There is a tension in the Bible between justice and mercy, between the Old Testament and the New Testament. And the New Testament says you can never be good enough: goodness is the thing, and you can never live up to it. The main message of Jesus, I believed, is that mercy trumps justice every time.
―Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport: when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater.
-George Bernard Shaw
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”