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justice and judgement Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about justice and judgement
  1. #1
    “But, with such an outlook,” Franz told the count, “which makes you judge and executioner in your own case, it would be hard for you to confine yourself to actions that would leave you forever immune to the power of the law. Hatred is blind and anger deaf: the one who pours himself a cup of vengeance is likely to drink a bitter draught.”
    “Yes, if he is clumsy and poor; no, if he is a millionaire and adroit.”
  2. #2
    “Nevertheless, after I went to bed, this idea of punishment and Purgatory came back on me crushingly. I remembered the account of Dives in torment, and shuddered. But Mr. Shimerda had not been rich and selfish: he had only been so unhappy that he could not live any longer.”
  3. #3
    If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience.
  4. #4
    “But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then shew likest Gods
    When mercy seasons justice.”
  5. #5
    “She didn’t in the least mind being accused of having done something she had actually done. She could see the justice of that. It was, however, a totally new experience for her to be accused of a crime that she definitely had not committed.”
  6. #6
    “The questioners had that beautiful detachment and devotion to stern justice of men dealing in death without being in any danger of it.”
  1. #7
    “Had you been as wise as bold,
    Young in limbs, in judgement old,
    Your answer had not been inscrolled.
    Fare you well, your suit is cold.”
  2. #8
    A man is held to be criminal,sometimes, by the great ones of the earth,not because he has committed a crime himself but because he knows of one which has been committed.
  3. #9
    Say what you like, trial by jury is a sound system.
  4. #10
    Don’t see how any jury could convict on what we heard.
  5. #11
    The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.
  6. #12
    “This book is intended as a correlative history of the modern soul and of a new power to judge.”
  7. #13
    “We have then a public execution and a timetable. They do not punish the same type of crimes or the same type of delinquent. But they each define a certain penal style.”

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