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Justice Quotes

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Quote of the day August 23rd, 2014

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung

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... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

ALEX CAREY

A hungry people listens not to reason, nor cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.

SENECA

All who affirm the use of violence admit it is only a means to achieve justice and peace. But peace and justice are nonviolence...the final end of history. Those who abandon nonviolence have no sense of history. Rather they are bypassing history, freezing history, betraying history.

ANDRE TROCME

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

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

Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.

CHARLES DICKENS

Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.

MARTIN LOWENTHAL

Conscience is the chamber of justice.

ORIGEN

Do not believe that possibly you can escape the reward of your action.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.

BISHOP DESMOND TUTU

I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.

STEPHEN JAY GOULD

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

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

I regard class differences as contrary to justice and, in the last resort, based on force.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.

LANE KIRKLAND

If the earth does grow inhospitable toward human presence, it is primarily because we have lost our sense of courtesy toward the earth and its inhabitants.

THOMAS BERRY

If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

If we're going to end welfare, the rich should be the first to lose it.

MAC MORGAN

In justice is all virtues found in sum.

ARISTOTLE

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.

It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

DOLORES IBARRURI

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

EARL WARREN

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.

HUBERT H. HUMPHREY

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

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

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

BLAISE PASCAL

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

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

Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL

Liberty, equality -- bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

ARISTOTLE

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

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.

BARUCH SPINOZA

Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.

WALTER WECKLER

That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.

MICHAEL HARRINGTON

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

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

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

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

JANE ADDAMS

The history of the world is the world's court of justice.

FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

ANATOLE FRANCE

The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few to ride them.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.

NOAM CHOMSKY

The noblest worship is to make yourself as good and as just as you can.

ISOCRATES

The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

MARGARET CHASE SMITH

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

JIMMY CARTER

There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.

ED ASNER

There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.

AUDRE LORDE

This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century -- solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others.

ELIE WIESEL

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM, WASHINGTON, DC

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.

PEARL S. BUCK

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

PAULO FREIRE

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

BENJAMIN JOWETT

We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization,

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

We hold the moral obligation of providing for old age, helpless infancy, and poverty is far superior to that of supplying the invented wants of courtly extravagance.

THOMAS PAINE

We must not allow ourselves to become like the system we oppose.

BISHOP DESMOND TUTU

We ought always to deal justly, not only with those who are just to us, but likewise to those who endeavor to injure us; and this, for fear lest by rendering them evil for evil, we should fall into the same vice.

HIEROCLES

We've got to take back the ideal of justice, we've got to take back this principle of human dignity. We've got to take it back from vengeance, from hatred, we've got to say: look, we're all in this together. We are human beings.

DAVID KACZYNSKI

What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to fight for justice, always in short supply.

BARBARA STRICKLAND

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.

DOM HELDER CAMARA

When Jesus Christ asked little children to come to him, he didn't say only rich children, or White children, or children with two-parent families, or children who didn't have a mental or physical handicap. He said, "Let all children come unto me."

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

When we talk about equal pay for equal work, women in the workplace are beginning to catch up. If we keep going at this current rate, we will achieve full equality in about 475 years. I don't know about you, but I can't wait that long.

LYA SORANO

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

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

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.

CLARENCE DARROW


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