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Alice Stone Blackwell Quotes

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Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
- Alice Stone Blackwell

A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously;
and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and
philosopher to any successor,
she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent.
- Alice Stone Blackwell

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

 

Love is stronger than justice.
- Sting

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

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

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An individual who breaks a law that
conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Truth is always in harmony with herself,
and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice
that may consist with wrong-doing.
- Henry David Thoreau

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice,
and they are also the most protected.
- Alan Dershowitz

Justice and power must be brought together,
so that whatever is just may be powerful,
and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God
is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
- Thomas Jefferson

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- Saint Augustine

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

Justice delayed is justice denied.
- William E. Gladstone

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

Though force can protect in emergency,
only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty,
justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
- Blaise Pascal

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people,
by the people, and for the people, as long as the government
and its officials permit bribery in any form.
- John Jay Hooker

No one could, therefore, rely on the law,
and justice no longer existed.
- William Waller

Justice will not come to Athens until those who are
not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
- Thucydides

The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner
in which we rectify the crimes of the past.
- Jalal Talabani

The history of the world is the world's court of justice.
- Friedrich Schiller

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
- Demosthenes

Justice is a terrible but necessary thing.
- Jessamyn West

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
- Plato

It's a very insular political community up there.
I think the court's part of that and they're protecting their own.
There's no justice in Vermont today.
- Tom Fitton

Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor -
but the Church is not a campaign.
- Rowan D. Williams

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance,
allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
- James A. Baldwin

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence,
the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
- Grover Cleveland

If you want peace work for justice.
- Pope Paul VI

A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist.
- Sophocles

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty.
Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace.
Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
- Lin Yutang

I cannot lead you into battle.
I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else -
I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands
and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
- Elizabeth II

Applications for loans would be judged on a nation's
social justice record as well as its economic efficiency.
- Lewis Thompson Preston

All too often arrogance accompanies strength,
and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong.
The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel

Why has government been instituted at all? Because
the passions of man will not conform to the dictates
of reason and justice without constraint.
- Alexander Hamilton

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle
for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.
- Arthur Henderson

Oh, justice is what you're threatened with.
- Thomas Cromwell

Yes, for my undergrad I majored in Criminal Justice
and minored in Political Science and English.
- Matthew McGrory

Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the
justice of the penalty can be punished.
- William Ernest Hocking

Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
- Edmund Burke

The Pledge of Allegiance says, "liberty and justice for all".
- Pat Schroeder

Justice is horrible.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative
action is that it has been accomplished despite the
Justice Department and the policies of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to,
the more ought law to weed it out.
- Francis Bacon

Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not
be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.
- Susan Faludi

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where
justice leaves off and vengeance begins.
- Chuck Jones


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