by the prospect of trying to keep a brave face. -Franchesca Ramsey

Civic poetry is public poetry. It is political poetry. It is about the hard stuff of life: money, crime, gender, corporate excess, racial injustice. It gives expression not just to our rites but also to our problems and even our values; these poems are not about rustic vacations. -Alissa Quart

I find the world with its inequities and injustices to be messy, unfair, and complicated. The cosmos, on the other hand, is orderly and beautiful – this I find terribly alluring and captivating. -Priyamvada Natarajan

I'm always wanting and willing to be a voice for my people, a voice for the injustice. -Nafessa Williams

I have a strong sense of injustice and not admitting things just because that is the way someone says it should be. I need to understand. I need to agree. -Sylvie Guillem

Players who take a knee during the national anthem do so to protest injustice across the country – fulfilling a patriotic duty to never accept injustice, but to call it out when we see it. -Ayanna Pressley

We should be uncomfortable with the growing gaps in our society, and we cannot allow ourselves to become desensitized to these injustices. -Ayanna Pressley

My dad is Arab. I'm not Muslim, but half of family is, so I see a lot of injustice happening in the portrayal of Muslims that they don't have any heroes. -Lexi Alexander

We will change things if people stand up for what they believe in against injustice and death to save themselves and the future of America – and the world. -David Hogg

I just always feel that any black art should address our perpetual struggle for progress and freedom, period. There's no way around it. The thing is you can never predict what the next injustice is going to be. Unfortunately, it's part of being black and conscious in America. -Cheo Hodari Coker

There is one source of injustice in Cuba: The Castro regime. It is not United States policies and it is not the United States embargo. -Bob Menendez

There are serious issues of inequality and injustice in this country… I stand with those opposing such bigotry. -Stan Van Gundy

I always write about war, love, death, and injustice. There's plenty of that around, so I never run out of ideas. -Lemmy

In order to eliminate injustices and to ensure there would be less controversy, I would introduce technology that would make refereeing better. -Gerard Pique

The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own time. -Anthony Kennedy

I am not a philosopher, only frustrated by the development of the world we live in – and too stupid to keep my mouth shut when I see injustice. -Varg Vikernes

I experienced great sadness with our elimination from the 1990 World Cup, with many penalties. I still have that feeling of injustice in me. -Samuel Eto'o

I am not the least bit surprised that injustice persists. I'm also not surprised that resistance to injustice persists. -Tom Morello

I'm very mindful of trying to do something good in the world. When I see injustice in the world, it's very hard for me. -Michael Feinstein

Please look at the response to Windrush, and the apology, in terms of trying to put things right and, secondly, the bigger picture about how this government has been committed to trying to deal with the injustices in society, some of which matter more to people from ethnic minorities. -Sajid Javid

I tend to write two stories every day, five days a week. It's a real grind. But it also allows me to really try to have my finger on the pulse of injustice in America. -Shaun King

When I write a story, I try to write them from the perspective of victims. I try to write them from the perspective of families who've been done wrong, who have lost their loved ones or people who have experienced injustice. -Shaun King

We are living in tumultuous times, and our focus should be fighting against the oppression and injustices that are against us – not battling those who are on the same side of seeking justice and peace. -Shaun King

While I am furious about injustice, I do what I do, fighting against it, out of a place of love. -Shaun King

It's always important, when we experience injustice in this nation, that people in power understand that we will not take that injustice quietly. -Shaun King

I will never apologize for standing up against oppression and injustice in Israel or anywhere else. -Ilhan Omar

I think progressives understand that we are Americans at the same time as we are global citizens. We are interested first and foremost in creating peace and prosperity here at home, but we aren't blind to the fact that injustice anywhere in the world is meaningful, important, and worth thinking about. -Chris Murphy

As a woman, my stance is that I'm a fighter, and in no way will I support any kind of injustice against women in our society. -Bhumi Pednekar

When athletes take a knee during the National Anthem, we must ignore President Trump's absurd claim that they're 'un-American' and instead understand that it's very American to peacefully protest systemic injustice. -Eric Swalwell

Keep calling out injustices around you. -Elizabeth Lail

The world remains a very hostile place for women in many corners of the globe. As such, we should all strive to battle such injustices wherever these might occur. -Gad Saad

Kneeling for the anthem does nothing to advance solutions to racial injustice, police brutality, or any other social plight. It is a slap in the face to patriotism itself. It is a statement that America as a country is no longer worth standing for. -Matt Gaetz

No matter where you're born or what country you're from, you connect with 'This is America.' It speaks to people; it connects right to your soul. It calls out injustice, celebrates life, and reunites us all at the same time. -Ludwig Goransson

I think we will be able to work with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to reduce tension and concentrate efforts in both the countries on real problems of the people – poverty, social injustice, and development. -Rajiv Gandhi

What matters is that the majority of American people have become complacent in a senseless injustice that occurs all around them. What matters is that most American politicians have become more easily swayed by money than by the people who voted them into office. -Emma Gonzalez

Our long memories hold the stories of what our people accomplished, but they also hold the prejudices, the injustices, the harm that we've received from others. -Beto O'Rourke

I came up in a time where the assumption was, in the '60s and '70s, where the federal government was a great agent of progressive social change, it was the intervener in the best sense, and it would come and address injustice forthrightly. -Bill de Blasio

If we won't fight injustice wherever we see it, then we are not safe from suffering injustice ourselves. -Peter Hitchens

We have not let injustice to be done to anyone. We have been following the policy of 'justice to all, appeasement of none.' -Rajnath Singh

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