But when there is good in a man, I, personally, want to know it, and when gentlemen like yourself, of your standing in this city, come here to speak a good word for a man, we would stultify the purpose of justice
if we did not listen.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice
reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
There was no justice
, there was no right, anywhere in it--it was only force, it was tyranny, the will and the power, reckless and unrestrained
My only concern is, that I shall hardly be able to do justice
to my master's arguments and expressions, which must needs suffer by my want of capacity, as well as by a translation into our barbarous English.
Let the tears of the poor man find with thee more compassion, but not more justice
, than the pleadings of the rich.
ought we not to fear and reverence him more than all the rest of the world: and if we desert him shall we not destroy and injure that principle in us which may be assumed to be improved by justice
and deteriorated by injustice;--there is such a principle?
2] And it proves, in the last place, that as liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have every thing to fear from its union with either of the other departments; that as all the effects of such a union must ensue from a dependence of the former on the latter, notwithstanding a nominal and apparent separation; that as, from the natural feebleness of the judiciary, it is in continual jeopardy of being overpowered, awed, or influenced by its co-ordinate branches; and that as nothing can contribute so much to its firmness and independence as permanency in office, this quality may therefore be justly regarded as an indispensable ingredient in its constitution, and, in a great measure, as the citadel of the public justice
and the public security.
The magistrate in whom the whole executive power resides cannot of himself make a law, though he can put a negative on every law; nor administer justice
in person, though he has the appointment of those who do administer it.
The virtues, also, such as justice
, self-restraint, and so on, are not easily dislodged or dismissed, so as to give place to vice.
So long as I struck in the name of the law and of justice
my profession allowed me to sleep quietly, sheltered as I was by justice
and law; but since that terrible night when I became an instrument of private vengeance and when with personal hatred I raised the sword over one of God's creatures -- since that day "
In order to make the children sensible of the pitiable condition of these men, Grandfather singled out Peter Oliver, chief justice
of Massachusetts under the crown, and imagined him walking through the streets of Boston on the morning before he left it forever.
The office of judges may have reference unto the parties that use, unto the advocates that plead, unto the clerks and ministers of justice
underneath them, and to the sovereign or state above them.