Best Quotes About Justice

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. -Francis Bacon

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. -Edmund Burke

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be. -Raymond Chandler

There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court. -Clarence Darrow

Justice delayed is justice denied. -William E. Gladstone

More law, less justice. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. -Baruch Spinoza

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? -Khalil Gibran

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men. -Nicolas Chamfort

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? -Saint Augustine

If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity. -Nelson DeMille

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. -Barry Goldwater

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home. -Carl T. Rowan

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. -Desmond Tutu

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls. -Lenny Bruce

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. -Henry David Thoreau

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished. -William Ernest Hocking

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law. -Lysander Spooner

Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice. -Lillian Hellman

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. -Anton Chekhov

One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they they have open minds. -Zack de la Rocha

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice. -Richard Burton

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected. -Alan Dershowitz

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. -Queen Elizabeth II

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. -Paul Tournier

You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature. Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50, it involves justice. That's what is important. -Earl Warren

There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. -George Will

An attempt is already underway to revise history – to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in. -John J. Sirica

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife – a tyrannical midwife. -Stephen Spender

Swift justice demands more than just swiftness. -Potter Stewart

Fairness is what justice really is. -Potter Stewart

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. -Pope John Paul II

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents. -Richard M. Nixon

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America. -Warren E. Burger

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. -Plato

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is a point at which even justice does injury. -Sophocles

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.' -Sophocles

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. -Mahatma Gandhi

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. -Blaise Pascal

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. -Benjamin Franklin

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. -Benjamin Jowett

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness. -Eldridge Cleaver

A book might be written on the injustice of the just. -Pauline Kael

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. -Walt Whitman

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

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel

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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Too much mercy… often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second. -Agatha Christie

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. -James Baldwin

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. -Gerry Spence

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors… But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity. -Claude Adrien Helvetius

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. -Bill Cosby

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. -Harry S Truman

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever. -Jesse Jackson

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained. -Helen Keller

What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books. -Christopher Isherwood

Law and justice are not always the same. -Gloria Steinem

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

The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline. -Jacob Bronowski

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. -Frederick Douglass

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. -Mahatma Gandhi

When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom! -Laurie Anderson

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck. -Joseph Heller

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. -Blaise Pascal

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice. -Lin Yutang

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. -William Hazlitt

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. -Baltasar Gracian

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. -Lyndon B. Johnson

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive. -Aldo Leopold

Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? -Lillian Hellman

The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them. -Rod McKuen

The world is an enormous injustice. -Jules Romains

The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. -George W. Bush

Injustice in the end produces independence. -Voltaire

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. -Barry Goldwater

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. -George Washington

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice. -Jules Renard

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. -Aristotle

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. -Aristotle

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. -Saint Augustine

Punishment is justice for the unjust. -Saint Augustine

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

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men. -Epicurus

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden. -Hosea Ballou

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

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

The place of justice is a hallowed place. -Francis Bacon

Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. -Francis Bacon

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

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. -Baltasar Gracian

A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice. -Walter Savage Landor

Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear. -Karl Kraus

The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental. -Thomas Huxley

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

Compassion is no substitute for justice. -Rush Limbaugh

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice. -Demosthenes

Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy. -Edward Dahlberg

Bush is going in the wrong way. And I dare say, that is what the strategy of his administration is, is just to wipe out government's purpose for any social and economic justice at all. And I'm going to take the country in an opposite direction than he's taking it. -Dennis Kucinich

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. -John Dalberg-Acton

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it. -Democritus

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice. -Friedrich Schiller

May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence. -Adam Smith

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true. -Leonard Cohen

Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say. -Charles Caleb Colton

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors. -Emil Cioran

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. -Winston Churchill

The essence of justice is mercy. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. -Thomas Jefferson

As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. -John Stuart Mill

Never pray for justice, because you might get some. -Margaret Atwood

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom. -Maurice Maeterlinck

By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage. -Ian Mcewan

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice. -Reinhold Niebuhr

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. -Thomas Paine

If you want peace work for justice. -Pope Paul VI

I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile. -Pope Gregory VII

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment. -Mahatma Gandhi

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. -Groucho Marx

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice. -Adlai Stevenson I

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within. -Stephen Jay Gould

We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as 20th-century Americans. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

One pits his wits against apparently inscrutable nature, wooing her with ardor but nature is blind justice who cannot recognize personal identity. -Charles Brenton Huggins

Fidelity is the sister of justice. -Horace

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. -Samuel Johnson

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. -H. L. Mencken

I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it. -Oscar Hammerstein II

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. -Voltaire

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him. -Socrates

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. -Frederick Douglass

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Where there is no property there is no injustice. -John Locke

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice. -Horace

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised. -Ann Landers

Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. -Thomas Carlyle

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. -Ralph Nader

In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. -Charles Dickens

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

Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty. -Horatio Nelson

The United States has the burden to lead for peace. And not just peace – we need peace with justice, a much harder goal. -Jeff Sessions

Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq, a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice. -John McCain

For us, universal values such as justice, morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth. -Robert Kocharian

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. -Bryant H. McGill

It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom. -Bryant H. McGill

The right to justice is something that no one can bestow, nor take away, for it is in one's heart. -Bryant H. McGill

Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system. -Dirk Kempthorne

Although black and white Americans live, work, and learn together now, there is still injustice in America. -Kathleen Sebelius

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice. -Mark Pryor

Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations of compassion and justice. -Mike DeWine

From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character. -Bill Frist

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. -Clarence Darrow

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. -James Bryce

Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice. -Algernon Sidney

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice. -Henry Louis Gates

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

Poverty is restriction and as such, it is the greatest injustice you can perpetrate upon yourself. -Stuart Wilde

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

Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice. -Pat Roberts

Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law. -William Gaddis

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

Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent. -Lucretia Mott

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. -Abdullah II of Jordan

Education for all seems to be the product of a type of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual. -Abdoulaye Wade

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

If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters. -Helen Clark

When there is life and mankind, a person will live striving for good deeds, liberty and a bright life, and wish that goodness and justice will reign in the world. -Islom Karimov

May hard work, and justice, always cement our bonds of unity that we may get our country back to production. -Mwai Kibaki

The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality. -Tarja Halonen

The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace, stability, justice and cooperation. -Tran Duc Luong

The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity. -Frank Serpico

The American Army has supplied, assigned a very capable man to me, to help me, bring me to military justice. I don't think I need no civilians. All I want to do is clear myself with the American Army. -Robert Jenkins

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles… respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law… or, in a word justice. -Max Nordau

The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia… but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with. -Alija Izetbegovic

If, at the limit, you can rule without crime, you cannot do so without injustices. -Emil Cioran

Lands of great discoveries are also lands of great injustices. -Ivo Andric

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice. -Learned Hand

You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt. -Learned Hand

Thou shalt not ration justice. -Learned Hand

Right knows no boundaries, and justice no frontiers; the brotherhood of man is not a domestic institution. -Learned Hand

The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice. -John Rawls

The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance. -John Rawls

Love is stronger than justice. -Sting

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

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness. -Vachel Lindsay

I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence. -Thomas Erskine

The Pledge of Allegiance says, 'liberty and justice for all'. -Patricia Schroeder

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country. -Maximilien Robespierre

Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves. -Maximilien Robespierre

Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America. -John L. Lewis

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy. -Billy Hughes

We all agree that we've got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they're never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act. -Barbara Lee

There is no justice among men. -Nicholas II of Russia

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. -D. H. Lawrence

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins. -Arthur Baer

My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education. -John H. Johnson

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

The death penalty, I think, is a terrible scar on American justice, especially the concept of equal justice under law, but also of due process. And it goes state by state, and it's different in different states. -Burke Marshall

Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy. -Suzanne Fields

The peace and justice movement has to expand and not run away from the plight of gang members. -Tom Hayden

Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system. -Larry Elder

What Canada has to do is to have a government connected to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve. Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable, support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work. -Peter MacKay

I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor. -Samuel Dash

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice. -Thomas Aquinas

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

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

Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things. -Lucy Stone

In the name of justice there cannot be subjection and in the name of peace there cannot be impunity. -Alvaro Uribe

Honest discussions – even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree – can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded. -David Price

The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents. -Hussein of Jordan

I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned. -Clayton Moore

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. -Davy Crockett

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice. -Joseph Story

Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time. -Mary Harris Jones

All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. -Noah Webster

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance. -Kim Campbell

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit, so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of barbarism as a tool of American justice. -Winthrop Rockefeller

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

Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice. -Arthur Henderson

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries. -Arthur Henderson

The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past. -Jalal Talabani

If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them. -Samuel Hopkins

The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners, though it has some strange people on it from time to time, tends to feature folks who fought for social justice in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow. -Guy Burgess

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

I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it. -Richard Helms

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

The traditional practice is that the justices don't ask the attorney general any questions, so as not to embarrass him. But Bobby Kennedy had let them know that he didn't mind if they asked him questions and they did. -Harold H. Greene

I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution. -Harold H. Greene

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience. -Harold H. Greene

Frequently you have a clash between the more sterile letter of the law and the justice that underlies it, and I think one of the things I've been trying more or less, where it was possible, is to go with the justice rather than the letter of the law. -Harold H. Greene

I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice – and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree! -Harold H. Greene

Incidentally, the usual designation of the magnitude scale to my name does less than justice to the great part that Dr. Gutenberg played in extending the scale to apply to earthquakes in all parts of the world. -Charles Francis Richter

Applications for loans would be judged on a nation's social justice record as well as its economic efficiency. -Lewis Thompson Preston

It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice. -Cat Stevens

I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after. -Cat Stevens

We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists… to understand how those evil things came about. -Jared Diamond

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves. -Grover Cleveland

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

Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth. -Mortimer Adler

God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency. -Robert Browning

I find the public passion for justice quite boring and artificial. -Patricia Highsmith

For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not. -Patricia Highsmith

There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either. -James Callaghan

When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith. -Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind. -William Godwin

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice. -Omar Bongo

There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth. -Louis Farrakhan

Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people. -Louis Farrakhan

Government has a role as well in what is referred to as redistributive justice. -William Weld

We don't consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan… The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny. -Mohammed Omar

Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice. -James J. Corbett

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice. -Friedrich August von Hayek

I think it's good for sporting justice that Ronaldo scored twice in the final. -Just Fontaine

I call on the international community to be fair to the Iraqi people. My position is that we respect international resolutions but in return demand justice and accountability for those who stole Iraq's money. -Ahmed Chalabi

I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time. -Robert Hass

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

There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice. -Kurt Huber

Either accept people for what they are, or don't. So, in other words, man, if people don't know me, I think they do themself an injustice. Because, as a whole, I think I'm a good person. -Ike Turner

For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction. -Iris Chang

I find the idea of vigilante justice very attractive. I like the idea that the murderer decides that this person has gone too far, and nothing will happen to him unless she does something to stop him. -Donna Leon

They still don't want to admit to the world that this isn't the best and the fairest and most equal justice system. And that they are guilty of railroading people into jail. They don't want to, or never will, admit these things. -Leonard Peltier

The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year, about one-tenth of what was necessary. -Bobby Scott

To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration of justice and protection of liberty. -Stephen Breyer

In the matter of justice, all should be equal in your eyes. -Abu Bakr

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality, and its modern emphasis on justice as well, have historically evolved as religious issues. -Huston Smith

I represented many of these kids as they become young adults in the criminal justice system when I was a public defender. One way of reaching out is by the mind of experimentation. -Matt Gonzalez

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

Let's leave beside them in another pile all the injustices which exist in the northern state. -Martin McGuinness

If the British government is prepared to say that the Unionists will not have a veto over British government policy and that guns, vetoes and injustices will all be left outside the door, then there is no good reason why talks cannot take place in an appropriate atmosphere. -Martin McGuinness

But if you know that something has been really vicious, you don't read it, you don't let it into your head. What's damaging is when sentences go through your head and you burn with the injustice of it. -Nigella Lawson

What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law. -Imran Khan

The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings – indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment. -Lee Greenwood

In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, not made, however, by the full court, and concurred in by only four justices, it was held that the seller of a patented mimeograph could bind the purchaser to use only his ink in the machine, though the ink was not patented. -John Bates Clark

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now. -Rudolf Otto

But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments, all the succeeding ones have, in general, proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years. -Ezra Stiles

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom. -Ezra Stiles

Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right. -Ezra Stiles

Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies. -Natan Sharansky

On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful. -Nelson A. Miles

Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed… to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty. -Algernon Sidney

It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals, to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of things from social justice to peace. -Jonathan Shapiro

Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan, whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal justice system are more important than whether or not I'm going to be governor. -Bill Scott

My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts. -Bill Scott

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say! -Mary Douglas

What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place is seen as just requital in the other. -Mary Douglas

Justice deferred is justice denied. -Diane Watson

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

As you suggested I have in the following disputed certain passages, trusting you will do me the justice either to modify the same or add a note in the new edition stating that I dispute,' etc. -Denis Kearney

We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world, in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those who commit these acts to justice. -Doc Hastings

In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice. -Doc Hastings

We've begun to get justice. -Charles Evers

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God. -Salmon P. Chase

Unless physicians stand together to fight threats and injustices, our practices cannot remain viable in the future. -Samuel Wilson

Medieval justice was a quaint thing. -Frederick Pollock

I think computing power is ready to do 3D justice. It was great for shooters and racing games in the past, but I didn't think it was right for strategy games. -Sid Meier

When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually. -Barney Frank

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones

In the end I think theatre has only one subject: justice. -Edward Bond

I think that the justices were totally answering the way that they should. I think that the senators, as best I could tell, for the most part, Democrat and Republican, respected that. -Fred Thompson

First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice, and after the ministries of justice in the various states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio. -Hans Frank

My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort. -Hans Frank

My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice: the independent judiciary. -Hans Frank

While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught. -Pat Brown

Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor – but the Church is not a campaign. -Rowan Williams

When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well. -Sachin Tendulkar

Unfortunately, the American justice system is just riddled with lies and inconsistencies. -Tommy Chong

The fact that he didn't get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn't driven by that, and wasn't dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school. -Mary Stuart Masterson

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

Humans love truth and justice, and rejoice in ceremonies that honor those qualities. For that sentiment we should indeed thank God. -Alfred Hershey

The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion. -Christopher Darden

We have to be willing to give up all the injustices of the past that did exist – and that do exist right now. When we become interested in liberation, we then become interested in that which transcends time. -Andrew Cohen

Man has an innate capacity for violence, but can only justify it in the name of justice. -Ralph Steadman

There is no truly global justice. -Ralph Steadman

I was asked three times directly in the hearing before the board of the judiciary whether or not I would continue to acknowledge God if I were to resume my position as chief justice. And I said I would. -Roy Moore

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice. -Wim Wenders

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife, reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard, would dictate that it should be in her favor. -Ernestine Rose

And from the moment that we realized it was a terrorist attack, there isn't an agent or a support person in the FBI that wasn't committed to bringing to justice those who were responsible for this. -Robert Mueller

I think God's justice is making wrongs right. -Joel Osteen

Banks' beer. There's nothing like it! To Brazil. And to Barbados justice. -Ronald Biggs

Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right. The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable than either scientists or theologians generally make things look. -Walter Kaufmann

One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice. -William P. Leahy

But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Today's global justice movement may be the biggest, most diverse and energetic in history. -Todd Gitlin

Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions. -Albert Bushnell Hart

As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds. -Charles B. Rangel

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way. -Charles B. Rangel

The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor's office. -John Jay Hooker

But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as long as the government and its officials permit bribery in any form. -John Jay Hooker

I believe in justice, maybe not in this life, but there has to be justice. And if there isn't a God, I think it would be very depressing. I'd prefer to believe there is. -David Zucker

Probably I understand very much the people who rise against injustice. -Lakhdar Brahimi

In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion. -Carol P. Christ

Then, in the next place, we must know that every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice. -Origen

To establish justice and to promote the general welfare, America does not need the abortion license. -Robert Casey

I think Ellenor is embarrassed and ashamed and has devoted all of her energy to the law and to helping other people get justice because it's too difficult for her to face her own struggle for justice. -Camryn Manheim

One thing, however, is sure, – that in all cases the effort should be to impose all the cost of repairing the wrong upon the doer of the wrong. This alone is real justice, and of course such justice is necessarily free. -Benjamin Tucker

The cost of justice can be justly paid only by the invader. -Benjamin Tucker

The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim of injustice it becomes itself injustice. -Benjamin Tucker

But I can tell you what your folly and injustice will compel us to do. It will compel us to be free from your domination, and more self-reliant than we have been. -John H. Reagan

In our pledge every day, we pledge one Nation under God with liberty and justice for all. -Patrick J. Kennedy

But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick. -Paul Farmer

Al Gore seems to have found a great political ploy: Picking up whatever issue he is most vulnerable on and championing the cause. Perhaps he will start to champion perjury statutes and obstruction of justice. -Barbara Olson

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service. -Ida B. Wells

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

Isaac and I are going to Israel to ride for peace enviromental justice and a safer world for us all. -Mandy Patinkin

The situation in the region is flammable and may explode at any moment, because of the crucial events and because of the absence of justice in executing the international legitimacy resolutions, regarding the Israeli Arab cause and the oppression on Palestinians by Israelis. -Ali Abdullah Saleh

What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution. -Richard Pryor

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice – if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state. -Amos Oz

I'll also say, yes, I think the change in black consciuosness in recent years has made me more sensitive to injustice in every area of my life. -Curt Flood

I said the first concern of the administration of justice must, of course, be the individual. The second concern is the truth. -Elliot Richardson

To that movement, consecrated by religious principle, sustained by an awful sense of justice, and cheered by the brightest hopes of future good, all our powers, talents, and attainments are devoted. -George Ripley

It means that the men who hold the means of life control our lives, and, because we workingmen have tried to get some measure of justice, some measure of betterment, they deny the right of the human being to associate with his fellow. -James Larkin

It's now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay. -Jay Alan Sekulow

This is the most historic moment in Supreme Court history in our lifetime, no question about it. These are justices who are going to serve for decades. -Jay Alan Sekulow

I therefore believe that our system does not have a word for failed trial, and that is where the American public does not realize that our criminal justice system sometimes makes mistakes. -Sam Sheppard

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments. -William H. Wharton

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

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

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

You shouldn't have to sue somebody to get justice. It ought to come through administrative process. -Birch Bayh

Better still – your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War. -Breyten Breytenbach

Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life. -Georg Simmel

Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments. -Hideki Tojo

The security of which we speak is to be attained by the development of international law through an international organization based on the principles of law and justice. -Ludwig Quidde

This is always a pain because it's injustice too and so my response to it, I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else. -Janet Suzman

But you will understand by yourselves that the matter applies equally well to the organization of the officials of justice, of administrative officials, etc; these are likewise organized instruments of power in certain societies. -Ferdinand Lassalle

Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice. -Gary Oldman

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice. -Theodore Bikel

And I think within the pages of The Betrayal of America I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush. -Vincent Bugliosi

Within the pages of The Betrayal of America I prove that these justices were absolutely up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush. -Vincent Bugliosi

It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story. -Vincent Bugliosi

I think I present an overwhelming case that these five justices were up to no good, and they deliberately set out to hand the election to George Bush. -Vincent Bugliosi

A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices. -Vincent Bugliosi

The greatest injustice in the world is to bring a child into the world, and not be able to offer it peace. -Nafisa Joseph

Everybody should want to make sure that we have the cyber tools necessary to investigate cyber crimes, and to be prepared to defend against them and to bring people to justice who commit it. -Janet Reno

As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice, malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak, go a second mile. -Dorothy Day

From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, – and to a certain extent with justice. -Julius Wellhausen

That children shall be compelled to receive religious instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents, is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest. -Charles Tupper

The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done. -Leland Stanford

I have faith in the justice system, and what will happen will happen. I'm just trying to do the right thing. -Tracey Gold

Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice, but also of security. -Anna Lindh

We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished. -Bob Filner

The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see. -Bram Fischer

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice. -Gerry Adams

When we talk about justice in America we're really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers. -William Kunstler

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated. -Mary Todd Lincoln

I can establish the expectation of retributive justice. Have we done that? No. -Paddy Ashdown

The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals to justice is ever receding over the horizon. -Sara Paretsky

The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity. -Sargent Shriver

I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for. -Helen Suzman

We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect. -Clara Zetkin

In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist. -Juan Goytisolo

Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts. -Elihu Root

Honest people, mistakenly believing in the justice of their cause, are led to support injustice. -Elihu Root

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice. -Elihu Root

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice. -Elihu Root

The other reason that I am here today, again from the State Department and from the court record of the court of appeals, is that when I am abroad I speak out against the injustices against the Negro people of this land. -Paul Robeson

I was very excited about the idea that I could be an idealist, that I could be my age, the eager beaver who had hope in the justice system and the one who gets disappointed just like the audience. -Elisabeth Rohm

Yet, when child sex offenders are brought to justice and serve time for their offenses, they are often released into unsuspecting communities and left free to resume their sexual attacks. -Bob Ney

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what happened to Billy Ray Johnson. -Morris Dees

People demand a lot of the justice system and they demand things that it can't deliver. -Helen Garner

I contend that Bush would be a lot more moderate if there weren't some fundamentalists breathing down his neck every time he wants to establish the state of Israel, every time he wants to do justice for the Palestinian people. -Tony Campolo

I think the time has come for the United States to do even-handed justice. -Tony Campolo

We know that social exclusion is closely tied to the new economic world order, globalized, with free and open markets, which isn't bringing prosperity or social justice to all. -Claudio Hummes

What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice. -Robin Hayes

The goal is justice, not executions. We all want to make sure the process is fair and that the right person is punished. These recommendations are essential to that goal. -William K. Sessions

See, justice is a joke in this country, and it stinks of its hypocricy. -H. Rap Brown

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds. -Alexis Arguello

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

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war; but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from. -Robert Walpole

We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section. -Robert Toombs

They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations, upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations, and special favors to none. -Robert Toombs

That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson. -Clare Short

Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that! -Abu Bakar Bashir

There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government, would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua? -Bianca Jagger

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

The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues. -Bianca Jagger

Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines. -Zebulon Pike

I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema. -Mohsen Makhmalbaf

The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice. -James Weldon Johnson

Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation. -James Weldon Johnson

From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us. -George Carey

And this we should believe: that hope and volition can bring us closer to our ultimate goal: justice for all, injustice for no-one. -Eyvind Johnson

The American people do not want people thumbing their nose at the law. It undercuts the very fabric of our society and the system of civil justice and of criminal justice as well. -Ernest Istook

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy. -Kelly Miller

I have been singing for the last 50 years, you know, so I deserve a break. Besides, there are talented singers around who can do justice to their work. -Lata Mangeshkar

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes. -Jacques-Louis David

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice. -Georges Bizet

Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom. -Maria Weston Chapman

I remember my second game for England – we lost 2-0 to Norway, I was subbed and didn't do myself justice and I thought that was the end of my England career. -Teddy Sheringham

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice. -Montesquieu

In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows, one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously. As a young person I was seized by this idea of social justice and I wanted very much to follow my vow of teaching the poor gratuitously. -Godfrey Reggio

So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions. -Godfrey Reggio

We'll be launching the new public prosecution service in Northern Ireland tomorrow. I'll be doing it in Belfast tomorrow. This is an entirely new era, in which criminal justice now exercised on an equal basis, not the old basis in which community division was a feature. -Peter Hain

When you look at what I've done here, you see a consistent theme of reforms which is not driven by any dogma from across the water, but a radical agenda to make sure Northern Ireland's people enjoy equal opportunities, driven by the values of social justice. -Peter Hain

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice. -Joseph Butler

My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI. -Martin Sheen

Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people. -Paul Wellstone

That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases. -Isaac Barrow

The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice. -Richard Dawkins

Because politics rests on an irreducible measure of coercion, it can never become a perfect realm of perfect love and justice. -Christopher Lasch

What, other than injustice, could be the reason that the displaced citizens of New Orleans cannot be accommodated by the richest nation in the world? -Wynton Marsalis

I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need. -Susan Sarandon

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. -Muhammad Ali Jinnah

We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play. -Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. -Norman Borlaug

Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless. -Norman Borlaug

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

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court. -Sandra Day O'Connor

My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move. -Sandra Day O'Connor

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

We have an integrated picture of the threat from outside and from within that is provided not only to our foreign ministers but also to our justice and interior ministers. -Gijs de Vries

I have to think of my status as a resident in this country. But I do insist that in Paraguay there was order; the judiciary had the power of complete independence; justice was fully exercised. -Alfredo Stroessner

Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference. -Marc Morial

The same tools we need to use to keep this country safe by bringing terrorists to justice, because I guarantee you, if they have the opportunity and the means, they will take American lives. -Todd Tiahrt

The whole idea of equal justice under law means that you've got to play by the rules. It has nothing to do with the underlying subject matter. You just tell the truth. -Ken Starr

I think the first duty of society is justice. -Alexander Hamilton

Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice. -Lactantius

Free trade is not based on utility but on justice. -Edmund Burke

The big tyrants never face justice. -George Galloway

Extreme law is often extreme injustice. -Terence

Delay in justice is injustice. -Walter Savage Landor

Peace without justice is tyranny. -William Allen White

Affirmative action was always racial justice on the cheap. -Joe Klein

It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world. -Mary Wollstonecraft

My photographs don't do me justice – they just look like me. -Phyllis Diller

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. -Earl Warren

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law. -Abbie Hoffman

Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste. -William Feather

A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice. -Meister Eckhart

I'm armed with more than complete steel, – The justice of my quarrel. -Christopher Marlowe

The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day. -Malcolm de Chazal

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it. -Plato

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. -Sallust

A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world. -Alice Walker

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. -Malcolm X

In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear. -Kofi Annan

The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice. -Garet Garrett

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. -Montesquieu

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. -Malcolm X

The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen; times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals. -Alfred North Whitehead

Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly. -Terry Waite

Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck. -Orson Welles

When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise. -Mary Frances Berry

Lawyers (are) operators of the toll bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass. -Jane Bryant Quinn

All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice. -Edmund Burke

The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. -Lois McMaster Bujold

Three simple words – freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for. -Charles Kennedy

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice. -John Donne

Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness. -Susan Faludi

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse. -Oliver Goldsmith

As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice. -Adolf Hitler

If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not be astounded. -King Solomon

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. -Martin Luther

Think carefully before asking for justice. Mercy might be safer. -Mason Cooley

When I say I do, the justice of the peace replies, 'I know, I know…' -Mickey Rooney

Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession. -Julia Ward Howe

Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity. -Imelda Marcos

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. -James A. Garfield

For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. -Baruch Spinoza

The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice. -Anne Sullivan

It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line. -Bill Pascrell

There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice. -Thomas Paine

If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory. -Miguel de Unamuno

Hopefully, America will really get a sense of how justice can be served in this country. And hopefully, they'll forget the Simpson trial. -Andrew Cohen

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

It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. -Jonathan Swift

Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice. -Anselm of Canterbury

Most people regard getting their way as a matter of simple justice. -Mason Cooley

Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing. -Henry David Thoreau

There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice. -Simone Weil

To put up a show is to face life's injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people, their imagination. -Luigi Barzini

On the subject of Osama bin Laden… we will track him down. We will capture him. We will bring him to justice, and I will follow him to the gates of hell. -John McCain

Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

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

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant. -Henry David Thoreau

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not. -Plato

If you have done terrible things, you must endure terrible things; for thus the sacred light of injustice shines bright. -Sophocles

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. -Alexander Hamilton

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy. -Robert Frost

Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so. -Samuel Butler

The price of justice is eternal publicity. -Arnold Bennett

All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice. -Joseph de Maistre

There is a time when even justice brings harm. -Sophocles

A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist. -Sophocles

I've been waiting 13 years for justice. -Curtis Sliwa

To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils. -Plato

Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie. -Horace Walpole

In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs. -Walter Lippmann

The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice. -Blaise Pascal

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place. -Marian Wright Edelman

Who thinks the law has anything to do with justice? It's what we have because we can't have justice. -William McIlvanney

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech. -Hesiod

The first requisite of civilization is that of justice. -Sigmund Freud

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. -Coretta Scott King

Whoever tramples on the plea for justice temperately made in the name of peace only outrages peace and kills something fine in the heart of man which God put there when we got our manhood. -William Allen White

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

A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain; you cannot have either until you have both. -Ramsey Clark

The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable. -Theodore Parker

The history of the world is the world's court of justice. -Friedrich Schiller

And if you ask again whether there is any justice in the world, you'll have to be satisfied with the reply: Not for the time being; at any rate, not up to this Friday. -Alfred Doblin

Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body. -Theodore Roosevelt

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. -Charles Dickens

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

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice. -Plato

Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety. -Plato

The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance. -Aeschylus

When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they? -Aeschylus

You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation. -Marian Wright Edelman

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality. -Plato

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just. -D. H. Lawrence

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice. -Anita Hill

Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer. -Julian Casablancas

The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially. -Ralph G. Neas

The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice. -Cindy Sheehan

The injustice done to an individual is sometimes of service to the public. -Junius

Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice. -Olusegun Obasanjo

Let's not interfere with justice… Let's let justice speak. -Ricardo Lagos

Once I should have been, if not satisfied, partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the intelligent and those who have been soldiers; now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded by sound policy and impartial justice. -Salmon P. Chase

Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things. -Adam Smith

As long as there is rape… there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in. -Andrea Dworkin

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. -Andrea Dworkin

Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order. -Anna Garlin Spencer

America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. -Barack Obama

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really 'empathy' and 'understanding.' He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice. -Karl Rove

'Empathy' is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash. -Karl Rove

For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make. -Edward Kennedy

I think the nine justices think the solicitor general is the 35th clerk. -Elena Kagan

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

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop. -Glenn Beck

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

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

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

We've got to be fair. You can't say a place that has strip joints is sacred ground. We've got to be just. We've got to speak the truth. We've got to have justice for everybody. We're a country of justice for all, not justice for non-Muslims only or some groups and not for others. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice. -Ed Miliband

Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America's proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace. -Theodore C. Sorensen

Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing. -Audrey Hepburn

The things that make me very angry are injustice and bullying. If I see someone bullying a woman or child in the street, or kicking a dog, I go completely mad. -Susannah York

When the whole world has their eyes on you, if you say something that doesn't truly come from your spirit and your soul, or if you wear something that doesn't come from your spirit and your soul, it's an injustice to your position. And so, I'm really myself every single day and I do it because I know my fans would want me to. -Lady Gaga

Love and trust and justice, concern for the poor, that's being pushed to the margins, and you can see it. -Cornel West

Remember our proud history of social justice, universal health care, public pensions and making sure no one is left behind. Let's continue to move forward. -Jack Layton

And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home. -Christopher Hitchens

We stand united, facing the big responsibility to change our country into a nation of justice, solidarity, humanity and green development. -George Papandreou

Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. -Alveda King

Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, discouraging investors. -Lucas Papademos

I feel like there was justice. It was served through the legal system you know. Everything that I endured. It was all worth it. -Amber Frey

But research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution. -Dee Dee Myers

It's sort of a meat market, the whole awards thing, and I don't think you can predict it anymore – who's going to like what you've done, if it's worthy or not. And hopefully, that's not why you make a film, because if you're distracted by that, or only striving for that, you don't do it justice. -Emily Blunt

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. -Vidal Sassoon

I want to extend my gratitude and thankfulness to all those who care and love my family and myself, and our situation, especially the American people who show their care about the quality of justice as a universal value and I'm very grateful to all of you. -Chen Guangcheng

In terms of justice, the most important thing is not to be part of organized crime. -Josefina Vazquez Mota

Mexico is now a country where we have justice and a rule of law that didn't exist here in past years. -Josefina Vazquez Mota

What the French want is coherence, stability and justice. If I am in a favorable position today, it's because my fellow citizens want to make the effort to straighten out the country, and at the same time they want it to be just and equitable. -Francois Hollande

Our arguments – and those of hundreds more Venezuelans suffering the same injustice – are clear and forceful: political disqualification violates laws in Venezuela and throughout the continent. -Leopoldo Lopez

I have not had the chance to go out there and do myself justice in an Olympic marathon yet. I have not been able to get to an Olympic marathon injury-free yet. -Paula Radcliffe

It is good that these terrorists are now facing justice, but in the reporting of the case, it would be helpful if the media didn't help them with their propaganda mission by unquestioningly repeating false information about their detention. -Jose Rodriguez

As a lawyer, as a private citizen, you see a lot of injustice. You see a lot of people who should have been punished and are not, and people who were punished wrongfully are not vindicated. Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur. -David Baldacci

Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur. -David Baldacci

When you have a gown, there's much more to be concerned about. Where is this crease falling? Are you making a weird shape with the dress? Are you doing the designer justice? With a bathing suit, it's more about you and the mood you convey. -Brooklyn Decker

I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about – police and criminals, the criminal justice system. -Michael Connelly

Without justice you won't have stability. -Saad Hariri

Twenty years on, the books are still fun to write and I've still got lots of stories I want to tell, mainly about social injustice and people chewed up by the system. -John Grisham

For me, being leftist means fighting against injustice and inequality but, most of all, we want to live well. -Evo Morales

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines. -Carl Hiaasen

I feel that my father's greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything. -Caroline Kennedy

There's a wider agenda that speaks to what the Democratic Party has historically stood for, which are economic rights for those who are struggling in the middle class, concern for the poor, for economic justice for those who are marginalized in our society. -Mike McCurry

Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice? -Frederic Bastiat

A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, rewarding effort with justice, promoting upward mobility, and building solidarity among citizens. -Paul Ryan

Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action. -Mitt Romney

I felt that justice had been served and that the world was, in some way, a better place for all of us. -James F. Amos

I think one of my father's great legacies is the people that he inspired and the generation that he inspired transformed America through civil rights, women's rights, equal justice, and they've passed that on to their children and grandchildren. -Caroline Kennedy

One of the reasons why people – particularly young people – love action movies is because what they are really looking for is justice. -Steven Seagal

When I came into Metallica, I had to do justice to Cliff's work, but I also had to put my own signature on it. No one could be Cliff Burton; Cliff Burton was the Jimi Hendrix of bass. -Jason Newsted

But social justice and the environment are very tied together in my head. -Dar Williams

As a former attorney general. I have the greatest respect for the criminal justice system. But it is not good at intelligence gathering. -Kelly Ayotte

From my standpoint, I want to work with homeland security, justice to make sure that U.S. citizens' vote is not diluted. -Rick Scott

It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put – without delay, and with tenderness – back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try. -Alice Walker

In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom – along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society. -Noam Chomsky

I went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime. -Susana Martinez

We sought justice because equal pay for equal work is an American value. That fight took me ten years. It took me all the way to the Supreme Court. And, in a 5-4 decision, they stood on the side of those who shortchanged my pay, my overtime, and my retirement just because I am a woman. -Lilly Ledbetter

We also must pull from our highest ideals of justice and protect against those ills that destabilized our economy – like predatory lending, over-leveraged financial institutions and the unchecked avarice of the past that trumped fairness and common sense. Our platform calls for significant cuts in federal spending. -Cory Booker

We made history when President Obama appointed Sonia Sotomayor, a proud Latina, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. And as the President likes to say, 'Every single one of them wasn't just the best Latino for the job, but the best person for the job.' -Charlie Gonzalez

If torture is going to be administered as a last resort in the ticking-bomb case, to save enormous numbers of lives, it ought to be done openly, with accountability, with approval by the president of the United States or by a Supreme Court justice. -Alan Dershowitz

Well you know, all law is about injustice. -Alan Dershowitz

The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities. -Susana Martinez

The problem of the world today is the people talk on and on about democracy, freedom, justice. But I don't give a damn about democracy if I am worried about survival. -Imelda Marcos

Passivity is the same as defending injustice. -Deepak Chopra

There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy. -Fidel Castro

Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice. -Desmond Tutu

When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it. -Carly Fiorina

We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom. -Mohammed Morsi

Research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution. -Dee Dee Myers

I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it's the government's role to provide everything. -Rick Warren

When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least! -Chuck Norris

I've written 18 books, mostly dealing with issues of social justice, ending racism, feminism, and cultural criticism. -bell hooks

The greatest movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic. -bell hooks

Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head. -Serj Tankian

I hate injustice, and I can't help but speak against it. But I don't want to get involved in politics. -Serj Tankian

Teaching has always been, for me, linked to issues of social justice. I've never considered it a neutral or passive profession. -Bill Ayers

It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity. -Cesar Chavez

Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it. -Sigmar Gabriel

For far too long the world's poorest people have seen no benefit from the vast natural resources in their own backyards. It is time to end the injustice where ordinary people are silent witnesses, left to suffer without basic services, as the profits from their countries' assets are hidden and plundered by corrupt regimes. -Nick Clegg

The Liberal Democrat Party and the Conservative Party come at things very differently when it comes to Europe. When it comes to political reform, we have a much greater tradition in the Liberal Democrats of social justice and fairness than the Conservatives do. -Nick Clegg

Voting to go on strike is not a decision working people take lightly and is always accompanied by a strong sense of injustice at work. The impact of losing a day's pay is significant, not least for those in the lowest paid jobs who are already on the tightest budgets. -Frances O'Grady

Propelled by freedom of faith, gender equality and economic justice for all, India will become a modern nation. Minor blemishes cannot cloak the fact that India is becoming such a modern nation: no faith is in danger in our country, and the continuing commitment to gender equality is one of the great narratives of our times. -Pranab Mukherjee

The young people of India will build a strong and powerful nation, a nation that is politically mature and economically strong, a nation whose people enjoy both a high quality of life as well as justice. -Pranab Mukherjee

As prime minister, I will never make a decision that will be an injustice to Serbia and its citizens. -Ivica Dacic

In Scotland over many years we have cultivated through our justice system what I hope can be described as a 'culture of compassion.' On the other hand, there still exists in many parts of the U.S., if not nationally, an attitude towards the concept of justice which can only be described as a 'culture of vengeance.' -Keith O'Brien

If Al Gore had allowed us and if the Florida Supreme Court had not intervened and rewritten the law, which they're not supposed to do, we could have certified, which is a mere procedural action, and then after that, they could have petitioned any justice for a recount statewide with uniform standards. -Katherine Harris

The idea of determinism combined with complete human responsibility struck me as very hard to reconcile with an idea of justice, let alone mercy. -Ken MacLeod

Above these universal themes 'Truth Will Set U Free' is also a song composed for those who were born gay. I am a straight man so I do not profess to understand or know what a LGBT person experiences but I do recognize injustice when I see it. -Corey Hart

Whether we or 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

I believe in justice, and I believe in people being held responsible for their actions. -Bruce Willis

The solicitor general is sometimes referred to as the 10th Supreme Court justice – a pretty important position. -Arlen Specter

I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out. -George McGovern

Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights and social justice issue in America today. -Jesse Jackson

I came to the conclusion that in order to end racial barriers, I needed to run for the office of the president and put forth an agenda of social justice and world peace. In addition, I concluded that someone needed to run and challenge the liberal orthodoxy. -Jesse Jackson

I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights – if need be – with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable. -Lee Myung-bak

I would love to make a Brazilian film, but it would have to be something very close to my heart. It's such a personal thing, so I'd want to do my family proud. I'd want to do justice to Brazilian cinema. I think Brazilian cinema is brilliant. I would really love to do something, but I'm just waiting for the right thing. -Kaya Scodelario

Together we can and must fight for justice for our children and protect them from draconian tax cuts and budget choices that threaten their survival, education and preparation for the future. If they are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America. -Marian Wright Edelman

The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about. -Marian Wright Edelman

The military code of justice sets out exactly what type of charges are available for specific acts. -Saxby Chambliss

I believe in the law. I think we have a great system of justice. But I do think that system of justice has been corrupted by racism and classism. I think it's difficult for 'poor people' – poor white people, brown people – to be treated fairly before the law in the same way that upper-class people are. -Henry Louis Gates

I want to be a figure for prison reform. I think that the criminal justice system is rotten. -Henry Louis Gates

Doesn't the world see the suffering of millions of Palestinians who have been living in exile around the world or in refugee camps for the past 60 years? No state, no home, no identity, no right to work. Doesn't the world see this injustice? -Ismail Haniyeh

I used to buy into a former Supreme Court justice's argument that you can't scream fire in a crowded theater. Well, I think you can. -Larry Flynt

But I also think all of the great stories in literature deal with loneliness. Sometimes it's by way of heartbreak, sometimes it's by way of injustice, sometimes it's by way of fate. There's an infinite number of ways to examine it. -Tom Hanks

Everybody always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is. Words can never do the feeling justice. -Eric Church

The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists. It's about what's right. And it's about time. -Dionne Warwick

We all fight over what the label 'feminism' means but for me it's about empowerment. It's not about being more powerful than men – it's about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It's about very basic things. It's not a badge like a fashion item. -Annie Lennox

Were there peace and justice in the Middle East, the Arabs would no more need their tinhorn dictators than they would their corpulent princes. -James Buchan

China has not established the rule of law and if there is a power above the law there is no social justice. Everybody can be subjected to harm. I'm just a citizen: my life is equal in value to any other. But I'm thankful that when I lost my freedom so many people shared feelings and put such touching effort into helping me. -Ai Weiwei

But if there is a just God, there is ultimate justice. -Dennis Prager

Congress is so beholden to the money that any solution in the general interest will be frustrated and subverted by the corporate interests who feel they will be damaged by progress, fair play and justice. -E. L. Doctorow

Proprietary software is an injustice. -Richard Stallman

At a time when efforts are being made to eradicate discrimination between the sexes in the search for social equality and justice, the differences between the sexes are being rediscovered. -Carol Gilligan

Fighting injustice keeps you young. -Gloria Allred

Women will no longer be silent when they suffer injustices against them. -Gloria Allred

Any Democratic statement of core beliefs about the importance of families must include all our families, gay and straight. Our party has a long tradition of leading the charge on important questions of justice. -Jeanne Shaheen

We know there can be no justice in the Middle East without a Palestinian state. But there can be no security in the Middle East without a Palestinian state. -David Miliband

Today, corruption has won and justice has lost. I brought corruption cases in good faith involving powerful people, and the political and legal establishment blatantly covered up and retaliated by targeting my law license. -Andrew Thomas

In terms of 'Saving Face,' I was inspired by the stories of survivors who didn't let their attacks stop them from pursuing justice and seeking treatment. -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

We've grown accustomed to injustice in Russia. People are constantly being arrested unlawfully. -Alexei Navalny

Well, Marx is having a comeback. I hear him mentioned a lot in terms of the global financial situation and the general sense of injustice out there. A lot of economic experts in America refer to him without actually using the M word, but he's around. -David Byrne

I turned 24 in the middle of my first World Cup and it was quite an unbelievable experience. It's really hard for words to do it justice. -Cobi Jones

For me, acting is all about the aesthetic. I just want to keep honing my craft. Not that I'm taking myself too seriously, but every artist should consider himself Picasso. Otherwise, you're doing yourself an injustice. -Giovanni Ribisi

So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. -Molly Ivins

Let us not forget, the financial crisis had its roots in the decision by Congress to embark on a course of social justice to get everyone that wanted a home into one, regardless of whether or not they could afford it. -Ed Royce

Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don't like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty. -Eliot Spitzer

The most important thing is the indigenous people are not vindictive by nature. We are not here to oppress anybody – but to join together and build Bolivia, with justice and equality. -Evo Morales

To do justice to a lifelong dream of being a writer, I must give it the intense concentration and focus I gave to track. To do both with excellence is not possible. It is with a sense of sadness and joyous anticipation that I leave track and move on. -Florence Griffith Joyner

You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you're compelled to say something. To speak out against it. -Macklemore

While there's capitalism, there'll be socialism, because there is always a response to injustice. -Ed Miliband

Our laws governing lobbying and campaign contributions have struck the right balance between the wishes of the people and those of private industry, so why are we so quick to doubt that the same great results can be achieved by putting the government's justice-dealing branch on the same market-based course? -Thomas Frank

True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others. -Jonathan Sacks

Man is unique in creation because he has a sense of justice and truth. We spend billions of dollars each year to set up court systems to see that justice is done, and we build prisons for those who transgress the laws we enact. -Ray Comfort

When a doctor is performing an operation, his mind cannot be somewhere else. And it's the same with actors. You have to commit yourself mind, body and soul to a project in order to do justice to it. -Freida Pinto

I always thought that was one of the single most important things a prosecutor could do is to seek justice for the families of victims. -Nancy Grace

Well, of course I think people can be forgiven. But our justice system is not set up to dispense forgiveness. You can go to the local priest for that. -Nancy Grace

Look, the justice system is made up of people. People have faults. It's not perfect. -Nancy Grace

It would not be a bad idea if bankers were to go and sit occasionally with politicians in their political surgeries, where they might get a sense of the injustice that some of the community feel about the banks. -Prince Andrew

I'll tell you where the injustice is. It's with the person earning £12,000 to £15,000-a-year who is being asked to be restrained by their business or employer. Yet the taxpayer has bailed out the banks, so why are they not showing restraint? -Prince Andrew

The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind. -Moza bint Nasser

I had to make a major decision with myself because I just don't think you can do both: try to have a baby career and raise it and have a baby baby and raise it. And to try to do justice to either one. It was a very conscious decision on my part not to have children – which I have never regretted. -Betty White

What I'm doing is writing stories about women who care about justice. They are women who think about the difference between right and wrong, what's legal and illegal, ethical and unethical, moral and immoral. -Lisa Scottoline

Scotland is my country, the nation that shaped me, that taught me my values. A nation whose achievements inspired and inspire me, a community whose failings drive me – drive my overwhelming desire to fight for social justice and equality. -Johann Lamont

My Scottish Labour Party is a crusade – to fight poverty, inequality and injustice. -Johann Lamont

Where terrorists offer injustice, disorder and destruction, the United States and its allies stand for freedom, fairness, equality, hope, and opportunity. -John O. Brennan

Injustice can never be stood for. -Amber Heard

A children's author on a soapbox is not a pleasant sight but I have become drawn into issues, slightly unwillingly, relating to young people, literacy and youth justice: just look at the number of young people we have locked up in prison, and the uselessness of it. -Anthony Horowitz

Generally speaking, the public appetite for criminal justice policy is just tough talk. -Kamala Harris

To change criminal justice policy in any meaningful way means to propose changing a very longstanding system. It's not realistic to think you can do it overnight. -Kamala Harris

We need to incorporate that age-old concept of redemption into the work that we do in the criminal justice system in California. -Kamala Harris

I'm not violent, I don't believe in killing people, but standing up for yourself, speaking out against injustice, is another form of vengeance. -Eva Gabrielsson

I don't mind expressing my opinions and speaking out against injustice. I would be doing this even if I wasn't a writer. I grew up in a household that believed in social justice. I have always understood myself as having an obligation to stand on the side of the silenced, the oppressed, and the mistreated. -Tayari Jones

At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society. -Aravind Adiga

I'm a Libertarian. I'm liberty, justice for all, liberty for all. -Big Boi

My father thought, and now I think too, that the system of democracy is entirely based upon the system of justice. If we do not have a system of justice that people believe in, the system of democracy will fail. -Henning Mankell

Well, the terrible thing right now, and I don't know the statistics, but there's a growing concern in some communities about how rapidly people are sent from school to jail, how quickly they're put into the criminal justice system. And of course the rapidly growing number of brown people, both men and women, in prison. And this is terrible. -Anna Deavere Smith

There is an insuperable problem about introducing immigrants to British values. There are no British values. Nor are there any Serbian or Peruvian values. No nation has a monopoly on fairness and decency, justice and humanity. -Terry Eagleton

Bulls can do nothing to demand justice. They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It's up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting. -Ingrid Newkirk

At least 80 percent of American prisoners are grossly over-sentenced. The Supreme Court knows this, but shows scant concern for this human side of criminal justice. -Conrad Black

Enhanced interrogation is not to be considered lightly, but the use of enhanced interrogation techniques does not require moral people to abandon their beliefs. Rather, it is precisely during these difficult times that one's beliefs about life, justice and mercy become indispensible. -Gary Bauer

Finally, let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win. -Bernie Sanders

Shakespeare speaks for the human heart but Dickens speaks for the social man and for injustices. -Simon Callow

No international court can ever substitute for a working national justice system. Or for a society at peace. -Adam Hochschild

If succeeding generations of Americans don't understand the concepts of justice, individual rights, free enterprise, capitalism, sovereignty or national security, there can be no guarantee that those concepts – or others like them – will continue. -George Nethercutt

I think objectivity is like this strange myth that people think you're supposed to achieve, but actually, the dirty little secret is that it's not attainable any more than pure justice is attainable by the courts. -Sebastian Junger

Chile has done a lot to rid itself of poverty, especially extreme poverty, since the return to democracy. But we still have a ways to go toward greater equity. This country does not have a neoliberal economic model anymore. We have put in place a lot of policies that will ensure that economic growth goes hand in hand with social justice. -Michelle Bachelet

We need first of all the reform of our justice system. We need reform of the education system, because of quality of education because of innovation and technology. And we need administrative reform. Too much bureaucracy. -Iveta Radicova

I think there is a heritage which I'm proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice. -George Papandreou

We have a rise of extremism because we need to give a sense that we are targeting some of the deeper problems in Greece, the injustices. -George Papandreou

There had always been black people in and out of our house, and from the outset I had been taught that for them life was defined by struggle and filled with injustice. -Carl Bernstein

I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice. -Two Chainz

Professionalism in law has brought us the O.J. Simpson case in lieu of justice. -Bill James

The business of popularizing crime is how we expose the faults in our justice system. It's how we expose police misconduct. -Bill James

Jail threats did not dissuade Martin Luther King – and intergenerational justice is a moral issue of comparable magnitude to civil rights. -James Hansen

Social justice is what drives me; it's why I'm here. -Kathleen Wynne

My mother's family were full-on Irish Catholics – faith in an elaborate old fashioned, highly conservative and madly baroque style. I sort of fell out of the tribe over women's rights and social justice issues when I was just 13 years old. -Geraldine Brooks

Allowing suspects to indefinitely linger in our cells is, in fact, detrimental to our national security goals. If a suspect is proven to be a terrorist, for the sake of the victims and deterring any future attacks, he or she must be brought to justice. America has done this with Timothy McVeigh and hundreds of other terrorists. -John Garamendi

Reaffirming the justice of the American system bolsters our legitimacy with allies, thereby encouraging further cooperation and improving our national security. -John Garamendi

When you're fighting for economic and social justice, you're always fighting for the minority. -Bob Kerrey

In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created. -Andrew Weil

I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage. -Chris Hayes

When you believe in something, fight for it. And when you see injustice, fight harder than you've ever fought before. -Brad Meltzer

I think it is incumbent on all human beings to oppose injustice in every form. -Hugh Masekela

Ted Kennedy's inspiration will loom large over our politics for years to come, uplift us in the healthcare fight, and help to achieve his dream of liberty and justice for all. -Christine Pelosi

We should not forget the principles of Christian mercy and justice: to welcome back those who are repentant and need our assistance, while encouraging the faithful to endure to the end. -Mark Skousen

The criminal justice system, like any system designed by human beings, clearly has its flaws. -Ben Whishaw

Unfortunately in life, justice is not always achieved. -Maura Tierney

I mean there are many, many people in all sorts of different countries who don't have a great life, who are subject to injustice. Are we obliged to take all of them who come here? I think the answer is 'Not necessarily.' -Tony Abbott

For as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in issues of social justice, political freedom, and civil rights. -Jennifer Chiaverini

What's hard, it seems, is living up to the words spoken by Jesus Christ, who preached naught but love and mercy and justice and humility. -Steven Weber

Every film is hard work, and a few lucky people do get Oscars for what they do, and it's recognition for all that hard work on a certain level. If you didn't do the hard work, you wouldn't be standing there. On the other hand, people do a lot of hard work and don't get Oscars, so it's a mixture of glory and injustice at the same time. -Walter Murch

I am a person who believes in asking questions, in not conforming for the sake of conforming. I am deeply dissatisfied – about so many things, about injustice, about the way the world works – and in some ways, my dissatisfaction drives my storytelling. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Writing is the only way I know to demand justice from an uncaring universe. -Dorothy Allison

Artists and celebrities are citizens, and as such you have a responsibility to keep fighting for justice because there are monolithic power structures and systemic oppression out there. -Emily Saliers

I think I've always had these two currents, equally strong, of wanting to change the world and make the world better and fight injustices and fight violence, and then being an artist, which is a very different strain. -Eve Ensler

If you believe in justice, if you believe in democracy, if you believe in people's rights, if you believe in the harmony of all humankind – then you have no choice but to back Fidel Castro as long as it takes! -Harry Belafonte

That was the miracle of Abraham Lincoln, politician. He pursued the high purpose of moving justice forward via the low arts of patronage and patronization. Indeed, in a democracy, it is usually the only way great deeds are done. -Joe Klein

A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement. -Jimmy Reid

It is a great thing about having young children, is that they don't really care whether you're the chief justice or whatever, and they do make sure that you have a good perspective on life and what's important. -John Roberts

It's sobering to think of the seventeen chief justices; certainly a solid majority of them have to be characterized as failures. The successful ones are hard to number. -John Roberts

A chief justice's authority is really quite limited, and the dynamic among all the justices is going to affect whether he can accomplish much or not. There is this convention of referring to the Taney Court, the Marshall Court, the Fuller Court, but a chief justice has the same vote that everyone else has. -John Roberts

A justice is not like a law professor, who might say, 'This is my theory… and this is what I'm going to be faithful to and consistent with,' and in twenty years will look back and say, 'I had a consistent theory of the First Amendment as applied to a particular area.' -John Roberts

While some of the tales of woe emanating from the court are enough to bring tears to the eyes, it is true that only Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off. -John Roberts

When I worked in the Department of Justice, in the office of the solicitor general, it was my job to argue cases for the United States before the Supreme court. I always found it very moving to stand before the justices and say, 'I speak for my country.' -John Roberts

I know a lot of law officers, and every single one of them faces a moment – usually after about three hours on the job – when they realise that there's no connection between law and justice. The law, as an institution, avoids justice, subverts it, just as often as it sees it done. -Jeff Lindsay

I feel that I'll be buried in Ireland and don't think I'll ever live in the U.S. I'm not comfortable with many aspects of U.S. society – especially the justice system. -John Connolly

Almost every magazine piece I've ever written, I felt like I haven't done it justice, like it was just a gloss. -Jon Krakauer

The Bible is replete with commands to persevere, especially in the face of injustice. -Joni Eareckson Tada

God is truly on the side of those who work for social justice, especially when we accompany that work with the giving of the Gospel! -Joni Eareckson Tada

One of my defining beliefs is that Jesus Christ has taken all of my guilt before God, and that he has been raised from the dead. That gives incredible hope and meaning to every day of my life – that nothing done in this world is wasted when it's done for him and his glory, and that there will be a day of justice and reward for the entire world. -Joshua Harris

God allows unjust disparities between rich and poor because He does not miraculously intervene to establish justice against human wills. Also, discrepancies are not unjust by themselves; justice does not mean equality of result but equality of opportunity. -Peter Kreeft

We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and so forth. -Tony Judt

The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another. -Adam Hamilton

One might expect that the families of murder victims would be showered with sympathy and support, embraced by their communities. But in reality they are far more likely to feel isolated, fearful, and ashamed, overwhelmed by grief and guilt, angry at the criminal-justice system, and shunned by their old friends. -Eric Schlosser

Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor. -Gary Hamel

Strangely enough, politics may just be the one realm in which having kids imposes no penalty on women. Kids are practically a necessity. For scientists, or Supreme Court justices, or chief executives, or the woman who wants to learn to fly F-l8s off an aircraft carrier, it works differently. -Stacy Schiff

When it's time to film and to actually take on the role of Precious, I felt an immense responsibility to do it justice. -Gabourey Sidibe

There are many pointers in the Bible concerning the rightness, the goodness, the beauty, the justice, the preciousness of racial harmony and diversity. -John Piper

The Christian – the biblical – concept of mercy toward wrongdoers only exists in relation to justice. Showing mercy, in relation to wrongdoing, means treating someone better than they deserve. -John Piper

Criminal justice, as it pertains to the Goldmans and Morgan Stanleys of the world, is not adversarial combat, with cops and crooks duking it out in interrogation rooms and courthouses. Instead, it's a cocktail party between friends and colleagues who from month to month and year to year are constantly switching sides and trading hats. -Matt Taibbi

If I say, 'I forgive you,' I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender. -Miroslav Volf

Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice. -Miroslav Volf

Christians believe that there will be a Judgment Day at the end. And it is my belief that on that day justice will be done and there will be a reconciliation between those who have profoundly injured one another takes place. -Miroslav Volf

What makes revolutionary thought unique is its clarity and dignity, and its clear grasp of freedom and justice: simple, clear words that are understood without the need for any help from elite writers or thinkers. -Nawal El Saadawi

Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can't be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom. -Nawal El Saadawi

Many people we consider legends, such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry, remain so scarred by scandals, injustices and regrets from decades earlier that they're barely able to appreciate their accomplishments. -Neil Strauss

History is replete with ideologies of freedom, justice, liberation of the downtrodden and the exploited, that have been turned against the very people they had mobilised, or that have reproduced the same logic of exclusion and terror toward those whom they claimed to set free. -Tariq Ramadan

The strength of democratic societies relies on their capacity to know how to stand firm against extremism while respecting justice in the means used to fight terrorism. -Tariq Ramadan

The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage. -Tariq Ramadan

The death of Christ proclaimed the justice and perpetuity of his Father's law in punishing the transgressor, in that he consented to suffer the penalty of the law himself, in order to save fallen man from its curse. -Ellen G. White

Every act, every deed of justice and mercy and benevolence, makes heavenly music in Heaven. -Ellen G. White

Freedom under law is hard work. If rulers cannot be trusted with arbitrary power, it is up to citizens to raise their voices at injustice. -Anthony Lewis

I have not personally suffered from the deprivations, the bitterness and sorrow which bring so many men and women to a realisation of social injustice. -Emmeline Pankhurst

I'm one of the most adaptable guys I know in as much as travelling is my favourite thing to do in life. With every place I go, I try to stay there long enough to do it justice, long enough so that I can at least imagine what it would be like to live there. Once I imagine that, then it's OK for me to return home. -Matthew McConaughey

True satisfaction and true justice, in my belief, will only come for Americans, and for that matter now for Spaniards and Turks and Saudis and Moroccans, when we put an end to terrorism. -Richard Armitage

American decision-makers must understand how damaging a foreign policy that privileges order and profit over justice really is in the long term. -Samantha Power

I don't love the phrase 'balancing work and family.' It sets up this idea of scales of justice with work on one side and family on the other side. -Norah O'Donnell

In a world of global dependencies with no corresponding global polity and few tools of global justice, the rich of the world are free to pursue their own interests while paying no attention to the rest. -Zygmunt Bauman

There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess. -A. S. Byatt

The very idea of law originates in men's natural rights. There is no other standard, than natural rights, by which civil law can be measured. Law has always been the name of that rule or principle of justice, which protects those rights. Thus we speak of natural law. -Lysander Spooner

If two individuals enter into a contract to commit trespass, theft, robbery or murder upon a third, the contract is unlawful and void, simply because it is a contract to violate natural justice, or men's natural rights. -Lysander Spooner

The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected – involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically. -Lysander Spooner

But for their right to judge of the law, and the justice of the law, juries would be no protection to an accused person, even as to matters of fact; for, if the government can dictate to a jury any law whatever, in a criminal case, it can certainly dictate to them the laws of evidence. -Lysander Spooner

It is manifest that the only security against the tyranny of the government lies in forcible resistance to the execution of the injustice; because the injustice will certainly be executed, unless it be forcibly resisted. -Lysander Spooner

Majorities, as such, afford no guarantees for justice. They are men of the same nature as minorities. They have the same passions for fame, power, and money, as minorities; and are liable and likely to be equally – perhaps more than equally, because more boldly – rapacious, tyrannical and unprincipled, if intrusted with power. -Lysander Spooner

Majorities and minorities cannot rightfully be taken at all into account in deciding questions of justice. -Lysander Spooner

The right and the physical power of the people to resist injustice, are really the only securities that any people ever can have for their liberties. Practically no government knows any limit to its power but the endurance of the people. -Lysander Spooner

The trial by jury might safely be introduced into a despotic government, if the jury were to exercise no right of judging of the law, or the justice of the law. -Lysander Spooner

There can be no criminal intent in resisting injustice. -Lysander Spooner

Most of us live in a safe world. We don't have to fight for our values, we don't have to fight for our freedom, we don't have a sense of injustice. -Alan J. Pakula

I just feel like if I really believe what Dr. King said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,' then I should be compelled to use my God-given platform to effect change. -Nate Parker

Aside from my family, I have two great loves in my life: acting and the fight for social justice. -Alan Rosenberg

A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city. -Herb Caen

To me, the failure of liberalism – the tradition I come from – was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations. -Richard Lamm

The atomic weapons race and the secrecy surrounding it crushed American democracy. It induced us to conduct government according to lies. It distorted justice. It undermined American morality. -Stewart Udall

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. -Haile Selassie

The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man's basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act – and if necessary, to suffer and die – for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied. -Haile Selassie

The Global Poverty Project's mission is to stand up for the world's poorest people. We fight for the full funding of Millennium Development Goals and advocate meaningful change to government and corporate policies that block progress and entrench injustice. -Hugh Evans

When I was little, I didn't really travel – from the suburbs to Paris was already a journey. I had a foreigner's eye on the city, and I still enjoy that point of view. Then there's the fact that one of the things that touches me most is injustice. -JR

No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness. -Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

I think that a church should be setting the pace for social justice. -Max Lucado

I was excited to play Lil' Kim and I wanted to do the role justice. I worked really hard on that role, whether it was performing the rhymes, studying the dialect, her swagger and her stage performances. I wanted people to see my range and stretch my wings as an actress. -Naturi Naughton

Evolutionary psychologists seem to want to unmask our noblest motives as ultimately self-interested – to show that our love for children, compassion for the unfortunate and sense of justice are just tactics in a Darwinian struggle to perpetuate our genes. -Steven Pinker

I think a lot of moral debates are not over what is the basis of justice, but who gets a ticket to play in the game. -Steven Pinker

Consciousness permits us to develop the instruments of culture – morality and justice, religion, art, economics and politics, science and technology. Those instruments allow us some measure of freedom in the confrontation with nature. -Antonio Damasio

In the U.S. you have a system of lobbying and influence on our policy and law makers which is incredibly pronounced. The gas industry spent $250 million getting an exemption from our Safe Water Act. Every one of those dollars is toxic; a contaminant in our political system. It disrupts the normal flow of justice, science, fact and reporting. -Josh Fox

To equate a corporation with a person is a travesty of justice. -Madeleine M. Kunin

There is always shame in the creation of an expressive work, whether it's a book or a clay pot. Every artist worries about how they will be seen by others through their work. When you create, you aspire to do justice to yourself, to remake yourself, and there is always the fear that you will expose the very thing that you hoped to transform. -Rachel Cusk

I find this in all these places I've been travelling – from India to China, to Japan and Europe and to Brazil – there is a frustration with the terms of public discourse, with a kind of absence of discussion of questions of justice and ethics and of values. -Michael Sandel

The simplest way of understanding justice is giving people what they deserve. This idea goes back to Aristotle. The real difficulty begins with figuring out who deserves what and why. -Michael Sandel

Whether you're a libertarian liberal or a more egalitarian liberal, the idea is that justice means being non-judgmental with respect to the preferences people bring to public life. -Michael Sandel

To argue about justice is unavoidably to argue about virtues, about substantive moral and even spiritual questions. -Michael Sandel

To begin with, I've always known that I was a little bit different. And, I have a lot of relatives who own farms. I grew up in the American South where political issues and issues of justice were at the forefront. What I do now is a combination of all these factors. -Cary Fowler

Johnny Cash was a rebel, not only just in the musical sense, but he was somebody who was for the people, and an advocate for labor, for workers, for prisoners, people who have been trapped by the criminal justice system. -Michael Franti

America's criminal justice system isn't known for rehabilitation. I'm not sure that, as a society, we are even interested in that concept anymore. -Steve Earle

To me, technology was a means to an end to achieve the social justice goals, stronger democracy and more effective government that is the aim of what I do. -Beth Simone Noveck

When you're fighting for social justice, one of my biggest pet peeves is speaking out of ignorance. -Eva Longoria

In times of war, starvation, hunger and injustice, such tragedy can only be put aside if you allow yourself to be uplifted through music, film and dance. -Emmanuel Jal

The sturdiest pillars of human morality are compassion and a sense of justice. -Frans de Waal

The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah. -Afrika Bambaataa

I'm a very individualistic person. That is why I don't belong to any political party or anything. I really believe in justice and freedom. -Marjane Satrapi

When the United States aligns with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation – namely, life, liberty and justice for all. -Benazir Bhutto

I write what I think is funny and I write from a sense of popping a balloon or a sense of injustice, whether it's about yourself, or whether it's about something else. It's my worldview; it doesn't mean that everybody has to agree with it. -Denis Leary

Over 5,000 years, states have made surprisingly consistent claims about their duties. They have promised to protect people from threats; promote their welfare; deliver justice and also, perhaps less obviously, uphold truth – originally truths about the cosmos, and more recently truths drawn from reason and knowledge. -Geoff Mulgan

All over the world, social innovation is tackling some of the most pressing problems facing society today – from fair trade, distance learning, hospices, urban farming and waste reduction to restorative justice and zero-carbon housing. But most of these are growing despite, not because of, help from governments. -Geoff Mulgan

One time on a dive, I wound up drifting up in darkness surrounded by billions of photoluminescent creatures. It was a religious experience, one only a poet could do justice to. -Graham Hawkes

We pay a lot for our court service, but it's not enough. Courts are under-resourced, which leads to delayed justice – particularly in criminal courts. -Heather Brooke

If the public can't see justice being done, or afford the costs of justice, then the entire system becomes little more than a cozy club solely for the benefit of judges, lawyers and their lackeys, a sort of care in the community for the upper middle classes. -Heather Brooke

For millions of women and men around the world, the playwright Eve Ensler is a beloved figure. She represents the epitome of the politically engaged artist, someone who uses her creative brilliance to illuminate injustice and give voice to the voiceless. -Jackson Katz

The Occupy Wall Street project feels like a burning ember that might light the torch of justice and inflame our longing for freedom. -James A. Forbes

What I don't like is judges legislating from the bench. And as president of the United States, I will appoint justices who uphold the Constitution and who don't see themselves as a super legislature. -Michele Bachmann

I majored in criminal justice. I like 'CSI,' all that, '24.' I watch those shows on A&E, if I watch TV. I don't really watch TV shows. -Paul Pierce

Sustainable South Bronx advocates for environmental justice through sustainable environmental and economic development projects. -Majora Carter

I'm always curious how we sometimes have a different point of view when it comes to justice. And that's why people root for 'Dexter.' -Erik King

If you are serving justice to one person, those who have been affected should also be served some form of justice. -Leymah Gbowee

Being a good neighbour is about compassion, which is as warm-blooded as justice is cool-headed. -Julian Baggini

Society needs both justice and compassion, a head and a heart, if it is to be civilised. -Julian Baggini

I had a clear vision: if I take up an assignment, I'll do full justice to it; otherwise I'll walk away. -Kiran Bedi

I went to UCF in Florida in Orlando. I went for advertising and public relations. I moved out to California my senior year because I knew I wanted to be an actor, but I also wanted to finish school and get my degree. I took mainly a bunch of criminal justice courses online for the last year because that's all that they offered. -Drew Seeley

I'm really interested in social justice, and if an artist has a certain power of being heard and voicing something important, it's right to do it. It could still be done in such a way that it's not aggressive or overly didactic. I'm trying to find that form. -Shirin Neshat

I grew up with injustice and could do nothing about it. But once in America, I had freedom of choice. -Zainab Salbi

I couldn't find anyone doing something about the astounding injustices women were experiencing, so I decided to do something myself. I cannot tell you how many people ridiculed my efforts. -Zainab Salbi

I grew up in a country where the environment was very social justice-oriented. -Moshe Safdie

Wealth and vegetation go together, and that exacerbates environmental injustice. The poor bear the burden of degraded environments. -Natalie Jeremijenko

Acceptance does not mean that you placidly acquiesce to the myriad injustices that are all around you. In fact, that you are incensed about these injustices is the very reason you need to try your level best to 'right' these 'wrongs.' -Srikumar Rao

My mother saw nothing inconsistent in her traditional desire to look after her husband and children and her radical politics. She began her civil rights work before most people had ever heard the word 'feminism,' and in those early years, she was focused on racial justice. -Ezekiel Emanuel

To have a romance, you have to have time. I'm a justice. I've written a book. The guy's gonna have to wait until I'm a little bit freer. -Sonia Sotomayor

I think that the day a justice forgets that each decision comes at a cost to someone, then I think you start losing your humanity. -Sonia Sotomayor

Sometimes it gets boring. No justice is supposed to say that. But, you know, there's drudgery in every job you're going to do. -Sonia Sotomayor

We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice. -Sonia Sotomayor

Being a justice. If you love law the way I do… you're given the job of a lifetime… you're permitted to address the most important legal questions of the country, and sometimes the world. And in doing so, you make a difference in people's lives. -Sonia Sotomayor

It is our responsibility to explain to the public how an often unpredictable system of justice is one that serves a productive, civilized, but always evolving, society. -Sonia Sotomayor

My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not. -Sonia Sotomayor

I'm a Christian. I want the world of justice and equality. This is the only way to achieve peace. -Hugo Chavez

I love Jesus Christ. I am a Christian… I cry when I see injustice, children dying of hunger. -Hugo Chavez

This character matters so much to so many people. I want to get that right. I want to do it justice. I want people to believe in the character and have faith in the character and kids to grow up wanting to be Superman. Or, God forbid, there's people who are going through hardship and wishing that this character would turn up and save them. -Henry Cavill

Many voters think about the makeup of the Supreme Court when they are choosing a president. The justices deal not only with constitutional issues but also with social issues that were unknown to the founding fathers who wrote the Constitution more than 200 years ago. -Helen Thomas

One of the hallmarks of the sign of Aquarius is the campaign for justice. Everybody is my brother. Justice is very important to me. -Morgan Fairchild

It's annoying, but justice and equality are mates. Aren't they? Justice always wants to hang out with equality. And equality is a real pain. -Bono

I'd always try to get a C, maybe a B. Other girls would trot off a brilliant essay and go off to Oxford; I'd think: 'Where is the justice?' I took A-levels in English, history and theatre studies and got three Bs. -Romola Garai

William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time, and as a fan, I want to make sure that I do him justice. -David Bradley

I was raised with no religious training or influence. Except the influence was to be a moral and ethical person at the secular level. And to be a peace marcher, an activist for civil rights, peace and justice. -Anne Lamott

To me, I think justice is part of forgiving, if it is well done with love. -Immaculee Ilibagiza

Every celebrity case I've been involved in – I've been involved in a great many – the one thing you can be sure of is they don't get the same justice as everybody else. It could be worse, it could be better, it's never the same. -Alan Dershowitz

A criminal trial is never about seeking justice for the victim. If it were, there could be only one verdict: guilty. -Alan Dershowitz

I never place limits on the potential success of my students. If they're going into acting, they're going to win the Oscar… If they're going into law, they're going to be chief justice. -Alan Dershowitz

Social justice is a cancer. Social justice means you are ruled by whatever the mob does. What social justice does is destroy individual responsibility. -Rafael Cruz

There is no more moving a professional relationship than that between a law clerk and a Supreme Court justice. As a place to work, the court is unique in its intimacy and intensity. -Cliff Sloan

I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech. -Teresa Heinz

The things I do, I do from the heart and out of love and respect for our planet and all living things. And I draw my courage from my love for justice and truth, and I calm my fears by comforting those who are more scared than me. And I try to do my best to make the world a better place, one small action at a time, as good as I can. -Q'orianka Kilcher

I think it's important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven't had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control. -Q'orianka Kilcher

Gender injustice is a social impairment and therefore has to be corrected in social attitudes and behaviour. -Mohammad Hamid Ansari

Once you take a role, you have to do it properly and do it justice. -Tamsin Egerton

We need to decouple the movement for comprehensive immigration reform and justice for immigrants from the legislative process and from the Democratic Party process. They are too linked. -Luis Gutierrez

I pick my actors primarily based on my gut-feel. They could be rank newcomers or established stars, but if I feel they'll do justice to my characters, they are on. I think Bollywood is now looking towards Kollywood for new faces, and, to my mind, Suriya will be a very successful crossover star because he's very versatile. -Madhur Bhandarkar

We can't do every good thing there is to do in the world. Too many Christians live under the terror of total obligation, thinking every act of injustice, every opportunity of ministry, and every urgent appeal are our responsibilities. -Kevin DeYoung

We must always refill and ensure there is a critical mass of leaders and activists committed to nonviolence and racial and economic justice who will keep seeding and building transforming movements. -Marian Wright Edelman

The life of the community, both domestically and internationally, clearly demonstrates that respect for rights, and the guarantees that follow from them, are measures of the common good that serve to evaluate the relationship between justice and injustice, development and poverty, security and conflict. -Pope Benedict XVI

Feminism isn't simply about being a woman in a position of power. It's battling systemic inequities; it's a social justice movement that believes sexism, racism and classism exist and interconnect, and that they should be consistently challenged. -Jessica Valenti

If Barack Obama now, or some black person in the future, should become president, neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton would be out of a job. A black president can't end black misery; a black president can't be a civil rights leader or primarily a crusader for racial justice. -Michael Eric Dyson

In countries with a properly functioning legal system, the mob continues to exist, but it is rarely called upon to mete out capital punishment. The right to take human life belongs to the state. Not so in societies where weak courts and poor law enforcement are combined with intractable structural injustices. -Teju Cole

Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. -Albert Camus

I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. -Albert Camus

Quakers are known for wanting to give back. Ban the bomb and the civil rights movement and the native American struggle for justice – those things were very, very front-burner in my childhood, as were the ideas of working for peace and if you have more than you need, then you share it with people who don't. -Bonnie Raitt

I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state. -H. Rap Brown

We do believe that freedom, the right to choose, the right to vote, respect and justice is the fundamental right of all people. All people must obtain these rights. -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I've been a member of the Labour Party sixty five years, and I remain in it, but I think it's all about campaigning for justice and peace, and if you do that, you get a lot of support. -Tony Benn

'The Accursed' is very much a novel about social injustice as the consequence of the terrible, tragic division of classes – the exploitation not only of poor and immigrant workers but of their young children in factories and mills – and as the consequence of race hatred in the aftermath of the Civil War and the freeing of the slaves. -Joyce Carol Oates

President Obama is a utopian at heart. He wants to improve the lives of the downtrodden, which is a good thing. But, he doesn't understand that damaging the free marketplace in pursuit of 'social justice' will eventually harm those whom he wants to help. The nation's crushing debt is a tsunami brewing off shore. -Bill O'Reilly

If you look at any other group of people suffering injustice, women are always in the worst situation within that group. -Salma Hayek

I'm very lucky. The public happens to like me. Maybe they like me because I use every opportunity to talk about injustice. -Vivienne Westwood

Protest and anger practically always derives from hope, and the shouting out against injustice is always in the hope of those injustices being somewhat corrected and a little more justice established. -John Berger

Looking for equality everywhere is a huge mistake because equals are terrible and boring. But a sense of fairness and justice is a totally different thing and a much more complex thing. -Josh Homme

People ask me if I have some kind of death wish, to keep saying the things I do. The answer is no: I would like to keep living. However, some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I have not changed; I am still the same girl I was fifty years ago and the same young woman I was in the seventies. I still lust for life, I am still ferociously independent, I still crave justice, and I fall madly in love easily. -Isabel Allende

New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture. -Deepak Chopra

The modern view of criminal justice, broadly, is that public concern with morality or expediency decrees expiation for the violation of a norm; this concern finds expression in the infliction of punishment on the evil doer by agents of the state, the evil doer, however, enjoying the protection of a regular procedure. -Max Weber

Legislators and judges are necessarily exposed to all the temptations of money, fame, and power, to induce them to disregard justice between parties, and sell the rights, and violate the liberties of the people. Jurors, on the other hand, are exposed to none of these temptations. -Lysander Spooner

Justice is the object of government, and those who support the government, must be agreed as to the justice to be executed by it, or they cannot rightfully unite in maintaining the government itself. -Lysander Spooner

Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts. -Bobby Seale

I hope to be remembered for writing books about social justice that also have enough aesthetic value to endure as works of literature. -Jonathan Kozol

'Savage Inequalities' was about school finance, and 'Amazing Grace' primarily dealt with medical and social injustices in New York. But with 'Ordinary Resurrections,' I had no predetermined agenda. When I met with the children, I was not in pursuit of any line of thinking. In our conversations, I let them lead me where they wanted to go. -Jonathan Kozol

Too often, governments are quick to use excessive force and even pervert the course of justice to keep oil and gas flowing, forests logged, wild rivers dammed and minerals extracted. As the Global Witness study reveals, citizens are often killed, too – especially if they're poor and indigenous. -David Suzuki

We need love, and to ensure love, we need to have full employment, and we need social justice. We need gender equity. We need freedom from hunger. These are our most fundamental needs as social creatures. -David Suzuki

If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader. -Cherry Jones

For me, justice is the prime condition of humanity. -Wole Soyinka

The scales of reckoning with mortality are never evenly weighted, alas, and thus it is on the shoulders of the living that the burden of justice must continue to rest. -Wole Soyinka

History teaches us to beware of the excitation of the liberated and the injustices that often accompany their righteous thirst for justice. -Wole Soyinka

I'm digging Batman. I'm digging that balance, that duality. He's always on the edge and trying to balance himself within the rules of what's lawful and justice, and being Bruce Wayne and being Batman. -Ziggy Marley

I want the people who listen to my music to feel the feeling that I feel, to cry the cry that I cry – justice. I want them to feel in their hearts the need for justice. -Ziggy Marley

My father's music gives hope to people and also inspires them to break the bonds of injustice and to be positive in life. I've seen that everywhere I go, especially in poor countries and poor neighborhoods. -Ziggy Marley

You can't have justice unless you have truth. -Hill Harper

My first two books, 'Letters to a Young Brother' and 'Letters to a Young Sister,' were… distributed pretty widely. Judges in juvenile justice facilities started citing the book as required reading. -Hill Harper

Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man's skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white – you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example. -John Boyle O'Reilly

The United States has held out against taking part in any of the world consensus that there should be a court of human rights or that there should be an international court of criminal justice. -Roger Waters

Long before, and fully independent of, anything Congress did, President Obama made clear that he was going to preserve the indefinite detention system at Guantanamo even once he closed the camp. President Obama fully embraced indefinite detention – the defining injustice of Guantanamo – as his own policy. -Glenn Greenwald

Being a journalist, being exposed to the world, to social injustice, to intolerance, growing up here, under apartheid, benefitting from that, has all shaped who I am and what my passions are, and of course that's going to come through in my writing. -Lauren Beukes

It's hard to get justice in the real world. It's possible in fiction. -Lauren Beukes

Jesus is not only the Son of God, but He is God Himself. Having all power in His hands, He laid down His life for people who deserved God's justice, not His mercy. -Monica Johnson

I've always been interested in justice. I think what is happening to the Palestinians represents the ultimate injustice. I also hate bullies and the effect of them, the way people side with them out of fear. The Israelis are the schoolyard bullies, with England and the United States siding with them. -Bella Freud

As we say at Year Up all the time, investing in our young people is not just a matter of economic justice. It's good business sense. -Gerald Chertavian

Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America, when what black America needs isn't a leader – it is education. Giving speeches and marching – that's not the concept that brings about real freedom, equality and justice. -Don Yaeger

I'm pessimistic. I don't think that justice always gets the right person. -Henry Rollins

My long struggles as a soldier of the Chinese Revolution have forced me to realize the necessity of facing hard facts. There will be neither peace, nor hope, nor future for any of us unless we honestly aim at political, social and economic justice for all peoples of the world, great and small. -Chiang Kai-shek

China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world. Her contribution to the civilization of mankind is imperishable. She has been a keen lover of peace; she has had a deep respect for international justice. -Chiang Kai-shek

I always feel trepidation at the beginning of every project. I worry about so many things. Time to get it right, the skill to do it justice, the will to finish. I also worry about more mundane things, like what if my computer crashes and I've forgotten to back up the manuscript? -Rick Yancey

The tragedy of Eliot Spitzer is almost Greek: Ascendant son of wealth and privilege dedicates his life to social justice, warns of the corruption lurking among us, and falls victim to his inner demons at the very moment of vindication. -Wil S. Hylton

The price of being a nice guy is too high – much too high – in terms of the system of justice. -Jed S. Rakoff

It was in the sugar hacienda in Negros, Panay and in Central Luzon where I saw the injustices heaped upon the sugar workers, particularly the sacadas, or seasonal workers. -F. Sionil Jose

In the end, religion teaches us to value truth, justice and freedom. -F. Sionil Jose

All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment. -Dalai Lama

The great vicarious work for our kindred dead in our temples demonstrates both the justice and the fairness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. -James E. Faust

Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all. -Nelson Mandela

From my father's point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice or the halls of government. -Thomas Steinbeck

Dr. King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech was delivered at 'The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,' a call to justice beyond the traditional civil rights movement's focus. -Charles B. Rangel

I wouldn't do a film like 'The Dirty Picture.' I have a husband and kids, and I won't be able to do justice to such a role. You need a certain mentality and ease to carry such a character. -Kajol

My work always presents problems in our society. Those problems may be anything from injustice to freedom, and everything related to humanity. -Okky Madasari

During my time as a judge, as a justice, and as attorney general, I've had one overarching goal, and that is a strict interpretation and application of the laws and the Constitution. I would be Madisonian. -Greg Abbott

Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way. -Bella Thorne

I think that all people who feel that there is injustice in the world anywhere should learn as much of it as they can bear. That is our duty. -Alice Walker

The U.S. immigration laws are bad – really, really bad. I'd say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government's name. -Bill Gates

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death. -Billy Graham

When an athlete has relegated the persistent rumors of cheating to the back room of the mind, he hasn't really forgotten them. And when he glances back to where rumors hunker in the darkness, he hopes with a savage heart that somehow, some day, those cheaters will be brought to justice. -Don Kardong

My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainly indignant, so I thought that that's what was expected of me. -Sarah Kay

Congress, even with its frustrations, is the greatest instrument for justice and human welfare in the world. -Rush D. Holt, Jr.

In that first blow to the deaf walls of those who have everything, the blood of our people, our blood, ran generously to wash away injustice. To live, we die. Our dead once again walked the way of truth. Our hope was fertilized with mud and blood. -Subcomandante Marcos

Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint. -Alexander Hamilton

The reason I like the criminal justice system is there aren't Republican or Democrat victims or police officers or prosecutors. It's about respect for the rule of law! -Trey Gowdy

The vast majority of A.D.A.s put everything on the line to make sure justice is served. That's what I love about prosecutors and the New York police. -Diane Neal

To hear both critics and defenders talk about the fitness of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, you'd think the most successful Supreme Court justices had been warm, collegial consensus-builders. But history tells a different story. -Noah Feldman

We often imagine that the court serves as a sort of neutral umpire controlling the warring political branches. But this is mostly myth. The justices of the Supreme Court are themselves actors in the struggle for power, and when they intervene, they think carefully about how their decisions will affect the court's own legitimacy and authority. -Noah Feldman

Roosevelt got a chance to name an amazing nine justices of the Supreme Court. He was not namby-pamby on this question. He wanted people who shared his views, he wanted liberals, and he wanted lots of them. -Noah Feldman

FDR's justices were allies while he was alive, but after he died, they developed four totally different theories of what the Constitution is, two of which are considered conservative and two of which are considered liberal. -Noah Feldman

We must embrace a new agenda based on inclusiveness; a commitment to reconnecting the social and the economic; a relinking of the latter to a plausible redistributive system; and a determination to ensure that everyone has access to justice. All these things are within our reach. -Noreena Hertz

Life is rife with frustrations, jealousies and, on occasion, an overwhelming sense of its injustices, but it's a big mistake to let such negative sentiments rule our lives and dictate choices. -Mariella Frostrup

I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid. -F. W. de Klerk

What I haven't apologised for is the original concept of seeking to bring justice to all South Africans through the concept of nation states. -F. W. de Klerk

The really big challenge is delivering the social justice agenda in the Belfast Agreement, which hasn't been delivered. -Mike Nesbitt

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