A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beauty, injustice, justice, ugliness, and wisdom

One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom anpther's folly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays: Circles

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A Quote by Plato on income, injustice, and justice

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: The Republic

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A Quote by Plato on injustice and suffering

To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on injustice and mankind

Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Noah Webster on america, army, body, congress, execution, force, injustice, inspiration, jealousy, justice, laws, military, oppression, people, perception, power, and superiority

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.

Noah Webster (1758 - 1843)

Source: An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on authority, birth, civilization, economics, freedom, injustice, labor, life, limitations, order, time, and world

Every attempt, by whatever authority, to fix a maximum of productive labor by a given worker in a given time is an unjust restriction upon his freedom and a limitation of his right to make the most of himself in order that he may rise in the scale of the social and economic order in which he lives. The notion that all human beings born into this world enter at birth into a definite social and economic classification, in which classification they must remain permanently through life, is wholly false and fatal to a progressive civilization.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, danger, darkness, despair, individuality, injustice, men, and nations

Men's and nations' finest hour consist of those moments when extraordinary challenge is met by extraordinary response. Hence in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than vying with others to call attention to the enveloping darkness. Our indignation about injustice should lead to illumination, for if it does not, we are only adding to the despair-and the moment of gravest danger is when there is so little light that darkness seems normal!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 75., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on fulfillment, injustice, paradise, promises, trust, and truth

If you guarantee me six things on your part, I shall guarantee you paradise: speak the truth when you talk, keep a promise when you make it, when you are trusted with something fulfill your trust, avoid sexual immorality, lower your eyes and restrain your hand from injustice.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Sayings of Muhammad. by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on certainty, conviction, earth, economics, effort, good, injustice, judgment, justice, life, men, and politics

The only standard we have for judging all of our social, economic, and political institutions and arrangements as just or unjust, as good or bad, as better or worse, derives from our conception of the good life for man on earth, and from our conviction that, given certain external conditions, it is possible for men to make good lives for themselves by their own efforts.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Mary McCarthy on injustice and questions

An unrectified case of injustice has a terrible way of lingering, restlessly, in the social atmosphere like an unfinished question.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

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