Quotations and Literature Forum

It is currently Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:11 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Justice
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 7:23 am 

Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 5:27 am
Posts: 31
Location: Malden, Massachusetts
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:51 am 
Sgt Fluffy
Sgt Fluffy

Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2003 5:19 am
Posts: 393
Location: London, United Kingdom
In context:

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
-Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. open letter to clergymen, Apr. 16, 1963. “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Why We Can’t Wait (1963).


Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
-H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist. Prejudices, ch. 3, Third Series (1922).

The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices. It is impossible to see behind defeat, the sacrifices, the austere performance of duty, the self-discipline and the vigilance that are there—those things the god of battle does not take account of.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944), French aviator, author. Flight to Arras, ch. 15 (1942).

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: avoisot, cynthiarj18, DaiceHopy, Google [Bot], kopetpdynv, kristahj2, ljdwefdsyrotdw, ljdwefdsyrotmw, madgemi69, ofeliaeo69, pacdffgsvdrjlj, rafaelvc2, Richardratt, winifredej1, xxyytymngima, Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group