From page 691 of the 35th Anniversary Edition of Atlas Shrugged:

While this is an outstanding example for all honest judges to follow if forced to choose between resigning or continuing to perpetrate fraud on the American people, I would personally rather see an honest judge, who is genuinely concerned about improving the experience of justice for the people that appear before him, stay and continue his judging duties, but stop being an accomplice to the perpetration of fraud on the American people, only doing such duties in a bona fide way, and become part of the growing tidal wave of effective action that is happening across America that will result in restoring the proper relationship between all public servants and the people they are supposed to be serving.

She looked at Judge Narragansett. "You quit over the same case, didn't you?"

"Yes," said Judge Narragansett. "I quit when the court of appeals reversed my ruling. The purpose for which I had chosen my work was my resolve to be a guardian of justice. But the laws they asked me to enforce made me the executor of the vilest injustice conceivable. I was asked to use force to violate the rights of disarmed men, who came before me to seek my protection for their rights. Litigants obey the verdict of a tribunal solely on the premise that there is an objective rule of conduct, which they both accept. Now I saw that one man was to be bound by it, but the other was not, one was to obey a rule, the other was to assert an arbitrary wish - his need - and the law was to stand on the side of the wish. Justice was to consist of upholding the unjustifiable. I quit - because I could not have borne to hear the words 'Your Honor' addressed to me by an honest man."

From page 513 of Atlas Shrugged:

He knows the real issue, he knows the things which must not be said - and he is not afraid to say them. He knows the one dangerous, fatally dangerous weapon. He is our deadliest adversary.

"Who?" asked Lawson.

Dr. Ferris hesitated, shrugged and answered, "The guiltless man."

Lawson stared blankly. "What do you mean and whom are you talking about?"

James Taggart smiled.

"I mean that there is no way to disarm any man," said Dr. Ferris, "except through guilt. Through that which he himself has accepted as guilt. If a man has ever stolen a dime, you can impose on him the punishment intended for a bank robber and he will take it. He'll bear any form of misery, he'll feel that he deserves no better. If there's not enough guilt in the world, we must create it. If we teach a man that it's evil to look at the spring flowers and he believes us and then does it - we'll be able to do whatever we please with him. He won't defend himself. He won't feel he's worth it. He won't fight. But save us from the man who lives up to his own standards. Save us from the man of clear conscience. He's the man who'll beat us.

From page 973 of Atlas Shrugged:

I saw that there comes a point, in the defeat of any man of virtue, when his own consent is needed for evil to win - and that no manner of injury done to him by others can succeed if he chooses to withhold his consent. I saw that I could put an end to your outrages by pronouncing a single word in my mind. I pronounced it. The word was 'No.'