100+ Best Justice Quotes And Sayings

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A riot is the language of the unheard.— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed. (Mahatma Gandhi)

There is no them and us. There is only us.

The worst form of injustice is pretended justice. (Plato)

If you want peace work for justice. – Pope John Paul II

Justice Quotes

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ― William Penn

Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many who live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Environmental injustice is a tangible, intolerable example of an exhibited moral laxity and minimal concern for healthy standards by corporations and political structures based on the race, ethnicity, and class of those being impacted. — Bernice King

It’s up to all of us — Black, white, everyone — no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. — Michelle Obama

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

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.

Nothing ever outrages more than injustice. All the other evils we endure are nothing compared to it. (Immanuel Kant)

I want to be prophetic and take stands and stand with those on the margins, and I want to laugh as much as I can.- Greg Boyle SJ

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

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice. ― Baruch Spinoza

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

When we choose to protect others, we are also protecting ourselves. We cannot achieve climate justice, without uplifting and supporting all communities. — Intersectional Environmentalist

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. — Malcolm X

Justice cannot be for one side alone but must be for both. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Justice is truth in action. (Benjamin Disraeli)

By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we acknowledge that we are all part of one another.- Rahm Dass

When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die. ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

A vibrant, fair, and regenerative future is possible — not when thousands of people do climate justice activism perfectly but when millions of people do the best they can. — Xiye Bastida

The struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. — Coretta Scott King

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

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)

Concern for our neighbor transcends the confines of national communities and has increasingly broadened its horizon to the whole world.

Peace without justice is tyranny. ― William Allen White

All right, said Susan. I’m not stupid. You’re saying humans need… fantasies to make life bearable.

Law without justice is a wound without a cure.

We can’t save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people, especially those most often unheard. — Leah Thomas

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.— Desmond Tutu

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Justice without mercy is little more than inhumanity. (Albert Camus)

The true measure of the justice of a system is the amount of protection it guarantees to the weakest.

Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—

Environmental justice, for those of you who may not be familiar with the term, goes something like this: no community should be saddled with more environmental burdens and fewer environmental benefits than any other. — Majora Carter

Racism is not getting worse, it’s getting filmed.— Will Smith

Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. ― Bryant McGill

Fairness is the art of pulling in each other’s hair without destroying your hairstyle. (Gerhard Bronner)

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

Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what’s the point— MY POINT EXACTLY. ― Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

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

Quick reminder: Kindness and justice are not synonymous. Be kind. And advocate and work for justice. Lives depend on it. — Bernice King

In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist. — Angela Davis

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. – George Washington

Mercy is easier to practice than justice. (Sully Prudhomme)

The sword of justice has no scabbard.

This thing that men call justice, this blind snake that strikes men down in the dark, mindless with fury, keep your hand back from it, pass by in silence.

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. ― Shannon L. Alder

White feelings should never be held in higher regard than black lives. — Rachel Cargle

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln

An unjust peace is better than a just war. (Tullius Cicero)

It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.

Children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.

Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. – Micah

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

I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for. ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

We have a right to protest for what is right. That’s all we can do. There are people hurting, there are people suffering, so we have an obligation, a mandate, to do something. — John Lewis

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. — James Baldwin

Right is what serves freedom. (Thomas Dehler)

Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. ― Reinhold Niebuhr

Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes. ― Mae West

Justice grows out of recognition of ourselves in each other — that my liberty depends on you being free too.— Barack Obama

Protest is not the end of progress, it is the beginning … I stand with Minneapolis. I believe in us. Change is gonna come. — Lizzo

Be just & merciful & brave. – CS Lewis

Justice delayed is justice denied. – William Gladstone

Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.

Justice is the virtue that innocence rejoiceth in.

There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.

The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward. — Ijeoma Oluo

Woe to humanity, should only a single animal have a seat in the Last Judgement. (Christian Morgenstern)

You know, the courts may not be working anymore, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done.

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice. ― Sophocles

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. ― Benjamin Franklin

It takes no compromise to give people their rights… it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression. — Harvey Milk

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong. – Theodore Roosevelt

Law is not law if it violates the principles of eternal justice.

His dignity, the desire for freedom and justice, is inherent in every human being. (Hans-Dietrich Genscher)

Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent people from harming or being harmed.

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

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

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.

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. — Archbishop Desmond Tutu

It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person’s feeling of self-worth, even an opponent’s. — Bernard Haring

Where mercy is shown, mercy is given. – Duane Dog Chapman

Racism is a specific form of soul blindness. (Andreas Tenzer)

The only true principle for humanity is justice, and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.

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

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.― Ernesto Che Guevara

A society regulated by a public sense of justice is inherently stable.

We don’t want to see Targets burning. We want to see the system that sets up for systemic racism burned to the ground. — Killer Mike

Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage. Agesilaus the Second

He who is full of innocence doesn’t want to hear anything about mercy. (Christoph Gottsched)

I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity, and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for. ― Helen Suzman

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. ― Voltaire, Zadig et autres contes

As long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, the problem is not solved. — Oprah Winfrey

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. Pope Francis

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.(Ludwig Erhard)

The order of society is based on two virtues: justice and charity. Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveler who has been attacked. It is justice’s role to prevent the attack.

Delay of justice is injustice.

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. ― Earl Warren

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