„I have observed in foolish awe
The dateless mid-days of the law
And seen indifferent justice done
By everyone on everyone.“

—  Edwin Muir

The Brothers (1983)

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British poet, novelist and translator 1887 - 1959

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„The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do.“

—  Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906

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„Jesus wanted to liberate everyone from the law — from all laws.“

—  Albert Nolan South African priest and activist 1934

Fonte: Jesus Before Christianity: The Gospel of Liberation (1976), p. 72.
Contexto: Jesus wanted to liberate everyone from the law — from all laws. But this could not be achieved by abolishing or changing the law. He had to dethrone the law. He had to ensure that the law be man’s servant and not his master (Mark 2:27-28). Man must therefore take responsibility for his servant, the law, and use it to serve the needs of mankind.

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„Justice has to be done, justice must be seen to be done, what the AU is simply saying is that what is critical, what is the priority, is peace. That is priority number one now.“

—  Jakaya Kikwete Tanzanian politician and president 1950

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„A law is foolish which does not aim at abstract or intrinsic justice; and so is it foolish to attempt to achieve abstract justice as the sole good by succumbing to the fallacy to which the mind is prone, which regards direct consequences as if they were the only consequences. Those who believe anything sanctioned by law is right commit one great error“

—  Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015

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Contexto: Lincoln was again and again to refer to the proposition, 'all men are created equal', as an 'abstract truth', a truth which was the life principle of American law. The implications of this truth were only partially realized, even for white men, and largely denied as far as black men were concerned. Yet it supplied the direction, the meaning, of all good laws in this country, although the attempt at that time to achieve all that might and ought ultimately to be demanded in its name would have been disastrous. A law is foolish which does not aim at abstract or intrinsic justice; and so is it foolish to attempt to achieve abstract justice as the sole good by succumbing to the fallacy to which the mind is prone, which regards direct consequences as if they were the only consequences. Those who believe anything sanctioned by law is right commit one great error; those who believe the law should sanction only what is right commit another. Either error might result in foolish laws; and, although a foolish law may be preferable to a wise dictator, a wise law is preferable to both.

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„Since the business of politics is the conciliation of differing interests, justice must not merely be done, but to be seen to be done.“

—  Bernard Crick British political theorist and democratic socialist 1929 - 2008

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„Everyone who is already here must be treated as equal before the law.“

—  Edward Heath Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970–1974) 1916 - 2005

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„It is incumbent upon everyone to aid those daysprings of authority and sources of command who are adorned with the ornamant of equity and justice.“

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„Make your countrymen, as well as foreigners, believe that you mete out justice fairly, and that you see everyone as family.“

—  Jang Bahadur Rana Nepalese prime minister and Maharaja of Lamjung and Kaski 1817 - 1877

Quoted in letter (in Nepali) sent to his brother PM Bam Bahadur Kunwar. English translations retrieved from http://www.dipeshrisal.com/dibya-upadesh-of-sorts/
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„Where without any change in circumstances the things held to be just by law are seen not to correspond with the concept of justice in actual practice, such laws are not really just“

—  Epicurus ancient Greek philosopher -341 - -269 a.C.

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Contexto: Where without any change in circumstances the things held to be just by law are seen not to correspond with the concept of justice in actual practice, such laws are not really just; but wherever the laws have ceased to be advantageous because of a change in circumstances, in that case the laws were for that time just when they were advantageous for the mutual dealings of the citizens, and subsequently ceased to be just when they were no longer advantageous. (38)

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„I was done justice and I appreciated it.“

—  Herman Kruyder Dutch painter 1881 - 1935

translation from original Dutch, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018

(version in original Dutch / origineel citaat van Herman Kruyder uit zijn brief, in het Nederlands:) ** Aan mij is recht gedaan, ik vond het fijn.

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