38 Quotes About Fairness and Justice


Fairness and justice is an important part of a balanced society. Treating one another with the utmost respect and consideration are an important part to a working society. Here are some great quotes about fairness and justice that will encourage you.

“Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.”

“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.”

“Before you go and criticize the younger generation, remember who raised them.”

“Besides the respect of the lives of human beings, all the animals and plants should be on the list too. That is the real humanitarianism.”

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

“Control no one. Control yourself –this is freedom.”

“Do not go around saying that the world ows you a living; it owes you nothing; it was here first.”

“Doing the good deeds is like the grass in the garden. You don’t see its growth. But, it does by days. Doing the wicked deeds is like the hone. You don’t see its damage. But, it does by days.”

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. ”

“Everyone has his own parents. No one comes from nowhere.”

“For every person sitting, I will stand for every elder standing.”

“Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be.”

“I contend that we are both Athiests. I just believe in one fewer god than you do.When you understand why you dismiss all other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

“If you’re not around to support me during my struggle then stay away from me when I enjoy the fruits of my labour.”

“In the natural world, weakness is like a crime that’s punishable by death.”

“Is it [hunting] really a sport if you have all the equipment and your opponent doesn’t know a game is going on?”

“It is easier to fight for ones principles than live up to them.”

“It is easy for us to criticize the prejudices of our grandfathers, from which our fathers freed themselves. It is more difficult to distance ourselves from our own views, so that we can dispassionately search for prejudices among the beliefs and values we hold.”

“I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”

“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.”

“Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.”

“Many that live deserve death, And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

“One law for the lion and ox is oppression.”

“One of the primary tests of the mood of a society at any given time is whether its comfortable people tend to identify, psychologically, with the power and achievements of the very successful or with the needs and sufferings of the underprivileged.”

“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draw it.”

“Poverty is a reaper: it harvests everything inside us that might have made us capable of social intercourse with others, and leaves us empty, purged of feeling, so that we may endure all the darkness of the present day.”

“The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed.”

“The institution of royalty in any form is an insult to the human race.”

“The most certain test by which we can judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.”

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”

“They taught me that I am not above or beneath anybody- and that I stand to gain as much, or more, from folks who live in society’s shadows as from those on top of the world.”

“To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. ”

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”

“When you’ve… walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”

“Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are?”

“You can’t get rid of injustice by being quiet about it.”

Morals are an important part of keeping us grounded in society.