Justice Quotes

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
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 does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
Fiat justitia et pereat mundus. Let justice be done, though the world perish.
Ferdinand I
Let us have justice, and then we shall have enough liberty.
Jeseph Joubert
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Thomas Carlyle

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
Benjamin Franklin
Lucius annaeus seneca - a kingdom founded on injustice never lasts....
Bertrand russell - in the part of this universe that we know there...
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
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
Montesquieu, 1742 - there is no crueler tyranny than that which is...
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
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
Adlai Stevenson
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
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but 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 to lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune.
Samuel Smiles
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
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
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
Dorothy Thompson
Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense.
Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis
Justice is the truth in action.
Jeseph Joubert
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
There can be no justice so long as rules are absolute.
Patrick Stewart
Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice.
Arcesilaus
To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay right or justice.
Magna Carta
Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Dante Alighieri
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
Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.
William Hazlitt
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
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
Nobody wants justice.
Alan Dershowitz
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza
Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
Ann Landers
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
Charles Dickens
Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.
Plato, The Republic
The death - Knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 ("Theodore Rex" - Edmund Morris)
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
Seneca
Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.
Thomas Fulle
Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
George W. Bush, September 20, 2001