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Iniquity Quotes

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I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

Related topics: Christian Religion Cynical Government Political Bible

People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this;
that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog.
Philosophy will not do it.
- John Jay Chapman

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty,
iniquity,
bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array
when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand

Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth
to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
- C. S. Lewis

 

Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin.
- Josiah Stamp

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity,
and people came to terrible bad ends there.
- Kitty Carlisle

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I have loved justice and hated iniquity:
therefore I die in exile.
- Pope Gregory VII

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen
by degrees the value and the use of money,
and finally to render it powerless; and consequently
to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud,
iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.
- Josiah Warren

War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming.
Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger;
Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; -
Wait a little longer.
- Charles Mackay

Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony
an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another,
I cannot legally, but I can morally,
divest myself.
- Robert Dale Owen

It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts,
you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
- George Byron

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

A weak man is just by accident.
A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.
- Aeschylus

So one important lesson of Vietnam is,
the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are
the American troops called on to fight it.
Their service should be honored.
- Paul Begala

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays;
men have to work and women to marry for money.
It's a dreadfully unjust world.
- Louisa May Alcott

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice.
My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness.
I, the unloving, say life should be lovely.
I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.
- Vachel Lindsay

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
- Saint Francis de Sales

American GIs don't fight this unjust immoral and illegal war of Johnson's.
- Hanoi Hannah

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
- Edmund Burke

Just because someone gets arrested doesn't mean what they are doing is wrong.
Some laws are unfair and unjust.
- Tim Robbins

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions,
many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly?
- Lewis H. Lapham

Justice in the extreme is often unjust.
- Jean Racine

I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq
was unnecessary and unjust.
And I think the premises on which it was launched were false.
- Jimmy Carter

Commercial shackles are generally unjust,
oppressive, and impolitic.
- James Madison

All government wars are unjust.
- Murray Rothbard

There is the good and the bad, the great and the low,
the just and the unjust.
I swear to you that all that will never change.
- Albert Camus

The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society;
any status short of that is inferior,
unjust, and unconstitutional.
- Ted Olson

I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops,
and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings
for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust.
- Siegfried Sassoon

When I see something unjust, I have to intervene -
it's hard for me to watch the underdog suffer.
- Kristen Bell

The Ought-To Need-To Tango:
I am racked with the guilt and the pain of I should,
and I ought, and I can't, but I must.
I can't rest; I can't sleep; I'm just not understood,
and I hate that the world is unjust.
I have work; I have woes; I have troubles for life;
but I don't have a ME that I trust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even if you never do anything about this,
you've benefited from an unjust system.
You're already the winner in a game that was rigged
to your advantage from the start.
- Jonathan Kozol

Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man
is essentially unjust and tyrannical;
it is not a law at all.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise
the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for
peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems.
- Aly Khan

Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
- Thomas Carlyle

That which is unjust can really profit no one;
that which is just can really harm no one.
- Henry George

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation.
For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world,
I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by,
how much misery I have been spared.
- Dennis Prager

It disturbs me no more to find men base,
unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous,
wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I had fought against the unjust restriction of immigration.
- Emanuel Celler

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay
more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
- Plato

To God everything is beautiful, good,
and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
- Heraclitus

A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans
polled said abortion was the taking of human life.
I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust.
- Robert Casey

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive
a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
- George Washington

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than
those who have a high opinion of themselves.
- Charles Spurgeon

Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason
to be unjust towards God.
- Victor Hugo

Property in man, always morally unjust,
has become nationally dangerous.
- Robert Dale Owen

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must
try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
- Leo Tolstoy

Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.
- Sophocles

Effective action is always unjust.
- Maya Angelou

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right;
more often unjust than just.
It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
- Hosea Ballou

A God all mercy is a God unjust.
- Edward Young

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
- Thomas A. Edison

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
- Saint Augustine

No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be,
he loves fairness more than anything else.
If the people placed over him are unfair,
from year to year he lapses into an embittered state
characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
- Anton Chekhov

Unjust.
How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it.
All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final
courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself,
and to hell with justice.
- Lillian Hellman

The wave of new productive enterprises would provide
opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of
environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.
- Barry Commoner

No two wars are ever the same.
Some are just, some are unjust, but the basic commonality
shared between them all is that young men and women
heeded a call to service,
overcame their fear, and fought for their side.
- Bob Riley

I think it has other roots, has to do,
in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life...
nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance,
inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist,
unjust attitude that is pervasive.
- Leonard Baskin

The values by which we are to survive are not rules
for just and unjust conduct,
but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice,
good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.
- Jacob Bronowski

I submit that an individual who breaks the law
that conscience tells him is unjust
and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail
to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An individual who breaks a law that
conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One who breaks an unjust law
that conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts
the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy,
have never stopped being a nation of laws,
not of men.
But witness how men with motives and a majority can
manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends.
- Robert Byrd

In any case, fighting will not settle whether the claims were just or unjust.
It will only settle which nation can mobilize and handle
its fighting forces and its economic forces the better.
- Rufus Jones

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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