An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Samuel Butler (1612-1680, British poet, satirist)


Children will still die unjustly even in a perfect society. Even by his greatest effort, man can only propose to diminish, arithmetically, the sufferings of the world.


Albert Camus (1913-1960, French existential writer)


When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favor.


Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866, British diarist)


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


Democritus (c.460-370 BC, Greek philosopher)


An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?


Lillian Hellman (1905-1984, American playwright)


Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


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 which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.


Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968, American attorney general, senator)


Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts.


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.


John Stuart Mill (1806-1873, British philosopher, economist)


We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one!


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


The 8 Equities: Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Intellectual, Emotional, Financial, Social and Family


Michael Vance (American creativity expert, lecturer)


A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.


Simone Weil (1910-1943, French philosopher, mystic)


One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.


Ida B. Wells


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