Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As one reads history, not in the expurgated editions written for schoolboys and passmen, but in the original authorities of each time, one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
There is no such thing as justice
in or out of court.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
Justice is a matter of perception; if there is no view that it is just than there is injustice to those who are dissatisfied.
The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.
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.
I believe in justice and truth, without which there would be no basis for human hope.
Justice, truth, and beauty are sisters and comrades. With three such beautiful words we have no need to look for any others.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.