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190 Quotes About Justice and Injustice

Welcome to our collection of quotes about justice and it's opposite, injustice. We all want justice served, but served fairly and quickly. Making sure that happens can be an ethical minefield... does following the letter of the law always serve just causes? Do people really get the karma they deserve, whether it be good or bad?

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--Augustine of Hippo
--Abraham Lincoln
--Martin Luther
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Charles Dickens
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Horace
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Winston Churchill
--Victor Hugo
--Edmund Burke
--Lyndon B. Johnson
--Ask Ann Landers
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Lillian Hellman
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Jane Addams
--Marcus Aurelius
--Albert Einstein
--Lois McMaster Bujold
--Charles Bukowski


--Emmeline Pankhurst

--Elie Wiesel
--Marc Morial
--Beverly Daniel Tatum
--Indira Gandhi
--Alan Dershowitz
--Kahlil Gibran

--Hugo Claus

--Patricia Schroeder

--Apollonius of Tyana
--Martin Luther King Jr.

--Petery Rooney Byford
--Michael J. Sandel
--Bob Enyart
--Blaise Pascal
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
--Isaac Bashevis Singer


--Aldous Huxley

Longer Version:

Most ignorances are vincible, and in the greater number of cases stupidity is what the Buddha pronounced it to be, a sin. For, consciously, or subconsciously, it is with deliberation that we do not know or fail to understand-because incomprehension allows us, with a good conscience, to evade unpleasant obligations and responsibilities, because ignorance is the best excuse for going on doing what one likes, but ought not, to do.


--Bob Dylan
--Jerome F. Buting
--H. L. Mencken
--Saad Hariri
--Tony Evans
--Boutros Boutros-Ghali
--Benjamin Cardozo
--Amy Carter
--Harold H. Greene
--Elihu Root
--Theodore C. Sorensen
--Plato




--Mark Geragos
--Isaiah Berlin
--James A. Garfield
--Massad Ayoob
--G.N. Chevalier
--Anselm of Canterbury
--Sheila Jackson Lee

--Marco Rubio
--Moshe Kahlon

--Hans Kelsen
--Seneca the Younger
--Carl Bernstein

--Henning Mankell
--Anatole France
--Martin Luther
--John Rawls
--Martin Seligman
--Walt Whitman
--Wendell Berry
--Mike DeWine

--Howard Zinn

--Atal Bihari Vajpayee

--James Forman, Jr.

--Ernest Istook
--Julian Baggini
--Peter Hitchens

--Domitus Ulpian
--George Will
--Sonia Sotomayor
--Breyten Breytenbach
--Aristotle
--Rosabeth Moss Kanter
--Cesar Chavez
--Junius
--Claudio Hummes

--Vincent A. Gallagher
--Abraham Miller
--Michelle Alexander
--Madame Swetchine
--Ferdinand Buisson

--Abdullah II of Jordan
--John Rawls
--Peter Jackson
--Henry David Thoreau

--Louis Farrakhan


--Friedrich Ebert
--Aristotle
--Thucydides

--Aeschylus
--Alfred Nobel
--Maria Edgeworth

--Joseph Addison



--Zygmunt Bauman
--Paul Hawken
--Publilius Syrus
--Luigi Barzini
--Gloria Steinem

Longer Version:

Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.


--William E. Gladstone
--Plato
--Agona Apell
--Benjamin Disraeli
--Arthur Henderson
--Epicurus
--James J. Corbett
--Bell hooks
--Bryan Stevenson

Longer Version:

My God, what do we want? What does any human being want? Take away an accident of pigmentation of a thin layer of our outer skin and there is no difference between me and anyone else. All we want is for that trivial difference to make no difference. What can I say to a man who asks that? All I can do is try to explain to him why he asks the question. You have looked at us for years as different from you that you may never see us really. You don’t understand because you think of us as second-class humans. We have been passive and accommodating through so many years of your insults and delays that you think the way things used to be is normal. When the good-natured, spiritual-singing boys and girls rise up against the white man and demand to be treated like he is, you are bewildered. All we want is what you want, no less and no more. (Chapter 13).


--Amartya Sen
--Bryant McGill
--Augustine of Hippo
--Charles de Secondat
--George Washington

--Potter Stewart
--Marian Wright Edelman
--Bryan Stevenson
--George Bancroft
--Helen Suzman
--John Denham

--Bernie Sanders
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--Julian Assange
--Alan Ryan
--John Denham
--William Murray
--Origen
--William Feather
--Thomas Aquinas
--Martin Luther King Jr.
--John Galsworthy
--Marcus Garvey
--Pope Paul VI
--Abraham Lincoln
--Jonathan Sacks
--William McIlvanney

--Robert Frost
--Blaise Pascal
--Confucius
--Ernesto Che Guevara
--Eric Schneiderman
--Cicero
--A. Philip Randolph
--Alain Rene Le Sage
--Al Sharpton
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