Justice Quotes

Judging from the main portion of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman
Clarence darrow - true patriotism hates injustice in its own land...

William gladstone - justice delayed, is justice denied....
When kings the sword of justice first lay down; They art no kings, though they posess the crown; Titles are shadows, crowns are empty things, The good of subjects is the end of kings.
Daniel Defoe
Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.
Agesilaus the Second
Justice: To seek it, one must be willing to give up the right to privacy, as nothing more private will become more public.
Brian K. Blackden, 1996

Ralph waldo emerson - truth is the summit of being; justice is the...
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors.... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln, speech in Washington D. C., 1865
Justice is the truth in action.
Jeseph Joubert
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.
Pope Pius XI
To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay right or justice.
Magna Carta
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.
Thomas Fulle
Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.
George Goethals
It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth.
Jeanne - Marie Roland
Why has government been instituted at all Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
Alexander Hamilton
Justice Marshall has made his decision. Let him enforce it.
Andrew Jackson
What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July I answer A day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustices and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham.
Frederick Douglas
Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense.
Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Samuel Johnson
Without justice courage is weak.
Benjamin Franklin
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.
Kahlil Gibran
Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
George W. Bush, September 20, 2001
If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.
Heraclitus
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Montesquieu, 1742
Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice.
Arcesilaus
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen that is the common right of humanity.
Seneca
Only he is free who cultivates his own thoughts, and strives without fear to do justice to them.
Berthold Auerbach
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Miguel De Cervantes
In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.
Bertrand Russell
Nobody wants justice.
Alan Dershowitz
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
Albert Einstein
Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.
Epicurus
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson
The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the desire for personal independence - These are the features of Jewish tradition that make me thank my stars that I belong to it.
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It (autobio, 1934)
Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1916 (quoted in the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial CD - ROM)