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1 "Justice is not just a moral category for humans – it is a cosmic law, a cosmic 'habit', as scientist Rupert Sheldrake would say, into which humans can also fit. The quest for balance and equilibrium is built into our bodies, into our minds (dreams come to bring balance back when we are out of balanc)', and into the earth body." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

2 "Justice is not mere strength, but harmonious strength – desires and men falling into that order which constitutes intelligence and organization; justice is not the right of the stronger, but the effective harmony of the whole." The Story of Philosophy (Will Durant)

3 "Justice, after all, is not an anthropocentric invention any more than is interdependence or compassion. Rather, in a living cosmology, justice as well as interdependence are laws of the universe and therefore laws by which humanity ought to be living." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

4 "There is something fundamental in the nature of the world whereby an effect is like its cause and will inevitably return to its progenitor….While it is true that bad things sometimes happen to good people, there is more justice in the universe than is commonly admitted, and most people most of the time receive their due." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

5 "God's justice is so great and penetrating that it reaches deep into the heart of things." Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul (Bl. Sister M. Faustina Kowalska)

6 "Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His justice – by Invocation – and all other needs, for the support and health of the body, will be added unto you." The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony (Basil Valentine)

7 "Hebrew Scriptures and creation mystics like Hildegard and Eckhart understand injustice as a rupture in the cosmos itself. Justice is NOT human invention – it is built into the universe itself." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

8 "The sea has its ebb and tide, the moon its crescent and fullness, and the year has its seasons of summer and winter, but Justice never changes, never falters, never perishes." Mirrors of the Soul (Kahlil Gibran)

9 "Economic justice requires the work of creativity to birth a system of economics that is global, respectful of the health and wealth of the earth systems, and that works for all." A New Reformation: Creation Spirituality and the Transformation of Christianity (Matthew Fox)

10 "Justice is esential to the very life and health of the soul." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

11 "I rejoice in Your truth, my God. For You set a foundation upon the rock, and beams upon a just measuring line." The Thanksgiving Scroll Dead Sea Scrolls, A New Translation (Wise/Abegg/Cook, editors)

12 "There is something instinctive in me, and I suspect in every one of us, that reacts with a surge of anger to injustice." Who Needs God (Harold Kushner)

13 "The greatest who have ever lived have taught us that the way to peace and happiness and growth and prosperity and riches and all good things of life is love and justice." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

14 "Justice demands that the many have necessities before the few have luxuries." Matthew Fox Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

15 "The justice of God sees – in that is everything." Honore deBalzac, 'Louis Lambert' Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

16 "Justice is an inner sense that each act brings about consequences that must be faced responsibly." The Spiral Dance, A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (Starhawk (Miriam Simos))

17 "No matter what we believe, we are all bound to seek justice, to think and act with genuine kindness, and to have humility of heart." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

18 "Compassion is the fulfillment of justice, not its abolition." Thomas Aquinas, 'Summa Theologica', I, q. 21, a. 3, ad 2 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

19 "Justice is the necessary foundation of peace and order in human society." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

20 "Love and justice march together…You cannot have one without the other." Stanley Booth-Clibborn, contemporary English Anglican bishop The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

21 "We live in a just and benevolent universe worthy of our respect and admiration." Buddhism and Psychotherapy, The Healing of Heart Doctrine (Manly P. Hall)

22 "A law of eternal justice renders to each man the fruit of that which he sows." Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites (C. W. Leadbeater)

23 "Islam teaches justice and respect for the human being and does not condone oppression." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

24 "There can be no love without justice. Or as Meister Eckhart puts it, 'love will never be anywhere except where equality and unity are.'" Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

25 "The proper objects of the human heart are truth and justice (Thomas Aquinas), and all people have a right to these through healthy education and healthy government." A New Reformation: Creation Spirituality and the Transformation of Christianity (Matthew Fox)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite