Words: “Impartial Justice Consists Not In Being Neutral …”

Impartial justice consists not …

Theodore Roosevelt -- " Justice consists not..."“As for neutrality, it is well to remember that it is never moral, and may be a particularly mean and hideous form of immorality…

It is a wicked thing to be neutral between right and wrong.

Impartiality does not mean neutrality.

Impartial justice con­sists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.”

— Theodore Roosevelt, Fear God and Take Your Own Part (New York, NY: George H. Doran, 1916), 26-27


Theodore (T. R.) Roosevelt, Jr.
(October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

The 26th President of the United States (1901–1909)
Husband, Father, widower
Cowboy, rancher, naturalist, explorer, hunter, conservationist
Writer, philosopher, historian, legislator
Police Commissioner, Secretary of the Navy, Colonel of the Rough Riders
Governor of New York
Vice President of the United States
Nobel Peace Prize winner



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