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1 "The action, course and quality of earthly events are based upon the operation of a law of Divine justice;…for as Gautama Buddha said: 'Effect follows cause as the wheels of the cart follow the foot of the oxen.'" The Flowering Tree (Gladys V. Jones)

2 "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)

3 "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." George Washington (1732-1799), 1st American President, Farewell address, September 17, 1796 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

4 "There is perfect justice throughout the whole universe." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

5 "The order of the universe, embracing natural and voluntary things alike, manifests the justice of God." Thomas Aquinas, ST I, q. 21, a. 1 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

6 "There are powerful forces at work which in the end destroy all that is violent and unjust, and consequently it does not pay to build on false principles." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "Justice is immortal." The Wisdom of Solomon, Old Testament Apocrypha The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

8 "The Justice that rules on high knows how to assign to each his due Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

9 "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)

10 "Justice, truth, and compassion are the same in essence, and they have to do with whatever God makes in us. Thus truth and justice lie at the heart of the inner person." Matthew Fox Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

11 "Where does Justice lie? In a community of equalities. A common sky stretches above our heads and covers the entire earth with its immensity, the same night reveals its stars to all without discrimination, the same sun, father of night and begetter of day, shines in the sky for all men equally." Epiphanes, Alexandrian Gnostic teacher, 'On Justice' The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead (Stephan A. Hoeller)

12 "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)

13 "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)

14 "Peace… is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice." Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza (1632-1677), 'Theological-Political Treatise' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

15 "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)

16 "Justice represents the crown of Man's moral development – what might be called 'wisdom become flesh'." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

17 "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))

18 "The ultimate measure of justice in all human institutions and acts, as well as in the characters of men, is not itself a man-made standard, but rather a natural principle of justice, holding for all men at all times everywhere." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

19 "It is built into us to be able to bring about justice." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

20 "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)

21 "That is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice. When we understand this point – namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united – we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth." I Ching or The Book of Changes (Richard Wilhelm, translator)

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

23 "In the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, the Golden Rule was a proverb sacred to Maat, the Mother of Justice, 'Do the other good, that he may do good to you.'" The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (Barbara G. Walker)

24 "He [Buddha] declared that in spite of all the sorrow and misery of the world, the great scheme of which man is a part is a scheme of eternal justice, and that the law under which we are living is a good law, and needs only that we should understand it and adapt ourselves to it." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

25 "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)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite