Failure will not overcome me so long as my will to succeed is stronger

— Michael Kirby

The most blissful Michael Kirby quotes to get the best of your day

I am the result of a loving upbringing in a peaceful country, with wonderful parents and siblings, a very long-term relationship, stability, support - but a feeling that life isn't always just and that there is injustice for people and we should do something about it.


The protection of our liberties does not ultimately depend on parliaments or even the courts. It depends on the love of the people for liberty.


I am sure that no one coming to this ceremony expected a High Court judge to use the occasion to talk about that four-letter word, love. But that's a good thing. In life, never be predictable. It's so uncool.


The murderers of the three Bytyqi brothers, New York residents who were executed by Serbian Ministry of Interior personnel in 1999, have never been prosecuted. The U.S. government cannot accept that the murderers of three of its citizens go unpunished.


I think it is in the interest of the people of [Serbia] that no one, not even the government, can get away with the crime, whoever the victim.


A computer is a machine for constructing mappings from input to output.


It is often said that the best leaders are those who serve.


When in the evening we are alone with our most existential thoughts, it is then that we come face to face with the most precious truths that we discover in our brief existence in this world. Just before fatigue envelopes us, taking us into sleep. We think of what our lives actually mean. And then we know how lucky we are if we still enjoy consciousness, rationality and love. But the greatest of these is love.


One of my responsibilities is to make sure that justice is done for our citizens . . . . I want this case to be completed. Until that happens, it will continue to burden our relationship.