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Justification Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Justification

Please enjoy these Justification Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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Any work that aspires, however humbly,
to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
- Joseph Conrad

Government, which does not and did not grant us our rights,
must not now seek to deny them by using fear as its justification.
- Malcolm Wallop

If I have any justification for having lived it's simply,
I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on,
but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes.
There's some value in that.
- Arthur Miller

 

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
- C. S. Lewis

There is another side to chivalry.
If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
- Freda Adler

On the justification for the war, it wasn't related
to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction.
- Stephen Harper

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Nevertheless, the mode, the justification,
and all the games involved in this war were dishonest.
- Dario Fo

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it
says that pleasure is enough for me;
it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Simply because my people are hungry,
that is no justification to give them poison,
to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically
dangerous to their health.
- Levy Mwanawsa

I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally
lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology,
often with ample justification.
- Richard Wall

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural,
when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

All too often, academic departments defend their territory
with the passion of cornered animals,
though with far less justification.
- Bruce Jackson

Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ,
accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone,
for justification, sanctification, and eternal life
by virtue of God's grace.
- Charles Spurgeon

Self-justification is a treacherous servant.
- Wellington Mara

Let me say this as clearly as I can:
No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt,
there is no justification for killing innocents.
- William J. Clinton

There is only one justification for universities,
as distinguished from trade schools.
They must be centers of criticism.
- Robert M. Hutchins

There is no real justification for a requirement that
a budget of any sort should be balanced,
except as a rallying point for those who seek to hamstring government.
- William Vickrey

The man of science has learned to believe in justification,
not by faith, but by verification.
- Thomas Huxley

A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference,
and the spiritual glorification of difference,
as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
- Andrew Cohen

God's designs may be frequent justification for our actions,
but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit.
- Arthur Erickson

Desperate? That can be a justification for all kinds of behavior.
- Jessica Walter

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers
that my own first poetic experiments began during a
dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest,
the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the
sinner his justification.
- Helen Rowland

Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be
difficult to contest or discover,
do not want to attribute any value to works,
and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification.
- Michael Servetus

If we wish to preserve a free society,
it is essential that we recognize that the desirability
of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism.
Destructive conduct is made personally and socially
acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends.
This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
- Albert Bandura

I don't see any justification for the federal government owning land,
other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks,
maybe a few refuges.
But to just own land to do nothing with it I think
is a disservice to the Constitution.
- Don Young

This is true only because the purposes and objectives
of the Committee for Industrial Organization find economic,
social, political and moral justification in the hearts
of the millions who are its members and the millions more who support it.
- John L. Lewis

If you want to study one of these strange organisms,
you had better have a good justification.
It's not good to study gene organisation in some obscure
insect that no one's ever heard about.
- Thomas R. Cech

What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists -
whatever else they might be -
might also be rational human beings;
which is to say that in their own minds they have a
rational justification for their actions.
- William Blum

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time,
attention and mental energy.
There is never any justification for things being complex
when they could be simple.
- Edward de Bono

People often say that humans have always eaten animals,
as if this is a justification for continuing the practice.
According to this logic, we should not try to prevent
people from murdering other people,
since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

The only justification for repressive institutions
is material and cultural deficit.
But such institutions, at certain stages of history,
perpetuate and produce such a deficit,
and even threaten human survival.
- Noam Chomsky

But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true:
every character is the hero of his own story.
Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him.
It's fun to give these people voices.
- Thomas Perry

Since we have placed justification in the revelation
of Jesus Christ formed and brought forth in the heart,
there working his works of righteousness and bringing
forth the fruits of the Spirit.
- Robert Barclay

No: war material is life-saving for one's own people
and whoever works and performs in these spheres can be proud of it;
here enterprise as a whole finds its highest justification of existence.
- Gustav Krupp

These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever,
are to be fully condemned.
In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you
the most sincere condolences,
both in my name and in that of the French people.
- Jacques Chirac

Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to
the necessary analysis and justification,
is found either to be not really philosophical at all,
or else to be, in the sense in which we are using the word,
logical.
- Bertrand Russell

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not
under any threat from Iraq,
and is still less so in the second one.
Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information,
particularly as nations have a right to know what their
soldiers are being used for.
- Kate Adie

We have a responsibility as a state to protect our
most vulnerable citizens:
our children,
seniors, people with disabilities.
That is our moral obligation.
But there is an economic justification too -
we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet.
- John Lynch

Over-reliance on strictly economic justifications has
already begun to hurt the quality and range of education
at every level of American life.
- Charles Vest

The missiles come first, and the justifications come second.
- E. P. Thompson

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Anger is a destructive emotion
that becomes instinctive over the years.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we are happy and serene,
time loses its power over us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

It ain't over till it's over.
- Yogi Berra

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It would be insane for me to
lose sleep over the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

My Cup Runneth Over - My Life Is Abundant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall


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