Social Injustice Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 68 famous quotes and sayings about social injustice to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 68 Quotes About Social Injustice

#1. The scientific approach uncovers, that Communism does not eliminate the inequality between men, the social injustice, exploitation of man by man and other evils of society - communism merely changes their form and gives birth to new evils, which become eternal fellow-travelers of communism. - Author: Alexander Zinoviev
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#2. Gender injustice is a social impairment and therefore has to be corrected in social attitudes and behaviour. - Author: Mohammad Hamid Ansari
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#3. Poverty, the racial divide and social injustice do not impact only those who suffer most visibly. Alleviating poverty and injustice is a responsibility we must never forget or abandon. - Author: Marc Morial
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#4. Social evils are dangerously contagious. The fixed policy of persecution and injustice against a class of women who are weak and defenseless will be necessarily hurtful to the cause of all women. - Author: Fannie Barrier Williams
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#5. If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters. - Author: Helen Clark
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#6. There is nothing truthful, wise, humane, or strategic about confusing hostility to injustice and oppression, which is leftist, with hostility to science and rationality, which is nonsense. - Author: Michael Albert
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#7. Like King, we need to put on our cemetery clothes and be coffin-ready for the next great democratic battle. - Author: Cornel West
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#8. An unrectified case of injustice has a terrible way of lingering, restlessly, in the social atmosphere like an unfinished question. - Author: Mary McCarthy
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#9. Surely the greatest social injustice is that 2 billion people haven't heard of God's love in Christ. - Author: David Platt
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#10. I don't have general views about anything, except social injustice. - Author: Marguerite Duras
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#11. It takes a common thug to commit injustice, but it takes an exceptional thug to call it "social justice". - Author: Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
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#12. The findings in contemporary social sciences are helping us understand that we can find other ways to educate people and act against injustice and corruption in our society. - Author: Tariq Ramadan
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#13. Rage - whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders' insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us - is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion. - Author: Bonnie Myotai Treace
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#14. It's absolutely essential for every generation to capture that social responsibility. Injustice grows like weeds. The injustices of the world are like weeds, and if you do nothing they'll choke your whole garden, man. - Author: Luis Valdez
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#15. Still, let us not disarm, even in unsatisfactory times. Social injustice still needs to be denounced and fought. The world will not get better on its own. - Author: Eric Hobsbawm
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#16. Social injustice is what puts Scotland at its greatest disadvantage, and restoring the 50p tax rate will start to fight that. - Author: Johann Lamont
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#17. This tendency to make laws that are convenient or advantageous rather than right has mushroomed. - Author: John Howard Griffin
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#18. school people must not fall into the trap of thinking that early preparation for an unjust world requires early exposure to injustice - Author: Oakes Jeannie
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#19. The stigma of mental illness is first and foremost a social justice issue! - Author: Patrick W. Corrigan
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#20. I'm starting to realize that being born into this social world is a little like being born into clean air. You take it in as soon as you breathe, and pretty soon you don't even realize that while you can walk around with clear lungs, other people are wearing oxygen masks just to survive. - Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
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#21. Any of the social changes in American history are because people thought there was injustice. We have to show that this corporate welfare and cronyism is unjust - and that it's not only rigging the system so people get wealthy who don't deserve to get wealthy. - Author: Charles Koch
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#22. Sometimes losses in life are not losses at all. They are simply the evidence God provides, in order to build a story so profound, that it will cause social change. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#23. Real chains that we need to shed are the burdens of racial discrimination, economic disparity, religious dogmas, intolerance and social injustice, which still weigh heavily on our shoulders. - Author: Balroop Singh
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#24. But as the late socialist politician Tony Benn would often put it, social change is a combination of two things: 'the burning flame of anger at injustice, and the burning flame of hope for a better world'. - Author: Owen Jones
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#25. The root cause of poverty is social injustice and the bad government that abets it - Author: Colin Powell
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#26. Whichever group is in ascension at a given moment is, historically speaking, both unlikely to acknowledge the existence of abuses or bias, and also to justify the bias on any grounds they can - social, biological, what have you. - Author: Elizabeth Bear
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#27. I have not personally suffered from the deprivations, the bitterness and sorrow which bring so many men and women to a realisation of social injustice. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
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#28. Once causes are determined, then there is talk of "social injustice" and the privileged begin to resist. - Author: Gustavo Gutierrez
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#29. No man could be actively nonviolent and not rise against social injustice, no matter where it occurred. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#30. there is no creature more empathetic toward those who suffer social injustice, more compelled by optimism and faith in humankind, or more aspirational in her beliefs than a middle schooler. - Author: Michelle Icard
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#31. For the world to become a better place, someone has to pay a price, I think it's glorious to sacrifice for the sake of social progress and fighting injustice. - Author: Xu Zhiyong
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#32. If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine. - Author: Ernesto Che Guevara
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#33. Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States. - Author: William Blum
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#34. It would take me a long time to understand how systems inflict pain and hardship in people's lives and to learn that being kind in an unjust system is not enough. - Author: Helen Prejean
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#35. There is no social evil, no form of injustice whether of the feudal or the capitalist order which has not been sanctified in some way or other by religious sentiment and thereby rendered more impervious to change. - Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
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#36. When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually. - Author: Barney Frank
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#37. Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. - Author: Harry Truman
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#38. You can do anything you want in the United States of you wear a suit and tie...especially if you are white. That also helps. - Author: Betty Medsger
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#39. We have learned that social injustice is the destruction of justice itself. - Author: Herbert Hoover
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#40. Black Power alone is no more insurance against social injustice than white power. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#41. If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#42. Looking at Rita, I have long found social injustice preferable to the struggle against it. - Author: Lyudmila Ulitskaya
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#43. There can be no peace as long as there is grinding poverty, social injustice, inequality, oppression, environmental degradation, and as long as the weak and small continue to be trodden by the mighty and powerful. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#44. suffering is not caused by ill fortune, by social injustice, or by divine whims. Rather, suffering is caused by the behaviour patterns of one's own mind. - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#45. The victims of social injustice, since time eternal, have always been without the resources and the ability to fight back. They are defenseless and voiceless. Thee sad aspect of social injustice is that the defenseless and voiceless are the ones who most need a defense and a strong, vibrant voice. - Author: Tommy Makem
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#46. It is time for the next generations to continue our struggle against social injustice and for the rights of humanity. It is in your hands. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#47. Most people develop their social conscience when young, during that brief period between leaving school and deciding that injustice isn't necessarily all bad, and - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#48. After all, the rich get richer and the poor get children. Which is okay so long as lots of them starve in infancy. - Author: John Brunner
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#49. Twenty years on, the books are still fun to write and I've still got lots of stories I want to tell, mainly about social injustice and people chewed up by the system. - Author: John Grisham
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#50. All free communities have both been more exempt from social injustice and crime, and have attained more brilliant prosperity, than any others, or than they themselves after they have lost their freedom. - Author: John Stuart Mill
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#51. The fact that he didn't get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn't driven by that, and wasn't dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school. - Author: Mary Stuart Masterson
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#52. We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained. - Author: Derrick A. Bell
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#53. Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste. - Author: William Feather
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#54. The enormity of problems like hunger and social injustice can certainly motivate us to act. We can be convinced logically of the need for intervention and change. But it is the story of one individual that ultimately makes the difference - by offering
living proof. - Author: John Capecci And Timothy Cage
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#55. The great biblical tradition enjoins on all peoples the duty to hear the voice of the poor. It bids us break the bonds of injustice and oppression which give rise to glaring, and indeed scandalous, social inequalities. - Author: Pope Francis
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#56. At 12, I knew that the point of being human was to spend one's life fighting social injustice. - Author: Richard Rorty
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#57. When once a social order is well established, no matter what injustice it involves, those who occupy a position of advantage are not long in coming to believe that it is the only possible and reasonable order ... - Author: Suzanne La Follette
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#58. For so long as we condone injustice by a small but powerful group, we condone the destruction of all social stability, all real peace, all trust in man's good intentions toward his fellow man. - Author: John Howard Griffin
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#59. They had no previous connection whatever with Connemara; but they saw connections where others who should have seen them simply looked the other way. - Author: Joseph O'Connor
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#60. Being a journalist, being exposed to the world, to social injustice, to intolerance, growing up here, under apartheid, benefitting from that, has all shaped who I am and what my passions are, and of course that's going to come through in my writing. - Author: Lauren Beukes
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#61. The more money spent by government to address social injustice the greater the cries of social injustice. - Author: James Cook
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#62. But these are sad times, the 'prentices wanting to be masters, and every little tradesman wanting to be a Senator, and every dirty little urchin thinking he can give
impudence to his betters! - Author: Hope Mirrlees
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#63. National injustice is the surest road to national downfall. - Author: William E. Gladstone
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#64. Reforming the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart. - Author: Pope Francis
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#65. In addition to world conflicts, the most challenging problem we face today is hunger, deprivation and social injustice. Because we're ruled by separate self-interest, we go on accumulating personal wealth, ignoring the well being of the others. - Author: Satish Kumar
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#66. If you can reach just 10 percent of the population, you can begin to reach a tipping point; that's where true social movements take place - it's a numbers game. And when you reach that number, the truth becomes obvious and empires of injustice crumble and fall. - Author: Louie Psihoyos
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#67. Perhaps one of the more noteworthy trends of our time is the occupation of buildings accompanied by the taking of hostages. The perpetrators of these deeds are generally motivated by political grievance, social injustice, and the deeply felt desire to see how they look on TV. - Author: Fran Lebowitz
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#68. My social status leaps after decades of disqualification on grounds of radiation. The doorbell rings and there stands Vanessa Redgrave. 'Marcie,' she begins, and then goes on about social injustice in Namibia, and how we must all build a raft by late afternoon - preferably out of coconut matting. - Author: Morrissey
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