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Justice is the right that one fights for, if one seeks fairness.

There are different types of justice in terms of labor, religion, human rights, laws and every wrongdoing is corrected by justice. In order for there to be peace it is essential for men, women and children to know that justice is what love looks like.

Over the course of time, justice has come to the rescue of those who have been deprived of their rights. Protests demanding the necessity of justice are very common and people actively participate, in peace, in such grave but necessary protests. Justice has also been a source of inspiration for children who seek refuge in superheroes who fight for justice and mercy. Life without justice is an unfair life. Here we have a collection of justice quotes to never forget that justice is a social need and a right for men and women everywhere.

Best Justice Quotes

Fight for truth with our justice quotes.

Join the fight for truth and righteousness with our justice quotes.

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

2. "Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due." - Ulpian.

3. "The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them." - Lois McMaster Bujold.

4. "At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst." - Aristotle.

5. "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.

6. "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.

7. "Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." - Cornel West.

8. "The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don't listen to it, you will never know what justice is." - Howard Zinn.

9. "For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is the 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.

10. "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin.

11. "Honest people, mistakenly believing in the justice of their cause, are led to support injustice."- Elihu Root.

12. "If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us." - Francis Bacon.

13. "Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished; the others can only be hurt." - William Ernest Hocking.

14. "Truth never damages a cause that is just." - Mahatma Gandhi.

15. "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice." - Abraham Lincoln.

16. "Justice delayed is Justice denied." - William Gladstone.

17. "Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned." - Anatole France.

18. "Justice and power must be brought together so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just." - Blaise Pascal.

19. "We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

20. "Homer, that's your solution to everything... You know, the courts might not work any more, but as long as everybody is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done." - Marge Simpson. 

21. "Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done." - Bryan Stevenson.

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

23. "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.

24. "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.

25. "If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now." - Marcus Aurelius.

26. "Law is not law if it violates the principles of eternal justice." - Lydia Maria Child.

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

28. "Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself." - Leigh Bardugo.

29. "I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state." - H. Rap Brown.

30. "Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey." - Denis Diderot.

Short Justice Quotes

Justice quotes can impart wisdom in people.

31. "To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

32. "The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing." - Caroline Kennedy.

33. "I would remind you that extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" - Barry Goldwater.

34. "Justice always whirls in equal measure." - William Shakespeare

35. "Never pray for justice, because you might get some." - Margaret Atwood.

36. "Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law." - William Gaddis.

37. "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.

38. "Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned." - Mark Helprin.

39. "It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people." - Martin Luther King Jr.

40. "I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice." - Albert Camus.

41. "To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection." - Wayne Dyer.

42. "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary." - Reinhold Niebuhr.

43. "People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment." - Isaac Asimov.

44. "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." - Robert Frost.

45. "Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin." - Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Inspirational Justice Quotes

46. "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.

47. "All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice." - Joseph de Maistre.

48. "It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished." - John Adams.

49. "Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence." - Adam Smith.

50. "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.

51. "Right knows no boundaries and justice no frontiers; the brotherhood of man is not a domestic institution." - Learned Hand.

52. "Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men." - George Bernard Shaw.

53. "I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy." - Thomas Paine.

54. "If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice." - Learned Hand.

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

Quotes On Various Forms Of Justice

56. "I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better." - Georg Lichtenberg.

57. "If I can mean to people - if I can symbolize the ability to pursue gender equality, racial equality, and to be truthful about our experiences, then, absolutely, that's what I want to be." - Anita Hill.

58. "Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more." - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

59. "It does no service to the cause of racial equality for white people to content themselves with judging themselves to be non-racist. Few people outside the clan or skinhead movements own up to all-out racism these days. White people must take the extra step. They must become anti-racist." - Clarence Page.

60. "When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else's oppression, we'll find our opportunities to make real change." - Ijeoma Oluo.

61. "Denouncing evil is a far cry from doing good." - Philip Gourevitch.

62. "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." – Audre Lorde.

63. "Justice cannot be for one side alone but must be for both." - Eleanor Roosevelt

64. "Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible." - Maya Angelou.

65. "My fight is not for racial sameness but for racial equality and against racial prejudice and discrimination." - John Oliver Killens.

Justice Quotes From Novels, Songs, And Movies

66. "A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward." - George R.R. Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire: A Clash Of Kings.

67. "Justice is gone

Pulling your strings

Justice is done

Seeking no truth

Winning is all…"

- Metallica, And Justice For All.

68. "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 Song Of Ice And Fire: A Game Of Thrones. 

69. "To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace." - Confucius, The Analects

70. "...the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword...a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is" - George R.R. Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire: A Game Of Thrones.

Bible Quotes About Justice

71. "The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love."

72. "Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you."

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

74. "The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah"

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

76. "To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice."

77. "God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed."

Important Quotes On Justice

78. "Overvalue life and not to fear death." - Denis Diderot.

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

80. "The great cycle of the ages is renewed. Now Justice returns, returns the Golden Age; a new generation now descends from on high." - Virgil.

81. "It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered." - Aristotle.

82. "It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

83. "It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune-the ally of patient Time-that holds an even and scrupulous balance." - Joseph Conrad.

84. "It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly." - Reginald Rose.

85. "Love is not passive. It is active, transformative, and justice." - Bernice King

86. "The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice." - Robert H. Jackson.

87. "If now isn’t a good time for the truth, I don’t see when we’ll get to it."- Nikki Giovanni

88. "Make a commitment to serve the needs of the ‘least of these’ and give voice to the voiceless." - Artika Tyner.

89. "Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate." - Robert Green Ingersoll.

90. "In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side." - Euripides.

91. "May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense." - Seneca the Younger.

92. "Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

93. "Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues." - Marcus Tullius Cicero.

94. "Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done." - Bryan Stevenson

95. "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent." - Terry Goodkind.

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

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

98. "One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

99. "Without justice there can be no love." - bell hooks

100. "If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice." - Bell Hooks

101. "It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered." - Aristotle

102."Truth never damages a cause that is just." - Mahatma Gandhi

103. "Never pray for justice, because you might get some." - Margaret Atwood

104. "The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them." - Lois McMaster Bujold

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

106. "An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi

107. "The restorative justice movement is grounded in values that promote both accountability and healing for all affected by crime." - Mark Umbreit

108. "Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.'— Jacques Diouf

109. "We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry." - Jimmy Carter

110. "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

111. "Justice is doing for others what we would want done for us." - Gary Haugen

112. "Love is not passive. It is active, transformative, and just." - Bernice King

113. "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." - Theodore Parker

114. "To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

115. "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice." - Abraham Lincoln

116. "If you read someone else's diary, you get what you deserve." - David Sedaris

117."Sometimes, the only way to get justice is to take it for yourself." - Leigh Bardugo,

118."Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."- Benjamin Franklin

119." True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

120."Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James A. Baldwin

Rajnandini is an art lover and enthusiastically likes to spread her knowledge. With a Master of Arts in English, she has worked as a private tutor and, in the past few years, has moved into content writing for companies such as Writer's Zone. Trilingual Rajnandini has also published work in a supplement for 'The Telegraph', and had her poetry shortlisted in Poems4Peace, an international project. Outside work, her interests include music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading. She is fond of classic British literature.

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