Justice Quotes

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

There is also the very real possibility that, in the justice of God, one of the reasons He uses the weak and the foolish of the world is so that no argument could be made later that certain people were advantaged in some unfair way by that which was unearned-either in the premortal life or here. Hence it seems prudent for us to realize that just because one is set apart or ordained to a certain calling or assignment he or she must not expect to be set apart from the stresses of life. There appear to be no immunities.

Neal Maxwell

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

Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

G.K. Chesterton
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