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The strictest justice is sometimes the greatest injustice.

The sword of the law should never fall but on those whose guilt is so apparent as to be pronounced by their friends as well as foes.

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.

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

There is no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.

There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.

This bond is forfeit; And lawfully by this the Jew may claim A pound of flesh.

Thrice is he arm'd that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.

Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to heaven.

To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.

To embarrass justice by a multiplicity of laws, or hazard it by a confidence in our judges, are, I grant, the opposite rocks on which legislative wisdom has ever split; in one case the client resembles that emperor who is said to have been suffocated with the bedclothes, which were only designed to keep him warm; in the other, that town which let the enemy take possession of its walls, in order to show the world how little they depended upon aught but courage for safety.

Use every man after his desert, and who should escape whipping?

Were he my brother, nay my kingdom's heir, such neighbor nearness to our sacred blood should nothing privilege him, nor partialize the unstooping firmness of my upright soul.

What is in conformity with justice should also be in conformity to the laws.

When Infinite Wisdom established the rule of right and honesty, He saw to it that justice should be always the highest expediency.

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.


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