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Those are ever the most ready to do justice to others, who feel that the world has done them justice.

WILLIAM HAZLITT, Characteristics

Justice like the sunflower hangs its head on the sunny side.

ABRAHAM MILLER, Unmoral Maxims

Justice often leans to the side of the purse hand.

CROFT M. PENTZ, The Complete Book of Zingers

Justice is often the wind that blows the criminal to his punishment.


We love justice greatly, and just men but little.

JOSEPH ROUX, Meditations of a Parish Priest

I'm not so foolish as to think truth and justice must inevitably triumph simply because they deserve to, but liars ultimately destroy the things they lie to protect, and corruption, ambition, and betrayal inevitably betray themselves, as well.

DAVID WEBER, By Schism Rent Asunder

Justice without charity is at best a dutiful stepmother.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.

PSALM 106:3

Justice is the great end of civil society.

DAVID DUDLEY FIELD, speech, Mar. 1885

Justice without wisdom is impossible.

JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE, Short Studies on Great Subjects

Sell anything for justice, but look out for counterfeits.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime--namely, repressive justice.

SIMONE WEIL, "Human Personally"

Justice commands us to have mercy upon all men, to consult the interests of the whole human race, to give to every one his due.

CICERO, On the Republic

If Justice is pictured blindfold, it is because she judges causes, not men, and not because the prime faculty of an arbitrator is lack of discernment.


There is evil poured upon the earth from the overflowings of corruption--
Sickness, and poverty, and pain, and guilt, and madness, and sorrow;
But, as the water from a fountain riseth and sinketh to its level,
Ceaselessly toileth justice to equalize the lots of men.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

Law without justice is a wound without a cure.


For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.

BARACK OBAMA, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 10, 2009

Justice is like the kingdom of God--it is not without us as a fact, it is within us as a great yearning.


I'm armed with more than complete steel--
The justice of my quarrel.


Justice required resort to law and that could be a fickle mistress, subject always to the whims and prejudices of those who administered the laws.

FRANK HERBERT, Heretics of Dune

Partial justice may exist with hatred; full justice requires charity.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

In most moral determinations wherein self is umpire, justice is hoodwinked.

NORMAN MACDONALD, Maxims and Moral Reflections

All creatures come into the world bringing with them the memory of justice.

J. M. COETZEE, Waiting for the Barbarians

In order to protect himself from force, man was obliged to submit to justice. Justice or force: he was compelled to choose between the two masters, so little are we made to be independent.


What is justice in one place is injustice in another.


If justice must be dealt, then let it be dealt, but don't poison yourselves with vengeance.

DAVID WEBER, By Schism Rent Asunder

Isn't it just as much the duty of the police to free the innocent, as to bring the guilty to justice?

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

To delay justice is injustice.

WILLIAM PENN, Some Fruits of Solitude

Justice consists in an exact and scrupulous regard to the rights of others, with a deliberate purpose to preserve them upon all occasions secret and inviolate.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

Justice? Who asks for justice? We make our own justice ... Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them.

FRANK HERBERT, Heretics of Dune

Justice is a glorious and a communicative virtue, ordained for the common good of mankind, without any regard to itself. This it is, that keeps men from worrying one another, and preserves tranquility in the world. It is the bond of human society.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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