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The Best Quotes About Justice

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A list of the best justice quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous justice quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic justice quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational justice quotes from that same writer.

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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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    18

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

    Horace
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    40

    Justice is truth in action.

    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Time is the justice that examines all offenders.

    William Shakespeare
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    21

    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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    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public.

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

    Reinhold Niebuhr
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    33

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

    Francis Bacon
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    The essence of justice is mercy.

    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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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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    “Many may very well continue to ask why more value is placed on technicalities of a law than on a man’s flesh and blood life, especially when there is any amount of “doubt” at all regarding his guilt or innocence.” --from Savannah Talks to Troy Anthony Davis

    Aberjhani
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    34
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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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    The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

    Winston Churchill
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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
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    The Quality of Mercy

    William Shakespeare
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    33
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    Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

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

    Cicero
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    "Nation-building is never a 'done deal' confined to history already established."

    Aberjhani
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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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    May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense.

    Seneca the Younger