Most popular justice quotes
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.
Standing beside love is always justice, and we are only using the tools of justice.
Justice is truth in action.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
It is not enough to avoid injustice if you're not promoting justice.
You can't run a society or cope with its problems if people are not held accountable for what they do.
He who turns the other cheek too far gets it in the neck.
A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain: you cannot have either until you have both.
Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.
Justice is the insurance we have on our lives, and obedience is the premium we pay for it.
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
Delay in justice is injustice.
One man's justice is another's injustice.
The love of justice is, in most men, nothing more than the fear of suffering injustice.
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Justice has nothing to do with expediency.
Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Our Law says well, "To delay justice, is injustice."
Even in envy may be discerned something of an instinct of justice, something of a wish to see universal fair-play, and things on a level.
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Justice is mercy's highest self.
For Justice, though she's painted blind, Is to the weaker side inclin'd.
Justice begins with the recognition of the necessity of sharing.
Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances.
We have accumulated a wealth of historical experience which confirms our belief that the scales of American justice are out of balance.
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
Justice which does not bear a sword beside its scales soon falls into ridicule.
The greatest enemy of justice is privilege.
Justice is like the Kingdom of God—it is not without us as a fact, it is within us as a great yearning.
The first requisite of civilization ... is that of justice.
Justice ... limps along, but it gets there all the same.
Thou shalt not ration justice.
The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice.
Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
Justice delayed is democracy denied.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Delay of justice is injustice.
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity.
Justice, like vengeance, is not good eaten cold.
Justice is what love looks like in public.
Justice is always in jeopardy.
Justice is a train that always comes too late.
Military justice is to justice as military music is to music.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
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.
Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.
Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.
Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.
Until justice is blind to colour, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the colour of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighbouring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
If we are the only animal with a sense of justice, it would clearly be because we also are about the only animal with a sense of cruelty.
A just person takes less than he or she is entitled to.