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Justified Quotes and Sayings
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Whenever you choose to carry resentment and hatred,
you are shouldering an immense burden that damages
your happiness, and often your health.
Does it matter that your resentment and hatred are "justified?"
Only you suffer - not the person you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion.
I do believe that.
I think religion stops people from thinking.
I think it justified crazies.
- Bill Maher

As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the
situation with as much data as I can gather and as
much expertise as I have and as much experience as
I have to determine whether or not the wish of the
patient is medically justified.
- Jack Kevorkian

 

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants
cannot plead in defence of their actions that these
were justified by the accepted values of that time.
- Douglas Hurd

I needed freedom to really express myself.
That's really what Justified is about.
- Justin Timberlake

I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
- Henry James

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Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe
get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
- Chuck Palahniuk

I justified it in so many ways.
I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.
- Portia de Rossi

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified.
I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention.
- Jay Dratler

I was raised in California, so this whole New York
winter thing is completely new for me.
I've already justified buying seven coats!
- Blake Lively

Successful crimes alone are justified.
- John Dryden

No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.
- Meir Kahane

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl.
This was one of the ways fathers justified their own
hard work and sacrifices.
- Gene Tierney

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

Certainly the interest in asserting copyright is a justified one.
- Johannes Rau

I know there is moral outage in regard to Mr. Milosevic,
and that is certainly justified.
But what about our response?
- Pat Roberts

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment
is murder in its worst form.
I should like to know upon what principle of human
society these assertions are based and justified.
- Benjamin Tucker

A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard
that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre
until she is placed on the bier.
- Edith Evans

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs,
and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.
- Newt Gingrich

We are justified in enforcing good morals,
for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified
in enforcing good manners,
for good manners always mean our own manners.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me.
Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.
- Dan Rather

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
- Theodore Roosevelt

By any reasonable measure of achievement,
the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
- E. O. Wilson

If I can just see the European war out I think I might
feel justified in quitting the war.
- Ernie Pyle

Therefore coercion of the non-invasive,
when justifiable at all, is to be justified on the ground that it secures,
not a minimum of ' invasion, but a minimum of pain.
- Benjamin Tucker

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge
a prune skin from the roof of the mouth.
More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
- Caskie Stinnett

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence -
and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
- Gloria Steinem

Those who wish well to the State ought to choose to
places of trust men of inward principle,
justified by exemplary conversation.
- John Witherspoon

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,
mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he,
if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
- John Stuart Mill

We don't deliberately set out to offend.
Unless we feel it's justified.
- Graham Chapman

Because I believe that abortion is murder,
I also believe that force is justified in an attempt to stop it.
- Eric Rudolph

I am committed to the principle that violence is never
justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance.
- Justin Sane

Among the reasons for this was the fact that the U.S.A.
is one mass market.
It is only when you have a mass market that large-scale
manufacturing which involves very substantial expenditures can be justified.
- Paul Hoffman

Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around.
If you're looking for violent rape imagery,
the Bible's right there in your hotel room.
If you just want to look up ways to screw people up,
there it is, and you're justified because God told you to.
- Penn Jillette

You know as a scientist that both were developed completely
independently of each other in the laboratories.
And only afterward were the political situations contrived
out of which they could be justified.
- E. P. Thompson

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on
campaign spending violated the First Amendment,
but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions
on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance
of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.
- James L. Buckley

As a member of this court I am not justified in writing
my private notions of policy into the Constitution,
no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous
I may deem their disregard.
- Felix Frankfurter

To all of us who have been charged, we all agree that
we don't feel like we were doing things that we weren't supposed to,
because we were told to do them.
We think everything was justified, because we were
instructed to do this and to do that.
- Lynndie England

What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years,
has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world,
and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory,
nor by any supposed national interest.
- Earl Browder

The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease,
which had been authorized by Washington,
that I thought were not justified for their war effort.
They wanted them for postwar use.
- W. Averell Harriman

While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles,
I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it.
If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified,
at any rate you will have been cheerful.
- H. G. Wells

Well, I think the president is going to do well in
terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress,
making sure that we don't overspend,
making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.
- Thad Cochran

It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country,
with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear -
usually justified -
the other side would beat them to a pulp.
- Pat Sajak

Unfortunately, I was not wise enough to listen to her advice,
and hastily married.
In a few weeks, I had occasion to repent of the step I had taken,
as the report proved true - a report which I thought justified,
and indeed required, our separation.
- Maria Monk

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech,
and which by imposing the most terrible punishments,
treats each and every attempt at criticism,
however morally justified, and every suggestion for
improvement as plotting to high treason,
is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
- Kurt Huber

Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions,
interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means.
Consistency regarding the technique is not important;
inducing anxiety and fear is the point.
- Aldrich Ames

I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile.
I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such
scant offerings to give to the world,
that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior
as well as he is learning to understand and control
the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals,
he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
- Ayn Rand

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S.,
has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations,
then I think the U.S.
is justified in dealing with that, if necessary,
by military force.
- Dick Cheney

But if, on the other hand, we should be justified in rejecting it,
if there testified on oath, then, supposing our rules of evidence to be sound,
we may be excused if we hesitate elsewhere to give it credence.
- Simon Greenleaf

Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem...
ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as
a means of increasing legitimate human wants,
as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods,
and as a stimulant to social progress.
- Daniel Starch

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify
the trouble we take to have sex.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts
to justify their prejudices.
- Sargent Shriver

Nothing can justify war.
- Isaac Rosenberg

And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
- A. E. Housman

One must not attempt to justify them,
but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
- Maureen Dowd

A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.
- Man Ray

Whenever we approve, we can find a hundred good reasons
to justify our approbation.
Whenever we dislike, we can find a thousand to justify our dislike.
- Samuel Richardson

Business should never be allowed to justify mean,
thug ugly deals for any reason.
- Ralph Steadman

Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale?
- Wilfred Burchett

Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify
themselves in the face of questions.
- Gustav Heinemann

You shouldn't have to justify your work.
- Judy Chicago

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did,
it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness
should justify our following suit.
- Leon Kass

If we justify war, it is because all peoples always
justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed,
not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
- Ruth Benedict

I fail to understand how you can justify a poll tax
on the entire population,
yet exclude a significant proportion of that population
from programmes that this tax is paying for.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today,
could justify non-violence.
- Albert Camus

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried
dictatorship against me would have been the first to
justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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