Quotations About / On: JUSTICE

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 217.)
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  • 27.
    We do justice coldly, injustice hotly.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 28.
    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.)
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  • 29.
    Justice is simply the advantage of the stronger.
    (Thrasymachus 5th century B.C., Greek philosopher. The Presocratics, p. 259, ed. Philip Wheelwright, The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. (1960).)
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  • 30.
    Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
    (Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), British philosopher, theologian. Proslogion, ch. 7 (c. 1077-1078). Anselm begs God for mercy.)
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