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Great Quotes on Justice

Updated on February 22, 2014

I love quotes, and the concept of justice is one of the cornerstones of our society. Here are some of my favorite quotes about justice!

Be sure to add your own favorites in the comments section at the end!

Quotes about Justice...

Laws change depending on who's making them, but justice is justice.

~Odo ("Star Trek: Deep Space 9")

Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.

~Domitus Ulpian

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

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

~Abraham Lincoln

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.

~Malcolm X

Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.

~Pope Pius XI

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

~Barbara Hall

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

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

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


Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

~Groucho Marx

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

~Earl Warren

More Quotes on Justice...

If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.


It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.


Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.

~J. R. R. Tolkien

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.

~Lois McMaster Bujold

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

~Henri-Frédéric Amiel

The sword of justice has no scabbard.

~Antione De Riveral

Justice delayed, is justice denied. ~William Gladstone

Did I miss your favorite quote? - Tell me what it is, and I'll add it to the list!

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    • Michey LM profile image

      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Your collection of quotes are remarkable! Thanks

    • gamecheathub profile image

      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      This lens has me thinking about the Occupy Protesters, for some reason. Thought provoking.