43 Quotes About Poetic Justice


Finding a creative solution to local urban issues can be difficult. These quotes about poetic justice highlight some of the unique justice that is served in these communities.

“A rule isn’t unfair if it applies to everyone.”

“A sense of justice is a noble fancy.”

“Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.”

“Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building, it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society.”

“Extreme justice is often injustice.”

“Give good and get good.”

“If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. ”

“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.”

“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.”

“In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Injustice is relatively easy to bear; it is justice that hurts.”

“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.”

“Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.”

“Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.”

“Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.”

“Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity.”

“Justice is incidental to law and order.”

“Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.”

“Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned.”

“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.”

“Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.”

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

“Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.”

“Little thieves are hanged but great ones escape.”

“Men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice.”

“Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.”

“Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong.”

“Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.”

“The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.”

“The best safeguard against fascism is to establish social justice to the maximum extent possible.”

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.”

“The deceitful have no friends.”

“The end doesn’t justify the means.”

“The failure to invest in civil justice is directly related to the increase in criminal disorder. The more people feel there is injustice the more it becomes part of their psyche.”

“The foundation of justice is good faith.”

“The love of justice is, in most men, nothing more than the fear of suffering injustice.”

“The need for justice grows out of the conflict of human interests. That is to say, if there were no conflict of interests among mankind we should never have invented the word justice, nor conceived the idea for which it stands.”

“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 may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

“This thing that men call justice, this blind snake that strikes men down in the dark, mindless with fury, keep your hand back from it, pass by in silence.”

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”

“You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done.”

The justice system is viewed as broken by many. This calls for new visions and creative solutions to repair and build an improved system.

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