Quotations About / On: JUSTICE
Justice?You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.
(William Gaddis (b. 1922), U.S. novelist. A Frolic of His Own, p. 13, Scribner (1994).)
If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
(Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. speech for prosecution, as Attorney General, in Overbury murder case (Nov. 1615).)
There is no justice in these times.
The price of justice is eternal publicity.
(Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), British novelist. Things That Have Interested Me, "Secret Trials," Second Series (1923).)
Good deal: justice for you, mercy for me.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Justice in the extreme is often unjust.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Jocasta, in La Thébaïde (The Thebans), act 4, sc. 3 (1664).)
We do justice coldly, injustice hotly.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Justice is simply the advantage of the stronger.
(Thrasymachus 5th century B.C., Greek philosopher. The Presocratics, p. 259, ed. Philip Wheelwright, The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. (1960).)
More law, less justice.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Officiis, I, 33.)
Justice is horrible.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act III (1956).)