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11 Sayings about Justice

These are English sayings and proverbs about justice, which is basically the quality of being fair and reasonable, or correct treatment for all under the law.

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Sayings

A just war is better than an unjust peace

Fighting between countries for a fair and good cause is better than no fighting in a situation that is unfair.

Comparisons are odious

Comparison (especially of people) is not productive and can have unpleasant consequences. People should be judged on their own merits.

Fair exchange is no robbery

Swapping one thing fairly in return for another is not the same as stealing.

Give credit where credit is due

The implication is that even if we are reluctant to praise someone, we should do so if the praise is deserved.

Give the devil his due

We should admit the good qualities of even a bad or undeserving person.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse

It is no defence to say that we didn't know that something we did was illegal.

Share and share alike

Give everyone an equal portion.

There are two sides to every question

In any dispute or discussion, we should acknowledge that people have different points of view.

There's one law for the rich, and another for the poor

The legal system treats people with money better than people without money.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

In any question, what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case.

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