Justice Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.. Martin Luther King Jr.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

Cornel West

Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public

Gary L. Francione

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.

William Penn

In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.

Mahatma Gandhi

Truth never damages a cause that is just.. Mahatma Gandhi
Truth never damages a cause that is just.

E.A. Bucchianeri

Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they’re ratified into law.

Lolly Daskal

Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.

Lolly Daskal

The difference between impossible and possible is a willing heart.

Lolly Daskal

Purpose drives the process by which we become what we are capable of being.

James Gavin

Among leaders who have made the greatest impact through ages, I would consider Muhammad before Jesus Christ.

Ram Mohan

Not everyone who commits a crime is a criminal.

Auliq Ice

If this planet is to be transformed for the better, then we as individuals must first transform ourselves.

John Rawls

The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born into society at some particular position. These are simply natural facts. What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts.

Randy Alcorn

Are we truly obeying the command to love our neighbor as ourselves if we're storing up money for potential future needs when our neighbor is laboring today under actual present needs?

Adrian Rogers

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

Charles S. Weinblatt

Only when we learn to value the differences among us can we achieve the true spirit of humanity.

Oswald Chambers

Never look for justice in this world, never cease to give it.

Roseanne Barr

To expect life to treat you good is foolish as hoping a bull won't hit you because you are a vegetarian.

Martin Luther King Jr.

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation - either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Suzy Kassem

Stand up for what is right, regardless of who is committing the wrong.

Suzy Kassem

Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.

E.A. Bucchianeri

It’s not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it’s the most patriotic thing we can do.

Joyce Carol Oates

. . . there is a wish in the heart of mankind to be distracted and confused. Truth is but one attraction, and not always the most powerful.

Sheri S. Tepper

He told us that nations of men fell into disorder, so nations of law were set up instead. He told us that nations of law then forgot justice and let the law become a Game, a Game in which the moves and the winning were more important than truth. He told us to seek justice rather than the Game.

Jay Woodman

Our true nature is one of innocence and freedom to choose how we live. We need to be brave enough not to give that away. Don't give up on your right to, and sense of, TRUTH, Justice, and GRACE.

William Ellery Channing

The world is to be carried forward by truth, which at first offends, which wins its way by degrees, which the many hate and would rejoice to crush.

Norman G. Finkelstein

Goldstone has done terrible damage to the cause of truth and justice and the rule of law. He has poisoned Jewish-Palestinian relations, undermined the courageous work of Israeli dissenters and - most unforgivably - increased the risk of another merciless IDF assault.

Juli Zeh

Seit wir den Glauben und damit die Wahrheit verloren haben, liegt zwischen Heuchelei und Ehrlichkeit der letzte Unterschied, der uns bleibt.

Unknown Author

Truth and justice are commonly found in the personality of the paranoid delusional

Meša Selimović

Rekao je: Nisu za griješnicima plakali ni nebo ni zemlja. A ja sam mislio: teško čovjeku ako su mu mjera nebo i zemlja.

Pope Benedict XVI

The capacity to accept suffering for the sake of goodness, truth and justice is an essential criterion of humanity, because if my own well-being and safety are ultimately more important than truth and justice, then the power of the stronger prevails, then violence and untruth reigns supreme.

Oche Otorkpa

Lies Have expiry dates but the truth never expires

Louis D. Brandeis

The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions - knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas - become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use."
~Louis D. Brandeis

Albert Einstein

True human progress is based less on the inventive mind than on the conscience of such men as Brandeis.
~ Albert Einstein

Biniam Yibaleh

Above all things, never think that you're not visible to the naked eye or Justice.
~ Biniam Yibaleh

Suzy Kassem

Speak up, stand up, and keep correcting the false perceptions. Stay true to your heart's views and keep chanting for peace and justice.

Elie Wiesel

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

John Rawls

Thus I assume that to each according to his threat advantage is not a conception of justice.

Brandon Sanderson

Can a woman not walk with her possessions down the street of a city?

Iain Pears

Virtue comes through contemplation of the divine, and the exercise of philosophy. But it also comes through public service. The one is incomplete without the other. Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless.

Gary L. Francione

Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable

Gary L. Francione

Veganism is not a "sacrifice." It is a joy.

Gary L. Francione

If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.

Pope John Paul II

A person's rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.

Gary L. Francione

Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans.

Gary L. Francione

Ethical veganism represents a commitment to nonviolence.

Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas

To know how to put what knowledge in which place is wisdom (hikmah). Otherwise, knowledge without order and seeking it without discipline does lead to confusion and hence to injustice to one's self.

Gary L. Francione

To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death - however “humane” - is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike.


A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist. Sophocles
A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist

Gary L. Francione

Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism.

Gary L. Francione

You cannot live a nonviolent life as long as you are consuming violence. Please consider going vegan.

Gary L. Francione

Speciesism is morally objectionable because, like racism, sexism, and heterosexism, it links personhood with an irrelevant criterion. Those who reject speciesism are committed to rejecting racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination as well.

Gary L. Francione

We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong - and possibly more morally wrong - to consume dairy

Mollie Marti

Freedom flourishes upon the bedrock of ethics and integrity.

Laurence Overmire

There is a falling from the sky
The sacred hoop is broken
But different hands with different voice
Hear the ancient songs
And soon
All men will see
That truth and justice

George Bernard Shaw

Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.

Tsugumi Ohba

Justice will prevail!

George R.R. Martin

The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.

Joe R. Lansdale

Marvin: – La necrofilia ce l’abbiamo sepolta dentro. Uno dei miei libri, Storia della tortura e della morte, parla delle atrocità che abbiamo commesso in nome della giustizia e della vendetta. Spesso erano peggiori dei crimini originali. L’uomo è un animale sanguinario.

C.S. Lewis

My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

Unknown Author

Let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising loving kindness, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.

Arthur W. Pink

Were God to show grace to all of Adam's descendants, men would at once conclude that He was righteously compelled to take them to heaven as meet compensation for allowing the human race to fall into sin. But the great God in under no obligation to any of his creatures, least of all to those who are rebels against him.

Pope Benedict XVI

God's love for his people is so great that it turns God against himself, his love against his justice.

Ellis Peters

Once, I remember, Father Abbot said that our purpose is justice, and with God lies the privilege of mercy. But even God, when he intends mercy, needs tools to his hand.

Alexandre Dumas

God, who might have directed the assassin's dagger so as to end your career in a moment, has given you this quarter of an hour for repentance. Reflect, then, wretched man, and repent. (The Count of Monte Cristo)

Dee Henderson

God was just. She held on to that knowledge and the hope that the day of justice would eventually arrive.

Alberto Manguel

If justice takes place, there may be hope, even in the face of a seemingly capricious divinity.

Scot McKnight

We need to shed our unearthly and nonsocial and idealistic and romantic and uber-spiritual visions of kingdom and get back to what Jesus meant. By kingdom, Jesus means: God's Dream Society on earth, spreading out from the land of Israel to encompass the whole world.

Pablo Neruda

Sólo con una ardiente paciencia conquistaremos la espléndida ciudad que dará luz, justicia y dignidad a todos los hombres. Así la poesía no habrá cantado en vano.

Derrick A. Bell

Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.

Victor Hugo

À ceux qui ignorent, enseignez-leur [...]
Le coupable n'est pas celui qui y fait le péché, mais celui qui y a fait l'ombre.

G.N. Chevalier

I've always privately suspected that Jesus is in favor of revolutionaries, seeing as how he was a bit of one himself.

Albert Einstein

The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence - these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it.

Christopher Henry Dawson

When men follow justice the city blooms, the earth bears rich harvests, and children and flocks increase; but for the unjust all nature is hostile, the people waste away from famine, and a whole city may reap the evil fruit of one man's ill deeds.

Billy Sothern

If people are troubled by their view, they ought to offer these New Orleanians, and black and poor people in the places like the Lower Ninth Ward around the country, a reason to believe otherwise.


Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.

Lik Hock Yap Ivan

Truth can hurt, but truth will bring you justice. Embrace the pain, and the truth shall set you free.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The glory of science is, that it is freeing the soul - breaking the mental manacles - getting the brain out of bondage - giving courage to thought - filling the world with mercy, justice, and joy.

Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Any constituency that needs amending, is a prototype in error.

Dorothy Thompson

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.

Thomas Harris

In her way, she was a hard one. Faith in any sort of natural justice was nothing but a night light; she knew of that. Whatever she did, she would end the same way with everyone does: flat on her back with a tube in her nose, wondering, "Is this all?

Jim George

To please God, live a godly life and nurture kindness, compassion, justice, and humility.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Here is a man whose life and actions the world has already condemned - yet whose enormous fortune...has already brought him acquittal!

Wendy Owens

I don't know who you are; you could be an axe murderer for all I know. How am I supposed to trust you and follow you? For that matter, follow you where?" Gabe inquired.
"Search yourself, what do your instincts tell you?" Uri asked.
"That you're a crazy nut job and freaking me out!" Gabe snapped back.

Wendy Owens

He jokingly thought that this guy fancied himself some kind of Jedi knight, waiting for him to say, 'these are not the droids you're looking for.

Michael Connelly

There is no client as scary as an innocent man."

J. Michael Haller, Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles, 1962.

Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Cowards only find courage in the number of their likeness, citing their lofty strongholds as havens for their impunity.

Jane Jensen

No one is more vulnerable to fear than a man who keeps another in bondage. He will do anything to prevent justice from rearing its head - for he knows well what he deserves at the hands of those he subjugates.

Seyla Benhabib

All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power.

Nelson Mandela

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. -Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918)

Steven Pinker

The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.

Daniel Abraham

Court games aren't fair. They don't judge men by their worth, and they aren't about what's just. Guilty men can hold power their whole lives and be wept for when they pass. Innocent men can be spent like coins because it's convenient. You don't have to have sinned for them to ruin you. If your destruction is useful to them, you'll be destroyed.

Jonathan Schell

It appears that no one is so unfortunate that he or she is exempt from spending cuts, while at the same time no one is so fortunate as to be ineligible for a tax cut

Heribert Prantl

Wer Feind ist, ist keine rechtliche, sondern eine politische Frage.

Phar West Nagle

For if our bodies aren’t our own,
And justice isn’t ours,
And our love is just a sin,
And voices by the people
Are no longer for the people,
What have we left to lose?

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

As things stand the "intellectuals" only come out to lick the bones left over by the tyrant.

Nilantha Ilangamuwa

The tyrant has power to play as long as he is the master in his surroundings.

Anand Krishna

Seorang pemimpin terlebih dahulu mesti mengakui hak-hak sipil rakyat. Janganlah mengharap rakyat memenuhi kewajibannya terhadap negara, bila hak-hak sipilnya tidak terlindungi.

Sonia Sotomayor

I was fifteen years old when I understood how it is that things break down: people can't imagine someone else's point of view.

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