I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.
(Pope Gregory VII (c. 1020-1085), Italian cleric, pope. quoted in The Life and Pontificate of Gregory VII, vol. 2, bk. 3, ch. 20, J.W. Bowden (1840).
Attributed last words in Salerno, Italy, where he had taken refuge after being ousted from Rome by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV.)
Objectivity and justice have nothing to do with one another.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 1, p. 290, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life, p. 35, trans. by Peter Preuss, Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Company (1980). On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life, section 6 (1874).
Published as the second essay in Nietzsche's Untimely Meditations (1873-1876).)
The history of the world is the world's court of justice.
(Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Inaugural lecture, May 26, 1789, as Professor of History at the University of Jena, Weimar, Germany.
See also Hegel's comment under "history," rendering a similar idea.)
The severest justice may not always be the best policy.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Address to the Senate and House of Representatives, July 17, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 330, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)