Justice Quotes

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter One
Lois mcmaster bujold, diplomatic immunity, 2002 - the dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty...

Montesquieu, 1742 - there is no crueler tyranny than that which is...
Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self - Opinionated thinkers.
John Owen
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice.
Max Nordau
The triumph of justice is the only peace.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Benjamin disraeli - sir, i say that justice is truth in action....
Liberty, equality - Bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Henri - Fr? d? ric Amiel
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 is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in circumstances confronting him.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
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
Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart.
Bill Chickering
Those who really deserve praise are the people who, while human enough to enjoy power, nevertheless pay more attention to justice than they are compelled to do by their situation.
Thucyclides
To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay right or justice.
Magna Carta
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
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage - Earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.
Pope Pius XI
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.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia - Denouncing the evils of slavery
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
You God have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.
Saint Augustine
Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.
Domitus Ulpian
Acts of injustice done Between the setting and the rising sun In history lie like bones, each one.
W. H. Auden
Only he is free who cultivates his own thoughts, and strives without fear to do justice to them.
Berthold Auerbach
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
Let us have justice, and then we shall have enough liberty.
Jeseph Joubert
A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.
Albert Camus
What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
Demosthenes
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
It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth.
Jeanne - Marie Roland
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
Aristotle
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted the indifference of those who should have known better the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
Daniel Defoe
Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men their wars, their concentration camps, their justice.
Marcel Ayme
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King
Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
George W. Bush
It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
Aristotle
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
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
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza