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


Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.-Malcolm X


I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.-Abraham Lincoln


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 Singer


Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.-Eleanor Roosevelt


Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.-Barbara Hall


The sword of justice has no scabbard.-Antione De Riveral


It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.-Aristotle


Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.-Robert Browning


Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.-Edmund Burke


Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.-Domitus Ulpian


It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.-Earl Warren


Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.-Groucho Marx


Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.-Henri


If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.-Heraclitus


Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is therefore always represented as blind.-Joseph Addison


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 contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.-Epicurus


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.-Martin Luther King Jr.


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


Justice delayed, is justice denied.-William Gladstone


There in no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.-Joseph Addison


Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.-Aristotle


So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.-Samuel Butler


Amongst the sons of men how few are known Who dare be just to merit not their own.-Charles Churchill


The price of justice is eternal publicity.-Aristotle


The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.-Bible


It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public contest. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.-Edmund Burke


Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just; And four times he who gets his fist in fust.-Bible


God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency.-Robert Browning


The more laws, the less justice.-Charles Churchill


Justice renders to every one his due.-Cicero


Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.-Bible


Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.-Cicero


Justice does not descend from its pinnacle.-Dante ("Dante Alighieri")


Justice is truth in action.-Benjamin Disraeli


It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.-Bible


Extreme justice is extreme injustice.-Cicero


The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.-Raymond Chandler


The foundations of justice are that on one shall suffer wrong; then, that the public good be promoted.-Cicero


A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.-Robert Frost


Justice is incidental to law and order.-J. Edgar Hoover


When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.-Norm Crosby


There is no such thing as justice-- in or out of court.-Clarence Darrow


A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.-Henry Waldorf Francis


The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.-Claudian


If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense.-Johnnie Cochran


If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.-Francis Bacon


Justice extorts no reward, no kind of price; she is sought, therefore, for her own sake.-Cicero


It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.-William Blackstone


Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.-Edmund Burke


The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.-H. L. Mencken


We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.-Mark Twain


When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!-Laurie Anderson


Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.-Groucho Marx


On justice and on friendship, there is no price, but there are established credit limits. - Ben Edlund


There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. - George F. Will


Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished. - William Ernest Hocking


Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi


The price of justice is eternal publicity. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]


Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. - Martin Luther


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 Singer


Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained. - Helen Keller


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]


Let justice be done through the heavens fall. - Roman Maxim


You don't have many suspects who are innocent of a crime. That's contradictory. If a person is innocent of a crime, then he is not a suspect. - Edwin Meese


The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich. - Hebrew Proverb


Every story has three sides. Yours, mine and the facts. - Foster M. Russell


Time is the justice that examines all offenders. [As You Like It] - William Shakespeare


Nothing is to be preferred before justice. - Socrates


Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. - Gloria Steinem


Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows. - Paul ValeryReconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice. - Corazon Aquino


Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both. - Alice Stone Blackwell


Justice is a concept. Muscle is the reality. - Linda Blandford


The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong. - Winston Churchill


The foundation of justice is good faith. - Marcus T. Cicero


Justice is incidental to law and order. - J. Edgar Hoover


The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. - Abraham Lincoln


I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness. - Vachel Lindsay


Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die. - Martin Luther

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