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)

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Justice, Nothing, Publicity)

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)

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Justice, Learning, Suffering)

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)

I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Keywords: Injustice, Today, Want, Will)

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)

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Justice, Punishment)

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Belief, End, Ignorance, Injustice, Tragedy, World)

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)

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Justice, Will)

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer
(Keywords: Justice, Law)

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)

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Education, Injustice, Past, Style)

You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Time, Country, First, Rights, Human rights, Injustice, Question, Questions, Years)

I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Age, Thought, People, Being, Congress, Fortune, Injustice, Old, Right, Vietnam, Vote, Voting)

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)

And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world - a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Feeling, Hate, Inequality, Injustice, Words, World)

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)

The price of justice is eternal publicity.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Justice, Publicity)

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

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)

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
- Georges Bizet
(Keywords: Religion, Ambition, Exploitation, Injustice, Vice)

Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States.
- William Blum
(Keywords: People, Action, Hypocrisy, Injustice, Religious, states, Terrorism, United)

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)

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
(Keywords: Justice, Quick, Service)

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)

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Justice, Responsibility)

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)



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