Definitions for: Justified


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



Synonyms: even




Famous Quotes Containing Justified:


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

-- Gloria Steinem (American Activist)

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

-- Theodore Roosevelt (American President)

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 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)

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)

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

-- Ernie Pyle (American Journalist)

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)

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)

Certainly the interest in asserting copyright is a justified one.

-- Johannes Rau (German Statesman)

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

-- Portia de Rossi (Australian Actress)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- E. O. Wilson (American Scientist)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Justin Sane (American Musician)

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

-- Meir Kahane (American Clergyman)

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)

Successful crimes alone are justified.

-- John Dryden (English Poet)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Chuck Palahniuk (American Novelist)

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 ( -)

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)

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)

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)


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