Quotations About / On:
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
(Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 82 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
But love must be aggressively translated into simple justice.
(Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. The Wit and Wisdom of Jimmy Carter, p. 115, edited by Bill Adler; Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press (1977).
Acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in New York City, July 1976.)
With us justice is the true measure of religion.
(Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.), Roman Christian apologist. Octavius, 32. 3, trans. by G.H. Rendell.)
So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 260.)
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 250.)
Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.
(Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Presocratics, p. 74, ed. Philip Wheelwright, The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. (1960).)
Justice ... limps along, but it gets there all the same.
(Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. Guardiola, in In Evil Hour (1968, trans. 1979).
To Judge Arcadio.)
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offence.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. De Officiis, bk. 1, ch. 28, sct. 99 (44 B.C.).)
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help: the rest is cruelty, not justice.
(William Penn (1644-1718), British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania. Some Fruits of Solitude, pt. 1, no. 46 (1693).)
I care nothing for all the political parties in the world except as they stand for justice.
(Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 43, by Ida Husted Harper (1898-1908).
Said in 1894.)