When I think of the phrase “moral indignation,” I envision an elderly person exclaiming “why I never” in a most disdainful tone. According to wikipedia, it “is typically a reactive emotion of anger over perceived mistreatment, insult, or malice. It is akin to what is called the sense of injustice.”
Here are some of my favorite quotations regarding this phrase . . .
” . . . jealousy with a halo.” (H.G. Wells)
“What is in most cases two percent moral, forty-eight percent indignation, and fifty percent envy.” (Vittorio de Sica)
“Suspecting other people of not being married.” (George Bernard Shaw)
“Simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” (Oscar Wilde)