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Bryan Stevenson Quotes: We have a system of justice in [the US] that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes.
         

We have a system of justice in [the US] that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes.


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You ultimately judge the civility of a society not by how it treats the rich, the powerful, the protected and the highly esteemed, but by how it treats the poor, the disfavored and the disadvantaged.

You ultimately judge the civility of a society not by how it treats the rich, the powerful, the protected and the highly esteemed, but by how it treats the poor, the disfavored and the disadvantaged.



You don’t change the world with the ideas in your mind, but with the conviction in your heart.

You don’t change the world with the ideas in your mind, but with the conviction in your heart.



Somebody has to stand when other people are sitting. Somebody has to speak when other people are quiet.

Somebody has to stand when other people are sitting. Somebody has to speak when other people are quiet.



The opposite of poverty is not wealth. I don't believe that. I actually think, in too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.

The opposite of poverty is not wealth. I don't believe that. I actually think, in too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.



The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.

The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.



Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.

Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.



We live in a country that talks about being the home of the brave and the land of the free, and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world.

We live in a country that talks about being the home of the brave and the land of the free, and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world.



I don't think there's been a time in American history with more innocent people in prison.

I don't think there's been a time in American history with more innocent people in prison.



Always do the right thing even when the right thing is the hard thing

Always do the right thing even when the right thing is the hard thing



We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt. We all share the condition of brokenness even if our brokenness is not equivalent.

We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt. We all share the condition of brokenness even if our brokenness is not equivalent.





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Because sometimes it’s being in a crowd that makes you feel lonelier than when you’re alone.

Because sometimes it’s being in a crowd that makes you feel lonelier than when you’re alone.



He had everything, but he possessed nothing. There is the spiritual secret.

He had everything, but he possessed nothing. There is the spiritual secret.



I would like to sit and and write some acoustic stuff. That's what I want to do. It means creatively, that's what I want so I need to do that for myself and then I'll see.

I would like to sit and and write some acoustic stuff. That's what I want to do. It means creatively, that's what I want so I need to do that for myself and then I'll see.



There are a shitload of songs about being in love with someone who doesn't love you back and I talk about weed and my cat and being lazy a lot.

There are a shitload of songs about being in love with someone who doesn't love you back and I talk about weed and my cat and being lazy a lot.



If people persist in trespassing upon the grizzlies' territory, we must accept the fact that the grizzlies, from time to time, will harvest a few trespassers.

If people persist in trespassing upon the grizzlies' territory, we must accept the fact that the grizzlies, from time to time, will harvest a few trespassers.



All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.



I have thousands of opinions still - but that is down from millions - and, as always, I know nothing.

I have thousands of opinions still - but that is down from millions - and, as always, I know nothing.



Fiction is the only way I know a human being can inhabit the mind of another human being.

Fiction is the only way I know a human being can inhabit the mind of another human being.



My mother was physically and emotionally abusive. My father was an extremely cold man.

My mother was physically and emotionally abusive. My father was an extremely cold man.



Recast your current problems into proactive goals.

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