Top 252 Judges Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Judges Quotes from famous people such as David Blunkett, Elizabeth May, Anthony Fantano, Victoria Woodhull, Lysander Spooner, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I don't like prolonged, highly expensive commissions, e

I don’t like prolonged, highly expensive commissions, especially if they are chaired by judges. We seem to have overwhelming faith in judges.
David Blunkett
But if we keep doing politics the way we’re doing politics, and we keep doing climate action the way we’re doing climate action, we will not have a history that judges us because we, certainly as a civilization, won’t be here.
Elizabeth May
The TV show ‘How It’s Made’ brings the intricate details of assembly lines to numerous North American living rooms. But if the series were to ever branch into exposing the secrets of music production, Colin Stetson’s ‘New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges’ would make for a mind-bending episode.
Anthony Fantano
My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly.
Victoria Woodhull
Legislators and judges are necessarily exposed to all the temptations of money, fame, and power, to induce them to disregard justice between parties, and sell the rights, and violate the liberties of the people. Jurors, on the other hand, are exposed to none of these temptations.
Lysander Spooner
I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed.
Floyd Abrams
If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I’m not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.
Donna Reed
Bush wasn’t elected, he was selected – selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.
Alec Baldwin
I have no respect for the prosecutors, the judges. And I say that not with malice in my heart. I say it because they took 30 years from me.
Anthony Ray Hinton
The Musharraf government has declared martial law to settle scores with lawyers and judges. Hundreds of innocent Pakistanis have been rounded up. Human rights activists, including women and senior citizens, have been beaten by police. Judges have been arrested and lawyers battered in their offices and the streets.
Asma Jahangir
I will stand up for judges who faithfully follow the law as it is written.
Wendy Long
Interviews, and hence interviewers, are there to help shed light, and to let viewers judge for themselves. We are not judges, juries, commentators or torturers – nor friends, either.
Andrew Marr
Throughout a competitive career, you can certainly lose yourself trying to please the judges.
Tessa Virtue
While a defeat for Obamacare in the Court would be nice, the defeat of President Obama at the polls on November 6 is crucial. If electoral victory is achieved, Obamacare can and will be repealed – and more judges of a constitutionalist persuasion will be appointed by the next president.
Bill Kristol
There is no dispute that judges need a pay raise.
Robert Duncan
Judges have to have the humility to recognize that they operate within a system of precedent, shaped by other judges equally striving to live up to the judicial oath.
John Roberts
The more one judges, the less one loves.
Honore de Balzac
Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.
Warren E. Burger
Today in Saudi, women are either at the mercy of their husbands or at the mercy of judges who tend to side with the husbands. The only circumstance that a woman can ask for a divorce or a ‘khali’ is when her husband is in total agreement with her or if she comes from a very powerful family who decide to back her up.
Basmah bint Saud
Trump’s executive order on refugees, his endless petty feuds – with allies, with judges, with Arnold Schwarzenegger – his constant stream of up-is-down and down-is-up fabrications is outrageous.
Arianna Huffington
Empires inevitably fall, and when they do, history judges them for the legacies they leave behind.
Noah Feldman
President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage.
Bill Shuster
Those who have the most power – whether famous TV anchors, rich Hollywood moguls, judges, Members of Congress, or the president of the United States – must decide how to exert that power: for corruption or for good.
Pramila Jayapal
We do need maybe younger or more experienced judges but where you can get them I don’t know. It’s like in football, who would want to be a football referee? You’d just get criticism all the time.
Callum Smith
I think that one of the motivating factors was in my last year of law school: we had a competition, and I won the competition; it was judged by several of the federal judges at the time. I got a tremendous amount of encouragement to pursue litigation from them at the time.
Robert Shapiro
We’re all the harshest judges of ourselves.
Susan Anton
I can’t control what the judges give me.
Katelyn Ohashi
Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
Max Beerbohm
Separation of power says the judiciary committee is supposed to confirm qualified judges and then what the Supreme Court does, that is their function, not my function.
Arlen Specter
The thing is, most of these courts in San Bernardino know who I am and they’ve researched me. In fact, a couple of judges have asked me how my back’s doing, when my next launch is, so they know who I am. Some of the bailiffs wave hi to me because they follow me on Facebook and see my launch. People know who I am.
Mike Hughes
Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.
Stockwell Day
Mississippi's loose campaign finance laws allow lawyers

Mississippi’s loose campaign finance laws allow lawyers and companies to contribute heavily to the judges they appear before. That is terrible for justice, since the courts are teeming with perfectly legal conflicts of interest.
Adam Cohen
I know many judges who are homosexual.
Subramanian Swamy
Judges have a hard job. It’s not just putting someone in jail or slapping someone on the wrist and giving them a punishment, but it’s protecting society as a whole.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
While awaiting deportation proceedings, my parents remained in detention near Boston, so I could visit them. They would have liked to fight deportation, but without a lawyer and an immigration system that rarely gives judges the discretion to allow families to stay together, they never had a chance.
Diane Guerrero
‘Fairness’ can be an important quality for legislators to consider when they are passing public policies. But it is a subjective standard. And it has no place among judges on a court – whose duty is to dispassionately judge a law’s constitutionality.
Gary Bauer
When you are different, that can lead to judges not marking you right because they think you look ‘odd’ – and that’s in any competition.
Oti Mabuse
I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate.
John Jay Hooker
Lawyers, judges, doctors, shrinks, accountants, investigators and, not least, journalists could not do the most basic tasks without a veil of secrecy. Why shouldn’t the same be true of those professionals who happen to be government officials?
George Packer
The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.
Joyce Brothers
When we talk about justice in America we’re really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers.
William Kunstler
The right of the judge to inflict punishment gives him both power and opportunity to oppress the innocent; yet none but crazy men will from thence determine that it is best to have neither a legislature nor judges.
Oliver Ellsworth
There are some singers that know exactly when to go, and others hang on much too long and that is the same, that is the same with judges.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Selecting about 100 judges of the higher judiciary every year in a rational and fair manner is an onerous task requiring a full-time and not an ex-officio body. An ex-officio body of sitting judges and ministers cannot devote the kind of time required for this job.
Prashant Bhushan
Maybe we just need to strip away actual learning how to dance and do more gimmicks. Maybe that’s what the judges will appreciate more.
Artem Chigvintsev
The U.S.S.R. was a totalitarian state in which judges and prosecutors were controlled by the ruling party. The result was injustice, oppression and corruption.
Anne Applebaum
If we believe in our current penal process, then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should be the only sanctions for one’s crime, not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.
Charles B. Rangel
I don’t like bonuses for public services employees who do great jobs, like prosecutors or judges.
Trey Gowdy
What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He’ll have Social Security reform passed, that he’ll have tax reform passed, that he’ll have conservative judges on the courts.
Pat Robertson
The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings.
Julius Wellhausen
We do not judge great art. It judges us.
Caroline Gordon
It is inexplicable as to why the Chief Justice or other judges of the Supreme Court are unwilling to disclose their assets, particularly when they had themselves directed even candidates contesting elections to publicly declare their assets.
Prashant Bhushan