Justice Quotes

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.


The Supreme Court has not closed the doors of justice to the detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. This is a major victory for the rule of law and affirms the right of every person, citizen or non-citizen, detained by the United States to test the legality of his or her detention in a U.S. Court.

Michael Ratner

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place

Marian Wright Edelman

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

St. Augustine

Expediency often silences justice.


Capital Punishment, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons - including all the assassins - entertain grave misgivings

Ambrose Bierce

The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty

Brooks Atkinson

The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice

John Adams

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.

Anton Chekhov

Mere human beings can't afford to be fanatical about anything. Not even about justice or loyalty. The fanatic for justice ends by murdering a million helpless people to clear a space for his law-courts. If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.

Jameson, Storm

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

George Washington

The history of the world is the world's court of justice.

Friedrich Von Schiller

Compassion is no substitute for justice.

Rush Limbaugh

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures

Samuel Gompers

There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.

Martin A. Sullivan
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