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Justification Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Justification.

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

Related topics: Politics

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-justification is a treacherous servant.
- Wellington Mara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The means by which we live have outdistanced
the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are
developing longer range missiles.
We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat.
- Jim Saxton

Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons
of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
- Howard Berman

The standards of the international community manifest firmness.
Iran has no need for long-range missiles or to collaborate
with terrorist organizations all over the world.
- Moshe Katsav

The most used phrase in my administration if I were
to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?"
- Glenn Beck

We're like Iraq.
We're hiding missiles.
We've got two missiles in reserve.
- Jayson Williams

National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger
a proliferation of weapons,
notably nuclear missiles.
Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction.
- Jacques Chirac

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live,
to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles,
to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution.
- Uri Geller

I went to Israel when the missiles were falling there.
- David Dinkins

We have an active program.
We have nuclear weapons, we are a nuclear power.
We have an advanced missiles program.
- Ayub Khan

One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq
the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction
and the missiles to deliver them.
That is our bottom line.
- William J. Clinton

They, astounded at the flash of the armor,
and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles,
half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.
- Arrian

According to the committee's findings,
a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads
could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002.
- Charles Foster Bass

Smiling is very important.
If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace.
It is not by going out for a demonstration against
nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace.
It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing,
and being peace that we can make peace.
- Nhat Hanh

We ask them to remove the missiles deployed against Taiwan,
give up their military threat, and instead let us together
open the door to cross-Strait peaceful and stable dialogue and negotiations.
- Chen Shui-bian

The Iranian regime gives financial support to terrorist
organizations all over the world,
denies the Holocaust, and calls for the wiping the
state of Israel from the map,
while developing long-range missiles and trying to obtain nuclear weapon.
- Moshe Katsav

Which I would've done 'cause I volunteered for the
draft which meant that I only had to do two years.
But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension,
I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended.
- Edwin Starr

The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War.
One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq
had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction -
biological,
chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
- Hans Blix

We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away.
That's cowardly.
Staying in the airplane when it hits the building,
say what you want about it, it's not cowardly.
- Bill Maher

We know that there are unaccounted-for Scud and other
ballistic missiles in Iraq.
And part of the problem is that, since 1998,
there has been no way to even get minimal information
about those programs except through intelligence means.
- Condoleezza Rice

The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone.
We are catching them like fish in a river.
I mean here that over the past two days,
we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

When you look at other countries that are developing
the capabilities and the technology to deploy missiles
of very significant destructive capability with nuclear,
chemical, or biological warheads, then the MAD dogma makes even less sense.
- Don Nickles

It has been rumored that we have fired scud missiles into Kuwait.
I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud
missiles and I don't know why they were fired into Kuwait.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Iraq now says that it will, after all,
destroy its missiles.
President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick.
There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of
pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.'
- Bill Maher

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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