Justice quotations

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◆ It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
- Voltaire99
◆ I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln99
◆ To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox99
◆ Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public
- Cornel West99
◆ The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.
- Martin Luther King Jr.99
◆ In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others, is to be honest and just ourselves and to exact it from others, meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved. If this maxim was generally adopted, wars would cease and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and our harvests be more peaceful, abundant, and happy.
- George Washington99
◆ For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.
- G.K. Chesterton99
◆ Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
- Frederick Douglass99
◆ Only yesterday I was no different than them, yet I was saved. I am explaining to you the way of life of a people who say every sort of wicked thing about me because I sacrificed their friendship to gain my own soul. I left the dark paths of their duplicity and turned my eyes toward the light where there is salvation, truth, and justice. They have exiled me now from their society, yet I am content. Mankind only exiles the one whose large spirit rebels against injustice and tyranny. He who does not prefer exile to servility is not free in the true and necessary sense of freedom.
- Khalil Gibran99
◆ In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn99
◆ To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
- Confucius99
◆ But men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice.
- Robert Jordan99
◆ Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
- Margaret Atwood99
◆ I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality
- Martin Luther King Jr.99
◆ We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer99

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