Quotes with justice
We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.
Declaration of Rights for Women, July 1876
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
I don't want to spend the rest of my life doing as Toscanini did, studying and restudying 50 pieces of music. It would bore me to death. I want to want to conduct. I want to play the piano. I want to write for Hollywood. I want to write symphonic music. I want to keep on trying to be, in the full sense of that wonderful word, a musician. I also want to teach. I want to write books and poetry. And I think I can still do justice to them all.
Interview with The New York Times.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
America is today the hope of all honorable men who respect the rights of their fellow men and who believe in the principle of freedom and justice.
We look upon this shaken Earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose -- the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. The building of such a peace is a bold and solemn purpose. To proclaim it is easy. To serve it will be hard.
Second Inaugural address (January 21, 1957)
Though force can protect in emergency only justice fairness consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example, then it won't be long before the others follow... How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
The history of mankind is a romance, a mask, a tragedy, constructed upon the principles of POETICAL JUSTICE; it is a noble or royal hunt, in which what is sport to the few is death to the many, and in which the spectators halloo and encourage the strong to set upon the weak, and cry havoc in the chase, though they do not share in the spoil.
Characters of Shakespeare's Plays
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
It was the old notion that justice should not arise from laws, but laws from justice.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
From a speech in Washington D.C. in 1865, said as he was preparing the United States for life after the US Civil War.
Lawyers as a group are no more dedicated to justice or public service than a private utility is dedicated to giving light.
When I mount the scaffold at last these will be my farewell words to the sheriff: Say what you will against me when I am gone, but don’t forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything.
Baltimore Evening Sun (12 June 1922)
I have signed the decrees so we may begin to rebuild the country in peace, in liberty and in justice ... We come from long and cruel confrontations. There was a wound to heal.
In The New York Times, October 9, 1989.
Look at the Justice Department, it's full of Jews...The lawyers in government are damn Jews.
The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn’t bend on its own. To secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency. Whether it’s by challenging those who erect new barriers to the vote or ensuring that the scales of justice work equally for all in the criminal justice system and not simply a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails — it requires vigilance.
Speech on the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington (August 28, 2013)
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.
No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his free tenement or of his liberties or free customs, or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go against such a man or send against him save by lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. To no-one will we sell or deny of delay right or justice.