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Justify Quotes

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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

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

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

 

It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational
grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational
attempts to justify our instincts.
- Thomas Huxley

Anderson's muckraking is one of debatable ends constantly
used to justify questionable works.
- Thomas Griffith

The desire to be rewarded for one's creativity does
not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity.
- Richard Stallman

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Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
- Albert Camus

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

As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist
filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use
of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion.
- Ron Kind

To leave in search of yourself, of your real needs,
is easier when you don't have to justify yourself to anyone,
when there are not too many people bestowing you their attention.
- Isabelle Adjani

If a trip is worth taking, members of Congress should
be prepared to justify paying for it out of their office accounts.
- Russ Feingold

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

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

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you
can justify them in the law courts.
Passions are facts and not dogmas.
- Alexander Herzen

Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.
- Marc Chagall

American Gods is about 200,000 words long,
and I'm sure there are words that are simply in there 'cause I like them.
I know I couldn't justify each and every one of them.
- Neil Gaiman

Nothing can justify war.
- Isaac Rosenberg

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

I think people could justify labeling me if they saw a pattern in what I do,
but right now that's impossible.
- Skeet Ulrich

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
- Leon Trotsky

I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science
was so difficult it was essential that the problem
being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
- Paul Nurse

There are so many things a large intelligence espionage
organization can do to justify its existence,
that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results.
- Aldrich Ames

And malt does more than Milton can To justify the ways of God to man.
- Alfred Edward Housman

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

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

Man has an innate capacity for violence,
but can only justify it in the name of justice.
- Ralph Steadman

Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments
to justify the rule of non-thought.
- Milan Kundera

It got to the point in the late 70s and early 80s that
I was spending so much money buying golden age comics
that I could only justify it if I got work in the media.
- Bill Mumy

It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it.
- Malcolm Forbes

Dictators must have enemies.
They must have internal enemies to justify their secret
police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
- Richard Perle

Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty,
and if we realise our responsibility time will come
soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

If the end does not justify the means -
what can?
- Edward Abbey

The trick is to try and justify every word on the page
and make sure my character is the man who would say that.
- Ben Kingsley

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

All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
- Prince Charles

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

There's no way I can justify my salary level,
but I'm learning to live with it.
- Drew Carey

You must have the music to justify an instrument's extensive use.
- Steve Lacy

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

The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings.
The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
- Germaine Greer

People will justify whatever for a good cause.
- Julie Taymor

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age.
They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
- David Lodge

It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC
had a future in the digital world,
and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system.
- Gavyn Davies

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

There's always been some moron-who usually went by the name of 'producer' -
who would have to justify his existence,
and interfere.
- Frank Tashlin

Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to
justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
- Randall Terry

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

I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies
come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence,
without any apologies.
- Quentin Tarantino

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

Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle
and theft? In self defence,
anything goes.
- Imelda Marcos

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression
of free speech and assembly.
Men feared witches and burnt women.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The ends must justify the means.
- Matthew Prior

Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses,
hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

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

Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason,
or give up existence.
- Friedrich Engels

The individual who has to justify his existence by
his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
- Eric Hoffer

Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster,
encourage, and justify the abuse of children.
When contempt for sex underlies teachings,
this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
- Mary Garden

You enter a state of controlled passivity,
you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared
intention is to justify the ways of God to man,
you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
- Ian Mcewan

I think you have to remember that Americans saw their
purpose as so innately good that they could excuse
the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes.
Because the purposes were so good, they would justify
this pain we were inflicting on other people.
- Neil Sheehan

I feel like I'm always having to justify why I haven't
kept in touch with anyone from the old days in Stoke-on-Trent,
but I'm like that with anybody.
I don't let anybody in.
I just rely on myself.
- Robbie Williams

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs,
customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries,
elements difficult at times to justify by logic,
but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere,
since they open up for man his inner distance.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle
of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify
its extension to a wider field of international differences.
- Henry Campbell-Bannerman

I think one of the important evolutions is that we
no longer feel compulsively the need to argue,
or to justify things on a kind of rational level.
We are much more willing to admit that certain things
are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
- Rem Koolhaas

It was not until I had graduated from college that
I made a professional commitment to it.
Frankly, I didn't think it wise.
I was my own interior parental force,
and it's very difficult to justify a profession as a dancer.
- Twyla Tharp

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend
or wife with mischief as your goal.
There are just too many women in the world to justify
that sort of dishonorable behavior.
Unless she's really attractive.
- Bruce Jay Friedman

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return.
But if a blow were given for such cause,
and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of
the facts and of the pun,
and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character,
return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Clients do not expect the infrastructure to be any
less reliable just because the service is being delivered
from an offshore location;
thus,
the uptime requirements justify the expense.
- Sanjay Kumar

Your own barometer is all you have to go by,
and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something.
On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where
the person who is wearing the director's hat is only
trying to justify his position.
- Gary Oldman

The implications of these considerations justify the
statement that all empirically verifiable knowledge
even the commonsense knowledge of everyday life -
involves implicitly,
if not explicitly, systematic theory in this sense.
- Talcott Parsons


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