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Inequality

  1. You can't have all chiefs, you've got to have indians too.
       -- American Proverb

  2. No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.
       -- Henry P. Fairchild

  3. There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  4. People differ in capacity, skill, health, strength; and unequal fortune is a necessary result of unequal condition. Such inequality is far from being disadvantageous either to individuals or to the community.
       -- Leo XIII

  5. One half of the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  6. Some men must follow, and some command, though all are made of clay.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  7. An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
       -- Martin Luther

  8. Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?
       -- Dorothy Thompson


    Inferiority

    1. No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
         -- Henry Brooks Adams

    2. We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
         -- Alfred Adler

    3. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
         -- Alfred Adler

    4. Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
         -- Alfred Adler

    5. The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
         -- John C. Calhoun

    6. Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.
         -- Lord Chesterfield

    7. The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
         -- Confucius

    8. No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
         -- Samuel Johnson

    9. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
         -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    10. Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own finitude, and his finitude is, in one sense, overcome.
         -- George Santayana


    Infidelity

    1. People who are so dreadfully "devoted" to their wives are so apt, from mere habit, to get devoted to other people's wives as well.
         -- Jane Welsh Carlyle

    2. No adultery is bloodless.
         -- Natalia Ginzburg

    3. Never tell a loved one of an infidelity: you would be badly rewarded for your troubles. Although one dislike being deceived, one likes even less to be undeceived.
         -- Ninon de Lenclos

    4. Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined.
         -- Katherine Anne Porter


    Inflation

    1. Inflation: Everyone's illusion of wealth.
         -- Anon.

    2. Try to save money. Someday it may be valuable again.
         -- Anon.

    3. Law of inflation: whatever goes up will go up some more.
         -- Anon.

    4. If inflation continues, the two-car garage will be replaced by the two-family garage.
         -- Anon.

    5. I wasn't affected by inflation -- I had nothing to inflate.
         -- Gerald Barzan

    6. Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
         -- Will and Ariel Durant

    7. The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency. The second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity. Both bring a permanent ruin.
         -- Ernest Hemingway

    8. How is the human race going to survive now that the cost of living has gone up two dollars a quart?
         -- W. C. Fields

    9. We have two chickens in every pot, two cars in every garage, and now we have two headaches for every asprin.
         -- Fiorello H. La Guardia

    10. Only one fellow in ten thousand understands the currency question, and we meet him every day.
         -- Kin Hubbard

    11. Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
         -- Ronald Reagan

    12. The nation is prosperpus on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?
         -- Will Rogers

    13. Inflation is the senility of democracies.
         -- Sylvia Townsend Warner

    14. The disease is painless; it's the cure that hurts.
         -- Katherine Whitehorn


    Influence

    1. Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
         -- Amiel

    2. It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
         -- Margot Asquith

    3. He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
         -- Henry Ward Beecher

    4. The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
         -- Henry Ward Beecher

    5. No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
         -- Bernard M. Baruch

    6. Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can't get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn't grow up into.
         -- Elizabeth Bibesco

    7. Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
         -- George Eliot

    8. Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.
         -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    9. The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
         -- Blaise Pascal

    10. Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
         -- Socrates

    11. I am a part of all that I have met.
         -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    12. We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
         -- Henry David Thoreau


    Ingratitude

    1. Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.
         -- Ausonius

    2. Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
         -- Henry Ward Beecher

    3. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
         -- Henry Ward Beecher

    4. When I'm not thanked at all I'm thanked enough.
         -- Henry Fielding

    5. People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
         -- Eric Hoffer

    6. Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
         -- Franšois de La Rochefoucauld

    7. We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
         -- Franšois de La Rochefoucauld

    8. How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
      To have a thankless child!
         -- William Shakespeare, King Lear

    9. Blow, blow thou winter wind,
      Thou art not so unkind
      As man's ingratitude;
      Thy tooth is not so keen,
      Because thou art not seen,
      Although thy breath be rude.
         -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It

    10. One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.
         -- Publilius Syrus

    11. Ingratitude is treason to mankind.
         -- James Thomson


    Inheritance

    1. To kill a relative of whom you are tired is one thing. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is a genuine pleasure.
         -- Honore de Balzac

    2. I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
         -- Mahatma Gandhi

    3. Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldst really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
         -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    4. Never say you know a man till you have divided an inheritance with him.
         -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

    5. We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
         -- Don Marquis

    6. If you want to see what your friends and family think of you, die broke, and see who comes to your funeral.
         -- Gregory Nunn

    7. What madness it is for a man to starve himself to enrich his heir, and so turn a friend into an enemy! For his joy at your death will be proportioned to what you leave him.
         -- Seneca

    8. To inherit property is not to be born--it is to be still-born, rather.
         -- Henry David Thoreau

    9. He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
         -- Yiddish Proverb


    Injury

    1. Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
         -- Aesop

    2. The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scale.
         -- Aesop

    3. It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
         -- Francis Beaumont

    4. Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
         -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

    5. An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
         -- Lord Chesterfield

    6. No man is hurt but by himself
         -- Diogenes

    7. Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
         -- Thomas Fuller

    8. He that flings dirt at another dirtieth himself the most.
         -- Thomas Fuller

    9. If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
         -- Kahlil Gibran

    10. Abuse a man unjustly and you will make friends for him.
         -- Edgar Watson Howe

    11. The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by strategem.
         -- Washington Irving

    12. No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself.
         -- Lord Kames

    13. If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
         -- Niccol˛ Machiavelli

    14. It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
         -- Mark Twain

    15. It costs more to revenge injuries than to bear them.
         -- Bishop T. Wilson

Injustice

  1. In this world it rains on the Just and the Unjust alike, but the Unjusts have the Just's umbrellas.
       -- Lynne Alpern

  2. No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.
       -- Aristotle

  3. Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
       -- Hosea Ballou

  4. Injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others.
       -- Amelia E. Barr

  5. The golf links lie so near the mill
    That almost every day
    The laboring children can look out
    And see the men at play.
       -- Sarah N. Cleghorn

  6. If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
       -- Democritus

  7. I have come to believe that one thing people cannot bear is a sense of injustice. Poverty, cold, even hunger are more bearable than injustice.
       -- Milicent Fenwick

  8. A book might be written on the injustice of the just.
       -- Anthony Hope

  9. Acquital of the guilty damns the judge.
       -- Horace

  10. Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
       -- Mother Jones

  11. An unrectified case of injustice has a terrible way of lingering, restlessly, in the social atmosphere like an unfinished equation.
       -- Mary McCarthy

  12. Injustice is relatively easy to bear. What stings is justice.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  13. He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
       -- Plato

  14. If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.
       -- Richelieu

  15. Injustice never rules forever.
       -- Seneca

  16. Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  17. All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.
       -- Alice Walker

  18. There must always be a remedy for wrong and injustice if we only know how to find it.
       -- Ida B. Wells

  19. One had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat caught in a trap.
       -- Ida B. Wells


Innocence

  1. The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are.
       -- Josh Billings

  2. It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
       -- William Blackstone

  3. When lightning strikes, the mouse is sometimes burned with the farm.
       -- Phyllis Bottome

  4. The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet--when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round.
       -- Elizabeth Bowen

  5. The innocent is the person who explains nothing.
       -- Albert Camus

  6. Innocence involves an unseeing acceptance of things at face value, an ignorance of the things below the surface. One cannot have both compassion and innocence.
       -- Eugenia Collier

  7. I am ill at ease with people whose lives are an open book.
       -- Ivy Compton-Burnett

  8. Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
       -- Anatole France

  9. He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
       -- Horace

  10. They that know no evil will suspect none.
       -- Ben Jonson

  11. When a person is found less guilty than he is suspected, he is concluded more innocent than he really is.
       -- Charlotte Lennox

  12. It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
       -- Mignon McLaughlin

  13. To vice, innocence must seem always a superior kind of chicanery.
       -- Ouida

  14. To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
       -- William Penn

  15. Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
       -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  16. Innocence is not pure so much as pleased,
    Always expectant, bright-eyed, self-enclosed.
       -- May Sarton

  17. The silence often of pure innocence
    Persuades, when speaking fails.
       -- William Shakespeare, A Winters Tale

  18. Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
       -- Robert South

  19. To be innocent is to bear the weight of the entire universe. It is to throw away the counterweight.
       -- Simone Weil

  20. The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
       -- Nathaniel P. Willis


Insanity

  1. Insanity: grounds for divorce in some states, grounds for marriage in all.
       -- Anon.

  2. You can always trust the information given to you by people who are crazy; they have an access to truth not available through regular channels.
       -- Sheila Ballantyne

  3. Only the insane take themselves seriously.
       -- Max Beerbohm

  4. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.
       -- Rita Mae Brown

  5. Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
       -- Nathaniel Emmons

  6. We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  7. Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  8. I teach that all men are mad.
       -- Horace

  9. Insanity is hereditary: you can get it from your children.
       -- Sam Levenson

  10. One half the nation is mad -- and the other half not very sound.
       -- Tobias Smollet

  11. When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
       -- Mark Twain

  12. The way it is now, the asylums can hold all the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we should run out of building materials.
       -- Mark Twain

  13. There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
       -- William Allen White


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