Top 171 Injustice Quotes

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“Well you know, all law is about injustice.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“We’ve grown accustomed to injustice in Russia. People are constantly being arrested unlawfully.”

― Alexei Navalny

“All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.”

― Alice Walker

“Injustice can never be stood for.”

― Amber Heard

“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

“Every time a person sacrifices himself for a larger injustice, it aids in the cycle of change.”

― Amy Carter

“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

“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

“The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own time.”

― Anthony Kennedy

“I speak for Kashmiri pundits because injustice has been done to them, and the political discourse doesn’t give them enough importance.”

― Anupam Kher

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim of injustice it becomes itself injustice.”

― Benjamin Tucker

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

― Bernice King

“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

“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

“I certainly feel injustice. I’m no foreigner to that, whether it’s real or perceived.”

― Brad Pitt

“The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see.”

― Bram Fischer

“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

“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

“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

“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

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.”

― Che Guevara

“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”

― Clarence Darrow

“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

“#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

“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

“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

“Passivity is the same as defending injustice.”

― Deepak Chopra

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

― Democritus

“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

“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

“While there’s capitalism, there’ll be socialism, because there is always a response to injustice.”

― Ed Miliband

“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

“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

“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

“Honest people, mistakenly believing in the justice of their cause, are led to support injustice.”

― Elihu Root

“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

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

― Emil Cioran

“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

“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

“The credit reporting system suffers from inaccuracy and often from outright injustice.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“When I see a blatant injustice, I can’t keep quiet. I’ve been that way since I was a little kid.”

― Francisco Goldman

“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

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

― Georges Bizet

“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

“Fighting injustice keeps you young.”

― Gloria Allred

“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

“Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.”

― Harry S Truman

“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 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

“Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.”

― Horace

“Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.”

― Horace Walpole

“Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.”

― Hosea Ballou

“I think it is incumbent on all human beings to oppose injustice in every form.”

― Hugh Masekela

“I’ve been in revolt for years against ignominy, against injustice, against inequality, against immorality, against the exploitation of human beings.”

― Hugo Chavez

“I will never apologize for standing up against oppression and injustice in Israel or anywhere else.”

― Ilhan Omar

“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

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

― Ivica Dacic

“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

“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

“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.

“Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice.”

― James J. Corbett

“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

“We crime novelists have a great pulpit. We write about justice and about correcting injustice.”

― Jesse Kellerman

“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

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

― Johann Lamont

“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

“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

“Where there is no property there is no injustice.”

― John Locke

“The Bible is replete with commands to persevere, especially in the face of injustice.”

― Joni Eareckson Tada

“Justice is the foremost virtue of the civilizing races. It subdues the barbarous nations, while injustice arouses the weakest.”

― Jose Rizal

“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

“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 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

“The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world’s dreadful injustice.”

― Jules Renard

“The world is an enormous injustice.”

― Jules Romains

“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

“Probably I understand very much the people who rise against injustice.”

― Lakhdar Brahimi

“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

“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

“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

“Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?”

― Lillian Hellman

“A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“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

“There can be no criminal intent in resisting injustice.”

― 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

“You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you’re compelled to say something. To speak out against it.”

― Macklemore

“Today, most Americans are too cynical, or tired, or both, to even approximate our Founders’ courageous repudiation of injustice.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Women can better perceive injustice.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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

“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

“To refrain from all injustice renders us also humane.”

― Menander

“Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice.”

― Miroslav Volf

“Gender injustice is a social impairment and therefore has to be corrected in social attitudes and behaviour.”

― Mohammad Hamid Ansari

“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

“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

“I was never consulted before the bifurcation. Injustice has been done to Andhra Pradesh, which had no revenues.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“I’m always wanting and willing to be a voice for my people, a voice for the injustice.”

― Nafessa Williams

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

― Nafisa Joseph

“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

“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

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

― Obiageli Ezekwesili

“My father is from Mississippi, and I heard stories of racial injustice my whole life.”

― Omar Benson Miller

“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

“A book might be written on the injustice of the just.”

― Pauline Kael

“If we won’t fight injustice wherever we see it, then we are not safe from suffering injustice ourselves.”

― Peter Hitchens

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

― Plato

“He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.”

― Plato

“The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.”

― Plato

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

― Plato

“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

“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

“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

“You can’t promulgate injustice without consequences.”

― 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

“If there is something that determines my motivation in the work I do, it’s the sense of injustice.”

― Raoul Peck

“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”

― Reinhold Niebuhr

“Proprietary software is an injustice.”

― Richard Stallman

“Fight injustice, that our children might be blessed.”

― Rick Perlstein

“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

“Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.”

― Robert Frost

“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 gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them.”

― Rod McKuen

“Legal aid is central to righting wrongs and rectifying injustice.”

― Sadiq Khan

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

― Samuel Butler

“Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head.”

― Serj Tankian

“Injustice has exhausted people but also pushed them to organize and fight back in very sophisticated ways.”

― Shaun King

“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

“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

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

― Sophocles

“Poverty is restriction and as such, it is the greatest injustice you can perpetrate upon yourself.”

― Stuart Wilde

“At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets.”

― Tahar Ben Jelloun

“Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.”

― Tawakkol Karman

“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

“Extreme law is often extreme injustice.”

― Terence

“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

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

― Thomas Huxley

“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

“I am not the least bit surprised that injustice persists. I’m also not surprised that resistance to injustice persists.”

― Tom Morello

“Injustice drives me crazy!”

― Trevor Paglen

“The whole reason behind my album ‘Free TC’ is seeing all that police brutality, injustice, mass incarceration.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“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

“Injustice in the end produces independence.”

― Voltaire

“Delay in justice is injustice.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.”

― William Feather

“Government was intended to suppress injustice, but its effect has been to embody and perpetuate it.”

― William Godwin

“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

“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

“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

“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
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