Justice Quotes

Lois mcmaster bujold, diplomatic immunity, 2002 - the dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty...
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

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
Demosthenes
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Clarence Darrow
Justice delayed is justice denied.
William Gladstone
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
John Dewey

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.
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Miguel De Cervantes
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
Benno c. schmidt, jr. - yale is a crucible in american life for the...
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
Judging from the main portion of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman
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
Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
George W. Bush
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Samuel Johnson
Dorothy thompson - courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the...
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
Brooks Atkinson
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
It is for the wise people who delight in humanity, praise justice, despise their flatterers, and respect the truth.
Jeanne - Marie Roland
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
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
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
If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.
Heraclitus
Fraud is the ready minister of injustice.
Edmund Burke
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)
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
The triumph of justice is the only peace.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Truth is the summit of being justice is the application of it to affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson