Love is as it does, and hate is what the word implies; indifference does not make. Both hate and love do, however, the difference is that they both require care. When it comes to love, we are concerned for ourselves as well as others, and we show it in the way of positive, constructive thoughts, loving behaviors. Love isn’t something that is expressed only through intention.
When it comes to hate we feel a sense of guilt for ourselves as well as others, and we manifest it through violent, cold, negative destructive, and even sinister actions. As with love, it is only expressed through an act of violence and is beyond the boundaries of intent. If hate is expressed, it’s an intention that is acted upon to degrade, hurt the control of, as well as kill any living creature.
Indifference is distinct, however, it is not a case of carelessness is being taken. Silence refers to the absence of care. Silence is the position of neutrality. Silence is just as harmful as hatred. In the event, that hate is being expressed and people around remain silent– does that mean everyone is in agreement with the situation? Wouldn’t it follow that if there is a sense of hate being displayed and people around are vocal and actively fight against that hatred by showing love, shouldn’t it, in actual fact mean that what’s taking place is not a consensus and must be put on hold? Not doing anything is the same thing as supporting what has been (or was or is being) carried out.
“If the machine of government is of such a nature
that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another,
then, I say, break the law.”
―Henry David Thoreau, ‘Civil Disobedience’.
Social Injustice Quotes
- “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” -Lyndon B. Johnson.
- “Hopelessness is the catalyst that inspires men to action and demand justice.” ―Fred Munoz.
- “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” ―Thomas Jefferson.
- “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.” ―Robert F. Kennedy
- “One of the best ways to achieve justice is to expose injustice.” ―Julian Assange.
- “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” ―Rosa Parks.
- “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ―John F. Kennedy.
- “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” ―Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
- “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ―Edmund Burke.
- “Action is the only remedy to indifference: the most insidious danger of all.” ―Elie Wiesel.
- “It’s up to all of us ―Black, white, everyone ―no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting racism out.” ―Michelle Obama.
- “Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death.” ―Billy Graham.
- “People don’t always get what they deserve in this world.” ―Lemony Snicket, ‘The Blank Book’
- “Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past, by building a future based on equality and social justice.” ―Nelson Mandela.
- “Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.” -William Feather.
- “Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world.” ―Che Guevara.
- “Whosoever does wrong, wrongs himself; whosoever does injustice, does it to himself, making himself evil.” ―Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’.
- “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” ―Charles Darwin.
- “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” ―Harper Lee, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’.
- “Yes the truth is that men’s ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice.” ―Aristotle, ‘Politics’.
- “Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.” ―Voltaire, ‘Questions Sur Les Miracles’.
- “I think there are worse things than war. For example, injustice.” ―George Friedman.
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Short Social Injustice Quotes
- “No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.” ―Aristotle.
- “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” ―Winston Churchill.
- “Never forget that turning a blind eye to oppression and watching from the sidelines is itself oppression.” ―Harun Yahya.
- “Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand.” ―Samuel Beckett, ‘Murphy’.
- “Justice is the foremost virtue of the civilizing races.” ―Jose Rizal.
- “Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice.” ―Miroslav Volf.
- “I am not the least bit surprised that injustice persists. I’m also not surprised that resistance to injustice persists.” ―Tom Morello.
- “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” ―Nelson Mandela.
- “The truth about injustice always sounds outrageous.” ―James H. Cone.
- “Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.” ―Theodore Roosevelt.
- “Justice and injustice indeed begin and ends with the self.” ―Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas.
- “Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow…” ―Louisa May Alcott.
- “The love of justice is simply in the majority of men the fear of suffering injustice.” ―La Rochefoucauld.
- “It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.” ―Robert F. Kennedy.
- “If we won’t fight injustice wherever we see it, then we are not safe from suffering injustice ourselves.” ―Peter Hitchens.
- “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.” ―Charles-Louis de Secondat, ‘The Spirit Of The Laws’.
“As long as I continue to breathe,
as long as there’s injustice in this world,
I will use the voice that
God has given me to speak against it.”
Quotes About Injustice And Oppression
- “I hate injustice, I despise inequity, I condemn hypocrisy, I abhor the lack of reason.” ―Alexander Theroux.
- “The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice.” ―Paul Robeson.
- “Things are never as bad as they seem.” ―Harper Lee, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’.
- Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised. -Ann Landers
- The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. -Benjamin Franklin“I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.” ―Charles Bukowski, ‘Ham On Rye’.
- “Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.” ―Samuel Johnson.
- “Injustice, in the end, produces independence.” ―Voltaire.
- “You can’t be neutral on a moving train.” ―Howard Zinn.
- “The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.” ―Benjamin Franklin.
- “Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.” ―Henry David Thoreau.
- “To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.” ―Plato.
- “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” ―Desiderius Erasmus.
- “If you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” ―Thomas Aquinas.
- “Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.” ―Jean-Paul Sartre.
- “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” ―Theodore Roosevelt.