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A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. ~Howard Scott

A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, rewarding effort with justice, promoting upward mobility, and building solidarity among citizens. ~Paul Ryan

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ~Robert Frost

A lawyer is a gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it for himself. ~Lord Brougham

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. ~Bill Vaughan

A rule that cannot be bent will certainly be broken. ~Robert Brault

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

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

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

Although the legal and ethical definitions of right are the antithesis of each other, most writers use them as synonyms. They confuse power with goodness, and mistake law for justice. ~Charles T. Sprading

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America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. ~Barack Obama

An appeal... is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court. ~Finley Peter Dunne

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain - the equality of all men. ~Ignazio Silone

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers. ~Erik Pepke

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. ~Aristotle

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. ~Edmund Burke

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. ~Henry Ford

Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master. ~Jesse Jackson

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. ~Charles Dickens

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. ~Saint Augustine

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Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice. ~Adlai E. Stevenson

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. ~African Proverb

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. ~Barry Goldwater

Fairness is what justice really is. ~Potter Stewart

Good lawyers know the law; great lawyers know the judge. ~Author Unknown

Having your fate rest in the hands of a jury is the same as entrusting yourself to surgery with a mentally retarded doctor. ~Bill Messing

Hug a police officer. It's the law! ~Author Unknown

Hunger makes a thief of any man. ~Pearl S. Buck, quoted in You Said a Mouthful, edited by Ronald D. Fuchs

I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after. ~Cat Stevens

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. ~Thomas Paine

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

I say that justice is truth in action. ~Benjamin Disraeli

I think God's justice is making wrongs right. ~Joel Osteen

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

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

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place. ~Lord Halifax

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice." ~Sophocles

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. ~Francis Bacon

If you don't get enough time-outs as a child, you get them as a grownup. ~Andrew Bonifacio

If you don't know there's a trampoline in the room, you're not going to dust the ceiling for prints. ~From the television show Law & Order

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I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile. ~Tom Clark

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. ~Malcolm X

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

In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman. ~Abel Hermant

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

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

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls. ~Lenny Bruce

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

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what sting is justice. ~H. L. Mencken

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. ~Mae West

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

It is easier to commit murder than to justify it. ~Aemilius Papinianus

It is hard to say whether doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery. ~Edmund Burke

It is not a Justice System. It is just a system. ~Bob Enyart

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. ~Edmund Burke

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. ~Earl Warren

It is well-nigh obvious that those who are in favor of the death penalty have more affinities with murderers than those who oppose it. ~Remy de Gourmont

It's strange that men should take up crime when there are so many legal ways to be dishonest. ~Author unknown, quoted in Sunshine magazine

I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police. ~Keith Richards

Judge: a law student who marks his own papers. ~H.L. Mencken

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Judges are but men, and are swayed like other men by vehement prejudices. This is corruption in reality, give it whatever other name you please. ~David Dudley Field

Just because the power is out doesn't mean we unplug the constitution. ~Law and Order

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

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

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die. ~Martin Luther

Justice is incidental to law and order. ~John Edgar Hoover

Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so. ~Samuel Butler

Justice is open to everyone in the same way as the Ritz Hotel. ~Judge Sturgess

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

Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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 truth in action. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices. ~Edgar Argo

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns. ~Plato

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes. ~Samuel Butler

Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses. ~Heraclitus

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. ~Blaise Pascal

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Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Law is not justice and a trial is not a scientific inquiry into truth. A trial is the resolution of a dispute. ~Edison Haines

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm living public opinion. ~Wendell Phillips

Law never made men a whit more just. ~Henry David Thoreau

Law: the only game where the best players get to sit on the bench. ~Author Unknown

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. ~Jonathan Swift

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. ~Honoré de Balzac

Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made. ~John Godfrey Saxe

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Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws. ~Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations

May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show justice without recompense. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Men are too unstable to be just; they are crabbed because they have not passed water at the usual time, or testy because they have not been stroked or praised. ~Edward Dahlberg

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves. ~Author Unknown

More law, less justice. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Most people regard getting their way as a matter of simple justice. ~Mason Cooley

No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is. ~Isaac Rosenfeld

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. ~Malcolm X

Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety. ~Plato

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Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. ~Bertrand Russell

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

One can only imagine how effective justice might be if admissible in a court of law. ~Robert Brault

One of irony's greatest accomplishments is that one cannot punish the wrongdoing of another without committing a wrongdoing himself. ~Anonymous

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

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Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. ~Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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

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

Poverty is the mother of crime. ~Marcus Aurelius

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. ~Thomas Szasz

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Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent. ~Justinian I

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. ~Samuel Johnson

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. ~Pope John Paul II

Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk. ~Henry David Thoreau

The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. ~George W. Bush

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The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be. ~Lao-tzu

The greatest crimes are caused by surfeit, not by want. ~Aristotle, Politics

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

The houses of lawyers are roofed with the skins of litigants. ~Welsh Proverb

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits. ~Leo Tolstoy

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The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. ~Anatole France

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

The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws. ~Tacitus, Annals

The more laws the more offenders. ~Thomas Fuller

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

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The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime. ~Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own

The trouble with the laws these days is that criminals know their rights better than their wrongs. ~Author Unknown

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. ~Bill Cosby

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. ~Frank Zappa

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known. ~Charles Evans Hughes

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The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes. ~Lady Marguerite Blessington

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. ~Aristotle

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality. ~Plato

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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

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There is plenty of law at the end of a nightstick. ~Grover Whalen

There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth. ~Louis Farrakhan

Think carefully before asking for justice. Mercy might be safer. ~Mason Cooley

This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Those terrifying verbal jungles called laws are simply such directives, accumulated, codified, and systematized through the centuries. ~S.I. Hayakawa

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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

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained. ~Helen Keller

War makes thieves and peace hangs them. ~George Herbert

We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity. ~Will Rogers

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? ~Will Rogers

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We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. ~Mahatma Gandhi

When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists... I always have this thought: If we'd made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn't be wanted now. ~Edie Cantor

When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation. ~Vanya Cohen

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. ~Norm Crosby

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? ~Khalil Gibran

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

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