Definitions for: Justified


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



Synonyms: even




Famous Quotes Containing Justified:


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 (American Writer)

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

-- Eric Rudolph (American Criminal)

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 (American Politician)

Certainly the interest in asserting copyright is a justified one.

-- Johannes Rau (German Statesman)

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 ( -)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Theodore Roosevelt (American President)

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 (Russian Writer)

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)

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

-- Gloria Steinem (American Activist)

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

-- E. O. Wilson (American Scientist)

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)

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 (American Politician)

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

-- Henry James (American Writer)

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)

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

-- Chuck Palahniuk (American Novelist)

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 ( -)

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 ( -)

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)

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 (American Activist)

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)

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 (American 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)

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)

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)

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

-- Meir Kahane (American Clergyman)

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)

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

-- Justin Sane (American Musician)

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

-- Portia de Rossi (Australian Actress)


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