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Justice Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Justice

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I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

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Love is stronger than justice.
- Sting

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Though force can protect in emergency,
only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Saint Augustine

An individual who breaks a law that
conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Truth is always in harmony with herself,
and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice
that may consist with wrong-doing.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty,
justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
- Blaise Pascal

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice,
and they are also the most protected.
- Alan Dershowitz

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Justice and power must be brought together,
so that whatever is just may be powerful,
and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

Justice delayed is justice denied.
- William E. Gladstone

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
- Anselm of Canterbury

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence,
the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
- Grover Cleveland

Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood;
and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy,
and insulted justice, and eternal truth,
and mighty love and holy freedom.
- Maria W. Chapman

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our
court that continues to undermine the system.
Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic
to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill

In the end I think theatre has only one subject:
justice.
- Edward Bond

Education for all seems to be the product of a type
of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual.
- Abdoulaye Wade

I liked discussion and debate and thought that these
skills fit well with law.
I also had an interest in justice - and later learned
that sometimes law and justice actually agree!
- Harold H. Greene

Hopefully, America will really get a sense of how justice
can be served in this country.
And hopefully, they'll forget the Simpson trial.
- Andrew Cohen

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion
between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
- Elihu Root

I said the first concern of the administration of justice must,
of course, be the individual.
The second concern is the truth.
- Elliot Richardson

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife,
reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard,
would dictate that it should be in her favor.
- Ernestine Rose

We know that social exclusion is closely tied to the
new economic world order,
globalized, with free and open markets,
which isn't bringing prosperity or social justice to all.
- Claudio Hummes

Banks' beer.
There's nothing like it!
To Brazil.
And to Barbados justice.
- Ronald Biggs

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality,
and its modern emphasis on justice as well,
have historically evolved as religious issues.
- Huston Smith

My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort.
- Hans Frank

All too often arrogance accompanies strength,
and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong.
The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel

The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim
of injustice it becomes itself injustice.
- Benjamin Tucker

A man's vanity tells him what is honor,
a man's conscience what is justice.
- Walter Savage Landor

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding."
He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
- Karl Rove

Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property.
Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
- William Penn

My clerkship with Justice Douglas was tremendously important.
He told me, Christopher, get out into the stream of
history and see what happens.
I've tried to follow that advice.
- Warren Christopher

The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's
nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the
court and the American people exponentially.
- Ralph Neas

If there is any justice in the world,
then eighties rock will never again serve to blight
humanity as it did in that dark decade!
- Vivian Campbell

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

We have an integrated picture of the threat from outside
and from within that is provided not only to our foreign
ministers but also to our justice and interior ministers.
- Gijs de Vries

Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality
the people need no great effort of virtue;
it is sufficient that they love themselves.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Justice will not come to Athens until those who are
not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
- Thucydides

The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace,
stability, justice and cooperation.
- Tran Duc Luong

I find the public passion for justice quite boring and artificial.
- Patricia Highsmith

Justice is horrible.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and
women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
- Sargent Shriver

Oh, justice is what you're threatened with.
- Thomas Cromwell

The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen;
times come when force must be used to uphold right,
justice and ideals.
- Alfred North Whitehead

That children shall be compelled to receive religious
instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents,
is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest.
- Charles Tupper


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