Thursday, March 3, 2016

Commentaries On Justice Over the Ages

The story of Pastula Farms is on temporary hold while the matter is under consideration by the court.

From “The Koran”

(Bible of Mohammedanism; Arabic, A.D. 600)
JUSTICE is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.  1
  “Do you desire,” said Abdallah, “to bring the praise of mankind upon your action? Then desire not unjustly, or even by your right, to grasp that which belongs to another.”


(Arabian proverb, Sixteenth Century)
THE EXERCISE of equity for one day is equal to sixty years spent in prayer

By Sadi

(Persian poet, 1184–1291)
TAKE heed that he weep not; for the throne of the Almighty is shaken to and fro when the orphan sets a-crying. Beware of the groans of the wounded souls, since the hidden sore will at length break out; oppress not to the utmost a single heart, for a single sigh has power to overset a whole world.  1

By Marcus Aurelius

(Roman emperor and philosopher, A.D. 121–180)
IN the whole constitution of man, I see not any virtue contrary to justice, whereby it may be resisted and opposed.

The Power of Justice

By Manu

(Hindu poet, B.C. 1200)
INIQUITY, committed in this world, produces not fruit immediately, but, like the earth, in due season, and advancing by little and little, it eradicates the man who committed it.  1
  He grows rich for a while through unrighteousness; then he beholds good things; then it is that he vanquishes his foes; but he perishes at length from his whole root upwards.  2
  Justice, being destroyed, will destroy; being preserved, will preserve; it must never therefore be violated. Beware, O judge! lest justice, being overturned, overturn both us and thyself.

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