injustice

A Quote by Frederick Douglass on injustice, justice, and people

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on action, appearance, basketball, beginning, belief, change, character, cheating, circumstances, clarity, coaching, conscience, criticism, day, evil, god, guilt, heart, injustice, innocence, joy, judgment, justice, learning,

One day in the middle of an important examination in high school, the point of my lead pencil broke. In those days we used pocket knives to sharpen our pencils. I had forgotten my penknife and turned to ask a neighbor for his. The teacher saw this; he accused me of cheating. When I tried to explain, he gave me a tongue-lashing for lying; worse, he forbade me to play on the basketball team in the upcoming game. I could see that the more I protested the angrier he seemed to become. But again and again I stubbornly told what had happened. Even when the coach pleaded my cause, the teacher refused to budge. The disgrace was almost more than I could bear. Then, just minutes before the game, he had a change of heart and I was permitted to play. But there was no joy in it. We lost the game; and though that hurt, by far the deeper pain was being branded a cheat and a liar. Looking back. I know that lesson was God-sent. Character is shaped in just such crucibles. My parents believed me: they were understanding and encouraging. Supported by them and a clear conscience, I began to realize that when you are at peace with your Maker you can, if not ignore human criticism, at least rise above it. And I learned something else - the importance of avoiding even the appearance of evil. Though I was innocent, circumstance made me look guilty. Since this could so easily be true in many of life's situations, I made a resolution to keep even the appearance of my actions above question, as far as possible. And it struck me, too, that if this injustice happened to me, it could happen to others, and I must not judge their actions simply on appearances.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Crossfire: The Eight Years with Eisenhower, p. 17.

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A Quote by Elie Wiesel on failure, injustice, protest, and time

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

Elie Wiesel (1928 -)

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A Quote by Edward Young on inconsistency, injustice, and nature

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

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 112.

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A Quote by Edward Young on god, injustice, and mercy

A God all mercy, is a God unjust.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. 1. Line 233.

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on fear, freedom, injustice, men, oppression, possessions, and value

Freedom from fear and injustice and oppression will be ours only in the measure that men who value such freedom are ready to sustain its possession - to defend it against every thrust from within or without.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on fear, injustice, justice, love, men, and suffering

Love of justice in the generality of men is only the fear of suffering from injustice.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on fear, injustice, justice, love, men, and suffering

The love of Justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering Injustice.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by Dr Edward Mayhew on animals, difficulty, horses, humanity, injustice, morality, and teaching

What is the use of this fuss about morality when the issue only involves a horse? The first and most difficult teaching of civilisation concerns man's behaviour to his inferiors. Make humanity gentle or reasonable toward animals, and strife or injustice between human beings would speedily terminate.

Dr Edward Mayhew (1813 - 1868)

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A Quote by Dr. Edmund Ezra Day on achievement, certainty, commitment, democracy, falsehood, fear, freedom, honesty, hope, injustice, justice, leadership, life, progress, tranquility, truth, violence, and world

There are certain fundamental requisites for wise and resolute democratic leadership. It must build on hope, not on fear; on honesty, not on falsehood; on justice, not on injustice; on public tranquility, not on violence; on freedom, not on enslavement. It must weave a social fabric in which the most important strands are a devotion to truth and a commitment to righteousness. These are essential ingredients of the American way of life. They are the necessary conditions for the achievement of freedom and human progress the world over.

Dr. Edmund Ezra Day

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