quotes tagged with 'justice'

The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges' view of fairness, reasonableness, or justice.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government justice judges supremecourt hugolblack 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens.

Author: African proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government justice court proverb corn chickens 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The more laws, the less justice.

Author: German proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government laws justice proverb 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

God, give us Men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland, Source: "God Give Us Men"Saved by ImaWriterIII in faith strength duty courage men honor lust justice poem manly josiahgilbertholland spoil 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The proper and limited use of government is to invoke a common justice and keep the peace and that is all.

Author: Leonard Read, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government peace justice properroleofgovernment leonardread 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Author: Barry Goldwater, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny virtue justice BarryGoldwater 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseperable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

Author: William Tyler Page, Source: The American's CreedSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government freedom america tyranny defend justice country states flag creed williamtylerpage 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The state governments have a full superintendence and control over the immense mass of local interests of their respective states, which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections, the municipal institutions, and the internal arrangements of the whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the property, personal rights, and peaceful pursuits of their own citizens.

Author: Joseph Story, Source: Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government tyranny federal justice states JosephStory 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: unknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom thomasjefferson revolution duty justice posterity heritage 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Taking this nation as an example, all laws that are proper and correct, and all obligations entered into which are not violative of the Constitution should be kept inviolate. But if they are violative of the Constitution, then the compact between the rulers and the ruled is broken and the obligation ceases to be binding. Just as a person agreeing to purchase anything and to pay a certain amount for it, if he receives the article bargained for, and does not pay its price, he violates his contract; but if he dos not receive the article he is not required to pay for it

Author: John Taylor, Source: Journal of Discourse. Vol. 26. 1884: 350. Print.Saved by vontrapp in constitution liberty government law justice properrole 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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