„The cold neutrality of an impartial judge.“

—  Edmund Burke, Preface to Brissot's Address (1794)
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„The United States must be neutral in fact as well as in name... We must be impartial in thought as well as in action.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924
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„The conscience is the best and most impartial judge that a righteous man has.“

—  José de San Martín Argentine general and independence leader 1776 - 1850
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„Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law“

—  John Paul Stevens Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1920
Context: Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today's decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law. Dissenting, Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000).

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„Neutrality is not politics.“

—  Eleftherios Venizelos Greek politician 1864 - 1936
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„Inexorable as to principles, tolerant and impartial as to persons.“

—  Giuseppe Mazzini Italian patriot, politician and philosopher 1805 - 1872
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„The fault of the utilitarian doctrine is that it mistakes impersonality for impartiality.“

—  John Rawls American political philosopher 1921 - 2002
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