A man’s vanity tells him what is an honour, 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 the self is the 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 is done, and it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different. – Oscar Arias

It is an injustice that the ordering of society is centred. – 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 King, Jr.

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 the 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 rejoices 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 every one 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, Jr.

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 readiest 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 honoured 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 a 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


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


Delay of justice is an 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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