An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British statesman, Prime Minister)


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 (1933-, Philippine president)


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


Aristotle (BC 384-322, Greek philosopher)


Never pray for justice, because you might get some.


Margaret Atwood (1939-, Canadian novelist, poet, critic)


Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.


Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950, American suffrage writer and journalist)


Justice is a concept. Muscle is the reality.


Linda Blandford


In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.


Lenny Bruce (1925-1966, American comedian)


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


Samuel Butler (1612-1680, British poet, satirist)


The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.


William O. Douglas (1898-1980, American supreme court justice)


Children will still die unjustly even in a perfect society. Even by his greatest effort, man can only propose to diminish, arithmetically, the sufferings of the world.


Albert Camus (1913-1960, French existential writer)


When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favor.


Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866, British diarist)


We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm.


Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794, French writer, journalist, playwright)


The essence of justice is mercy.


Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880, American author, clergyman)


Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


The foundation of justice is good faith.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


There is no such thing as justice, in or out of court.


Clarence Darrow (1857-1938, American lawyer)


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


Daniel Defoe (1661-1731, British author)


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


Democritus (c.460-370 BC, Greek philosopher)


Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.


Denis Diderot (1713-1784, French philosopher)


Justice is truth in action.


Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881, British statesman, Prime Minister)


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


Epicurus (c.341-270 BC, Greek philosopher)


An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


Every offense is avenged on earth.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


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


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.


Lillian Hellman (1905-1984, American playwright)


Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?


Lillian Hellman (1905-1984, American playwright)


Justice is incidental to law and order.


J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972, American public servant)


A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.


Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895, British biologist, educator)


Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.


Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899, American orator, lawyer)


Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.


Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899, American orator, lawyer)


I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.


Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968, American attorney general, senator)


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


In most men, the love of justice is simply the fear of suffering injustice.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.


Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864, British poet, essayist)


The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


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 (1878-1931, American poet)


Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.


Martin Luther (1483-1546, German leader of the protestant reformation)


True liberty can exist only when justice is equally administered to all.


Lord Mansfield (1867-1915, British artist, author)


Let justice be done though the heavens fall.


Roman Maxim


You don't have many suspects who are innocent of a crime. That's contradictory. If a person is innocent of a crime, then he is not a suspect.


Edwin Meese


Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts.


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


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 (1806-1873, British philosopher, economist)


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


Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971, American theologian, historian)


The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich.


Hebrew Proverb (Sayings of Hebrew origin)


We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one!


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


Every story has three sides. Yours, mine and the facts.


Foster M. Russell


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


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Time is the justice that examines all offenders.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)

Source: As You Like It


Nothing is to be preferred before justice.


Socrates (BC 469-399, Greek philosopher of Athens)


Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.


Gloria Steinem (1934-, American feminist writer, editor)


He who spares the bad injures the good.


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.


Terence (Roman writer of comedies)


The 8 Equities: Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Intellectual, Emotional, Financial, Social and Family


Michael Vance (American creativity expert, lecturer)


A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.


Simone Weil (1910-1943, French philosopher, mystic)


One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.


Ida B. Wells


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