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Justice offers nothing but what may be accepted with honor; and lays claim to nothing in return but what we ought not even to wish to withhold.
      - Unattributed Author,
        Woman's Rights and Duties

I told him it was law logic--an artificial system of reasoning, exclusively used in courts of justice, but good for nothing anywhere else.
      - attributed to John Quincy Adams,
        to John Marshall

Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is therefore always represented as blind.
      - Joseph Addison, in the "Guardian", no. 99

There in no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.
      - Joseph Addison, in the "Guardian", no. 99

There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.
      - Joseph Addison

Liberty, equality,--bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice, and justice towards the feeble becomes necessarily protection or kindness.
      - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
      - Saint Thomas Aquinas

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
      - Aristotle

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.
      - Aristotle,
        Metaphysics--On the Virtues and Vices--Justice

The price of justice is eternal publicity.
      - Arnold Bennett (Enoch Arnold Bennett)

But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
    And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
      - Bible, Hebrews (ch. XIII, v. 22-24)

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. IV, v. 18)

The sweet remembrance of the just
  Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.
      - Bible, Psalms (ch. CXII, v. 6)

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
      - Bible, Romans (ch. XIII, v. 7)

Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just;
  And four times he who gets his fist in fust.
      - accredited to Josh Billings (pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw)

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.
      - Sir William Blackstone,
        Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England
         (vol. IV, c. 27, page 352)

God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance,
  Rests never on the track until it reach
      - Robert Browning, Ceuciaja

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.
      - Lenny Bruce

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.
      - Warren E. Burger

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
      - Edmund Burke

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
      - Edmund Burke,
        Reflections on the Revolution in France

It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public contest. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
      - Edmund Burke,
        Speech on Conciliation with America
         (Works, vol. II, p. 136)

So justice while she winks at crimes,
  Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (canto II, pt. II, l. 1177)

He who is only just is cruel.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

The great soul of this world is just.
      - Thomas Carlyle

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