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JUSTICE
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[ Also see Crime Disinterestedness Equality Equity Fairness Injury Injustice Judges Judgment Law Lawyers Mercy Minority Prejudice Prison Punishment Retribution Reward Right Rights Thieving Truth ]

Justice is the bread of the nation; it is always hungry for it.
      - Francois August Rene de Chateaubriand, Vicomte de Chateaubriand

Amongst the sons of men how few are known
  Who dare be just to merit not their own.
      - Charles Churchill, Epistle to Hogarth
         (l. 1)

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency, in giving them no offence.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

The more laws, the less justice.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Justice renders to every one his due.
  [Lat., Justitia suum cuique distribuit.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Legibus (I, 15)

Justice extorts no reward, no kind of price; she is sought, therefore, for her own sake.
  [Lat., Justitia nihil exprimit praemii, nihil pretii: per se igitur expetitur.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Legibus (I, 18)

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.
  [Lat., Meminerimus etiam adversus infimos justitiam esse servandam.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Natura Deorum (III, 15)

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
  [Lat., Summum jus, summa injuria.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Officiis (I, 10)

The foundations of justice are that on one shall suffer wrong; then, that the public good be promoted.
  [Lat., Fundamenta justitiae sunt, ut ne cui noceatur, deinde ut communi utilitati serviatur.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Officiis (I, 10)

The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor.
  [Lat., Observantior aequi
    Fit populus, nec ferre negat, cum viderit ipsum
      Auctorem parere sibi.]
      - Claudian (Claudianus),
        De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti Panegyris
         (CCXCVII)

If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense.
      - Johnnie Cochran,
        defending Sean (Puffy) Combs on gun charges

Let us now peruse our ancient authors, for out of the old fields must come the new corn.
      - Lord Edward Coke, Fourth Institute
         (p. 109)

Justice is like the north star, which is fixed, and all the rest revolve about it.
      - Confucius

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
      - Confucius

All religion and all ethics are summed up in justice.
      - Moncure Daniel Conway

Justice does not descend from its pinnacle.
  [It., Cima di giudizio non s'avvalla.]
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri"), Purgatorio
         (VI, 37)

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

Be just in all thy actions, and if join'd
  With those that are not, never change thy mind.
      - Sir John Denham

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

Justice is truth in action.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield,
        in a speech

Justice is too good for some people and not good enough for the rest.
      - Norman Douglas

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
      - Dwight David Eisenhower

Who shall put his finger on the work of justice, and say, "It is there"? Justice is like the kingdom of God: it is not without us as a fact; it is within us as a great yearning.
      - George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when he gives voice to the rules of love and justice, he is godlike.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Justice satisfies everybody, and justice alone.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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