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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.
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
Louis D. Brandeis
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home.
Only he deserves power who every day justifies it.
Within the cult of Wall Street that forged Mitt Romney, making money justifies any behavior, no matter how venal.
Judged by the law of England, I know this crime entails upon me the penalty of death; but the history of Ireland explains that crime and justifies it.
Thomas Francis Meagher
True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.
Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.
People are used to music that justifies street culture but something that's not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live.
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
It is a struggle for the minds of the people... No cause justifies recourse to terrorism.
Nothing, nothing justifies terrorism.
Obama did inherit a deficit when he came into office. Why this fact justifies racking up vastly more debt and bigger deficits is a logical mystery.
The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing.
Science fiction rarely is about scientists doing real science, in its slowness, its vagueness, the sort of tedious quality of getting out there and digging amongst rocks and then trying to convince people that what you're seeing justifies the conclusions you're making.
Kim Stanley Robinson
The minds of men are at last aroused; reason looks out and justifies her own, and malice finds all her work is ruin.
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