our courts uphold unjust laws...
our institutional systems perpetuate injustice at virtually every level...
there is no real concept of justice in our society or our culture...
the word 'justice' has no meaning in our country...
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
― Voltaire, Questions sur les Miracles à M. Claparede, Professeur de Théologie à Genève, par un Proposant: Ou Extrait de Diverses Lettres de M. de Voltaire
“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”
― Bonnie Myotai Treace
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”
― Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle
“I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.”
― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye
“I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things.”
― Hugo Claus
“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, Great Expectations
“Injustice in the end produces independence.”
“In the beginning there was only a small amount of injustice abroad in the world, but everyone who came afterwards added their portion, always thinking it was very small and unimportant, and look where we have ended up today.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.”
― Samuel Johnson
“We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.”
--Lydia Maria Francis Child
“Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.”
“There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”
― Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws
“It takes great courage to open one's heart and mind to the tremendous injustice and suffering in our world.”
― Vincent A. Gallagher, The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalization
“Lands of great discoveries are also lands of great injustices.”
― Ivo Andrić
“Love and freedom are such hideous words. So many cruelties have been done in their name.”
― Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea