Justice simply means doing what is right or fair to us and other people. The seed of goodness is embedded in each and every one of us and it’s up to us to cultivate it. The great emperor Marcus Aurelius constantly talked about being just and that doing is right is the only thing that matters in his diary “Meditations”. How does being just help us live a good life? Knowing and doing what is right gives us a moral compass. People who don’t have a sense of what is right lives in chaos because they operate in a lot of options, confused among them not knowing which would serve them best. Just people turn to their inner selves and listen carefully to their souls.
Top Quotes about Justice from the Ancient Stoics
1. “Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter.
Cold or warm.
Tired or well-rested.
Despised or honored.
Dying . . . or busy with other assignments.
Because dying, too, is one of our assignments in life.
There as well: “to do what needs doing.” Meditations