65 Unjust Quotes On Success In Life

These unjust quotes will motivate you. Unjust, not just; lacking in justice or fairness: unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.

Below you will find a collection of inspiring, happy, and encouraging unjust quotes, unjust sayings, and unjust proverbs.

Best Unjust Quotes

  1. “One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. “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.
  3. “One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘ an unjust law is no law at all.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. “The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham , Unjust quotes laws
  5. “An unjust peace is better than a just war.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “Commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive, and impolitic.” ~ James Madison

  11. “People are unjust to anger – it can be enlivening and a lot of fun.” ~ Philip Roth
  12. “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
  13. “I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.” ~ Aeschylus
  14. “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  15. “A unjust law, is no law at all.” ~ Martin Luther

  16. “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
  17. “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  18. “A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  19. “When I see something unjust, I have to intervene – it’s hard for me to watch the underdog suffer.” ~ Kristen Bell
  20. “When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.” ~ Plato

  21. “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 , Unjust quotes for work
  22. “Punishment is justice for the unjust.” ~ Saint Augustine
  23. “Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  24. “Effective action is always unjust.” ~ Maya Angelou
  25. “All government wars are unjust.” ~ Murray Rothbard

  26. “I had fought against the unjust restriction of immigration.” ~ Emanuel Celler
  27. “I am yet too young to understand that God is any respecter of persons. I believe that to have interfered as I have done…in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong, but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit: so let it be done!” ~ John Brown
  28. “None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  29. “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  30. “War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

  31. “Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt,
    Surprised by unjust force, but not inthralled;
    Yea, even that which mischief meant most harm
    Shall in the happy trial prove most glory.” ~ John Milton
  32. “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
  33. “Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can actually be just.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero , Unjust quotes war
  34. “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
  35. “If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  36. “Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.” ~ Edmund Burke
  37. “Because one doesn’t like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.” ~ Victor Hugo
  38. “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
  39. “We have the means to change the laws we find unjust or onerous. We cannot, as citizens, pick and choose the laws we will or will not obey.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  40. “Property in man, always morally unjust, has become nationally dangerous.” ~ Robert Dale Owen

  41. “Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.” ~ Unknown
  42. “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  43. “Today social justice represents one of the most serious challenges to the conscience of the world. The abyss between those who are within the world ‘order’ and those who are excluded is widening day by day. The use of leading-edge technologies has made it possible to accumulate wealth in a way that is fantastic but perverse because it is unjustly distributed. Twenty-percent of humankind control eighty percent of all means of life. That fact creates a dangerous imbalance in the movement of history.” ~ Leonardo Boff
  44. “A great deal; you are good to those who are good to you. It is all I ever desire to be. If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way; they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should – so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  45. “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  46. “Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all.” ~ Maximilien Robespierre
  47. “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
  48. “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.” ~ Noah Webster
  49. “It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.” ~ Saint Augustine
  50. “That which is unjust can really profit no one; that which is just can really harm no one.” ~ Henry George

  51. “Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.” ~ Sophocles
  52. “There is no justice in following unjust laws.” ~ Aaron Swartz
  53. “All “public interest’ legislation (and any distribution of money taken by force from some men for the unearned benefit of others) comes down ultimately to the grant of an undefined undefinable, non-objective, arbitrary power to some government officials. The worst aspect of it is not that such a power can be used dishonestly, but that it cannot be used honestly. The wisest man in the world, with the purest integrity, cannot find a criterion for the just, equitable, rational application of an unjust, inequitable, irrational principle.” ~ Ayn Rand
  54. “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
  55. “Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt, Surprised by unjust force, but not enthralled.” ~ John Milton

  56. “Justice in the extreme is often unjust.” ~ Jean Racine
  57. “While craving justice for ourselves, it is never wise to be unjust to others.” ~ Lew Wallace
  58. “Our impulses are our birthright. To alter personality would be unjust, almost criminal, for the impulses that make a fool or worse of us in certain circumstances may be necessary for our happiness.” ~ Gertrude Atherton
  59. “The world is a very unjust, unfair place and we have to live with that. Historically, there is impunity for most crimes.” ~ Isabel Allende
  60. “A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  61. “For the real difference between humans and other animals is that humans alone have perception of good and evil, just and unjust, etc. It is the sharing of a common view in these matters that makes a household and a state.” ~ Aristotle
  62. “So long as society is founded on injustice, the function of the laws will be to defend injustice. And the more unjust they are the more respectable they will seem.” ~ Anatole France
  63. “Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it.” ~ Oliver Cromwell
  64. “In an unjust society the only place for a just man is prison.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  65. “Life is unjust, people can be cruel, and yet if you harden your heart, you will lose what little love there is in this world.” ~ Rita Mae Brown

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