Justice Quotes

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
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
God is not on the side of any nation, yet we know He is on the side of justice. Our finest moments as a nation have come when we faithfully served the cause of justice for our own citizens, and for the people of other lands.
George W. Bush, Klein, J. (2004). The perils of a righteous president. Time, May 17: 25.
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
Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli

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
Francis bacon - if we do not maintain justice, justice will not...
Henri frdric amiel - liberty, equality - bad principles the only true...
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.
Isaac Bashevis Singe
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
Thomas fulle - rigid justice is the greatest injustice....
Acts of injustice done Between the setting and the rising sun In history lie like bones, each one.
W. H. Auden
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
Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice.
Arcesilaus
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
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Samuel Johnson
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
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
It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
Earl Warren
Justice is incidental to law and order.
J. Edgar Hoove
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
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
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Edmund Burke
Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.
Domitus Ulpian
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
Seneca
What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
Demosthenes
In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.
Lenny Bruce
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
Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.
George Goethals
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
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co - Operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
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
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)
If you must choose between two paths, either of which will bring death and defeat, then choose the path wherein you die fighting for honor and justice.
Pan Ku
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in circumstances confronting him.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
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.
George Bancroft
Each time a person 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, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Francis Kennedy