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Justice is the soul of the universe.
- Omar Khayyam ("The Tent-Maker")
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., in a letter
Justice is immortal, eternal, and immutable, like God Himself; and the development of law is only then a progress when it is directed towards those principles which like Him, are eternal; and whenever prejudice or error succeeds in establishing in customary law any doctrine contrary to eternal justice.
- Louis Kossuth
Delay of justice is injustice.
- Walter Savage Landor
The love of justice is, in most men, nothing more than the fear of suffering injustice.
[Fr., L'amour de la justice n'est, en la plupart des hommes, que la crainte de souffrir l'injustice.
- Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maximes
The severest justice may not always be the best policy.
- Abraham Lincoln
Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline
(pt. I, 3, l. 34)
He who refuses what is just, gives up everything to him who is armed.
[Lat., Arma tenenti
Omnia dat qui justa negat.]
- Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan), Pharsalia
Moderation is the basis of justice.
- George MacDonald
But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,
As round and round we run;
And the Truth shall ever come uppermost,
And Justice shall be done.
- Charles Mackay, Eternal Justice (st. 4)
No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or dispossessed, or outlawed or exiled, or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him, nor will we send against him except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.
- Magna Carta clause 39
To no man will we sell, or deny, or delay, right or justice.
[Lat., Nulli vendemus, nulli negabimus aut differemus, rectum au justitiam.]
- Magna Carta clause 40
Justice, being destroyed, will destroy; being preserved, will preserve.
- Manu (or Menu)
I'm armed with more than complete steel,--
The justice of my quarrel.
- Christopher Marlowe, Lust's Dominion
(act III, sc. 4)
Heaven's slow but sure redress of human ills.
- Owen Meredith (pseudonym of Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Lord Lytton)
Yet I shall temper so
Justice with mercy, as may illustrate most
Them fully satisfied, and thee appease.
- John Milton, Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 77)
Just are the ways of God,
And justifiable to men.
- John Milton, Samson Agonistes (l. 293)
Prompt sense of equity! to thee belongs
The swift redress of unexamined wrongs!
Eager to serve, the cause perhaps untried,
But always apt to choose the suffering side!
- Hannah More, Sensibility (l. 243)
Let justice be done, though the heavens should fall.
- Motto, of Emperor Ferdinand I
In matters of government, justice means force as well as virtue.
- Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)
Justice is lame as well as blind, amongst us.
- Thomas Otway
Justice is the idea of God, the ideal of man, the rule of conduct writ in the nature of mankind.
- Theodore Parker
Sound policy is never at variance with substantial justice.
- Samuel Parr
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal
Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property, and obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
- William Penn
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