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Letter "J" » justify
«A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive.»
«Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence»
«Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently.»
«Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.»
«Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.»
«A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him»
«But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? / And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.»
«And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.»
«A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.»
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
, open up
«A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.»
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
, in return
, The Jury
, The Verdict