60+ Best Justice Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Justice, in its broadest sense, is the principle that people receive that which they deserve, with the interpretation of what then constitutes “deserving” being impacted upon by numerous fields, with many differing viewpoints and perspectives, including the concepts of moral correctness based on ethics, rationality, law, religion, equity and fairness.. Profoundly inspirational justice quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Justice Quotes

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation – either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. Martin Luther King Jr.

The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing. Caroline Kennedy

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. Audre Lorde

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

To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just. Blaise Pascal

Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. Bryan Stevenson

If I can mean to people – if I can symbolize the ability to pursue gender equality, racial equality, and to be truthful about our experiences, then, absolutely, that’s what I want to be. Anita Hill

Homer, that’s your solution to everything… You know, the courts might not work any more, but as long as everybody is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done. Marge Simpson

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Robert Frost

Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. Bryant McGill

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Martin Luther King Jr.

Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned. Anatole France

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

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

Law is not law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice. Lydia Maria Child

Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy. Wendell Berry

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

Justice always whirls in equal measure. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

Amazing Justice Quotes

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

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

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

Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. Cornel West

Justice delayed is Justice denied. William Gladstone

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men. George Bernard Shaw

It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. John Adams

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

38.Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned. Mark Helprin

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment. Isaac Asimov

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

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

When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change. Ijeoma Oluo

Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mahatma Gandhi

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people. Martin Luther King Jr.

To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection. Wayne Dyer

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

It does no service to the cause of racial equality for white people to content themselves with judging themselves to be non-racist. Few people outside the clan or skinhead movements own up to all-out racism these days. White people must take the extra step. They must become anti-racist. Clarence Page

Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due. Ulpian

Top Justice Quotes

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. ‘The Bible’

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine. Ernesto Che Guevara

Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself. Leigh Bardugo

I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. Albert Camus

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Benjamin Franklin

The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don’t listen to it, you will never know what justice is. Howard Zinn

For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now. Marcus Aurelius

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods. Albert Einstein

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

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

Denouncing evil is a far cry from doing good. Philip Gourevitch

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

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better. Georg Lichtenberg

We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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

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