Monday, June 18, 2012

Inspiring Justice quotes

The just man is not the product of a day, but of a long brooding and a painful birth. To become a power for peace, a man must first pass through experiences which lead him to see things in their different aspects: it is necessary that he have a wide horizon, and breathe various atmospheres-- in a word, from crossing, one after another, paths and points of view the most diverse, and sometimes the most contradictory, he must acquire the faculty of putting himself in the place of others and appreciating them.

Justice shines in smoky cottages, and honors the pious. Leaving with averted eyes the gorgeous glare obtained by polluted hands, she is wont to draw nigh to holiness, not reverencing wealth when falsely stamped with praise, and assigning to each deed its righteous doom.

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected--those, precisely, who need the law's protection most!--and listens to their testimony.
JAMES BALDWIN, The Price of the Ticket

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Blaise Pascal

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
Dennis Whole

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Winston Churchill

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
Albert Einstein

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

He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when sentence was about to be pronounced pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
Abraham Lincoln

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
Mahatma Gandhi

Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
Denis diderot

Justice delayed, is justice denied.
Gladstone, William E.

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

He who goes no further than bare justice, stops at the beginning of virtue.
Hugh Blair

Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them.
Lawrence G. Lovasik

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