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1. "Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner."
Author: Anne Rice
2. "If this incomplete ayaan hirsi wants fame sooo much then she shouldn't use religion as a base to be known. Some people justify their in justifications by selling their souls to the devil, ayaan I'm sure u have taken the time to read the bible. Do tell me it's stance on woman comparing to men..."
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
3. "With fear come the lies and the justifications that, no matter how convincing, lower our self-esteem."
Author: Azar Nafisi
4. "Over-reliance on strictly economic justifications has already begun to hurt the quality and range of education at every level of American life."
Author: Charles Vest
5. "Apparently rational justifications will never explain all sorts of the different feelings and raw emotions art invoke in people."
Author: Cristiane Serruya
6. "Just who has imposed on the suffering human race poison gas, barbed wire, high explosives, experiments in eugenics, the formula for zyklon b, heavy artillery, pseudo-scientific justifications for mass murder, cluster bombs, attack submarines, napalm, intercontinental missiles , military space platforms and nuclear weapons? If memory serves it was not the Vatican."
Author: David Berlinski
7. "The missiles come first, and the justifications come second."
Author: E. P. Thompson
8. "His mind scolded him for his stupidity and urged him to forget her but his heart had no justifications for its stand. It remained unmoved, its solidarity unaffected, its arrogance still holding."
Author: Faraaz Kazi
9. "Très souvent, on ne comprend pas pourquoi on aime quelqu'un, quelles sont les causes de l'attirance qu'il provoque. On essaie pourtant de comprendre, et dans ce domaine qui échappe au raisonnement, on ne trouve...que des "raisons". Le plus souvent, ce sont de simples justifications, des hypothèses qui varient, avec le temps et les crises qu'on traverse. Les fondements de l'amour que nous éprouvons restent incompris, enfouis dans l'inconscient, surtout lorsque l'aimé nous fait souffrir, nous frustre plus qu'il ne nous comble."
Author: Fatema Mernissi
10. "A person who is seeking to feel justification for some action might move from "What you've done angers me" to "What you've done is wrong." Popular justifications include the moral high ground of righteous indignation and the more simple equation known by its biblical name: an eye for an eye."
Author: Gavin De Becker
11. "When I did 'Babe' I wanted to talk about animal rights without going through some convoluted justifications about using animal products."
Author: James Cromwell
12. "We want character but without unyielding conviction; we want strong morality but without the emotional burden of guilt or shame; we want virtue but without particular moral justifications that invariably offend; we want good without having to name evil; we want decency without the authority to insist upon it; we want more community without any limitations to personal freedom. In short, we want what we cannot possibly have on the terms that we want it."
Author: James Davison Hunter
13. "You can see the rider serving the elephant when people are morally dumbfounded. They have strong gut feelings about what is right and wrong, and they struggle to construct post hoc justifications for those feelings. Even when the servant (reasoning) comes back empty-handed, the master (intuition) doesn't change his judgment."
Author: Jonathan Haidt
14. "I love it when my justifications for avoiding housework are actually legitimate."
Author: Julie Kenner
15. "Some of our children are our justifications and some are but our regrets"
Author: Kahlil Gibran
16. "We attribute to ourselves qualities that we do not possess because if we possessed them, our lives would exactly mirror our image of ourselves. Our lies about what is really happening in our lives are what we use to "patch up" our ego with rationalizations and justifications, all of which conceal from us the fact that we cannot really do anything because we have no Being."
Author: Laura Knight Jadczyk
17. "If you look in real life, it is very hard to describe people as good people, bad people, heroes or villains. People aren't bad people. They all have their justifications."
Author: Lennie James
18. "Van Gogh: "It is precisely in learning to suffer without complaining,29 learning to consider pain without repugnance, that one risks vertigo a little; and yet it might be possible, yet one glimpses even a vague probability that on the other side of life we'll glimpse justifications for pain, which seen from here sometimes takes up the whole horizon so much that it takes on the despairing proportions of a deluge."
Author: Liesbeth Heenk
19. "If I have exhausted the justifications, I have reached bedrock and my spade is turned. Then I am inclined to say: 'This is simply what I do."
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
20. "Little white lies are part of everyday life. If you're in court being charged with a felony, you're probably going to be tempted to lie. Or if your girlfriend asks you if the sweater she is wearing makes her look fat; you're going to lie because you love that person. There are different reasons and justifications to lie; it's human nature."
Author: Monica Raymund
21. "Winners see the dream and develop plans while the rest see the obstacles and develop justifications."
Author: Orrin Woodward
22. "If it were profitable to have indentured servants in the modern world, I'm sure that Richard Scaife's think tanks would have no trouble finding justifications, and assorted Christian groups would explain why it's God's will."
Author: Paul Krugman
23. "When civilians are not asked to pay any price, it's easy to be at war - not just to intervene in a foreign land in the first place, but to keep on fighting there. The justifications for staying at war don't have to be particularly rational or cogently argued when so few Americans are making the sacrifice that it takes to stay."
Author: Rachel Maddow
24. "Reason is an outcome of frailty and resentment. When Will fails to cope with the labour of life, or the life of labour, its fragile remnants are set to construct a slighter world of justifications."
Author: Raheel Farooq
25. "Land, domination, pre-emptive attacks - all just excuses, mundane justifications that do nothing but disguise the simple distinction. They are not us. We are not them."
Author: Steven Erikson
26. "Although it should be avoided, you can break promises to people if you have to—because you can explain circumstances and make reasonable justifications and compromises with people. Dogs take you at your word—that's a lot to live up to—and I, for one, do not want to be the kind of person who reneges on a good-faith deal with a dog."
Author: Wade Rouse
27. "This new war, like the previous one, would be a test of the power of machines against people and places; whatever its causes and justifications, it would make the world worse. This was true of that new war, and it has been true of every new war since...I knew too that this new war was not even new but was only the old one come again. And what caused it? It was caused, I thought, by people failing to love one another, failing to love their enemies."
Author: Wendell Berry
28. "Lies are a little fortress; inside them you can feel safe and powerful. Through your little fortress of lies you try to run your life and manipulate others. But the fortress needs walls, so you build some. These are the justifications for your lies. You know, like you are doing this to protect someone you love, to keep them from feeling pain. Whatever works, just so you feel okay about the lies."
Author: Wm. Paul Young

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