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77 Inspirational Justice Quotes on Life & Equality (FAIRNESS)

Top 20 Most Famous Justice Quotes (BEST)

“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.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. - Francis BaconPin
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. – Francis Bacon
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. - Abraham LincolnPin
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. - Martin LutherPin
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. – Martin Luther
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. - VoltairePin
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. – Voltaire

“It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.”

Maya Angelou
The worst form of injustice is pretended justice. - PlatoPin
The worst form of injustice is pretended justice. – Plato
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. - Benjamin FranklinPin
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. – Benjamin Franklin
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. - Mahatma GandhiPin
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. – Mahatma Gandhi
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. - Thomas JeffersonPin
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. – Thomas Jefferson
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. - Elie WieselPin
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. – Elie Wiesel
To go to a judge is to go to justice, for the ideal judge is, so to speak, justice personified. - AristotlePin
To go to a judge is to go to justice, for the ideal judge is, so to speak, justice personified. – Aristotle
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Winston ChurchillPin
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. – Winston Churchill
Because with the truth and with the facts... justice is served. - Verl D. WheelerPin
Because with the truth and with the facts… justice is served. – Verl D. Wheeler
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. - Martin Luther KingPin
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King
Justice is the sum of all moral duty. - William GodwinPin
Justice is the sum of all moral duty. – William Godwin
Punishment is justice for the unjust. - Saint AugustinePin
Punishment is justice for the unjust. – Saint Augustine
There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth unless someone rises up to tell you the truth. - Louis FarrakhanPin
There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth unless someone rises up to tell you the truth. – Louis Farrakhan
The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice. - Martin Luther KingPin
The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice. – Martin Luther King
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine. - Ernesto Che GuevaraPin
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine. – Ernesto Che Guevara

Top 22 Quotes About Justice that Will Make You Think & Ponder

“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
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. - Albert EinsteinPin
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. – Albert Einstein
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. - George WashingtonPin
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. – George Washington
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. - Baruch SpinozaPin
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. – Baruch Spinoza
Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. - Bryan StevensonPin
Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. – Bryan Stevenson
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity. - Seneca the ElderPin
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity. – Seneca the Elder
Justice is truth in action. - Benjamin DisraeliPin
Justice is truth in action. – Benjamin Disraeli
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. - AristotlePin
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. – Aristotle
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. - Dwight D. EisenhowerPin
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Karma is justice. We may hide in the cave or at the bottom of the sea, but it is not possible to dodge Karma. - The Theosophical MovementPin
Karma is justice. We may hide in the cave or at the bottom of the sea, but it is not possible to dodge Karma. – The Theosophical Movement
Nothing ever outrages more than injustice. All the other evils we endure are nothing compared to it. - Immanuel KantPin
Nothing ever outrages more than injustice. All the other evils we endure are nothing compared to it. – Immanuel Kant
Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due. - UlpianPin
Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due. – Ulpian
Thus, any rules of justice will depend on the particular state or condition in which people find themselves. - Karen LebacqzPin
Thus, any rules of justice will depend on the particular state or condition in which people find themselves. – Karen Lebacqz
If it were not for injustice, man would not know justice. - HeraclitusPin
If it were not for injustice, man would not know justice. – Heraclitus
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods. - Albert EinsteinPin
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods. – Albert Einstein
Law without justice is a wound without a cure. - William Scott DowneyPin
Law without justice is a wound without a cure. – William Scott Downey
To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men. - Ella Wheeler WilcoxPin
To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Barry GoldwaterPin
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. – Barry Goldwater
Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. - Cornel WestPin
Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. – Cornel West
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. - Lois McMaster BujoldPin
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them. – Lois McMaster Bujold
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice. - MontesquieuPin
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice. – Montesquieu

Top 20 Justice Quotes on Life & Equality

“The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.”

Robert Kennedy
Fairness is the art of pulling in each other's hair without destroying your hairstyle. - Gerhard BronnerPin
Fairness is the art of pulling in each other’s hair without destroying your hairstyle. – Gerhard Bronner
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. - Samuel JohnsonPin
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. – Samuel Johnson
Mercy is easier to practice than justice. - Sully PrudhommePin
Mercy is easier to practice than justice. – Sully Prudhomme

“For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Justice delayed is justice denied. - William E. GladstonePin
Justice delayed is justice denied. – William E. Gladstone
Justice without mercy is little more than inhumanity. - Albert CamusPin
Justice without mercy is little more than inhumanity. – Albert Camus

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy. - Wendell BerryPin
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy. – Wendell Berry
We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself. - Dietrich BonhoefferPin
We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“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 true measure of the justice of a system is the amount of protection it guarantees to the weakest. - Aung San Suu KyiPin
The true measure of the justice of a system is the amount of protection it guarantees to the weakest. – Aung San Suu Kyi
Law is not law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice. - Lydia Maria ChildPin
Law is not law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice. – Lydia Maria Child

“We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful, and sustainable for the next generation.”

Barack Obama
Peace is more important than all justice, and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. - Martin LutherPin
Peace is more important than all justice, and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. – Martin Luther
If you want peace, work for justice. - Pope Paul VIPin
If you want peace, work for justice. – Pope Paul VI

“The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal goodwill. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.”

William Godwin
Peace without justice is tyranny. - William Allen WhitePin
Peace without justice is tyranny. – William Allen White
To what a deity shall you come… who knows no fairness or gratitude, but loves only plain justice! - EuripidesPin
To what a deity shall you come… who knows no fairness or gratitude, but loves only plain justice! – Euripides
Justice is God's Idea and Man's Ideal. - Frank WaltersPin
Justice is God’s Idea and Man’s Ideal. – Frank Walters

15 Motivational Quotes About Justice & Equality

“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.”

Ban Ki-moon
The doctrine of equality! But there is no more venomous poison in existence for it appears to be preached by justice itself, when it is actually the end of justice. - Friedrich NietzschePin
The doctrine of equality! But there is no more venomous poison in existence: for it appears to be preached by justice itself, when it is actually the end of justice. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself. - Leigh BardugoPin
Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself. – Leigh Bardugo
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts. - Mahatma GandhiPin
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts. – Mahatma Gandhi
For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy. - G.K. ChestertonPin
For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy. – G.K. Chesterton

“Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political, and religious relationships.”

A. Philip Randolph
His dignity, the desire for freedom and justice, is inherent in every human being. - Hans-Dietrich GenscherPin
His dignity, the desire for freedom and justice, is inherent in every human being. – Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey. - Denis DiderotPin
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey. – Denis Diderot
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James BaldwinPin
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. – James Baldwin

“People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all.”

Colin Kaepernick
You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done. - Marge SimpsonPin
You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done. – Marge Simpson
For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. - Barack ObamaPin
For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. – Barack Obama
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment Thou shalt not ration justice. - SophoclesPin
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice. – Sophocles
Why has government been instituted at all Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. - Alexander HamiltonPin
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. – Alexander Hamilton
Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. - Reinhold NiebuhrPin
Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. – Reinhold Niebuhr
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