Favorite Quotations ~  Justice, 2 Genesis of Justice

"A good judge doesn't know the strength of the plaintiff's case until he's heard the defense." ~ William Sheffield

A great many laws in a country, like many physicians, is a sign of malady. ~ François Voltaire

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ~ Robert Frost

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fill the seats of justice with good men, not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is. ~ Thomas Noon Talfourd

For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not. ~ Patricia Highsmith

I don't know whether anyone will care to examine my heart, but if they do, they will find two words there--"social justice." For that is what I have believed in and fought for. ~ Upton Sinclair

Forgiveness is no substitute for justice. ~ Pope Benedict XVI

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice. ~ Fredrich August von Hayek

I am openly pro-prosecution and make no bones about it. I don't think there are enough people out there sticking up for victims. ~ Dominick Dunne

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Justice is truth in action. ~ Joseph Joubert

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again. ~ Bill Maher

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? ~ St. Augustine of Hippo

There is no such thing as justice -- in or out of court. ~ Clarence Darrow

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. ~ H. L. Mencken

It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees. ~ Dolores Ibarruri

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