Definitions for: Justified


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



Synonyms: even




Famous Quotes Containing Justified:


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)

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)

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 ( -)

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

-- Ernest Hemingway (American Novelist)

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.

-- Dick Cheney (American Vice President)

I know there is moral outage in regard to Mr. Milosevic, and that is certainly justified. But what about our response?

-- Pat Roberts (American Politician)

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)

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)

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

-- Gloria Steinem (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)

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 ( -)

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)

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

-- Meir Kahane (American Clergyman)

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)

Successful crimes alone are justified.

-- John Dryden (English Poet)

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 was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.

-- Gene Tierney (American Actress)

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

-- Portia de Rossi (Australian Actress)

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

-- Ernie Pyle (American Journalist)

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

-- Jay Dratler ( -)

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

-- Chuck Palahniuk (American Novelist)

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)

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 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)

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)

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

-- Justin Timberlake (American Musician)

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)

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)

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

-- E. O. Wilson (American Scientist)

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)

We don't deliberately set out to offend. Unless we feel it's justified.

-- Graham Chapman (British Comedian)

Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around. If you're looking for violent rape imagery, the Bible's right there in your hotel room. If you just want to look up ways to screw people up, there it is, and you're justified because God told you to.

-- Penn Jillette (American Entertainer)

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 ( -)

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)

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

-- Henry James (American Writer)


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