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159 of 6,095 quotations related to Justice, showing Aristotle to L'Amour

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Aristotle
It is best that laws should be so constructed as to leave as little as possible to the decision of those who judge.

from Rhetoric
Good laws, if they are not obeyed, do not constitute good government.

from Politics
Where the law is not supreme there is no constitution.

... laws, when good, should be supreme; and ... the magistrate or magistrates should regulate those matters only on which the laws are unable to speak with precision owing to the difficulty of any general principle embracing all particulars. ... The goodness or badness, justice or injustice, of laws varies of necessity with the constitutions of states. This, however, is clear, that the laws must be adapted to the constitutions. But if so, true forms of government will of necessity have just laws, and perverted forms of government will have unjust laws.

350 BC - from Politics
Law is order, and good law is good order.

All men believe that justice means equality in some sense.... The question we must keep in mind is, equality or inequality in what sort of thing.

Auden, W.H.
[A prediction of the future] Reason will be replaced by Revelation ... Knowledge will degenerate into a riot of subjective visions ... Idealism will be replaced by materialism ... Diverted from its normal outlet in patriotism or civic and family pride, the need of the masses for some visible Idol to worship will be driven into totally unsociable channels where no education can reach it. ... Justice will be replaced by pity as the cardinal human virtue.

1958 - from For the Time Being, quoted in "Annus Memorabilis", by Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Prospect Magazine (Jan. 1998)
Baldwin, James
Words like 'freedom,' 'justice,' 'democracy' are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.

Jul. 7, 1956 - from "The Crusade of Indignation," published in The Nation
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

Bastiat, Frederic
Life, liberty and property do not exist because men made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.




Bentham, Jeremy
In the darkness of secrecy, sinister and evil in every shape shall have full swing. Only in proportion as publicity has place can any of the checks applicable to judicial injustice operate. Where there is no publicity, there is no justice. Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion and the surest of all guards against improbity. It keeps the judge himself while trying under trial.

Bernanos, George
Justice in the hands of the powerful is merely a governing system like any other. Why call it justice? Let us rather call it injustice, but of a sly effective order, based entirely on cruel knowledge of the resistance of the weak, their capacity for pain, humiliation and misery.

1936 - from The Diary of a Country Priest
Bierce, Ambrose
Justice: a commodity which (in a more or less adulterated condition) the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes, and personal service.

1906 - from The Devil's Dictionary
Black, Hugo L.
The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges' views of fairness, reasonableness, or justice. I have no fear of constitutional amendments properly adopted, but I do fear the rewriting of the Constitution by judges under the guise of interpretation.

1968 - from Columbia University's Charpentier Lectures
Blackstone, Sir William
Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolate. On the contrary, no human legislature has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture.

1765 - from Commentaries on the Laws of England
Bork, Robert
Our country is being radically altered, step by step, by Justices who are not following any law.

1996 - from Slouching Toward Gomorrah
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz
Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.

1928 - from his dissenting opinion in Olmstead v. United States
If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

1928 - from his dissenting opinion in Olmstead v. United States
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

1912 - attributed
Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.

1928 - from a Supreme Court decision (277, US 428, 485)



In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means - to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal - would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face.

1928 - from his dissenting opinion in Olmstead vs U.S.
Brown, George W.  
In a true democracy the majority must not use its power as a steam roller riding ruthlessly over the interests and feelings of the minority; while, at the same time, the minority has an equal obligation to respect and co-operate with the majority. Whatever democracy is, it is not government by brute force but by persuasion. It is a sense of fair play, of justice and sportsmanship in the highest sense of that term.

1952 - from "Canadian Democracy Ö In Action", J.M. Dent and Sons publisher
Burke, Edmund
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.

It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.

Mar. 22, 1775 - from his second speech on conciliation with America
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those, who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous, more or less.

from a letter to Hon. C.J. Fox
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

Nov. 03, 1774 - from his speech to the electors of Bristol
A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins justice ends?

1756 - from A Vindication of Natural Society
Bush, George W.
Iíve described myself as a compassionate conservative, because I am convinced a conservative philosophy is a compassionate philosophy that frees individuals to achieve their highest potential. It is conservative to cut taxes and compassionate to give people more money to spend. It is conservative to insist upon local control of schools and high standards and results; it is compassionate to make sure every child learns to read and no one is left behind. It is conservative to reform the welfare system by insisting on work; itís compassionate to free people from dependency on government. It is conservative to reform the juvenile justice code to insist on consequences for bad behavior; it is compassionate to recognize that discipline and love go hand in hand.

Mar. 7, 1999 - from his speech announcing his consideration of the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States
Capouya, Emile
Governments will always misuse the machinery of the law as far as the state of public opinion permits.

Cattell, Raymond B.
Today ... in certain political groups, the term 'egalitarian' no longer refers to the liberal philosophy of equal justice and democratic organization, but to a Watsonian belief that with suitable conditioning all can be brought to the same intellectual level.

1980



Chandler, Raymond Thornton
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.

1953 - from The Long Goodbye
Chapman, Steve
There is a war going on between law enforcement and privacy, and privacy is losing.

Feb. 22, 2001 - from "Technology Widens Privacy War", published by Creators Syndicate Inc.
Chateaubriand, Francois
Justice is the bread of the nation; it is always hungry for it.

Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

Churchill, Sir Winston
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly and vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.

The more laws, the less justice.

Salus populi suprema est lex - the people's good is the highest law.




The aim of justice is to give everyone his due.

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

52 B.C. - from Pro Milone
Colson, Charles
What the experts have shown is that crime is caused by the lack of moral training during the morally formative years. There has to be a moral solution, a transformation of the individual. [Colson claims that a prisoner support program he runs reduces the recidivism rate to five percent from a national average of over 40 percent.]

Feb. 8, 2001 - quoted in "Charity is not the government's job" by Larry Elder, Creator's Syndicate Ind.
Confucius
Promote the honest over the crooked, and the people will obey. Promote the crooked over the honest, and the people will not obey.

from Analects 2.19
Coolidge, Calvin
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.

Those who disregard the rules of society are not exhibiting a superior intelligence, are not promoting freedom and independence, are not following the path of civilization, but are displaying the traits of ignorance, of servitude, of savagery, and treading the way that leads back to the jungle.

Mar. 4, 1925 - from his Inaugural Address
Laws must be justified by something more than the will of the majority. They must rest on the eternal foundation of righteousness.

Jan. 7, 1914 - from a speech delivered to the Massachusetts Senate when he became its president
Courts are established, not to determine the popularity of a cause, but to adjudicate and enforce rights. No litigant should be required to submit his case to the hazard and expense of a political campaign.

Jan. 7, 1914 - from a speech delivered to the Massachusetts Senate when he became its president
Cools, Anne  
The evidence indicates that the child support guidelines [for Canadian courts] were never about the best interests of children but were instead about a transfer of wealth from support-paying parents, mostly fathers, to support-receiving parents, mostly mothers, under the guise of child support. The child support guidelines used a design model intended to punish support-paying parents and intended to drive non-custodial parents, mostly fathers, out of their children's lives, and reinforced the fracturing of relationships between children and parents in divorce. The child support guidelines were bad economics, bad public policy and bad family law. That a purely feminist ideological theory on economic relations between men and women should be constructed into regulations under the Divorce Act, under the guise and title of child support, is a serious matter and deserves study.

Apr. 6, 2000 - from a speech in the Canadian Senate
Gender feminist ideology has driven much law in Canada, and consequently has driven much injustice. It has ravaged law, justice, many careers, and many human lives. It worked for many years. It was even lucrative. It resulted in positions, jobs, grants, and even appointments to the bench. It created a terrible silence as it inflicted obvious injustices on many. It was buttressed by feminist terrorism and aggression, ready to pursue to destruction anyone who gets in its way, while chanting its mantra that all evil and violence are men's, and that all goodness, virtue, and truth are women's.

Mar. 4, 1999 - from a speech in the Canadian Senate



The political divide on the bench between the activist judges - some charter, some feminists - and the traditionalist judges, supported by their corollary divide at the bar, has erupted into public consciousness with the force that attends the eruption of a longstanding, fomenting social problem.

Mar. 4, 1999 - from a speech in the Canadian Senate
Cooper, James Fenimore
It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

1838 - from The American Democrat
Dawkins, Richard
In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

from River Out of Eden
Diefenbaker, John George  
The day that Parliament becomes a slot machine into which you may drop a slug and out comes legislation, freedom ends.

quoted in Canadian by Conviction, by Brune and Bulgitch, Gage Publishing
Disraeli, Benjamin
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.

attributed
Douglass, Frederick
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 or property will be safe.

Apr. 1886 - from a speech
Dworkin, Ronald
Campaigns and laws [which censor pornographic or Holocaust-denying speech] ... are particularly attractive in western democracies because they urge censorship in the interests not of the powerful but of the vulnerable; in the name not of injustice but of equality. They must nevertheless be resisted ... because if we deny freedom of speech to opinions we hate, we weaken the legitimacy of our entire political system, particularly the legitimacy of the very laws we pass to protect victims of stereotype and prejudice.

1997 - from his essay "Forked tongues, faked doctrines" published in Index on Censorship, March 1997
Einstein, Albert
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.

Eisenhower, Dwight D.
The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.

May. 05, 1958 - from a speech on Law Day
Fisher, Douglas  
People tend to cherish the Charter of Rights without appreciating the impact it has had on the Parliamentary system. It has increased the power of the Prime Minister's office ... that's the most deleterious consequence.

Oct. 5, 2000 - from a public chat session on www.canoe.ca



Foucault, Michel
Historically, the process by which the bourgeoisie became in the course of the eighteenth century the politically dominant class was masked by the establishment of an explicit, coded and formally egalitarian framework made possible by the organisation of a parliamentary, representative regime. But the development and generalisation of disciplinary mechanisms constituted the other dark side of these processes. The general juridical form that guaranteed a system of rights that were egalitarian in principle, was supported by these tiny, everyday physical mechanisms, by all those systems of micro-power that are essentially non-egalitarian and asymmetrical that we call the disciplines.

1975 - from Discipline and Punish
Frankfurter, Felix
If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process.

1947 - from United States v. United Mine Workers of America (330 U.S. 258)
Friedman, Milton
When the law contradicts what most people regard as moral and proper, they will break the law - whether the law is enacted in the name of a noble ideal ... or in the naked interest of one group at the expense of another. Only fear of punishment, not a sense of justice and morality, will lead people to obey the law. When people start to break one set of laws, the lack of respect for the law inevitably spreads to all laws, even those that everyone regards as moral and proper - laws against violence, theft, and vandalism.

from Free to Choose
Fuller, Thomas
Much law, but little justice.

1732 - from Gnomologia
The more laws, the more offenders.

1732 - from Gnomologia
Where there are many laws, there are many enormities.

1732 - from Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs
Gasset, Jose Ortega y
Law is born from despair of human nature.

Grant, R.W.
Microsoft and Intel, two of the latest targets of [antitrust actions of the U.S. Justice Department], are ... trying to fight the battle exclusively on terms defined by the government. But when the law is whatever the bureaucrat says it is, even innocence will be no defense, for the regulation will simply be shifted and reinterpreted to describe whatever the accused did do. The better defense would be to challenge the validity and constitutionality of rules which are designed not to protect rights, but merely to further the amorphous goals of ideology: 'fairness,' 'the level playing field,' etc. Perhaps the challenge would not succeed but it would beat losing by default.

1999 - from The Incredible Bread Machine, published by Fox and Wilkes
Greenspan, Edward  
... politics has taken over the issues surrounding sexual assault. It is clear that the feminist influence has amounted to intimidation, posing a potential danger to the independence of the judiciary. I deplore any attempt to use the Canadian Judicial Council as an agent of the women's movement, through the filing of complaints against judges whose remarks do not accord with the feminist world view. Feminists have entrenched their ideology in the Supreme Court of Canada and have put all contrary views beyond the pale.... the feminists and their fellow travellers have created such a repressive and authoritarian world that certain words are not only unacceptable, but now constitute misconduct. The feminist perspective has hi-jacked the Supreme Court of Canada and now feminists want to throw off the bench anyone who disagrees with them...

Mar. 2, 1999 - from "Judges have no right to be bullies", published in the National Post
Hand, Learned
The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it.

1959 - from The Spirit of Liberty



The law must have an authority supreme over the will of the individual, and such an authority can arise only from a background of social acquiescence, which gives it the voice of indefinitely greater numbers than those of its expositors. Thus, the law surpasses the deliverances of even the most exalted of its prophets... The pious traditionalism of the law has its roots in a sound conviction of this necessity; it must be content to lag behind the best inspiration of its time until it feels behind it the weight of such general acceptance as will give sanction to its pretension to unquestioned dictation.

1916 - from "The Speech of Justice" in The Spirit of Liberty
The law, being an inherited accumulation, imposes itself on each generation willy-nilly. Any society whose members enter and leave it severally must for very convenience, to say nothing of deeper reasons, proceed by tradition...

1926 - from "Mr. Justice Holmes at 85" in The Spirit of Liberty
I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. And what is this liberty which must lie in the hearts of men and women? It is not the ruthless, the unbridled will; it is not freedom to do as one likes. That is the denial of liberty, and leads straight to its overthrow. A society in which men recognize no check upon their freedom soon becomes a society where freedom is the possession of only a savage few; as we have learned to our sorrow.

1944 - from The Spirit of Liberty
Hayes, Steve
 They give them something to do and prepare them for life in the general population.

justifying Tennessee Corrections Department computer job training programs for two dozen of the inmates on death row, quoted by Government Computer News and by PC Magazine, Feb. 6, 2001
Hazlitt, William
The right of property is reducible to this simple principle, that one man has not a right to the produce of another's labour, but each man has a right to the benefit of his own exertions and the use of his natural and inalienable powers, unless for a supposed equivalent and by mutual consent. Personal liberty and property therefore rest upon the same foundation. ... The circle of personal security and right, then, is not an imaginary and arbitrary line fixed by law ... but is real and inherent in the nature of things, and by itself the foundation of law and justice.

1824 - from "Project for a New Theory of Civil and Criminal Legislation"
Henry, Patrick
Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

Herbert, Frank
Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based their job security.

Hewart, John Gordon
A long line of cases shows that it is not merely of some importance, but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.

Nov. 9, 1923 - from Rex v Sussex Justices
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The common law is not a brooding omnipresence in the sky, but the articulate voice of some sovereign or quasi-sovereign that can be identified.

1917 - from Southern Pacific vs Jensen, 244 U.S. 205, 222
Hoover, J. Edgar
 Justice is incidental to law and order.




Hubbard, Elbert Green
Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced.

Humphrey, Hubert H.
There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

May 1, 1965 - from a speech at Williamsburg, Virginia
Hunter, Ian  
We've had a public appointment process [for selecting Ontario Court justices] in Ontario for 12 years now, and it's intensified the search for disabled, black lesbian judges. Whether it has been the Liberals, NDP or Conservatives in power, the tendency has been to get more activist judges, rather than less.

Jan. 19, 1998 - quoted in "The makings of a counter-revolution", an essay in Alberta Report
... except for "justice", a word used by the courts in a sense very different from the biblical usage, where it really means "righteousness", there is no overlap between Christian virtues and what the Canadian Courts have identified as Charter values. This is the more remarkable when we remember that Canadian common law was shaped by Judeo-Christian precepts.

Nov. 1998 - from "From Christian Virtues to Judicial Values", his George Goth Memorial Lecture
Huxley, Thomas Henry
In whichever way we look at the matter, morality is based on feeling, not on reason; though reason alone is competent to trace out the effects of our actions and thereby dictate conduct. Justice is founded on the love of one's neighbour; and goodness is a kind of beauty. The moral law, like the laws of physical nature, rests in the long run upon instinctive intuitions, and is neither more nor less "innate" and "necessary" than they are.

1894 - from Collected Essays VI: Hume, With Helps to the Study of Berkeley
One of the oldest and most important elements in [social] systems is the conception of justice. Society is impossible unless those who are associated agree to observe certain rules of conduct towards one another; its stability depends on the steadiness with which they abide by that agreement; and, so far as they waver, that mutual trust which is the bond of society is weakened or destroyed. Wolves could not hunt in packs except for the real though unexpressed, understanding that they should not attack one another during the chase. The most rudimentary polity is a pack of men living under the like tacit, or expressed, understanding; and having made the very important advance upon wolf society, that they agree to use the force of the whole body against individuals who violate it and in favour of those who observe it.

1894 - from Collected Essays IX: Evolution and Ethics, and Other Essays
I am as strongly convinced as the most pronounced individualist can be, that it is desirable that every man should be free to act in every way which does not limit the corresponding freedom of his fellowman. But I fail to connect that great induction of political science with the practical corollary which is frequently drawn from it: that the State - that is, the people in their corporate capacity - has no business to meddle with anything but the administration of justice and external defence. It appears to me that the amount of freedom which incorporate society may fitly leave to its members is not a fixed quantity, to be determined a priori by deduction from the fiction called 'natural rights'; but that it must be determined by, and vary with, circumstances. I conceive it to be demonstrable that the higher and the more complex the organization of the social body, the more closely is the life of each member bound up with that of the whole; and the larger becomes the category of acts which cease to be merely self-regarding, and which interfere with the freedom of others more or less seriously.

1894 - from Collected Essays IX: Evolution and Ethics, and Other Essays
Jackson, Robert H.
The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice.

Jefferson, Thomas
Man [is] a rational animal, endowed by nature with rights and with an innate sense of justice.

1823 - from a letter to William Johnson
In questions of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.




Laws abridging the natural right of the citizen should be restrained by rigorous constructions within their narrowest limits.

1813 - from a letter to I. McPherson
Johnson, Paul
The argument that the West was somehow to blame for world poverty was itself a Western invention. Like decolonization, it was a product of guilt, the prime dissolvent of order and justice.

1983 - from Modern Times
Jonas, George  
... our law is not gender blind, or race blind any longer. Indeed, it's not blind to many other expediencies of the result-oriented state. It's quite true that under the pressure of statist forces, including radical feminists, Canada has snatched the blindfold from the Goddess of Justice. This precisely is the problem. This is how our system is coming to resemble fascism and communism.

Mar. 20, 1999 - from "Some more equal than others? Pshaw!", published in the National Post newspaper
Kassian, Mary A.
Canadian Supreme Court justice Bertha Wilson, in a speech to the Osgoode Hall Law School in February of 1990, called for the transformation of the law along feminist principles and for the reeducation of her male colleagues in summer schools on sexism. She endorsed the idea, proposed by second-phase feminist philosophers, that women are more caring and inherently 'nicer' than men, and that they are less concerned than men with abstract notions of justice, less preoccupied with what is 'right' and 'wrong,' and hence less inclined to separate their feelings from their thinking. She went on to chastise her fellow judges for relying too much on the evidence of a case instead of entering 'into the skin of the litigant and making his or her experience part of your experience and only when you have done that, to judge.' According to Wilson, a woman who had suffered at the hands of a particular man could not readily be judged as guilty in the murder of that man. The implications of these feminist notions are radical and drastic to the traditional practice of law and justice, and yet they hardly met a raised eyebrow. Little public debate resulted, just a praising article in a leading national newspaper.

1992 - from The Feminist Gospel: The Movement to Unite Feminism with the Church, Crossway Books, Wheaton IL
Kennedy, Robert F.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.

King, Martin Luther
... the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

Jun. 1965 - from his commencement address at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.A.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Aug. 16, 1963 - from a letter written while in jail in Birmingham, Alabama
Kirk, Russell
The good society is marked by a high degree of order, justice, and freedom. Among these, order has primacy: for justice cannot be enforced until a tolerable civil social order is attained, nor can freedom be anything better than violence until order gives us laws.

from The Roots of American Order
Kozol, Jonathon
I believe the questions that we should be asking about justice and injustice in America are not chiefly programmatic, technical or scientific. They are theological.

Jun. 1995 - from a speech
L'Amour, Louis
I've a regard for the law, although I do not always agree with it.

1974 - from Sackett's Land