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.)
When justice has spoken, humanity must have its turn.
(Pierre Vergniaud (1753-1793), French revolutionary leader. speech, Jan. 17, 1793, to the National Assembly.
arguing in favor of executing Louis XVI. Four days later the king was guillotined, and in October of the same year, Vergniaud, as leader of the Girondist faction, met the same fate.)