American Justice Quotes

American Justice Quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Burke Marshall, Herb Caen, Malcolm X, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and many others.

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
The death penalty, I think, is a terrible scar on American justice, especially the concept of equal justice under law, but also of due process. And it goes state by state, and it’s different in different states.
Burke Marshall
A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, . . . neither persons nor property will be safe.
Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn’t be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
If you want peace, work for justice.
It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just
Unfortunately, the American justice system is just riddled with lies and inconsistencies.
Still less let it be proposed that our properties within our own territories shall be taxed or regulated by any power on earth but our own.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Justice is the great interest of man on earth.
we have accumulated a wealth of historical experience which confirms our belief that the scales of American justice are out of balance.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
And terrorists who seek to harm our citizens will feel the long arm of American justice.
The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
I think the American justice system has a lot more issues than the European justice system, especially the Scottish justice system. We have a really nice mix of European codified law and the traditional English system of common law, which is what the American system is based on.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character: for obedience is the constant will to execute what, by the general decree of the commonwealth, ought to be done.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I think some parts of the American justice system have gone haywire.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
A basic principle of American justice holds that a bad man has the same rights as a good man.