Justice quotes cover a wide range of topics – from human rights to injustice or inhumanity in any form. Justice delivered unequally is injustice. Conversely, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.
We must stitch up what has been torn apart, render justice imaginable in the world which is so obviously unjust, make happiness meaningful for nations poisoned by the misery of this century. Naturally, it is a superhuman task. But tasks are called superhuman when men take a long time to complete them, that is all.
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
It is quite proper to resist and attack a system, but to resist and attack its author is tantamount to resisting and attacking oneself, for we are all tarred with the same brush, and are children of one and the same Creator, and as such the divine powers within us are infinite. To slight a single human being, is to slight those divine powers and thus to harm not only that Being, but with Him, the whole world.
I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world’s deepest inequities…on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but your humanity.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
I must tell you, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Remember that you are all people and that all people are you.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Robert G. Ingersoll
We’ve got to take back the ideal of justice, we’ve got to take back this principle of human dignity, we’ve got to take it back from vengeance, from hatred, we’ve got to say: look, we’re all in this together. We are human beings.
Each time we stand up for an ideal, or act to improve the lot of others, or strike out against injustice, we send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension it is the presence of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.
I am leaving this legacy to all of you…to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die – the dream of freedom and peace.
Of all the things of a man's soul which he has within him, justice is the greatest good and injustice the greatest evil.
If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
Dame Anita Roddick
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.
Saint Theresa of Lisieux
The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.
Peace is not an absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.
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