justice

A Quote by Saint Polycarp on god, spirit, teaching, purity, wisdom, experience, justice, restraint, greed, and genuiness

Beware of greed and remain pure and just.  Restrain yourself from every vice.  He who cannot restrain himself, how will he be able to teach others restraint?

Saint Polycarp

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/ St. Polycarp's letter to the Philippians

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A Quote by unknown on god, gifts, man, riches, patience, humility, authority, justice, virtues, and illness

Saint Peter Damaskin writes about the general and particular gifts of God and says: "The general gifts consist of four elements and all which result from them, as all the wonderful and awesome works of God outlined in Holy Scripture. The particular gifts are those gifts which God bestows upon every man individually whether it be riches for the sake of charity or poverty for the sake of patience with humility; whether it be authority for the sake of justice and the strengthening of virtues or subjugation and slavery for the sake of the expeditious salvation of the soul; be it health for the sake of helping the infirm or illness for the sake of the wreath of patience; be it understanding and skill in gain for the sake of virtue or weakness and lack of skill for the sake of submissive humility. All of this, even though it appears contrary to one another, nevertheless, it is by its purpose very good." In conclusion, St. Peter Damaskin says that we are obligated to give thanks to God for all gifts and with patience and hope to endure all tribulations and evil consequences. For all of that which God gives us or permits to befall us, benefits our salvation.

unknown

Source: Proluge of Ohrid http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html

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A Quote by D.H. Lawrence on anger, justice, judgment, and forgiveness

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgment is never just.

D.H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)

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A Quote by Rabbi Rami Shapiro on love, justice, change, new age, rhonda byrne, and mahatma gandhi

If you want love, act lovingly; if you want justice, do justly. This is the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi: be the change you want to see, not the New Age nonsense of Rhonda Byrne: see the change you want to be.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Source: Spirituality and Health - What Do You Think of THE SECRET? - http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/NMagazine/articles.php?id=1760

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on justice, progress, mankind, christ, enlightened, sublime, civilization, french revolution, and society

Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1862).

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A Quote by Terry Pratchett on life, human beings, angel, ape, liess, justice, rightness, and fantasies

'All right,' said Susan. 'I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."
"REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE"
'Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little- "
"YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES"
'So we can believe the big ones?"
"YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING"
'They're not the same at all!"
"YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET-- "
Death waved a hand. "AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME... SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED"
'Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point---"
"MY POINT EXACTLY"

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Ralph on power, justice, and injustice

Power concedes nothing without a demand. The struggle for justice must never be adjourned. The forces of injustice do not take vacations.

Ralph Nader (1934 -)

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Odysseas Elytis on paradise, afterlife, trees, justice, eros, and love

If a seperate personal Paradise exists for each of us mine must irreparably be planted with trees of words which the wind silvers like poplars, by people who see their confiscated justice given back, and by birds that even in the midst of the truth of death insist on singing in Greek and saying, eros, eros, eros.

Odysseas Elytis

Source: Eros, Eros, Eros: Selected & Last Poems, Pages: cover

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Martin Luther King Jr. on justice and love

"We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering.  We will meet your physical force with soul force.  Do to us what you will and we will still love you....Bomb our homes and threaten our children, and, as difficult as it is, we will still love you."

Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on justice, truth, humananity, and hope

I believe in justice and truth, without which there would be no basis for human hope

Dalai Lama

Source: The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom

Contributed by: Taikunping

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