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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Justice:

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

Although the legal and ethical definitions of right are the antithesis of each other, most writers use them as synonyms. They confuse power with goodness, and mistake law for justice.
~ Charles T. Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals.

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain - the equality of all men.
~ Ignazio Silone.

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
~ Frederic Bastiat, The Law.

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
~ Henry Ford.

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.
~ Lenny Bruce Quotes.

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
~ Earl Warren.

Judges are but men, and are swayed like other men by vehement prejudices. This is corruption in reality, give it whatever other name you please.
~ David Dudley Field.

Justice is incidental to law and order.
~ J. Edgar Hoover.

Justice is open to everyone in the same way as the Ritz Hotel.
~ Judge Sturgess.

Justice is the tolerable accommodation of the conflicting interests of society, and I don't believe there is any royal road to attain such accommodation concretely.
~ Judge Learned Hand.

Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.
~ Edgar Argo.

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
~ Jonathan Swift, A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind.

Law is not justice and a trial is not a scientific inquiry into truth. A trial is the resolution of a dispute.
~ Edison Haines Quotes.

Men are too unstable to be just; they are crabbed because they have not passed water at the usual time, or testy because they have not been stroked or praised.
~ Edward Dahlberg, The Sorrows of Priapus.

Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.
~ Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations.

No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is.
~ Isaac Rosenfeld.

People who love sausage and people who believe in justice should never watch either of them being made.
~ Otto Bismark.

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
~ Thomas Szasz.

The more laws the more offenders.
~ Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia.

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.
~ Charles Evans Hughes.

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

This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes.

When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists... I always have this thought: If we'd made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn't be wanted now.
~ Edie Cantor.

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