Friday, December 09, 2005

Justice: Some Quotes to Remember

"Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice." -Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." -Thomas Jefferson

"It's time for greatness--not for greed. It's a time for idealism--not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action." -Marian Wright Edelman

"Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America." -John L. Lewis

"I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world." -Jimmy Carter

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