I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.
The more laws, the less justice.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Law is not justice and a trial is not a scientific inquiry into truth. A trial is the resolution of a dispute.
The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
Justice, not expedience, must be the guiding light. The orator must fix his eye on the polestar of justice, and plough straight thither. The moment he glances toward expediency, he falls from his high estate.
John Peter Altgeld
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.
This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The trouble with the laws these days is that criminals know their rights better than their wrongs.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
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
Justice is a concept. Muscle is the reality.
When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater.
George Bernard Shaw
So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Charity should be abolished; and be replaced by justice.
Any definition of a culture of peace must address the problem of achieving justice for communities and individuals who do not have the means to compete or cope without structured assistance and compassionate help.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn’t be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
Corazon C. Aquino
The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
Justice… is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
In matters of government, justice means force as well as virtue.
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 is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
St. Thomas Aquinas
It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.
Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense.
Marcus T. Cicero
The essence of justice is mercy.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts.
The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich.
Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Equal Justice Under The Law.” That is a great goal. But that goal has not been realized.
Justice Arthur Joseph Goldberg
The sword of justice has no scabbard.
Antione De Riveral
Without justice and love, peace will always be the great illusion.
Archbishop Hélder Pessoa Câmara
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance writes one of its own
Marilyn Vos Savant
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
The true path to peace is shared development. If we do not want war to go global, justice must go global.
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
Henry David Thoreau
Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion.
Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
Robert Green Ingersoll
The doctrine that might makes right has covered the earth with misery. While it crushes the weak, it also destroys the strong. Every deceit, every cruelty, every wrong, reaches back sooner or later and crushes its author. Justice is moral health, bringing happiness, wrong is moral disease, bringing mortal death.
John Peter Altgeld
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
James Arthur Baldwin
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Dwight David Eisenhower
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when sentence was about to be pronounced pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
Friedrich von Schiller
It is easier to commit murder than to justify it.
No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is.
Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren’t, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.