Quotations on Justice

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Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Earth, Isolation, Justice, Satisfaction, Violence)

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Force, Justice, Violence)

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice... and begging or pleading for love.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, Care, Difference, Justice, World)

For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wealth, Defense, Excess, Justice, Man, Sight)

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Country, Justice, Principles, Sight)

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Circumstances, Justice, Man, Mind, Rectitude)

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Peace, Hope, Justice, Will)

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Wisdom, Virtue, Justice, Moderation)

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Animals, Justice, Law, Man)

All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference. I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Difference, Justice, Meaning, Want)

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Nature, Justice, Law, Man, Revenge)

I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Government, People, Progress, Hope, Content, Future, Justice, Will)

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Soul, Virtue, Infinite, Justice, Law)

I can't deny that some customers and prospects think it's the key to our future. But it's not. We're certainly supportive of the Dept. of Justice and the 20 states that have brought this action.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Action, Future, Justice, Key, states)

The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields.
- Joe Barton
(Keywords: Men, Women, Birthday, Act, American, Democracy, Iraq, Justice, Liberty, Nation, Symbol)

I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Church, Justice, Words)

Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice - that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot - the content of character, not the color of skin.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Faith, People, Character, Civil rights, Content, Justice, Lies, Skin)

Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice.
- Peter Benenson
(Keywords: Freedom, Help, Justice, Sense, Support, Today)

We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won't be the case.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Peace, War, Action, Hope, Justice, Order)

These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: People, Day, Devotion, Justice, Public)

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Nature, Deals, Decisions, Justice, Memory, Party, Politicians, Sense)

The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Peace, Direction, Fighting, Future, Justice, Months, State, Terrorism)

Banks' beer. There's nothing like it! To Brazil. And to Barbados justice.
- Ronald Biggs
(Keywords: Banks, Beer, Brazil, Justice, Nothing)

I hope there are some who will brave ridicule for the sake of common justice to half the people in the world.
- Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
(Keywords: People, Hope, Justice, Ridicule, Will, World)

In the end I think theatre has only one subject: justice.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: End, Justice, Theatre)

I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Work, People, Day, Justice, World)

Since the September 11 attacks, nearly 400 individuals have been arrested by the Justice Department as a result of ongoing investigations into international terrorism. Of that total, over half were convicted as a result of their actions.
- Jo Bonner
(Keywords: Actions, Justice, Result, Terrorism)

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.
- Bono
(Keywords: Equality, Idea, Commitment, Concern, Fool, Justice, Questions)

Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Food, Justice, Man)

Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Desire, Justice, Will)

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Food, First, Justice, Mankind)

We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: God, Equality, Cause, Children, Country, Freedom, Justice, United)

We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Environmental, Fight, Justice, Now)

A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
- Aristide Briand
(Keywords: History, Battle, Conservation, Country, Heroism, Justice, Right, Troops)

The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Justice, Nations, Respect, Trade)

The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold
(Keywords: Duty, Justice, Living)

All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Power, Justice, Laws)

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Society, Policy, Being, Circumstances, Departure, Justice, Lies, Suspicion)

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
(Keywords: Humanity, Justice, May, Reason)

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Nature, Humanity, Justice, Law, Nations)

The stories from 1975 on are not finished and there is no resolve. I could spend 50 hours on the last 25 years of jazz and still not do it justice.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Jazz, Justice, Years)

We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy's acting like he's king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him!
- Dan Burton
(Keywords: Dad, Acting, Approval, Congress, Justice, President, Want)

Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: War, Women, Hope, America, American, Justice, Terror, World)

God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.
- John Calvin
(Keywords: God, Glory, Justice, Mercy, Merit, Punishment, Race, Salvation, Sin)

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
- Ada Cambridge
(Keywords: Blind, Eyes, Justice, Law, Spirit)

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Equality, Canada, Justice, Tolerance)

If there is any justice in the world, then eighties rock will never again serve to blight humanity as it did in that dark decade!
- Vivian Campbell
(Keywords: Humanity, Justice, Will, World)



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