Justice Quotes - Page 3

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

The jury, passing on the prisoner’s life, May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two Guiltier than him they try.
– William Shakespeare

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
– Henry Ford

People who love sausage and people who believe in justice should never watch either of them being made.
– Otto Bismark

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

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain the equality of all men.
– Ignazio Silone

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
– Lord Halifax

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

I’m convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.
– Tom Clark

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished.
– William Ernest

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

When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation.
– Vanya Cohen

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
– Jonathan Swift

Somebody recently figured out that we have 35 million laws to enforce the ten commandments.
– Earl Wilson

We don’t give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give ’em plenty of publicity.
– Will Rogers

It ain’t no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don’t break any.
– Mae West

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

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

No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is.
– Isaac Rosenfeld

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.