Tag Archives: justice

Thought for the Day – August 22nd, 2013

08-22

“fundamenta justitiae, primum ut ne cui noceatur: deinde ut communi utilitati serviatur.”
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De Officiis. Rome. 44 BC. Book 1, Section 31 (10)
SEE (LATIN): http://books.google.com/books?id=pSfKhvO-QJ0C
SEE (ENGLISH): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2007.01.0047%3Abook%3D1%3Asection%3D31
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.tulliana.eu/home.php?LANG=E&PAG=H
WEB PRESENCE: http://sites.la.utexas.edu/cicero/
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VARIANT: “For we may well be guided by those fundamental principles of justice which I laid down at the outset: first, that no harm be done to anyone; second, that the common interests be conserved.”

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Thought for the Day – August 18th, 2013

08-18

“’summum ius summa iniuria’”
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De Officiis. Rome. 45 BC. Book I, 33
SEE (LATIN): http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/cicero/off1.shtml#33
SEE (ENGLISH): http://books.google.com/books?id=tKb-ah7iIgAC
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.tulliana.eu/home.php?LANG=E&PAG=H
WEB PRESENCE: http://sites.la.utexas.edu/cicero/
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FULL QUOTE: «Existunt etiam saepe iniuriae calumnia quadam et nimis callida sed malitiosa iuris interpretatione. Ex quo illud ‘summum ius summa iniuria’’ »

Thought for the Day – August 7th, 2013

08-07

Declaration of Independence. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1776. Preamble
SEE: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence
WEB PRESENCE: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DeclarInd.html