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Justice Quotations

  1. "Without justice, courage is weak."
    -- American Proverb
  2. "Ne'er of the living can the living judge. Too blind the affection, or too fresh the grudge. "
    -- Anonymous
  3. "Justice is a commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service. "
    -- Ambrose Bierce
  4. "In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls. "
    -- Lenny Bruce
  5. " Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."
    -- Edmund Burke
  6. "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
  7. "When a just cause reaches its flood tide -- whatever stands in the way must fall before its overwhelming power. "
    -- Carrie Chapman Catt
  8. "Just like you can buy grades of silk, you can buy grades of justice."
    -- Ray Charles
  9. "Justice is the bread of the nation; it is always hungry for it."
    -- François de Chateaubriand
  10. "Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy."
    -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

    Civil Justice
  11. "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
  12. "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope."
    -- Winston Churchill
  13. "Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues. "
    -- Cicero
  14. "Heaven gives long life to the just and the intelligent."
    -- Confucius
  15. "The wheels of justice -- they're square wheels."
    -- Barbara Corcoran
  16. "There is no such thing as justice--in or out of court."
    -- Clarence Darrow
  17. "Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes."
    -- Daniel Defoe
  18. "Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey."
    -- Denis Diderot
  19. "Justice is too good for some people and not good enough for the rest."
    -- Norman Douglas
  20. "Justice is not cheap. Justice is not quick. It is not ever finally achieved."
    -- Marian Wright Edelman
  21. "Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace."
    -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  22. "Justice has no independent existence; it results from mutual contracts, and establishes itself wherever there is a mutual engagement to guard against doing or sustaining mutual injury."
    -- Epicurus

    The Scales of Justice
  23. "That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved."
    -- Benjamin Franklin
  24. "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
    -- Robert Frost
  25. "Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment."
    -- Mahatma Gandhi
  26. "One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides."
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  27. "I never promised you a rose garden. I never promised you perfect justice."
    -- Hannah Green
  28. "There is always time to make right what is wrong."
    -- Susan Griffin
  29. "This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice."
    -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  30. "Justice is incidental to law and order. "
    -- J. Edgar Hoover
  31. "It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice."
    -- Thomas Jefferson
  32. "Justice is truth in action."
    -- Joseph Joubert
  33. "Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is his due."
    -- Justinian

    The Contemplation of Just...
  34. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
    -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  35. "Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice. "
    -- Lactantius
  36. "Faith is the sister of justice."
    -- Latin Proverb
  37. "The love of justice in most men is only the fear of themselves suffering by injustice."
    -- François de La Rochefoucauld
  38. "Let justice be done, though the heavens fall."
    -- Lord Mansfield
  39. "There must be justice for the accuser as well as for the accused."
    -- Robert Mark
  40. "A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers."
    -- H.L. Mencken
  41. "Justice is to be found only in the imagination."
    -- Alfred Nobel
  42. "Crime takes but a moment but justice an eternity."
    -- Ellen O'Grady

    Justice
  43. "Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just."
    -- Blaise Pascal
  44. "Justice without force is powerless force without justice is tyrannical."
    -- Blaise Pascal
  45. "If magistrates had true justice, and if physicians had the true art of healing, they would have no occasion for square caps; the majesty of these sciences would itself be venerable enough."
    -- Blaise Pascal
  46. "Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it."
    -- William Penn
  47. "An honest man nearly always thinks justly."
    -- Jean Jacques Rousseau
  48. "Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both."
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt
  49. "Believe in no other God than the one who insists on justice and equality among men."
    -- George Sand
  50. "He who decides a case without hearing the other side...though he decides justly, cannot be considered just."
    -- Seneca
  51. "Be just, and fear now."
    -- William Shakespeare
  52. "What is justice?"
    -- Socrates

    Vietnam Reflections
  53. "Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake."
    -- George Bernard Shaw
  54. "There is a point beyond which even justice becomes unjust."
    -- Sophocles
  55. "A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance."
    -- Herbert Spencer
  56. "The efficiency of our criminal jury system is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read."
    -- Mark Twain
  57. "The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion."
    -- Voltaire
  58. "Justice is the great interest of man on earth."
    -- Daniel Webster
  59. "Justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together."
    -- Daniel Webster
  60. "Justice is a terrible but necessary thing."
    -- Jessamyn West
  61. "Judging from the main portion of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy."
    -- Walt Whitman
  62. "No question is ever settled Until it is settled right."
    -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  63. "Justice is like a train that is nearly always late."
    -- yevgeny Yevtushenko

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