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Quotes About Justice

Reflect on the Nature of Justice

Read, discuss, and reflect on famous quotes about justice.

Introduction

Read and reflect on the famous quotes below one-by-one, and classify them into the following four categories by dragging and organizing them into columns.

  • the definition of justice

  • how to achieve (or lose) justice

  • the nature of justice

  • the role/importance of justice in society

After you have sorted the quotes, choose 1–2 quotes in each category that you personally find most interesting or thought-provoking, and write them on a blank sheet of paper to keep. (You will need to reference these quotes in other activities.) Share and discuss your chosen quotes with your classmates, answering the questions below.

  • Why did you choose these quotes?

  • Do you agree with these quotes? Why or why not?

  • What other concepts besides justice (if any) appear in these quotes? How, in your opinion, are these concepts related to justice?

Justice Quotes Activity

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