justification quotes

Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.Alan Dershowitz

At what point is someone precluded from availing themselves of the justification of self-defense because of their own poor judgment or bad behavior?Dan Gelber

If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that.Arthur Miller

Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification.Michael Servetus

I don't know what's more embarrassing, these musicians and actors talking about politics in interviews or the media actually giving them credibility about it. It's absurd that a celebrity could speak out on the economy or politics with no more justification than a hit album or a movie.Paul Stanley

Justification and sanctification are both God's work, and while they can and must be distinguished, the Bible won't let us separate them. Both are gifts of our union with Christ, and within this double-blessing, justification is the root of sanctification and sanctification is the fruit of justification.Tullian Tchividjian

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.Freda Adler

What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions.William Blum

The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.Noam Chomsky

Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents.William J. Clinton

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.Joseph Conrad

The threat or fear of violence should not become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech.Alan Dershowitz

Nevertheless, the mode, the justification, and all the games involved in this war were dishonest.Dario Fo

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.John Kenneth Galbraith

On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction.Stephen Harper

I guess as long as people think of me for different ages, I'll trust their opinion. I remember noticing one year that Michelle Monaghan played 34 and 19, so I've kind of clung to that as my justification that I can be Jake Gyllenhaal's wife and a freshman in college in the same year.Anna Kendrick

No: war material is life-saving for one's own people and whoever works and performs in these spheres can be proud of it; here enterprise as a whole finds its highest justification of existence.Gustav Krupp

The early Stones were adolescent rockers. They were self-conscious in an obvious and unpretentious way. And they were committed to a musical style that needed no justification because it came so naturally to them. As they grew musically the mere repetition of old rock and blues tunes became increasingly less satisfying.Jon Landau

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.C. S. Lewis

This is true only because the purposes and objectives of the Committee for Industrial Organization find economic, social, political and moral justification in the hearts of the millions who are its members and the millions more who support it.John L. Lewis