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Justice quotes and quotations

Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.
Agesilaus the Second

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Malcolm X

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.
Barbara Hall

The sword of justice has no scabbard.
Antione De Riveral

It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
Aristotle

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Robert Browning

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.
Edmund Burke

Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.
Domitus Ulpian

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
Earl Warren

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Groucho Marx

Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Henri

If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.
Heraclitus

Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is therefore always represented as blind.
Joseph Addison

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

Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.
Epicurus

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.
Theodore Roosevelt

Justice delayed, is justice denied.
William Gladstone

There in no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.
Joseph Addison

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.
Aristotle

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
Samuel Butler (1)

Amongst the sons of men how few are known Who dare be just to merit not their own.
Charles Churchill

The price of justice is eternal publicity.
Aristotle

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Bible

It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public contest. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
Edmund Burke

Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just; And four times he who gets his fist in fust.
Bible

God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency.
Robert Browning

The more laws, the less justice.
Charles Churchill

Justice renders to every one his due.
Cicero

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Bible

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.
Cicero

Justice does not descend from its pinnacle.
Dante ("Dante Alighieri")
Justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
Bible

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
Cicero

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
Raymond Chandler

The foundations of justice are that on one shall suffer wrong; then, that the public good be promoted.
Cicero

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost

Justice is incidental to law and order.
J. Edgar Hoover

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Norm Crosby

There is no such thing as justice-- in or out of court.
Clarence Darrow

A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.
Henry Waldorf Francis

The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.
Claudian

If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense.
Johnnie Cochran

If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
Francis Bacon

Justice extorts no reward, no kind of price; she is sought, therefore, for her own sake.
Cicero

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
William Blackstone

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Edmund Burke

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
H. L. Mencken

We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
Mark Twain

When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!
Laurie Anderson

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Groucho Marx