Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Contributed by: Zaady
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity-the law of nature, and of nations.
Source: Impeachment of W. Hastings, 28 May 1794
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Source: Speech, Bristol previous to the Election, 1780
It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.
Source: Speech, Conciliation w America, 22 Mar. 1775
Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.
Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 116.
Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman, but he cannot make a gentleman.
Source: Letter to William Smith, 29 Jan. 1795
When a great man has some one object in view to be achieved in a given time, it may be absolutely necessary for him to walk out of all the common roads.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Source: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent. Vol. i.P. 526.
Good order is the foundation of all things.
Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. 1790
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