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Justice Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Justice

Please enjoy these Justice Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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Love is stronger than justice.
- Sting

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

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Justice delayed is justice denied.
- William E. Gladstone

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

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

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

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

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

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that
religious duties consist in doing justice,
loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
- Thomas Paine

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

There is no justice among men.
- Nicholas II

My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice.
They are rebellious and incorruptible.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice
with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
- Georg Simmel

What I am for is justice for everyone,
just like it says in the Constitution.
- Richard Pryor

My photographs don't do me justice -
they just look like me.
- Phyllis Diller

Germany has reduced savagery to a science,
and this great war for the victorious peace of justice
must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
- Alice Stone Blackwell

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

I think it's good for sporting justice that Ronaldo
scored twice in the final.
- Just Fontaine

The work gets more political as I become older and more aware,
I guess, of power and justice issues.
- Francesca da Rimini

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

And if you ask again whether there is any justice in the world,
you'll have to be satisfied with the reply:
Not for the time being;
at any rate,
not up to this Friday.
- Alfred Doblin

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

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

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age,
some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
- John Donne

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice;
nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear
discussion and publicity.
- Lord Acton

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice,
I want mercy.
- Billy Hughes

Swift justice demands more than just swiftness.
- Potter Stewart

Delay in justice is injustice.
- Walter Savage Landor

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

Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly.
- Terry Waite

Yet, when child sex offenders are brought to justice
and serve time for their offenses,
they are often released into unsuspecting communities
and left free to resume their sexual attacks.
- Bob Ney

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that
to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice,
and that justice is equality.
- Plato

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.
- William Sessions

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

There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.
- Clarence Darrow

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth,
learning, justice or kindness in general.
Action is always specific, concrete,
individualized,
unique.
- Benjamin Jowett

Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice.
- Arthur Henderson

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.
- Doc Hastings

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
- Thomas Aquinas

A man must be willing to die for justice.
Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily,
but good deeds live forever.
- Jesse Jackson

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

Law and justice are not always the same.
- Gloria Steinem

I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted,
just as injustice is taken for granted today.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo


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