Justice Quotes - Page 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem.
– Marian Wright Edelman

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
– Blaise Pascal

The history of the world is the world’s court of justice.
– Friedrich Schiller

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

In justice is all virtues found in sum.
– Aristotle

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

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

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

When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists… I always have this thought: If we’d made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn’t be wanted now.
– Edie Cantor

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
– Norm Crosby

One of irony’s greatest accomplishments is that one cannot punish the wrongdoing of another without committing a wrongdoing himself.
– Anonymous

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

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