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.
To this war of every man against every man, this also in consequent; that nothing can be unjust. The notions of right and wrong, justice and injustice have there no place. Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.
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.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
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.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one!
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.
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.
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