When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport: when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. The distinction between Crime and Justice is no greater.
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.
This is to assuage our conscience… But it doesn’t help the poor. They don’t need charity; they need justice.
The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. He must dominate in his turn.
The moral faculties are generally esteemed, and with justice, as of higher value than the intellectual powers.
Some say the reason so many criminals go free is that the legal system is a net with a large mesh. But that gives a completely false picture. It’s a thin, fine-meshed net that catches the small fry but tears when the big fish crash into it.
Nothing is fair. The most one can hope is for things to be logical. Justice is a rare illness in a world that is otherwise a picture of health.