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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on belief, god, good, injustice, jesus, kindness, laws, love, mankind, nature, needs, risk, sermons, and sons

Jesus once declared that God is "good to the ungrateful and the wicked" (St. Luke 6:35), and I remember preaching a sermon on this text to a horrified and even astonished congregation who simply refused to believe (so I gathered afterwards) in this astounding liberality of God. That God should be in a state of constant fury with the wicked seemed to them only right and proper, but that God should be kind towards those who were defying or disobeying His laws seemed to them a monstrous injustice. Yet I was but quoting the Son of God Himself, and I only comment here that the terrifying risks that God takes are part of His Nature. We do not need to explain or modify His unremitting love towards mankind.

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: Making Men Whole

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on enemies, friendship, happiness, injustice, justice, suspicion, and virtue

Suspicion is far more apt to be wrong than right; oftener unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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A Quote by Homer on earth, injustice, and mankind

Injustice, swift, erect, and unconfin'd, Sweeps the wide earth, and tramples o'er mankind.

Homer (c. 850 BC -)

Source: The Iliad, Book ix, Line 628

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on curiosity, desires, dogs, good, ideas, injustice, men, motives, science, secrets, service, slavery, value, and world

The value the world sets upon motives is often grossly unjust and inaccurate. Consider, for example, two of them: mere insatiable curiosity and the desire to do good. The latter is put high above the former, and yet it is the former that moves one of the most useful men the human race has yet produced: the scientific investigator. What actually urges him on is not some brummagem idea of Service, but a boundless, almost pathological thirst to penetrate the unknown, to uncover the secret, to find out what has not been found out before. His prototype is not the liberator releasing slaves, the good Samaritan lifting up the fallen, but a dog sniffing tremendously at an infinite series of rat-holes.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: Reprinted in A Mencken Crestomathy,Vintage Books,NY,’82, 1st in Smart Set Aug’19

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on injustice and justice

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is Justice.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on anger, injustice, and time

If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on god, injustice, and justice

Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Gloria Steinem on belief, injustice, and order

There is a naive belief that injustice only had to be pointed out in order to be cured.

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on injustice and nonviolence

No man could be actively nonviolent and not rise against social injustice, no matter where it occurred.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on accidents, injustice, justice, violence, and weakness

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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