Justice Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Justice

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The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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


Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
~By Adam Smith ~


So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one's heart.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
~By Isaiah Berlin ~


The greatest injustice in the world is to bring a child into the world, and not be able to offer it peace.
~By Nafisa Joseph ~


Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
~By Plato ~


He convinced me that if we're going to have honest government that you can't leave it up to the crooks and that honest people have to get involved in government. So I did. I got involved as a criminal prosecutor with the U. S. Justice Department.
~By Bill Scott ~


The plane took off at 8:10 in the morning - or that's when it was scheduled to take off. And that's when I believe it took off. I had been in my office at the Department of Justice. Someone told me that there had been the two strikes that occurred at the World Trade Center.
~By Ted Olson ~


But you will understand by yourselves that the matter applies equally well to the organization of the officials of justice, of administrative officials, etc; these are likewise organized instruments of power in certain societies.
~By Ferdinand Lassalle ~


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.
~By Warren Christopher ~


A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
~By Ralph Nader ~


There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


Al Gore seems to have found a great political ploy: Picking up whatever issue he is most vulnerable on and championing the cause. Perhaps he will start to champion perjury statutes and obstruction of justice.
~By Barbara Olson ~


I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
~By Malcolm X ~


Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.
~By John L. Lewis ~


It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
~By James Bryce ~


It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
~By Earl Warren ~


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


We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice.
~By Ed Miliband ~


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
~By Aristotle ~


Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.
~By Abdallah II ~


In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
~By Kofi Annan ~


If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state.
~By Amos Oz ~


The United States has the burden to lead for peace. And not just peace - we need peace with justice, a much harder goal.
~By Jeff Sessions ~


What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
~By Demosthenes ~


I was asked three times directly in the hearing before the board of the judiciary whether or not I would continue to acknowledge God if I were to resume my position as chief justice. And I said I would.
~By Roy Moore ~


Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
~By Corazon Aquino ~


Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.
~By Agatha Christie ~


I immediately called the command center of the Department of Justice to let them know that my wife was on a plane that had been hijacked. I mainly wanted them know there was another hijacked plane out there.
~By Ted Olson ~


Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
~By Khalil Gibran ~


I have to think of my status as a resident in this country. But I do insist that in Paraguay there was order; the judiciary had the power of complete independence; justice was fully exercised.
~By Alfredo Stroessner ~


One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance.
~By Ron Jaworski ~


The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


The goal is justice, not executions. We all want to make sure the process is fair and that the right person is punished. These recommendations are essential to that goal.
~By William Sessions ~


The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
~By Jeane Kirkpatrick ~


Specifically, the growing threat that sexual predators pose to our Nation's children and their families represents an area where our criminal justice system has failed the American people.
~By Paul Gillmor ~


You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
~By Bono ~


Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right. The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


There is a point at which even justice does injury.
~By Sophocles ~


No one could, therefore, rely on the law, and justice no longer existed.
~By William Waller ~


Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


Freedom and Justice are twin sisters.
~By Friedrich Ebert ~


In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


The American people do not want people thumbing their nose at the law. It undercuts the very fabric of our society and the system of civil justice and of criminal justice as well.
~By Ernest Istook ~


We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis.
~By Ali A. Saleh ~


We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
~By Muhammad Ali Jinnah ~


The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
~By John Rawls ~


I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society - and well worth fighting for.
~By Helen Suzman ~


The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
~By William Godwin ~


If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Thou shalt not ration justice.
~By Learned Hand ~


Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.
~By Alexis Arguello ~


A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain; you cannot have either until you have both.
~By Ramsey Clark ~


I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.
~By Pope Gregory VII ~


Justice is like a train that is nearly always late.
~By Yevgeny Yevtushenko ~


I think the nine justices think the solicitor general is the 35th clerk.
~By Elena Kagan ~


The fact that he didn't get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn't driven by that, and wasn't dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school.
~By Mary Stuart Masterson ~


I find the idea of vigilante justice very attractive. I like the idea that the murderer decides that this person has gone too far, and nothing will happen to him unless she does something to stop him.
~By Donna Leon ~


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.
~By Maximilien Robespierre ~


Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
~By Charles Dickens ~


But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as long as the government and its officials permit bribery in any form.
~By John Jay Hooker ~


What, other than injustice, could be the reason that the displaced citizens of New Orleans cannot be accommodated by the richest nation in the world?
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
~By Nelson DeMille ~


As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
~By Daniel Defoe ~


If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows, one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously. As a young person I was seized by this idea of social justice and I wanted very much to follow my vow of teaching the poor gratuitously.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
~By George Bancroft ~


Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
~By Kim Campbell ~


And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
~By Salmon P. Chase ~


Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.
~By William Gaddis ~


Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice - that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot - the content of character, not the color of skin.
~By Glenn Beck ~


Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.
~By Elihu Root ~


Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
~By Frederick Douglass ~


The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.
~By Gerry Spence ~


We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished.
~By Bob Filner ~


The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States.
~By William Blum ~


We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world, in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those who commit these acts to justice.
~By Doc Hastings ~


The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals to justice is ever receding over the horizon.
~By Sara Paretsky ~


Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


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


Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
~By Julia Ward Howe ~


We all agree that we've got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they're never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act.
~By Barbara Lee ~


Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.
~By Lenny Bruce ~


At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
~By Aristotle ~


I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice.
~By George Mason ~


One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
~By Socrates ~


Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice.
~By Salmon P. Chase ~

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