Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Letter from a Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
- Lillian Hellman
If it were not for injustice, man would not know justice.
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity.
- Seneca the Elder
Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
- Psalm 106:3
The sword of justice has no scabbard.
- Antione de Riveral
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
- Rosa Parks
But we have something deeper and more valuable to give you, the only truth capable of
answering the mystery of suffering and of bringing you relief without illusion, and that is
faith and union with the Man of Sorrows, with Christ the Son of God, nailed to the cross
for our sins and for our salvation. Christ did not do away with suffering. He did not even
wish to unveil to us entirely the mystery of suffering. He took suffering upon Himself
and this is enough to make you understand all its value. All of you who feel heavily the
weight of the cross, you who are poor and abandoned, you who weep, you who are
persecuted for justice, you who are ignored, you the unknown victims of suffering, take
courage. You are the preferred children of the kingdom of God, the kingdom of hope,
happiness and life. You are the brothers of the suffering Christ, and with Him, if you
wish, you are saving the world.
- from the closing speech of the Second Vatican Council delivered by Pope Paul VI on December 8, 1965
"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion is safe."
- Edmund Burke
"Without justice, courage is weak."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice and happiness, which is everything in this world."
- Blaise Pascal
It is something very near to you, already in your mouths, and in your hearts; you have only to carry it out.
- Deuteronomy 30:14
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.