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War And Justice Quotes


"Every war has revolutionary justice." - Richard Engel

"Sex, death and war. And justice. There's no shortage of lyrics there." - Lemmy Kilmister

"War, in its fairest form, implies a perpetual violation of humanity and justice." - Edward Gibbon

"The conquest of war and the pursuit of social justice... must become our grand preoccupation and magnificent obsession." - Norman Cousins

"One must know that war is common, justice is strife, and everything happens according to strife and necessity." - Heraclitus

"Justice from Love, and Love from Justice" - Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo

"Justice satisfies everybody, and justice alone." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Anytime I've had a big thing that's ever pierced and cut across the Internet, it was a fight for justice. Justice. And when you say justice, it doesn't have to be war. Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly." - Kanye West

"There can be no freedom for Africa without justice; and no justice without declaring war on Africa's poverty, disease and famine with as much vehemence as we remove the tyrant and the terrorist." - Tony Blair

"I do know that you have to choose between the logic of reconciliation and the logic of justice. Pure justice leads to new civil war. I prefer the negotiable revolution." - Adam Michnik

"Realize that war is common and justice is strife, and that all things come into being and pass away through strife." - Heraclitus

"War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love, and these have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ." - William Ellery Channing

"The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of america is justice and securing the blessings of liberty." - George Will

"War is the greatest of all crimes; and yet there is no aggressor who does not color his crime with the pretext of justice." - Voltaire

"Peace is more than just an absence of war. True peace is justice, true peace is freedom, and true peace dictates the recognition of human rights." - Ronald Reagan

"Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war." - George Washington

"The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice." - Cindy Sheehan

"I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war; but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from." - Robert Walpole

"This is not about charity, it's about justice... The war against terror is bound up in the war against poverty - I didn't say that, Colin Powell said that . . . In these disturbing and distressing times, surely it's cheaper, and smarter, to make friends out of potential enemies than it is to defend yourself against them..Justice is the surest way to get peace." - Edward De Bono

"Justice, and only justice, shall always be our motto." - Woodrow Wilson

"We need more leaders among our gente - more teachers, politicians, businesspeople, organizers, and such. Turn the energy that many young people are putting into "war" and "death" and put it into life and true justice." - Luis J. Rodriguez

"As long as the same passions and interests subsist among mankind, the questions of war and peace, of justice and policy, which were debated in the councils of antiquity, will frequently present themselves as the subject of modern deliberation." - Edward Gibbon

"The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them." - George W Bush

"War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice." - Norman Cousins

"It is better to have a war for justice than peace in injustice." - Charles Peguy

"My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort." - Hans Frank

"Truth, justice...I always thought they were absolutes, like God. And Mom. And apple pie. But you could make apple pie from Ritz crackers. You could make cakes without sugar. We learned how to fake things, during the war." - Judy Blundell

"The peace we seek and need means much more than mere absence of war. It means the acceptance of law, and the fostering of justice, in all the world." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"War challenges virtually every other institution of society - the justice and equity of its economy, the adequacy of its political systems, the energy of its productive plant, the bases, wisdom and purposes of its foreign policy." - Walter Millis

"Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure." - George W Bush

"The fight against terrorism is a legitimate fight. And certainly whoever commits terrorism should be brought to justice. Unfortunately, the United States and a few other governments have used the war on terrorism as a way of violating human rights." - Shirin Ebadi

"You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans-my fellow veterans-whose future you stole," - Thomas Young

"Unless the peace that follows recognizes that the whole world is one neighborhood and does justice to the whole human race, the germs of another world war will remain as a constant threat to mankind." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I can be influenced by what seems to me to be justice and good sense; but the class war will find me on the side of the educated bourgeoisie." - John Maynard Keynes

"Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body." - Theodore Roosevelt

"We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won't be the case." - Silvio Berlusconi

"The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues." - Bianca Jagger

"The justice of a war basically refers to the question whether there is a right to attack in the first place. Justice in a war is concerned with whether the fighting happens in accordance with the international laws of war." - Norman Finkelstein

"Animals are not just other species. They are other nations. And we murder them at our peril. The peace map is drawn on a menu. Peace is not just the absence of war. It is the presence of Justice. Justice must be blind to race, color, religion or species. If she is not blind, she will be a weapon of terror." - Philip Wollen

"The industrial and social injustice of our era is the tragic aftermath of democracy's overemphasis on freedom as the "right to do whatever you please." No, freedom means the right to do what you ought, and ought implies law, and law implies justice, and justice implies God. So too in war, a nation that fights for freedom divorced from justice has no right to war, because it does not know why it wants to be free, or why it wants anyone else to be free." - Fulton J Sheen

"War is cinema, and cinema is war" - Paul Virilio

"Justice by any and all means necessary." - Marilyn Mosby

"Compassion is where peace and justice kiss" - Meister Eckhart

"Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"Truthfulness is composed of justice and courage." - Ibn Hazm

"Compassion and justice are companions, not choices." - William Sloane Coffin

"Never get vengeance and justice mixed up." - Robert Spencer

"Mercy and justice, marching cheek by joule." - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

"Freedom and Justice are twin sisters." - Friedrich Ebert

"Justice and goodwill will outlast passion." - James A Garfield

"Justice is incidental to law and order." - J Edgar Hoover

"To this war of every man against every man, this also in consequent; that nothing can be unjust. The notions of right and wrong, justice and injustice have there no place. Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues." - Thomas Hobbes

"The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor's office." - John Jay Hooker

"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why. Knowledge of course, is always imperfect, but it seemed to me that when a nation goes to war it must have reasonable confidence in the justice and imperative of its cause. You can't fix your mistakes. Once people are dead, you can't make them undead." - Tim O'Brien

"We all agree that we've got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they're never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act." - Barbara Lee

"God's justice and love are one. Infinite justice must be infinite love. Justice is but another sign of love." - Frederick William Robertson

"There are two forms of justice. There is what is called retributive justice and there is restorative justice." - Desmond Tutu

"Justice? Who asks for justice? We make our own justice ... Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them." - Frank Herbert

"We desire justice, and justice has never been obtained in haste and strong feeling." - Walter Van Tilburg Clark

"This is not about charity, it's about justice... The war against terror is bound up in the war against poverty - I didn't say that, Colin Powell said that . . ." - Edward De Bono

"Use justice to rule a country. Use surprise to wage war. Use non-action to govern the world." - Laozi

"There is no greater evil than killing. I don't care whether they call it war or justice. Life is precious." - Brian Jacques

"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice." - John Donne

"Justice is the handmaiden of truth, and when truth dies, justice is buried with it." - Ravi Zacharias

"There is no peace without justice, and no justice without forgiveness." - Pope John Paul Ii

"A shocked sense of justice has to be removed and justice restored." - Ndabaningi Sithole

"Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake." - George Bernard Shaw

"Never mistake law for justice. Justice is an ideal, and law is a tool." - L.E. Modesitt Jr.

"But men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice." - Robert Jordan

"There is no justice in social justice, and there is no equality in social equality." - Brad Thor

"Peace is not merely the absence of war. Nor can it be reduced solely to the maintenance of a balance of power between enemies. Nor is it brought about by dictatorship. Instead, it is rightly and appropriately called "an enterprise of justice" (Is. 32:7). Peace results from that harmony built into human society by its divine founder, and actualized by men as they thirst after ever greater justice." - Pope Paul Vi

"When I joined the UN War Crimes Tribunal, it was a realization of the dream of justice, that finally after Nuremberg, the UN is going to put the accused on trial again! And I still believe that accountability that eradicates impunity is very, very important for transforming the sordid culture of politics and power that we see in the world. But we need to be humble about the fact that justice will not bring back the dead." - Payam Akhavan

"To disband the armies and destroy the forts, to diffuse love and brotherhood, and peace and justice in the place of war and strife, could tend only to the building up of character, the elevation of the soul, and the strength and well-being of the state." - Clarence Darrow

"The Negro fought and bled and died in every war the white man waged, and he still won't give you justice. You nursed his baby and cleaned behind his wife, and he still won't give you freedom; you turned the other cheek while he lynched you and raped your women, but he still won't give you equality." - Malcolm X

"When the preponderance of human beings choose to act with justice and generosity and kindness, then learning and love and decency prevail. When the preponderance of human beings choose power, greed, and indifference to suffering, the world is filled with war, poverty, and cruelty." - Mary Doria Russell

"George, your reckless and wanton foreign policies killed my son, Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, in the illegal and unjust war on Iraq. Helping to bring about your political downfall will be the most noble accomplishment of my life, and it will bring justice for my son and the hundreds of other brave Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis your lies have killed." - Cindy Sheehan

"Los Padres have everything and the people have nothing; 'tis the masterpiece of reason and justice. For my part, I know nothing so divine as Los Padres who make war on Kings of Spain and Portugal and in Europe act as their confessors; who here kill Spaniards and at Madrid send them to Heaven." - Voltaire

"Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments." - Hideki Tojo

"To wage war on misery and to struggle against injustice is to promote, along with improved conditions, the human and spiritual progress of all men, and therefore the common good of humanity. Peace cannot be limited to a mere absence of war, the result of an ever precarious balance of forces. No, peace is something that is built up day after day, in the pursuit of an order intended by God, which implies a more perfect form of justice among men." - Pope Paul Vi

"We ourselves were well conversant with war, murder and everything evil, but all of us throughout the whole wide earth have traded in our weapons of war. We have exchanged our swords for plowshares, our spears for farm we cultivate the fear of God, justice, kindness, faith, and the expectation of the future given us through the Crucified One....The more we are persecuted and martyred, the more do others in ever increasing numbers become believers." - Justin Martyr

"People notice peacemakers because they dress funny. We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done." - Walter Brueggemann

"If ordinary people really knew that consciousness and not matter is the link that connects us with each other and the world, then their views about war and peace, environmental pollution, social justice, religous values, and all other human endeavors would change radically." - Amit Goswami

"Democracies don't go to war against each other, and by and large they don't sponsor terrorism. They're more likely to respect the environment and human rights and social justice. It's no accident that most of the terrorists come from non-democratic countries." - William J Clinton

"For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice, without unleashing the powerful instruments of destruction and chaos that they have at their command." - Arleigh Burke

"The end of the Cold War removed the immediate causes of whole destruction but not the threat contained in our knowledge. We must tame this knowledge with the ideals of justice, caring, and compassion summoned from our common human spiritual and moral heritage, if we are to live in peace and serenity in the twenty-first century." - Mahnaz Afkhami

"Justice and injustice indeed begins and ends with the self." - Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas

"It has never happened in history that a nation that has won a war has been held accountable for atrocities committed in preparing for and waging that war. We intend to make this one different. What took place was the use of technological material to destroy a defenseless country. From 125,000 to 300,000 people were killed... We recognize our role in history is to bring the transgressors to justice." - Ramsey Clark

"I think maybe the destructive pleasure got turned into the destructive pleasure of war (something we see still in the images of US soldiers urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban soldiers). Something of the pleasure in destruction gets unleashed, and then becomes part of war effort rationalised first as revenge (or justice defined as revenge). But then it takes new forms, as we see now." - Judith Butler

"Citizens across the United States are now uniting in a great cause to establish a Department of Peace, seeking nothing less than the transformation of our society, to make non-violence an organizing principle, to make war archaic through creating a paradigm shift in our culture for human development, for economic and political justice and for violence control." - Dennis Kucinich

"We have been at war almost constantly since the last century. And it has not helped our institutions. Congress no longer represents the people. The courts do not practice justice any more. The armies never stop playing at being the policemen of the world and of oil." - Gore Vidal

"Till I, high in the tower of my time Among familiar ruins, began to cry For accident, sickness, justice, war and crime, Because all died, because I had to die. The snow fell, the trees stood, the promise kept, And a child I slept." - Howard Nemerov

"As the war was just in its origin and necessary and noble in its objects, we can reflect with a proud satisfaction that in carrying it on no principle of justice or honor, no usage of civilized nations, no precept of courtesy or humanity, have been infringed." - James Madison

"That in order to achieve the triumph of liberty, justice and peace in the international relations of Europe, and to render civil war impossible among the various peoples which make up the European family, only a single course lies open: to constitute the United States of Europe" - Mikhail Bakunin

"As for LGBTQ people supporting Donald Trump (or other Republicans), I do understand that some of them value his stances on immigration, climate change (I should say "the war on coal"), and the economy over those of equality, fairness, and justice." - Steven Petrow

"If you look at any religious description of hell, it is the same as human society, the way we dream. Hell is a place of suffering, a place of fear, a place of war and violence, a place of judgment and no justice, a place of punishment that never ends." - Miguel

"Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace." - Martin Luther

"I want you to understand that racial justice is not about justice for those who are black or brown; racial justice is about American justice. Justice for LGBT Americans is not about gay and lesbian justice; it's about American justice. Equality for women isn't about women; it's about United States equality. You cannot enjoy justice anywhere in this country until we make sure there is justice everywhere in this country." - Cory Booker

"My subject is war, and the pity of war." - Wilfred Owen

"The Cold War was a war, and we won it." - Donald Rumsfeld

"The Law is a grim, unsmiling thing. Not Justice, though. Justice is witty and whimsical and kind and caring." - Rohinton Mistry

"I probably would have voted against Justice Thomas, and, and, and I've been disappointed by what Justice Roberts has done." - Michael Bennett

"Justice and peace can only thrive together, never apart." - Oscar Arias

"Charity should be abolished; and be replaced by justice." - Norman Bethune

"Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness." - Confucius

"We love justice greatly, and just men but little." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"Education and justice are democracy's only life insurance." - Nannie Helen Burroughs

"Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice." - Alexander Smith

"Objectivity and justice have nothing to do with one another." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"So keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds..." - Molly Ivins

"Truth and justice are the immutable laws of social order." - Pierre-Simon Laplace

"Please give your life to peace, justice and care." - Patch Adams

"All of humanity is searching for truth, justice, and beauty." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice." - Richard M. Nixon

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Decide justice is worthy and refuse to go away." - Gary Haugen

"Truth! Freedom! Justice! And a hard-boiled egg!" - Terry Pratchett

"Do not seek revenge and call it justice." - Cassandra Clare

"Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to heaven." - Henry Fielding

"All religion and all ethics are summed up in justice." - Moncure D. Conway

"Terror is nothing more than justice, prompt, secure and inflexible." - Maximilien Robespierre

"Live and let live is the rule of common justice." - Roger L'Estrange

"Virtue consisteth of three parts,-temperance, fortitude, and justice." - Epicurus

"Lenity has almost always wisdom and justice on its side." - Hosea Ballou

"The struggle for freedom and justice is now." - John Legend

"Justice is based on values. And those change every generation." - Eiichiro Oda

"Force ought to follow justice and not to precede." - Edward Coke

"The Chief Justice was rich, quiet, and infamous." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Fear Allah and treat your children fairly (with equal justice)." - Muhammad

"We love justice greatly, and just men but little." - Joseph Roux

"This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death." - Thomas Browne

"The Pledge of Allegiance says, "liberty and justice for all"." - Patricia Schroeder

"Justice and truth are the common ties of society" - John Locke

"Justice is having and doing what is one's own." - Plato

"Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance." - Kim Campbell

"Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door." - Charles Dickens

"Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Justice and judgment lie often a world apart." - Emmeline Pankhurst

"Pity and forbearance should characterize all acts of justice." - Benjamin Franklin

"You cannot steal somebody's intellectual property. Law and justice protect." - Bikram Choudhury

"Justice is merely incidental to law and order." - J Edgar Hoover

"The chief-justice was rich, quiet, and infamous." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"The Pledge of Allegiance says, 'liberty and justice for all'." - Patricia Schroeder

"Law and justice are not always the same." - Gloria Steinem

"Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses." - Heraclitus

"Rigorous authority and justice are the kindness of kings." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Peace is the product of justice and love." - Oscar Romero

"We learned that we could move others to take action...Even though we couldn't stop the war, I discovered that I could be involved in the movement for peace and justice. From that day on I knew that I was going to be committed to working for change...." - Marla Ruzicka

"It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Justice is as strictly due between neighbor nations as between between neighbor citizens. A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang, as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang." - Benjamin Franklin

"It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf." - Thomas Paine



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