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Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
Anselm of Canterbury
A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain; you cannot have either until you have both.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Salmon P. Chase
When you're fighting for economic and social justice, you're always fighting for the minority.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.
My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted and an innocent man is not.
I had a clear vision: if I take up an assignment, I'll do full justice to it; otherwise I'll walk away.
Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
Maria Weston Chapman
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about - police and criminals, the criminal justice system.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.
Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can't be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom.
Nawal El Saadawi
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
Robert Green Ingersoll
If you want peace work for justice.
Pope Paul VI
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency.
Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
Friedrich August von Hayek
The problem of the world today is the people talk on and on about democracy, freedom, justice. But I don't give a damn about democracy if I am worried about survival.
C. S. Lewis
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