Justice quotes and sayings

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

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

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

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing is to be preferred before justice.
Socrates

Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
William Penn

Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned.
Anatole France

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

The price of justice is eternal publicity.
Aristotle

Between friends there is no need of justice.
Aristotle

Justice is incidental to law and order.
John Edgar Hoover

Without justice, courage is weak.
Benjamin Franklin

Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice is having and doing what is one’s own.
Plato

Justice renders to every one his due.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice is justice though it’s always delayed and finally done only by mistake.
George Bernard Shaw

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
Saint Augustine

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Martin Luther

It is essential that justice be done, and it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different.
Oscar Arias Sanchez

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

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

Justice delayed, is justice denied.
William Gladstone

There can’t be peace in the world if there isn’t justice.
Barbara Wiedner

It is essential that justice be done, and it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different.
Oscar Arias Sanchez

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius

Justice is the tolerable accommodation of the conflicting interests of society, and I don’t believe there is any royal road to attain such accommodation concretely.
Judge Learned Hand

Justice and truth are the common ties of society.
John Locke

Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom.Clarence Darrow

Justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render to every one his due.
Justinian I

Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it.
Alain-René Lesage

Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
Gordon Hewart

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

The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.
Duc de la Rochefoucauld

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.
Harrison Ford

Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.
Charles Dickens

If you want peace, work for justice.
Henry Louis Mencken

Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Corn can’t expect justice from a court composed of chickens.
African Proverb

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

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

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

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

Justice and peace can only thrive together, never apart.
Oscar Arias Sanchez

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

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Dwight David Eisenhower

The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public.
Samuel Johnson

There is no freedom without justice.
Simon Wiesenthal

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Blaise Pascal

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Blaise Pascal

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

The foundation of justice is good faith.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice is like a train that is nearly always late.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Justice is like fire; if one covers it with a veil, it still burns.
Anonymous

Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is his due.
Anonymous

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
Daniel Webster