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110+ Justice Quotes And Sayings

Justice means the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments. Justice defines the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness. This is a collection of 110+ quotes and sayings on Justice.


1. I think the first duty of society is justice. Alexander Hamilton
2. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King Jr.
3. The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
4. Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. Eleanor Roosevelt
5. Punishment is justice for the unjust. Saint Augustine
6. Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens
7. Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. Samuel Johnson
8. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. James A. Baldwin
9. Fairness is what justice really is. Potter Stewart
10. In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? Saint Augustine
11. It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world. Mary Wollstonecraft
12. Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. Blaise Pascal
13. Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. Plato
14. Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. D. H. Lawrence
15. The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. Lois McMaster Bujold
16. Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. H. L. Mencken
17. Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice. Desmond Tutu
18. Every act, every deed of justice and mercy and benevolence, makes heavenly music in Heaven. Ellen G. White
19. Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. Coretta Scott King
20. Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice. James J. Corbett
21. Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant. Henry David Thoreau
22. The keystone to justice is the belief that the legal system treats all fairly. Janet Reno
23. The sturdiest pillars of human morality are compassion and a sense of justice. Frans de Waal
24. Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. Marcus Tullius Cicero
25. Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens. Plato
26. Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured. Thucydides
27. Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just. Victor Hugo
28. No matter who or what you support, I believe in supporting fairness first. Jennette McCurdy
29. Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. William Penn
30. Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. Saint Augustine
31. The first requisite of civilization is that of justice. Sigmund Freud
32. Justice is merely incidental to law and order. J. Edgar Hoover
33. Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns. Plato
34. Justice comes through the path of wisdom.
35. If you want peace work for justice. Pope Paul VI
36. A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice. Meister Eckhart
37. You can't have justice unless you have truth. Hill Harper
38. It's important we understand our system seeks justice and not revenge. Pete Gallego
39. Justice in the extreme is often unjust. Jean Racine
40. Justice is the sum of all moral duty. William Godwin
41. It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. Earl Warren
42. Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly. Terry Waite
43. There is a point at which even justice does injury. Sophocles
44. Delay in justice is injustice. Walter Savage Landor
45. Justice and goodwill will outlast passion. James A. Garfield
46. Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment. Mahatma Gandhi
47. Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people. Al Green
48. Law and justice are not always the same. Gloria Steinem
49. Freedom and Justice are twin sisters. Friedrich Ebert
50. A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. Ralph Nader
51. The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance. John Rawls
52. The justice delivery system needs structural change. It needs fresh vision and innovative solutions. Kapil Sibal
53. The peace and justice movement has to expand and not run away from the plight of gang members. Tom Hayden
54. If you are serving justice to one person, those who have been affected should also be served some form of justice. Leymah Gbowee
55. In the name of justice there cannot be subjection and in the name of peace there cannot be impunity. Alvaro Uribe
56. Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli
57. Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed. Epicurus
58. If justice is supposed to be fair, than any justice system you would hope is based on fairness. Peter Jackson
59. Justice is never given; it is exacted. A. Philip Randolph
60. Affirmative action was always racial justice on the cheap. Joe Klein
61. Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice. Anselm of Canterbury
62. Justice is like a train that is nearly always late. Yevgeny Yevtushenko
63. Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately. Blaise Pascal
64. The voice of the majority is no proof of justice. Friedrich Schiller
65. Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes. Samuel Butler
66. Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey. Denis Diderot
67. Justice is to be found only in imagination. Alfred Nobel
68. Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race. Hesiod
69. There is no truly global justice. Ralph Steadman
70. Thou shalt not ration justice. Learned Hand
71. There is one system of justice, demanding that all be held accountable when laws are broken. Sally Yates
72. The cost of justice can be justly paid only by the invader. Benjamin Tucker
73. The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past. Jalal Talabani
74. Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering. Aeschylus
75. Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due. Marcus Tullius Cicero
76. Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. Blaise Pascal
77. Free trade is not based on utility but on justice. Edmund Burke
78. The place of justice is a hallowed place. Francis Bacon
79. Never pray for justice, because you might get some. Margaret Atwood
80. The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. Bill Cosby
81. Compassion is no substitute for justice. Rush Limbaugh
82. There is a time when even justice brings harm. Sophocles
83. Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so. Samuel Butler
84. In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes. Abu Bakr
85. For me, justice is the prime condition of humanity. Wole Soyinka
86. I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech. Teresa Heinz
87. Most people regard getting their way as a matter of simple justice. Mason Cooley
88. Justice is the truth in action. Joseph Joubert
89. Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law. Abbie Hoffman
90. In the end, religion teaches us to value truth, justice and freedom. F. Sionil Jose
91. Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes. Daniel Defoe
92. Sometimes justice is at its most merciful when it's blind. Nancy Gibbs
93. There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. George Will
94. Great music was written by the great geniuses, and you want to do it justice. Joshua Bell
95. Equal justice means that there is not one set of rules for the powerful and another for everyone else. Eric Schneiderman
96. Justice can only be dispensed when you have all the facts in front of you. Julian Baggini
97. The big tyrants never face justice. George Galloway
98. In the end, madness is worse than injustice, and justice far sweeter than freedom. Hisham Matar
100. The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice. Cindy Sheehan
101. Unfortunately in life, justice is not always achieved. Maura Tierney
102. Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need. Rick Riordan
103. Peace without justice is tyranny. William Allen White
104. It's hard to get justice in the real world. It's possible in fiction. Lauren Beukes
105. Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mahatma Gandhi
106. Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Benjamin Franklin
107. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. Theodore Parker
108. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. Abraham Lincoln
109. Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. Cornel West
110. To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace. Confucius
111. Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. William Penn
112. Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself. Leigh Bardugo
113. Do not complain of life's unfairness. It is never fair - at best it is impartial. David Gemmell
114. Fairness is not about statistical equality. John Bercow
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