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Justice is the most widely acclaimed of the social virtues just as benevolence is so recognized amon

Justice is the most widely acclaimed of the social virtues just as benevolence is so recognized amon

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Justice is the most widely acclaimed of the  social virtues  just as benevolence is so recognized  among the individual virtues. The two are closely related since both of them have to do with  promoting the welfare of other persons rather than serving exclusively one's own individual interests.  They differ chiefly in the object to which generosity is extended. Benevolence is usually expressed in  the attitude one takes toward the happiness and well-being of individuals, while justice is concerned  with the welfare of  society as a whole.  The importance of justice in human affairs can be seen from  the fact that government by law is based on this concept. Lawyers who are candidates for  membership in a bar association are usually required to state under oath that they will use their 
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