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Quotations The Best Quotes About Justice  

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

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Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli

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Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die. Martin Luther

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The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. Abraham Lincoln

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Nothing is to be preferred before justice. Socrates

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Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. Gloria Steinem

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Time is the justice that examines all offenders. William Shakespeare

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The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. William O. Douglas

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A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient. Horace

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The foundation of justice is good faith. Cicero

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The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. Aristotle

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Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows. Paul Valéry

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The essence of justice is mercy. Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. Reinhold Niebuhr

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The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public. Junius

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"What we hold sacred is honor, justice, and glory. You need not swear allegiance to our storm god, to serve with us. Fighters are among us from many lands, with many gods and many beliefs. Believe as you will. What is between a man and his god is theirs alone to say." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense. Cicero

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Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. Francis Bacon

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A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice. Walter Savage Landor

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He who spares the bad injures the good. Publilius Syrus

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Every offense is avenged on earth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate. Robert G. Ingersoll

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Injustice is relatively easy to bear what stings is justice. H. L. Mencken

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There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men Epicurus

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Go carefully, child of maat, where no mercy can be had, and let your faith lead you on." Janet Morris, Chris Morris