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Blaise PascalJustice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Winston ChurchillThe whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that when nations are strong they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are often no longer strong.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Georges ClemenceauMilitary justice is to justice what military music is to music.

—  Georges Clemenceau, 1841-1929, French Prime Minister

Albert CamusAbsolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Albert CamusThe slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Albert CamusDo not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Francis BaconIf we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

VoltaireIt is better to risk sparing a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

VauvenarguesMercy is of greater value than justice.

—  Vauvenargues, 1715-1747, French author of maxims

La RochefoucauldThe love of justice is simply in the majority of men the fear of suffering injustice.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Martin Luther KingInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

George W. BushWhether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.

—  George W. Bush, 1946-, American President

Charles DarwinA republic cannot succeed, till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honour.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

Latin Quotes

Latin phraseInjustice does not justify injustice.

Iniuria non excusat iniuriam.

—  Latin phrase

Latin phraseOne witness is no witness.

Testis unus, testis nullus.

—  Latin phrase


Funny Quotes

Robert FrostA jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Ancient Greek

MenanderThere is an eye of justice that sees everything.

Έστι δίκης οφθαλμός, ος τα πάνθ’ ορά.

—  Menander, 4th cent. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy)


Movie Quotes

The Producers (1967)We find the defendants incredibly guilty.

—  from the film The Producers (1967)


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