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An injury is damage to a biological organism. As a legal term, injury is a harm done to a person due to acts or omissions of other persons.


  • INJURY, n. An offense next in degree of enormity to a slight.
    • Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's Dictionary (1906); republished as The Devil's Dictionary (1911).
  • Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
    • Louis Brandeis, concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 376 (1927).
  • An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
    • Lord Chesterfield, Letters to his Son.
  • If we should classify one by one all those who hate others and injure others, should we find them to be universal in love or partial? Of course we should say they are partial. Now, since partiality against one another is the cause of the major calamities in the empire, then partiality is wrong.
    • Mozi Book 4; Universal Love III
  • Will you touch, will you mend me Christ?
    Won't you touch, will you heal me Christ?
    Will you kiss, can you cure me Christ?
    Won't you kiss, won't you pay me Christ?
See my eyes, I can hardly see
See me stand, I can hardly walk
I believe you can make me whole
See my tongue, I can hardly talk.
See my skin, I'm a mass of blood
See my legs, I can hardly stand
I believe you can make me well
See my purse, I'm a poor, poor man.
  • Megan: Sometimes when people are sick or hurt for a long time, like Elijah, they're mind gets hurt too. They start to think things that aren't true. He hold me what he thought about your father. It isn't true.
    • Unbreakable written by M. Night Shyamalan

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 394.
  • 'Twas he
    Gave heat unto the injury, which returned
    Like a petard ill lighted, unto the bosom
    Of him gave fire to it.
  • Accipere quam facere injuriam præstat.
    • It is better to receive than to do an injury.
    • Cicero, Tusculanarum Disputationum, V. 19.
  • Wit's an unruly engine, wildly striking
    Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer.
  • Plerumque dolor etiam venustos facit.
    • A strong sense of injury often gives point to the expression of our feelings.
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistles, III. 9.
  • Aut potentior te, aut imbecillior læsit: si imbecillior, parce illi; si potentior, tibi.
    • He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Ira, III. 5.

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