Quotes of the Day for 5 February 2002 – Justice
It was on this day in 1994 that Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers, a crime that was committed in 1963. Today's quotes are dedicated to justice, no matter how long it takes.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.
- Thomas Jefferson
Justice limps along ... but it gets there all the same.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Justice is the bread of the nation; it is always hungry for it.
- Francois de Chateaubriand
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr, 1929 - 1968
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