The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.” Aristotle *** “The more laws, the less justice.” Marcus Tullius Cicero *** “Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice” Bertrand Russell *** “This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. *** “The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.” Gerry Spence *** “The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.” Jimmy Carter *** “Our system is not one of justice, but of law” Edna Buchanan *** “Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.” Aristotle *** “Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.” Mahatma Gandhi *** “Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.” Mahatma Gandhi *** “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” Martin Luther King Jr. *** “It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive” Earl Warren *** “The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion.” Voltaire *** “Taste cannot be controlled by law” Thomas Jefferson *** “Law and justice are not always the same.” Gloria Steinem *** “Justice is incidental to law and order.” J. Edgar Hoover *** “The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public” Samuel Johnson *** “A lawyers relationship to justice and wisdom is on a par with a piano tuners relationship to a concert. He neither composes the music, nor interprets it-he merely keeps the machinery running.” Lucille Kallen *** “It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law” Thomas Hobbes *** “Lawyers (are) operators of the toll bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass” Jane Bryant Quinn *** “Men are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed by force or fraud, or both.” George Bernard Shaw *** “Whether it was criminal, it is up to Department of Justice [to decide] because under the law, lack of foresight can be criminal.” Marius Corpus Quotes of CICERO: CICERO - Let the punishment match the offense - CICERO - The peoples good is the highest law - CICERO - Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it - CICERO - Endless money forms the sinews of war - CICERO - Law stands mute in the midst of arms - CICERO - History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity - CICERO - The freedom of poetic license - CICERO - No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject - CICERO - Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge - CICERO - Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly - CICERO - Our thoughts are free - CICERO - Reason should direct and appetite obey - CICERO - Strain every nerve to gain your point - CICERO - Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient - CICERO - The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature - CICERO - The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness - CICERO - The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth - CICERO - The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him - CICERO - The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquility, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death - CICERO - The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong - CICERO - The welfare of the people is the ultimate law - CICERO - The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct - CICERO - There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment - CICERO - There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness - CICERO - To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches - CICERO - We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race - CICERO - We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition - CICERO - We must not say every mistake is a foolish one - CICERO - What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain - CICERO - When you wish to instruct, be brief; that mens minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind - CICERO - Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? - CICERO - Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others - CICERO - A room without books is like a body without a soul - CICERO - While theres life, theres hope - CICERO - A friend is, as it were, a second self - CICERO - The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends - CICERO - A happy life consists in tranquility of mind - CICERO - A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age - CICERO - A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation - CICERO - Advice is judged by results, not by intentions - CICERO - All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes - CICERO - Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature - CICERO - As the old proverb says Like readily consorts with like. - CICERO - Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger - CICERO - Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone elses traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a mans character is, the better it fits him. - CICERO - Force overcome by force. - CICERO - Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. - CICERO - He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason. - CICERO - He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect. - CICERO - I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature. - CICERO - If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place. - CICERO - In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory. - CICERO - In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body. - CICERO - It is a great thing to know our vices. - CICERO - It is a true saying that One falsehood leads easily to another. - CICERO - Laws are silent in times of war. - CICERO - Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator. - CICERO - Let your desires be ruled by reason. - CICERO - Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude. - CICERO - Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - CICERO - Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. - CICERO - Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. - CICERO - Nature herself makes the wise man rich. - CICERO - Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language. - CICERO - Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.


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