Quotes by justification
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American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification.
American spiritual teacher 1955-
A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference, and the spiritual glorification of difference, as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
British Writer 1938-
A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
French poet, criticus 1880-1918
A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
American lawyer and author 1938-
Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.
Beth Simone Noveck
American professor 1971-
Democratic elections alone do not remedy the crisis of confidence in government. Moreover, there is no viable justification for a democratic system in which public participation is limited to voting.
Mario Vargas Llosa
Peruvian writer, politician, journalist and essayist 1936-
Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to the necessary analysis and justification, is found either to be not really philosophical at all, or else to be, in the sense in which we are using the word, logical.Source: Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy
Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
God's designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit.
American Dramatist 1915-
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.
President of the US 1946-
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.Source: Public papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton
Canadian-American psychologist 1925-
Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
On the other hand, the concept owes its meaning and its justification exclusively to the totality of the sense impressions which we associate with it.
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