100+ Best Injustice Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational injustice quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Injustice Quotes

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

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

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

As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women’s mental health: employment improves it. — Susan Faludi

If, at the limit, you can rule without crime, you cannot do so without injustices. — Emile M. Cioran

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

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice — Grover Cleveland

Justice is achieved only when injustice is absent. — Frederic Bastiat

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

Whenever society begins to create policies and laws rooted in fear and anger, there will be abuse and injustice. — Bryan Stevenson

If there is wrong, you don’t say we have to get rid of it gradually. If injustice exists, you need to eliminate it immediately. — Charles Koch

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

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

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

Those who are unjust in one Thing, will be so in others … — Eliza Haywood

However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. — Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. — H. L. Mencken

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

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

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

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

I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them. — Charles Bukowski

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

Let us be enraged about injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it. — Bayard Rustin

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

I realize more and more how instinctively pessimistic I am of all human kindness — since I am always so bowled over by it — and am never surprised by injustice, malice or personal attack. — Dawn Powell

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

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not. — Plato

If your community is founded on an injustice, that injustice cannot be questioned. — Derrick Jensen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing is so sad as the injustices of old age. — Beryl Bainbridge

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

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

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

Where Tony Blair is, is propping up Bush in the continuation of oppression and injustice in the Middle East that is feeding the anger of the world. — Clare Short

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

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

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

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors. — Emile M. Cioran

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

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

Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so. — Samuel Butler

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

Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn’t thought of. — Rod Steiger

If you’re just the person with power, exercising that power fearfully and angrily, you’re going to be an operative of injustice and inequality. — Bryan Stevenson

Passivity is the same as defending injustice. — Deepak Chopra

Law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice. — Frederic Bastiat

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

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

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

For us it’s not easy to be conformist, I cannot stand to be conformist, I don’t accept what it is, I like to say no. If I see an injustice I scream. — Elie Wiesel

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

The Olympic Movement is a 20th century religion. Where there is no injustice of caste, of race, of family, of wealth. — Avery Brundage

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

Maturity is: The ability to stick with a job until it’s finished; The ability to do a job without being supervised; The ability to carry money without spending it; and The ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even — Abigail Buren

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

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

Words of Muslims are important. It’s important for people to know that Muslims think that terrorism is the epitome of injustice because it targets innocent people. People need to hear those words, and they’re more credible from Muslims themselves. — S. Hughes

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

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

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

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask. — Erich Fromm

Whenever there is injustice, there is tension. But in China it is very hard to release your anger unless you burn yourself or you jump from a bridge. In a society where there is no freedom of the press, it is difficult for victims to be noticed. — Ai Weiwei

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

We become so accustomed to meet with injustice, and, if we are at all sincere with our own hearts, are so conscious of being guity of it ourselves, that we learn to look upon it almost as a necessity. — Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Self-interest usually brings injustice with it. — Catherine the Great

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many an injustice is presented as solution and gift. — Bryant H. McGill

When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour. — Jane Welsh Carlyle

I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage. — Chris Hayes

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

The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Injustice anywhere is an assault on all of us. That means that we all can get busy. — Bill Ayers

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

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers. — Horace

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

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

When we are comfortable and inattentive, we run the risk of committing grave injustices absentmindedly. — Chinua Achebe

Ah, how unjust to Nature and himself Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man! — Edward Young

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

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

The social arrangements that produce responsibility are arrangements that create coercion, of some sort. — Garrett Hardin

We are all going to read Quixote to feed our spirit with this fighter who came out to get rid of injustice and fix the world, … To some degree, we are followers of Quixote. — Hugo Chavez

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

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

I understand that you’re supposed to protect a fellow officer, but when injustice is happening, it’s on them to speak up as well. — Brandon Marshall

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

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice. — Socrates

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

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