Quotations About / On: JUSTICE

  • 21.
    The first requisite of civilization ... is that of justice.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud, vol. 21 (1961). Civilization and Its Discontents, ch. 3 (1930).)
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  • 22.
    When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 298.)
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  • 23.
    Most people regard getting their way as a matter of simple justice.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 24.
    Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 427 E....)
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  • 25.
    Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
    (Gordon, 1st Baron Of Bury Hewart (1870-1943), British judge. Quoted in King's Bench Reports, vol. 1 (1924). ruling on the quashing of a conviction on technical grounds, Nov. 9, 1923, in Rex v. Sussex Justices.)
  • 26.
    I proclaim that might is right, justice, the interest of the stronger.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 388 C....)
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  • 27.
    Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Institutiones, I, 1.)
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  • 28.
    Striking his former happiness against the reef of justice he has perished unwept for and unseen.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 563.)
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  • 29.
    Justice in the extreme is often unjust.
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Jocasta, in La Thébaïde (The Thebans), act 4, sc. 3 (1664).)
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  • 30.
    Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Tigg, in Martin Chuzzlewit, ch. 27 (1844).)
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