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Quotes About Justice

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Jane Addams
“True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.”
Jane Addams

Nelson Mandela
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. -Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918)”
Nelson Mandela

Gary L. Francione
“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice”
Gary L. Francione

Michael J. Sandel
“First, individual rights cannot be sacrificed for the sake of the general good, and second, the principles of justice that specify these rights cannot be premised on any particular vision of the good life. What justifies the rights is not that they maximize the general welfare or otherwise promote the good, but rather that they comprise a fair framework within which individuals and groups can choose their own values and ends, consistent with a similar liberty for others.”
Michael J. Sandel, Liberalism and Its Critics

John Marshall
“The Constitution is colorblind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.”
John Marshall

Gary L. Francione
“If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.”
Gary L. Francione

R.C. Sproul
“There are only two ways that God’s justice can be satisfied with respect to your sin. Either you satisfy it or Christ satisfies it. You can satisfy it by being banished from God’s presence forever. Or you can accept the satisfaction that Jesus Christ has made.”
R.C. Sproul, Choosing My Religion

Jane Addams
“In the unceasing ebb and flow of justice and oppression we must all dig channels as best we may, that at the propitious moment somewhat of the swelling tide may be conducted to the barren places of life.”
Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House

Gary L. Francione
“We can no more justify using nonhumans as human resources than we can justify human slavery. Animal use and slavery have at least one important point in common: both institutions treat sentient beings exclusively as resources of others. That cannot be justified with respect to humans; it cannot be justified with respect to nonhumans—however “humanely” we treat them.”
Gary L. Francione

Thomas Jefferson
“It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice”
Thomas Jefferson

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“How good life is when one does something good and just!”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Arthur W. Pink
“Were God to show grace to all of Adam's descendants, men would at once conclude that He was righteously compelled to take them to heaven as meet compensation for allowing the human race to fall into sin. But the great God in under no obligation to any of his creatures, least of all to those who are rebels against him.”
Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God

Thucydides
“Men's indignation, it seems, is more exited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.”
Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

R.C. Sproul
“There are times when we suffer innocently at other people’s hands. When that occurs, we are victims of injustice. But that injustice happens on a horizontal plane. No one ever suffers injustice on the vertical plane. That is, no one ever suffers unjustly in terms of his or her relationship with God. As long as we bear the guilt of sin, we cannot protest that God is unjust in allowing us to suffer.”
R.C. Sproul, Surprised by Suffering

“Every good law or case you study was once a dream. Every good law or case you study was dismissed as impossible or impractical for decades before it was enacted. Give your creative thoughts free reign, for it is only in the hearts and dreams of people seeking a better world that true social justice has a chance.

Finally, remember that we cannot give what we do not have. If we do not love ourselves, we will be hard pressed to love others. If we are not just with ourselves, we will find it very difficult to look for justice with others. In order to become and remain a social justice advocate, you must live a healthy life. Take care of yourself as well as others. Invest in yourself as well as in others. No one can build a house of justice on a foundation of injustice. Love yourself and be just to yourself and do the same
with others. As you become a social justice advocate, you will experience joy, inspiration and love in abundant measure.”
― Bill Quigley

Thomas Jefferson
“It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.”
Thomas Jefferson

Steven Pinker
“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”
Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Wendell Berry
“The two ideas, justice and vocation, are inseparable.... It is by way of the principle and practice of vocation that sanctity and reverence enter into the human economy. It was thus possible for traditional cultures to conceive that "to work is to pray." (pg. 258, The Idea of a Local Economy)”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Agatha Christie
“I was thinking, that when my time comes, I should be sorry if the only plea I had to offer was that of justice. Because it might mean that only justice would be meted out to me.”
Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage

Tim Wise
“Standing still is never an option so long as inequities remain embedded in the very fabric of the culture.”
Tim Wise, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

Jay Woodman
“Our true nature is one of innocence and freedom to choose how we live. We need to be brave enough not to give that away. Don't give up on your right to, and sense of, TRUTH, Justice, and GRACE.”
Jay Woodman

“High School students in America debate why President Roosevelt didn't bomb the rail lines to Hitler's camps. Their children may ask, a generation from now, why the West stared at far clearer satellite images of Kim Jong Il's camps, and did nothing.”
Blaine Harden, Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Colin Tegerdine
“The rape of justice anywhere ,violates justice everywhere”
Colin Tegerdine, You Can't Google Life

William Ellery Channing
“The world is to be carried forward by truth, which at first offends, which wins its way by degrees, which the many hate and would rejoice to crush.”
William Ellery Channing

Jessica Maria Tuccelli
“Granny always said finding justice was as tough as putting socks on a rooster.”
Jessica Maria Tuccelli, Glow

Seyla Benhabib
“All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power.”
Seyla Benhabib

Pope Benedict XVI
“God's love for his people is so great that it turns God against himself, his love against his justice.”
Pope Benedict XVI, God Is Love--Deus Caritas Est: Encyclical Letter

“We remain imprisoned by the past as long as we deny its influence on the present.”
― Justice Harry Blackman

George R.R. Martin
“Harsh justice is still justice.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Victor Hugo
“The soul of the just contemplates in sleep a mysterious heaven.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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