Injustice

In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.

Background. "In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 8). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. In this quote, the main character and narrator, Pip, reflects on how harsh his upbringing has been as a child. Both Pip's parents died when he was very young, leaving [...]

There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets.

Background. "There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets" is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 46). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, more commonly referred to as [...]

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