10 Famous (and real) Quotes On Justice

10 Famous (and real) Quotes On Justice
May 3, 2011 Leslie Juvin-Acker

Because of the death of Osama Bin Laden and the debate as to whether rejoicing his death is moral, there have been some fake quotations on love and justice floating around the internet. In order to give you something to put in your Facebook and Twitter status updates to support your own opinion, I have posted 10 real quotations with their appropriate citations. That way, you look like you actually did some research to back up your statements. Use these quotes! Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me. 😉

1. Justice which does not bear a sword beside its scales soon falls into ridicule. – Charles de Gaulle. The Army of The Future. 1941

2. Justice is indiscriminately due to all, without regard to numbers, wealth, or rank. – John Jay. Supreme Court Justice. Georgia vs. Brailsford, 1794

3. The utmost excellence at which humanity can arrive is a constant and determinate pursuit of justice, without regard to present dangers or advantages; a continual reference of every action to the divine will. – Samuel Jackson. In The Rambler, English Journal, 185, 24 December 1751

4. Justice is truth in action. – Joseph Joubert. Pensees, 203. 1877

5. Justice without might is helpless; might without justice is tyrannical. – Blaise Pascal. Pensees, 298 1670

6. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. – Galatians 6:7

7. Of all the things of a man’s soul which he has within him, justice is the greatest good and injustice the greatest evil. – Plato. The Republic, 2.366-367

8. We can best get justice by doing justice. – Theodore Roosevelt. “National Duties”, 2 September 1901,The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses, 1905

9. Do justice to your brother (you can do that, whether you love him or not), and you will come to love him. But do injustice to him because you don’t love him, and you will come to hate him. – John Ruskin. “Work,” The Crown of Wild Olive, 1866

10. Anonymous: How can justice be secured in Athens? Solon: If those who are not injured feel as indignant as those who are. – Solon. Form adapted. In Earl Warren, “The Law and the Future,” Fortune, November 1955

Source: Random House Webster’s “Quotationary” Leonard Roy Frank
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://liveloveleslie.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/L.J.Acker-2012-About.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]L.J. Acker is an American life and career coach based in Annecy, France. She offers free consultations and affordable international coaching by phone and Skype. [/author_info] [/author]


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