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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Justice page.

Why does Revenge redirect here? -GregoryWeir 03:56, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

I redirect Revenge here. Justice and Revenge are closely related subjects, and there were not enough "revenge" quotes. Feel free to unredirect if you can find something like 10 revenge quotes. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 07:21, 28 October 2005 (UTC)


Dolores Ibarruri:
It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees
This quote is from Aeschylus' Agamemnon... line 1383... Ibarruri was borrowing it from the Greeks.....

Shouldn't 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth' be here?

Zoroastrian mills of the gods?[edit]

In researching the origin of “the wheels of justice grind slowly” (which I added in this edit), I found this page:

Who said 'The mills of the gods grind slowly but they grind exceedingly small'?

which claims:

"The mill of God grinds slow but grinds exceeding(ly) small" is a verbatim quote from the English translation of the Avestan language hymn book of Zoroastrianism. (Hafiz 546)

This is presumably a reference to the Gathas (that’s the hymn book), and would be interesting as an early form of this sentiment, but I couldn’t find any support or other references (exact wording presumably influenced by Longfellow), so I’ve placed it on this talk page for reference (rather than on main page). If anyone can determine if this is legit (and if so, add it to the main page), it would be much appreciated!

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 05:10, 15 August 2011 (UTC)


Published sources should be provided before moving these back into the article
  • The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
  • The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
    • Marian Wright Edelman, reported in Christopher R. Edginton, Peter Chen, Leisure as transformation: Volume 4 (2008), p. 87.
  • A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
  • Justice doesn't mean the bad guy goes to jail, it just means that someone pays for the crime
  • Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
  • We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
  • I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream — a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.
  • If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
  • Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.
  • There is a thin line between justice and revenge, though they are not mutually exclusive.
    • Ryan Mclean
  • Nor yet are they to be submitted to the mere men of the law; for these are necessarily trained to endeavor to make wrong appear right, or to involve both in a maze of intricacies, and to legalized injustice.
  • No justice, no peace.
    • Traditional, dating at least to the 1768 imprisonment of John Wilkes.