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).)
Who thinks the law has anything to do with justice? It's what we have because we can't have justice.
(William McIlvanney (b. 1936), British novelist. Laidlaw, in Laidlaw, ch. 35 (1977).)
The good judge is not he who does hair-splitting justice to every allegation, but who, aiming at substantial justice, rules something intelligible of the guidance of suitors.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Power," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
We can't really come together until there is equal justice under the law.
Our creed is Equality and Justice, but who are we, if we do nothing for it?
'The justice of irony is the paradox of afterthought.'
(- Alexej Savreux)
There is no justice in these times.
'justice is the only incendiary bomb to abort corruption'.
Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Prejudices, ch. 3, Third Series (1922).)