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.)
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.)