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1 "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)

2 "In actual fact, the justice of God is the truth of God at work. It is the divine Architect's measuring mind tracing in creative lines the pattern of all that is….This divine mortising of the universe into a whole with order is the creative justice of God." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

3 "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)

4 "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)

5 "Compassionate healing by way of justice making is the greatest of the gifts we return to creation and the Creator." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

6 "Do justice, that you may live long upon earth. Calm the weeper, do not oppress the widow, do not oust a man from his father's property,….beware of punishing wrongly; do not kill, for it will not profit you." 'The Teaching for Merikare, par. 8 (cs. 2135-2040 bce), a treatise on kingship addressed by a king of Heracleopolis, whose name is lost, to his son and successor Merikare Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

7 "The law of mutual charity perfects the law of justice." Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903), 'Graves de communi', January 18, 1901 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

8 "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)

9 "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)

10 "Harmony in the physical and mathematical world of sense, is justice in the spiritual one." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

11 "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)

12 "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)

13 "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)

14 "I understand God in terms of love, compassion, justice. The Qur'an says everything in the world has been created for a just purpose." Riffat Hassan, Muslim Feminist teacher Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

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

16 "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)

17 "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)

18 "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)

19 "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)

20 "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)

21 "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)

22 "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)

23 "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)

24 "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)

25 "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)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite