Quotation Explorer - 'Justify'

We can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds to do. - Margaret MacMillan
Every time I complete a major project I reward myself with two full days of just reading and coffee! I do justify that it is my work! - Delia J. Colvin
When you decided to share your dreams with others be aware of discouraging response. Don't try to justify yourself when it happens. Keep calm and keep your eyes on the prize (your dreams). - Euginia Herlihy
[...] I've come to the conclusion that the artist can not justify life or come up with a cogent reason as to why life is meaningful, but the artist can provide you with a cold glass of water on a hot day. - Woody Allen
Do not justify art, once you do, it limits the feelings it is apt to inflict. Art with Boundaries shadows all its principles. - Unarine Ramaru
Presidents have absolutely gone against the will of Congress. Congress hasn't declared a war since December 7, 1941, and yet we've been at war ever since with somebody or other in order to justify the war machine. Now we have alienated almost the entire earth - Gore Vidal
The point of working isn't to make money; you work to justify life. - David Baraka
Ayn Rand's 'philosophy' is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.... To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil. - Gore Vidal
Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause. - Mother Teresa
Every war, no matter how brutal, is built on the premise that one day, when all is said and done, the ends will justify the means. But over and over again we learn that in real life, there is no ends. There’s just the means. All there is is means. - Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Your theology won't always work toward your obedience, because your use of theology is dictated by the condition of your heart. If your heart is not submitting to the plan of God, you will actually use your theology to justify things that should not be justified. - Paul David Tripp
When we forgive someone, it doesn’t justify what they’ve done. It releases them into God’s hands so He can deal with them. - Stormie Omartian
God' is an excuse to justify hate. - Anonymous
And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man. - A. E. Housman
If someone’s beliefs are fixed and false, he or she can do anything to justify their beliefs. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
The immoral woman in Luke 7 has the faith to anticipate Christ's forgiveness. She can act in love with no words to justify. - Jenn Thoman
The problem that I think I have with God is often not a problem at all. Rather, it is most frequently a tired misperception where I have made God what I need Him to be in order to justify my rejection of Him. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
As a leader, I am there to make the best decisions possible with the evidence at hand and to be able to justify that decision. If it goes wrong, we add to the evidence for making the next decision, but there is no reason for regretting failure, as failure is just the production of evidence. - Michael A. Wood Jr.
There are no worse oppressors than those who have been oppressed themselves for they will justify all means of self-preservation, including persecution and oppression of others, to the extent of, and worse than that which they had endured. This will weigh heavily on the souls of future generations. - H.N.Ellessy
We cannot justify treating any sentient nonhuman as our property, as a resource, as a thing that we an use and kill for our purposes. - Gary L. Francione
The fact that people are in positions does not justify the means that they are leaders. A leader can be blind and to know this, check his sense of vision. - Israelmore Ayivor
Men may make progress, but man never changes. Man loves power and money. No matter the skin color, religion or income level. These symbols of our nation make men drunk with power, who then justify their lust for more by claiming they are public servants. - Glenn Beck
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
The ends must justify the means. - Matthew Prior
Using information about animal behavior to justify social or political ideology is wrong . . . People need to be able to make decisions about their lives without having to worry about keeping up with the bonobos. - Marlene Zuk
The end always doesn't justify the means you used to reach there. - Auliq Ice
The reality is that there is nothing so vulgar left in human experience for which some educator from some institution cannot be found to justify it. In the name of literary license, anything passes off as permissible.
The end must justify the means. - Matthew Prior
Logic in all its infinite potential, is the most dangerous of vices. For one can always find some form of logic to justify his action, and rest comfortably in the assurance, that what he did abides by reason. That is why, for us brittle beings, Intention is the only true weapon of peace. - Ilyas Kassam
In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve. - Stefan Collini
No purpose, no science, only love alone can justify and explain the mysteries of creation. - Debasish Mridha
If colleges are going to justify themselves, they are going to have to thrive at those things that require physical proximity. That includes moral and spiritual development. Very few of us cultivate our souls as hermits. We do it through small groups and relationships and in social contexts. - David Brooks
The speaker indicts our unbelieving responses to Jesus' COMMAND not to worry. We take it less seriously than His commands about overt actions and justify ourselves that we would not worry if He kept us from any circumstance we might worry about. - Jim Savastio
Trust your imagination, dreams, and hopes. Just never forget to take actions to justify your trust. - Debasish Mridha
An action made by an unwitting man, shall not define, nor justify a common thought and interpretation. - Even Engesland
Better exert power than justify it! - Raheel Farooq
When we see something different, we judge them either bad or good. But when see something similar we take it as a norm. So does it justify that morality is the epitome good or bad, or vice versa. - SYL
101 Reasons why its great to be a woman:We have an excuse to justify an inordinate indulgence in bitchiness: It's clearly feminine intuition. - Summersdale Publishers
You can use logic to justify just about anything, that's its power and its flaw. - Captain Katherine Janeway
People are fond of spouting out the old clich%uFFFD about how Van Gogh never sold a painting in his lifetime. Somehow his example serves to justify to us, decades later, that there is somehow merit in utter failure. Perhaps, but the man did commit suicide. - Hugh Macleod
An action made by a unwitting man, shall not define, nor justify a common though and interpretation. - Even Engesland
If you do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals to live the life you desire, It will be worth it. I promise! But if you find some excuse to justify quitting your journey, you will regret it. This is also a promise!" -gbb - Glenn Brandon Burke
It’s disappointing to feel sad for no reason. Sadness can be almost pleasantly indulgent when you have a way to justify it. - Allie Brosh
What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. - Thomas Henry Huxley
The fundamentalist burns with anti-intellectual zeal, and in reaction sophists are often swollen up with intellectualism. The fundamentalist and the sophist justify their excesses by the sin of their opposite. Fundamentalism and sophistry give piety and philosophy bad reputations with society. - John Mark Reynolds
You can use logic to justify just about anything, that's its power and it's flaw. - Captain Katherine Janeway
The most dangerous aspect of religion is its tendency to glorify the absurd and justify the abhorrent. - Stifyn Emrys
Her existence alone was excuse enough to justify the creation of the entire world. - Stephenie Meyer
When our beliefs are false we can justify anything to prove our beliefs. - Debasish Mridha
One can always find a quote to justify anything. - Marty Rubin
A truly honorable person, would never convince another to stray, from their personal pursuit of honor. No, only one lacking this noble quality would try to justify and market, an existence without it. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
One mistake cannot justify another. - Raheel Farooq
The immoral man always sees the moral man as immoral, just a way for him to justify his immorality. - Ricardo Derose
An action made by an unwitting man, shall not define, nor justify a common thought or interpretation. - Even Engesland
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. - Albert Camus
The love of God is a hard love. It demands total self-surrender, disdain of our human personality. And yet it alone can reconcile us to suffering and the deaths of children, it alone can justify them, since we cannot understand them, and we can only make God's will ours. - Albert Camus
We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence...on pain of liquidation. - George Bernard Shaw
If you can justify your life’s journey, you are a success. - Debasish Mridha
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