150+ Great Quotes and Sayings About Justice

JUSTICE QUOTES

A man’s vanity tells him what is honor, a man’s conscience what is justice.                        – Walter Savage Landor


A society regulated by a public sense of justice is inherently stable. – John Rawls


A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. – Ralph Nader


All the true heroes who stood up for justice were hated by many. MLK, Joan of Arc, Malcolm X, Gandhi, the list goes on. Don’t give up. –  Unknown


At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. – Aristotle


Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance. – Kim Campbell


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


Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. – Saint Augustine


Charity should be abolished; and be replaced by justice. – Norman Bethune


Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice. – Adlai Stevenson I


Compassion is no substitute for justice. – Rush Limbaugh


Conscience is the chamber of justice. – Origen


Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage. – Agesilaus II


Don’t seek for justice in this world, Don’t seek more than you need. – Malika E Nura


Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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


I say that justice is truth in action. – Benjamin Disraeli


I think the first duty of society is justice. – Wendell Phillips


I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people. – Rosa Parks


If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: thou shalt not ration justice. – Learned Hand


If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. – Francis Bacon


If we expect others to rely on our fairness and justice we must show that we rely on their fairness and justice. – Calvin Coolidge


If you resist with courage, being always faithful to your sense of justice, you will be free of every period of adversity. – Anurag Prakash Ray


If you saw yourself with the eyes of justice you’d change your lifestyle. – Malika E Nura


If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.             – Che Guevara


If you want peace, work for justice. – Pope Paul VI


I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.         – Malcolm X


In matters of government, justice means force as well as virtue. – Napoleon Bonaparte


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


In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? – Saint Augustine


It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. – James Baldwin


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


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


It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. – Edmund Burke


Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. – Walt Whitman


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


Justice and the facade of a temple are seen best from the outside. – Austin O’Malley


Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong. – Theodore Roosevelt


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


Justice doesn’t mean the bad guy goes to jail, it just means that someone pays for the crime. – Unknown


Justice extorts no reward, no kind of price; she is sought, therefore, for her own sake.       – Marcus Tullius Cicero


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


Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens. – Plato


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


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 is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.  – Daniel Defoe


Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both. – Alice Stone Blackwell


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. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Justice is happiness according to virtue. – John Rawls. A


Justice is incidental to law and order. – John Edgar Hoover


Justice is justly represented blind, because she sees no difference in the parties concerned. She has but one scale and weight, for rich and poor, great and small. – William Penn


Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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


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


Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is his due.          – Justinian I


Justice is the great end of civil society. – David Dudley Field


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


Justice is the soul of the universe. – Omar Khayyam


Justice is the virtue that innocence rejoice in. – Ben Jonson


Justice like the sunflower hangs its head on the sunny side. – Abraham Miller


Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions. – Michel Foucault


Justice renders to everyone his due. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food. – Elias Canetti


Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate. – Robert Green Ingersoll


Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering. – Aeschylus


Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. – Benjamin Franklin


Justice will prevail! – Tsugumi Ohba


Justice without charity is at best a dutiful stepmother. – Austin O’Malley


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


Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. – Zora Neale Hurston


Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren’t, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. – Gloria Steinem


Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Law without justice is a wound without a cure. – William Scott Downey


Let justice be done though the heavens should fall. – John Adams


Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. – Reinhold Niebuhr


May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense. – Seneca the Younger


May the nations of this world, work for peace and justice rather than selfish gain.              – Unknown


Men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice. – Robert Jordan


Moderation is the basis of justice. – George MacDonald


Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. –  Cornel West


Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. – Francis Bacon


No man’s ambitions (have) a right to stand in the way of performing a simple act of justice. – John Peter Altgeld


Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. – Malcolm X


Nothing is to be preferred before justice. – Socrates


Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.     – George Washington


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


Sell anything for justice, but look out for counterfeits. – Austin O’Malley


The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. – George Washington


The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don’t listen to it, you will never know what justice is. – Howard Zinn. A


The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.                   – Lois McMaster Bujold


The essence of justice is mercy. – Edwin Hubbel Chapin


The first request of civilization … is that of justice. – Sigmund Freud


The foundation of justice is good faith. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


The golden eye of justice sees, and requites the unjust man. – Sophocles


The history of the world is the world’s court of justice. – Friedrich Schiller


The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice. – Martin Luther King


The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice. – Robert H. Jackson


The opposite of poverty is not wealth… In too many places, the opposite of poverty is Justice. – Bryan Stevenson


The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor. – Claudius Claudianus


The true measure of the justice of a system is the amount of protection it guarantees to the weakest. – Aung San Suu Kyi


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom – Aristotle


There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts. – Mahatma Gandhi


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


There never was a higher call to greater service than in this protracted fight for social justice. – Robert La Folette


There’s no justice like angry-mob justice. – Principal Skinner


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


Thou shall not ration justice. – Sophocles


To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace. – Confucius


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


Truth never damages a cause that is just. – Mahatma Gandhi


Unfortunately justice is the train that’s nearly always late. – Yevgeny Yevtushenko


Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. – Helen Keller


We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer


We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. – Mahatma Gandhi


What is justice in one place is injustice in another. – Edward Counsel


When a society is organized, around that which is fitting in each realm, then peace, the fruit of justice, can flourish. – Leonardo Boff


When commencing your journey towards justice choose the path that minimizes regret.      – Tanya Ward Jordan


Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced . . . neither persons nor property will be safe. – Frederick Douglass


While craving justice for ourselves, it is never wise to be unjust to others. – Lew Wallace


Without justice and love, peace will always be a great illusion. – Hélder Câmara


You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done. – Matt Groening


SOCIAL JUSTICE QUOTES

A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect. – Vann R. Newkirk II


Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. – Norman Borlaug


Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice. – Arthur Henderson


As long as one people sit on another and are deaf to their cry, so long will understanding and peace elude all of us. – Chinua Achebe


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences. – Gloria Steinem


For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.                      – Lillian Hellman


Freedom is incomplete without social justice. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee


If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass


If you join a fight for social justice you may win or lose, but just by being part of the struggle, you win, and your life will be better for it. – Howard Zinn


In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. – Confucius


Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. – Nelson Mandela


Many are attracted to social service – the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won’t need social service. –  Julian Bond


Men, in general, seem to employ their reason to justify prejudices…rather than to root them out. – Mary Wollstonecraft


My definition of social justice: those who refuse to work deserve to go hungry.                   – Clayton Cramer


No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.               – Alice Walker


Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. – Nelson Mandela


Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.           – Pope John Paul II


The best safeguard against fascism is to establish social justice to the maximum extent possible. – Arnold Toynbee


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


The conquest of war and the pursuit of social justice… must become our grand preoccupation and magnificent obsession. – Norman Cousins


There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has. – Hugo Black


There never was a higher call to greater service than in this protracted fight for social justice. – Robert La Folette


To all people of good will who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity! – Pope Francis


Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. – Helen Keller


Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Without food, man at most can live but a few weeks; without it all other components of social justice are meaningless. – Norman Borlaug


INJUSTICE QUOTES

Delay of justice is injustice. – Walter Savage Landor


Extreme justice is extreme injustice. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


Injustice alone can shake down the pillars of the skies, and restore the reign of Chaos and Night. – Horace Mann


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


My heart aches deeply at the slightest sight of injustice. I want equal justice for everyone regardless of their status or position in the world. – Terry Mark


The love of justice is, in most men, nothing more than the fear of suffering injustice.           – Francois de la Rochefoucauld


There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. – Elie Wiesel



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