Great Quotes on Justice
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
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.
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.
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.
It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
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.
The sword of justice has no scabbard.
~Antione De Riveral
Justice delayed, is justice denied. ~William Gladstone