Justice Quotes

For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
Epicurus - justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon...

Cicero - the more laws, the less justice....
We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were.
John Berge
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwate
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington

Martin luther king jr. - i submit that an individual who breaks a law that...
Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
George W. Bush
The triumph of justice is the only peace.
Robert Green Ingersoll
There is no such thing as justice - - In or out of court.
Clarence Darrow
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech in Syracuse, NY Sep. 29, 1936
Justice is the truth in action.
Jeseph Joubert
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune...
Samuel Smiles
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
Rush Limbaugh
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Miguel De Cervantes
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
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
In America, one gets as much justice as one can afford. 1966.
Charles Stanton
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 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)
Nobody wants justice.
Alan Dershowitz
A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.
Albert Camus
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
America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused? preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999
An attempt is already underway to revise history - To leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break - In.
John J. Sirica
Reason and Justice tell me that there is more love of man in electricity and steam, than in chastity and refusal to eat meat.
Chekov of Tolstoy
In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his 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 law.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Frederick Douglass
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Montesquieu, 1742
Never be indiferent to injustice.
Esnesto "Che" Guevara
Justice delayed is justice denied.
William Gladstone
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
Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.
Thomas Fulle
Everybody loves to see justice done on somebody else.
Bruce Cockburn
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Clarence Darrow
The dead cannot cry out for justice it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in circumstances confronting him.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
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