„The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.“

—  John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999), Chapter I, Section 3, pg. 12
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„Democracy is not a synonym for justice or for freedom. Democracy is not a sacred right sanctifying mob rule. Democracy is a principle that is subordinate to the inalienable rights of the individual.“

—  Terry Goodkind American novelist 1948
Context: People use democracy as a free-floating abstraction disconnected from reality. Democracy in and of itself is not necessarily good. Gang rape, after all, is democracy in action. All men have the right to live their own life. Democracy must be rooted in a rational philosophy that first and foremost recognizes the right of an individual. A few million Imperial Order men screaming for the lives of a much smaller number of people in the New World may win a democratic vote, but it does not give them the right to those lives, or make their calls for such killing right. Democracy is not a synonym for justice or for freedom. Democracy is not a sacred right sanctifying mob rule. Democracy is a principle that is subordinate to the inalienable rights of the individual. Q&A page at the Terry Goodkind Official Site http://www.prophets-inc.com/communicate/q_and_a.html

„It is compassion rather than the principle of justice which can guard us against being unjust to our fellow men.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1902 - 1983
The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms (1955), Section 140

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„The concept of justice I take to be defined, then, by the role of its principles in assigning rights and duties and in defining the appropriate division of social advantages.“

—  John Rawls, A Theory of Justice
A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999), Context: The concept of justice I take to be defined, then, by the role of its principles in assigning rights and duties and in defining the appropriate division of social advantages. A conception of justice is an interpretation of this role. Chapter I, Section 2, pg. 10

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„The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice and fear. After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us….“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
1780s, Letter to Benjamin Hawkins (13 August 1786) Lipscomb & Bergh ed. 5:390

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„These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2009, Ramadan Message http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-of-President-Barack-Obama-in-Ramadan-Message Washington, DC (21 August 2009)

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