Justice in the extreme is often unjust.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice."
Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted - steal, you know, lie, whatever.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
There is a point at which even justice does injury.
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.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.