A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on america, army, day, desires, indifference, injustice, justice, nations, neighbors, and war

In his later reminiscences, Ulysses S. Grant roundly condemned the Mexican War in which he had served, and even saw the Civil War as a sort of karmic retribution for America's sins against its southern neighbor: "Generally the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation [of Texas] was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Personal Memoirs, 1885

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A Quote by Suzanne LaFollette on destruction, injustice, laws, men, prostitution, responsibility, and women

. . . nothing could be more grotesquely unjust than a code of morals, reinforced by laws, which relieves men from responsibility for irregular sexual acts, and for the same acts drives women to abortion, infanticide, prostitution, and self-destruction.

Suzanne LaFollette (1893 - ?)

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on character, fortune, fraud, honesty, injustice, kindness, success, and time

It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune. . . .

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on injustice

An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on injustice, justice, peace, and war

It hath been said that an unjust peace is to be preferred before a just war.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Speeches in the Rump Parliament. Butler's Remains.

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A Quote by Sam Ervin on injustice, justice, and words

Recalling an old magistrate's words to a young attorney, The rain it raineth on the just And also on the unjust fella; But chiefly on the just, because The unjust steals the just's umbrella.

Sam Ervin (1896 - 1985)

Source: Senator Sam Ervin's Best Stories, by Thad Stem, Jr and Alan Butler, 1973.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on injustice, justice, and punishment

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on belief, courage, diversity, history, hope, idealism, improvement, injustice, energy, oppression, and time

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. 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 F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

Source: South Africa, 1966

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on belief, ignorance, injustice, and tragedy

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

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A Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr on democracy, injustice, and justice

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)

Source: The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness, 1944

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