Justified Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old justified quotes, justified sayings, and justified proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable. Salman Rushdie
There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow. Martin Luther
A reasonable opinion must ever be in danger where reason is not judge. William Penn
Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend them. Jeffrey R. Holland
You don't have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It's your life. Live it without apologies. Mandy Hale
An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason. C. S. Lewis
Justified means just as if you've never sinned. Joyce Meyer
Reason is a necessary instrument, to be used for good or evil, but it has no moral qualities. Reinhard Bendix
You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against. Laurie Halse Anderson
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. Eugene Ionesco
To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness. Agatha Christie
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. Simone De Beauvoir
As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles. Bertrand Russell
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. Bo Bennett
No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place. Meir Kahane
Reason is always weak where prejudice is strong. Norm MacDonald
Self-justification is the enemy of repentance. Spencer W. Kimball
All explanations tend to be self-serving. Marty Rubin
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. Theodore Roosevelt
Instead of looking at the hundred reasons to quit, look at the thousand reasons not. Anonymous
Never defend yourself; agree with your critics, it takes the wind out of their sails. Fay Weldon
Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all. G.K. Chesterton
Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man. Erich Fromm
Reason is not measured by size or height, but by principle. Epictetus
You can't defend. You can't prevent. The only thing you can do is detect and respond. Bruce Schneier
It is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If you can't understand it without an explanation, you can't understand it with an explanation. Haruki Murakami
Self-justification, therefore, is not only about protecting high self-esteem; it's also about protecting low self-esteem if that is how a person sees himself. Elliot Aronson
Don`t waste your time with explanations people only hear what they want to hear. Paulo Coelho
Justification is the enabler of cowardice. People are capable of abominable acts as long as they can justify it to themselves. Chris Brady
If you're trying to justify something, you're trying to escape from something that you don't want to admit to. Teal Swan
I justify my craving for control by telling myself that I am alone. Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin
I am like the lost feather that has surrendered its freedom of direction unto the movement and guidance of the wind's current, ready and willing to travel in any direction, trusting in the comfort of the wind's navigation, which may seem uncertain and without direction at the same moment yet in the end, justified in its destination. Oliver Mbamara
Whenever we approve, we can find a hundred good reasons to justify our approbation. whenever we dislike, we can find a thousand to justify our dislike. Samuel Richardson
Some humans will create illusions in order to justify their desires, choices, or lifestyle. Steven Mason
Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today could justify non-violence. Albert Camus
History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. Edward James Martin
It is not to be forgotten that what we can rational grounds for our benefits are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. Thomas Huxley
The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself. Eric Hoffer
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices. Sargent Shriver
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Steven Mason
Something will happen that will justify it in some way. Martin Landau
It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
Just put them there and say, sir or madam, will you be kind enough to justify your existence. George Bernard Shaw
Self-justification is a treacherous servant. Wellington Mara
Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to the necessary analysis and justification. Steven Mason
People who don't believe in GOD may have their own way of justifying some bad act they have committed. Lee Greenwood
Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace. Charles Spurgeon
People who don't believe in God may have their own way of justifying some bad act they have committed. Lee Greenwood
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits. Leo Tolstoy
There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple. Edward de Bono