Justice Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old justice quotes, justice sayings, and justice proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected--those, precisely, who need the law's protection most!--and listens to their testimony.     

James Baldwin

The just man is not the product of a day, but of a long brooding and a painful birth. To become a power for peace, a man must first pass through experiences which lead him to see things in their different aspects: it is necessary that he have a wide horizon, and breathe various atmospheres--in a word, from crossing, one after another, paths and points of view the most diverse, and sometimes the most contradictory, he must acquire the faculty of putting himself in the place of others and appreciating them.     

Charles Wagner

The love of justice is, in most men, nothing more than the fear of suffering injustice

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The need for justice grows out of the conflict of human interests. That is to say, if there were no conflict of interests among mankind we should never have invented the word justice, nor conceived the idea for which it stands.

Thomas Nixon Carver

Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.     

Daniel Defoe

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 is incidental to law and order.

John Edgar Hoover

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts.      

H.L. Mencken

Extreme justice is often injustice.     

Jean Racine

The foundation of justice is good faith.      


The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.      

Winston Churchill

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.      

Lenny Bruce

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.      

Robert G. Ingersoll

Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.     

Harrison Ford

Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom

Clarence Darrow

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


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.

Lyn Yutang

The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government     

George Washington

Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice     

Bertrand Russell

The best safeguard against fascism is to establish social justice to the maximum extent possible.      

Arnold Toynbee

A sense of justice is a noble fancy.      

Esaias Tegn_r