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.     


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.     


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