Every nation that carries in its bosom great and unredressed injustice
has in it the elements of this last convulsion.
If the injustice
is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth--certainly the machine will wear out.
Or, in spite of the opinion of the many, and in spite of consequences whether better or worse, shall we insist on the truth of what was then said, that injustice
is always an evil and dishonour to him who acts unjustly?
They are not found to be such on the injustice
and violence of individuals, and lose their efficacy in proportion to the number combined together, that is, in proportion as their efficacy becomes needful.
This will be evident from particular instances, if we apply the names used to denote the other categories; for instance, granted that justice is the contrary of injustice
and justice is a quality, injustice
will also be a quality: neither quantity, nor relation, nor place, nor indeed any other category but that of quality, will be applicable properly to injustice
Unreason and injustice
at the top, unreason and injustice
at the heart and at the bottom, unreason and injustice
from beginning to end--if it ever has an end--how should poor Rick, always hovering near it, pluck reason out of it?
But what avails it to point out what is the height of injustice
if this is not?
The owners of houses in which much property had been left, brought there from other houses, complained of the injustice
of taking everything to the Faceted Palace in the Kremlin; others insisted that as the French had gathered things from different houses into this or that house, it would be unfair to allow its owner to keep all that was found there.
He inveighed against the injustice
of Providence, which would for the sake of one criminal perchance sailing in the ship allow so many innocent persons to perish.
You do me a grave injustice
," said the Boss, parting with a pair of tears.
If the injustice
is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go; perchance it will wear smooth -- certainly the machine will wear out.
Oh, no; and so entirely astray are you in your ideas about the just and unjust as not even to know that justice and the just are in reality another's good; that is to say, the interest of the ruler and stronger, and the loss of the subject and servant; and injustice
the opposite; for the unjust is lord over the truly simple and just: he is the stronger, and his subjects do what is for his interest, and minister to his happiness, which is very far from being their own.