Quotation Explorer - 'Injury'

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
An opportunity fordoing an injury happens a hundred times a day, hut for doing good not once a year," says Zoroaster. - Voltaire
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness. - Lao Tzu
[The answer of to the question 'Which is the most perfect popular government?']That where the least injury done to the meanest individual, is considered as an insult on the whole constitution. - Solon
This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. - John Ruskin
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. - Thomas Szasz
To add insult to injury. - Phaedrus
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. - John Stuart Mill
...the student of prehistoric man...cannot reject [the Castenedolo skull] as false without doing injury to his sense of truth, and he cannot accept it as fact without shattering his accepted beliefs. - Arthur Keith
LOGANIMITY, n. The disposition to endure injury with meek forbearance while maturing a plan of revenge. - Ambrose Bierce
What is Poverty? A hateful good; a mother of health; a putting away of cares; a discoverer of wisdom; business without injury; ownership without calumny; happiness without anxiety. - Secundus the Silent
My Miracle, living through a Traumatic brain Injury - Rodney Barnes
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury. - Edwin Hubbell Chapin
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. - Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace! Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. - Saint Francis of Assisi
I have made plenty of enemies in my lifetime, but none has ever done me as much injury as I do myself. - Kathryn L. Nelson
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear. - Ayn Rand
If a man aspires to a righteous life, his first act of abstinence if from injury to animals. - Leo Tolstoy
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us that injury that provokes it. - Seneca
INJURY, n. An offense next in degree of enormity to a slight. - Ambrose Bierce
You add insult to injury. (Injuriae Addis Contumeliam) - Anonymous
When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. - Alan Paton
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. - Confucius
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. - Niccolo Machiavelli
A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl. - Stephan A. Hoeller
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out, and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. - John Milton
Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admired when it sparkles in the setting of modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive any injury.
Emotions are like muscles. Most of them go highly unattended, it's usually the weaker, undefined ones that cause injury to the rest, and there is most certainly memory response in play. - Erica Goros
The thinking (person) must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another. - Albert Schweitzer
‎"Those who give up dreams, do injury to their own hearts and cannot possibly enjoy a profound sense of fulfillment in the end. - Daisaku Ikeda
A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. - John Stuart Mill
There is one type of gambling which should always be encouraged. It is betting on goodness. When a person has wronged you, be good to him. If he adds insult to injury, double the bet. And keep on doubling it. You will surely win! - J.P. Vaswani
Death and injury caused by armed violence is one of the most shameful epidemics of our age. - Widad Akreyi
The greater the injury, the greater the fun. - Leinad Eibam, a celebration of poets, Summer 2015
Death, displacement and injury caused by conflicts constitute one of the most devastating epidemics of our age. - Widad Akreyi
What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (including intellectual egoism), our sense of injury, our lack of love and forbearance. I regard every other attempt to change the world, even if it springs from the best intentions, as futile. - Hermann Hesse
There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. - Alan Paton
Without a doubt the greatest injury of all was done by basing morals on myth. For, sooner or later, myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. - Edward Chapin
We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them. - Christopher Reeve
Enjoy without injury, live without loss. - Amit Kalantri
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