C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.


The world has no long injustices.

Mme. de Sévigné.

Extremists are seldom just.


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


He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.


The injustice of men subserves the justice of God, and often His mercy.

Mme. Swetchine.

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.

Hosea Ballou.

Did the mass of men know the actual selfishness and injustice of their rulers, not a government would stand a year. The world would foment with revolution.

Theodore Parker.

The greatest of all injustice is that which goes under the name of law; and of all sorts of tyranny the forcing the letter of the law against the equity is the most insupportable.


  • He that acts unjustly
  • Is the worst rebel to himself; and though now
  • Ambition’s trumpet and the drum of power
  • May drown the sound, yet conscience will one day
  • Speak loudly to him.
  • Havard.

    Injustice arises either from precipitation or indolence, or from a mixture of both. The rapid and the slow are seldom just; the unjust wait either not at all, or wait too long.


    It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery. These may, perhaps, succeed for once, and borrow for awhile, from hope, a gay and flourishing appearance. But time betrays their weakness, and they fall into ruin of themselves. For, as in structures of every kind, the lower parts should have the greatest firmness—so the grounds and principles of actions should be just and true.