81+ 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

The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi

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

The worst form of injustice is pretended justice. Plato

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

Nothing ever outrages more than injustice. All the other evils we endure are nothing compared to it. Immanuel Kant

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

Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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 without mercy is little more than inhumanity. Albert Camus

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

Fairness is the art of pulling in each other’s hair without destroying your hairstyle. Gerhard Bronner

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

Mercy is easier to practice than justice. Sully Prudhomme

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

An unjust peace is better than a just war. Tullius Cicero

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

Right is what serves freedom. Thomas Dehler

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

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. Voltaire

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

Woe to humanity, should only a single animal have a seat in the Last Judgement. Christian Morgenstern

Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mahatma Gandhi

His dignity, the desire for freedom and justice, is inherent in every human being. Hans Dietrich Genscher

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

Racism is a specific form of soul blindness. Andreas Tenzer

Justice delayed is Justice denied. William Gladstone

He who is full of innocence don’t want to hear anything about mercy. Christoph Gottsched

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

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. Ludwig Erhard

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

The doctrine of equality! But there is no more venomous poison in existence for it appears to be preached by justice itself, when it is actually the end of justice. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

He who wants to recognize right must first to doubt in the right way. Aristotle

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

My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. Albert Einstein

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

True freedom is nothing else but justice. Johann Gottfried Seume

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

Justice is nothing else but the charity of the wise man. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

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

As long as people think that animals don’t feel, animals will have to feel that people don’t think.

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

Now my life is really starting. Fighting injustice, fighting racism, fighting crime, fighting illiteracy, fighting poverty, using this face the world knows so well. Muhammad Ali

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

Justice is neither for sale nor affordable. Franz Kern

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

There is an infallible recipe for dividing a thing fairly between two people One of them has to decide the portions, and the other has the choice. Gustav Stresemann

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

Justice delayed is justice denied. William Ewart Gladstone

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

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

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

When hatred becomes cowardly, it goes masked and calls itself justice. Arthur Schnitzler

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

The righteous man departs, but his light remains. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

Justice always whirls in equal measure. William Shakespeare

Honors, that’s when justice has its good day. Konrad Adenauer

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

The worst form of injustice is pretended justice. Plato

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

Life definitely comes from a cell. But sometimes it also ends  with thugs in it. Heinz Erhardt

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

The more I enter myself, the more I read the words written in my soul: Be righteous, and you will be happy. Jean Jacques Rousseau

We will not be able to make up in eternity what we have done to the animals. Mark Twain

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

Privilege of all kinds are the grave of liberty and justice. Johann Gottfried Seume

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

What I seek to accomplish is simply to serve with my feeble capacity truth and justice, at the risk of pleasing no one. Albert Einstein

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

To do right safely, one needs to know very little about law. But to do wrong safely, one must have studied the law. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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

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

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

I’m embarrassingly fair because it keeps the distance. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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