Justice Quotes

This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death.

Sir Thomas Browne

The essence of justice is mercy.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.

Albert Camus

Justice could be cruel, and crueler yet necessity, but mercy was the cruelest thing of all.

Orson Scott Card

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.

Lois McMaster Bujold

What are the American ideals? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty, and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James Baldwin

Words like freedom, justice, democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.

James Baldwin

The world is a fine place. The only thing wrong with it is us. How little justice and humility there is in us, how poorly we understand patriotism!

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Next to the ministry I know of no more noble profession than the law. The object aimed at is justice, equal and exact, and if it does not reach that end at once it is because the stream is diverted by selfishness or checked by ignorance. Its principles ennoble and its practice elevates.

William Jennings Bryan

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.

Henry Louis Mencken

I want justice. And there's an old poster out West, I recall, that says, "Wanted: Dead or Alive."

George Walker Bush

We cannot rely exclusively on military power to assure our long-term security. Lasting peace is gained as justice and democracy advance.

George Walker Bush

For decades, the circle of liberty and security and development has been expanding in our world. This progress has brought unity to Europe, self-government to Latin America and Asia, and new hope to Africa. Now we have the historic chance to widen the circle even further, to fight radicalism and terror with justice and dignity, to achieve a true peace, founded on human freedom.

George Walker Bush

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

Mahatma Gandhi
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