n. Justice is a possibility which many people commonly refer to as God, fate, or karma. Some may call it a delusion, but belief in the possibility of a justice-to-come is perhaps one of the most powerful driving forces in the world: there is hope for justice for our opinions, for ourselves, for our children, for our family and friends, for our people, for our nation, for our social class, for our species, for our fellow animals, even for our planet. Simply put, justice is what makes us human, and the pursuit of justice is what makes us good (or deluded; see the other definitions).
We fight for justice before the law.
"Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?"
King James Bible Jeremiah 22:15
"We have made you ruler in the land; so judge between men with justice and do not follow desire."
The Koran Suad 38:26
"Justice of the world is in its creativity, in solving problems, in our activity and struggle. While I am alive there is the possibility to act, to strive for happiness, this is justice."
Simon Soloveychik, Parenting for Everyone (1989)
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."
Baruch Spinoza Theological-Political treatise (1670)
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