Definitions for: Justified


[adj] (printing) having words so spaced that lines have straight even margins



Synonyms: even




Famous Quotes Containing Justified:


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

-- Jay Dratler ( -)

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

-- Theodore Roosevelt (American President)

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 (English Writer)

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 ( Actress)

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 (American Activist)

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 (British Politician)

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 (American Judge)

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 (British Historian)

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 (American Activist)

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 (American Journalist)

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 (English Philosopher)

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

-- Justin Timberlake (American Musician)

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

-- Eric Rudolph (American Criminal)

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

-- E. O. Wilson (American Scientist)

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 (American Activist)

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 (American Entertainer)

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

-- Ernie Pyle (American Journalist)

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

-- Portia de Rossi (Australian Actress)

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 ( -)

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 (American Celebrity)

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

-- Ernest Hemingway (American Novelist)

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

-- John Witherspoon (American Politician)

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 (German Celebrity)

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 (American Judge)

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 (American Politician)

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

-- Henry James (American Writer)

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 (Canadian Celebrity)

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 ( Comedian)

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

-- Justin Sane (American Musician)

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 (American Criminal)

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 (American Criminal)

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 (English Author)

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 (American Activist)

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 (English Actress)


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