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City_of_God
General_Principles_of_Kabbalah
Heart_of_Matter
Life_without_Death
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Process_and_Reality
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
Toward_the_Future

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0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.07_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
01.03_-_Mystic_Poetry
01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life
02.04_-_The_Right_of_Absolute_Freedom
02.06_-_The_Integral_Yoga_and_Other_Yogas
02.14_-_Panacea_of_Isms
03.01_-_Humanism_and_Humanism
03.01_-_The_Evolution_of_Consciousness
03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon
03.06_-_Divine_Humanism
03.10_-_Hamlet:_A_Crisis_of_the_Evolving_Soul
05.01_-_Man_and_the_Gods
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.06_-_Nirvana_and_the_Discovery_of_the_All-Negating_Absolute
07.34_-_And_this_Agile_Reason
10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real
1.007_-_Initial_Steps_in_Yoga_Practice
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.00_-_The_way_of_what_is_to_come
1.01_-_Foreward
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_Tara_the_Divine
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_The_Human_Aspiration
1.025_-_Sadhana_-_Intensifying_a_Lighted_Flame
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_The_7_Habits__An_Overview
1.02_-_The_Age_of_Individualism_and_Reason
1.037_-_Preventing_the_Fall_in_Yoga
1.03_-_APPRENTICESHIP_AND_ENCULTURATION_-_ADOPTION_OF_A_SHARED_MAP
1.03_-_BOOK_THE_THIRD
1.03_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Meeting_with_others
1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers
1.03_-_The_Coming_of_the_Subjective_Age
1.03_-_The_Human_Disciple
1.03_-_The_Two_Negations_2_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Ascetic
1.04_-_Reality_Omnipresent
1.04_-_The_Core_of_the_Teaching
1.04_-_The_Discovery_of_the_Nation-Soul
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.04_-_Wherefore_of_World?
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.06_-_Agni_and_the_Truth
1.06_-_BOOK_THE_SIXTH
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_On_Induction
1.06_-_ON_THE_PALE_CRIMINAL
1.06_-_On_Thought
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_The_Ego_and_the_Dualities
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_3
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_The_Secret_Chiefs
1.1.01_-_Seeking_the_Divine
1.10_-_Fate_and_Free-Will
1.10_-_The_Absolute_of_the_Being
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_Theodicy_-_Nature_Makes_No_Mistakes
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.11_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Problem
1.1.1_-_The_Mind_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
1.11_-_The_Reason_as_Governor_of_Life
1.11_-_The_Second_Genesis
1.11_-_Works_and_Sacrifice
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.12_-_The_Office_and_Limitations_of_the_Reason
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.15_-_The_Suprarational_Good
1.16_-_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Evocational_Magic
1.16_-_The_Suprarational_Ultimate_of_Life
1.17_-_Religion_as_the_Law_of_Life
1.17_-_The_Divine_Soul
1.18_-_The_Divine_Worker
1.18_-_THE_HEART_OF_THE_PROBLEM
1.19_-_GOD_IS_NOT_MOCKED
1.19_-_The_Curve_of_the_Rational_Age
1.2.03_-_The_Interpretation_of_Scripture
1.20_-_TANTUM_RELIGIO_POTUIT_SUADERE_MALORUM
1.2.4_-_Speech_and_Yoga
1.25_-_Critical_Objections_brought_against_Poetry,_and_the_principles_on_which_they_are_to_be_answered.
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
1.49_-_Thelemic_Morality
1.63_-_The_Interpretation_of_the_Fire-Festivals
1951-01-15_-_Sincerity_-_inner_discernment_-_inner_light._Evil_and_imbalance._Consciousness_and_instruments.
1951-04-07_-_Origin_of_Evil_-_Misery-_its_cause
1951-04-19_-_Demands_and_needs_-_human_nature_-_Abolishing_the_ego_-_Food-_tamas,_consecration_-_Changing_the_nature-_the_vital_and_the_mind_-_The_yoga_of_the_body__-_cellular_consciousness
1953-08-05
1954-05-12_-_The_Purusha_-_Surrender_-_Distinguishing_between_influences_-_Perfect_sincerity
1954-08-04_-_Servant_and_worker_-_Justification_of_weakness_-_Play_of_the_Divine_-_Why_are_you_here_in_the_Ashram?
1954-08-25_-_Ananda_aspect_of_the_Mother_-_Changing_conditions_in_the_Ashram_-_Ascetic_discipline_-_Mothers_body
1955-09-21_-_Literature_and_the_taste_for_forms_-_The_characters_of_The_Great_Secret_-_How_literature_helps_us_to_progress_-_Reading_to_learn_-_The_commercial_mentality_-_How_to_choose_ones_books_-_Learning_to_enrich_ones_possibilities_...
1955-10-05_-_Science_and_Ignorance_-_Knowledge,_science_and_the_Buddha_-_Knowing_by_identification_-_Discipline_in_science_and_in_Buddhism_-_Progress_in_the_mental_field_and_beyond_it
1956-01-18_-_Two_sides_of_individual_work_-_Cheerfulness_-_chosen_vessel_of_the_Divine_-_Aspiration,_consciousness,_of_plants,_of_children_-_Being_chosen_by_the_Divine_-_True_hierarchy_-_Perfect_relation_with_the_Divine_-_India_free_in_1915
1956-11-14_-_Conquering_the_desire_to_appear_good_-_Self-control_and_control_of_the_life_around_-_Power_of_mastery_-_Be_a_great_yogi_to_be_a_good_teacher_-_Organisation_of_the_Ashram_school_-_Elementary_discipline_of_regularity
1956-11-28_-_Desire,_ego,_animal_nature_-_Consciousness,_a_progressive_state_-_Ananda,_desireless_state_beyond_enjoyings_-_Personal_effort_that_is_mental_-_Reason,_when_to_disregard_it_-_Reason_and_reasons
1957-03-20_-_Never_sit_down,_true_repose
1958-09-24_-_Living_the_truth_-_Words_and_experience
1958_12_05
1960_01_20
1960_11_12?_-_49
1961-10-02
1962-01-21
1963-09-28
1964-09-16
1964_09_16
1965-03-20
1965_12_25
1969-05-28
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Cool_Air
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Diary_of_Alonzo_Typer
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Silver_Key
1.kbr_-_Where_do_you_search_me
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.rb_-_Bishop_Blougram's_Apology
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_III_-_Paracelsus
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_I_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rmr_-_Dedication
1.rt_-_Fireflies
1.wby_-_Three_Songs_To_The_Same_Tune
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_Carol_Of_Words
1.whitman_-_France,_The_18th_Year_Of_These_States
1.whitman_-_Passage_To_India
1.whitman_-_Poets_to_Come
1.whitman_-_So_Far_And_So_Far,_And_On_Toward_The_End
1.whitman_-_Starting_From_Paumanok
1.whitman_-_The_Prairie_States
1.ww_-_Book_Fourteenth_[conclusion]
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IX-_Book_Eighth-_The_Parsonage
2.01_-_Habit_1__Be_Proactive
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_THE_ADVENT_OF_LIFE
2.01_-_The_Attributes_of_Omega_Point_-_a_Transcendent_God
2.01_-_The_Object_of_Knowledge
2.01_-_The_Therapeutic_value_of_Abreaction
2.01_-_The_Two_Natures
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_Indra,_Giver_of_Light
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.02_-_THE_EXPANSION_OF_LIFE
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_The_Christian_Phenomenon_and_Faith_in_the_Incarnation
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.05_-_On_Poetry
2.05_-_The_Cosmic_Illusion;_Mind,_Dream_and_Hallucination
2.05_-_The_Religion_of_Tomorrow
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.11_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_The_Double_Aspect
2.1.2_-_The_Vital_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.1.4.1_-_Teachers
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.15_-_Reality_and_the_Integral_Knowledge
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_The_Soul_and_Its_Liberation
2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness
2.2.01_-_Work_and_Yoga
2.2.02_-_Consciousness_and_the_Inconscient
2.20_-_The_Lower_Triple_Purusha
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.2.7.01_-_Some_General_Remarks
2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.06_-_The_Mind
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
2.3.2_-_Desire
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
2.4.1_-_Human_Relations_and_the_Spiritual_Life
2.4.3_-_Problems_in_Human_Relations
3.00_-_Introduction
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.05_-_The_Divine_Personality
3.06_-_The_Delight_of_the_Divine
3.07_-_The_Formula_of_the_Holy_Grail
3.1.01_-_The_Problem_of_Suffering_and_Evil
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.16_-_THE_SEVEN_SEALS_OR_THE_YES_AND_AMEN_SONG
3.17_-_Of_the_License_to_Depart
3.2.01_-_The_Newness_of_the_Integral_Yoga
3.2.02_-_Yoga_and_Skill_in_Works
3.2.03_-_Jainism_and_Buddhism
3.2.04_-_The_Conservative_Mind_and_Eastern_Progress
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
3.2.3_-_Dreams
3.2.4_-_Sex
3.4.03_-_Materialism
3.4.1.01_-_Poetry_and_Sadhana
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.6.01_-_Heraclitus
3.7.1.01_-_Rebirth
3.7.1.05_-_The_Significance_of_Rebirth
3.7.1.10_-_Karma,_Will_and_Consequence
3.7.2.05_-_Appendix_I_-_The_Tangle_of_Karma
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.11_-_The_Perfection_of_Equality
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.1_-_The_Right_Attitude_towards_Difficulties
4.2.2_-_Steps_towards_Overcoming_Difficulties
4.2.3.05_-_Obstacles_to_the_Psychic's_Emergence
4.2.3_-_Vigilance,_Resolution,_Will_and_the_Divine_Help
4.2.4_-_Time_and_CHange_of_the_Nature
4.25_-_Towards_the_supramental_Time_Vision
4.3.1_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_the_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.3.3_-_Dealing_with_Hostile_Attacks
5.04_-_Supermind_and_the_Life_Divine
5.06_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION
5.08_-_ADAM_AS_TOTALITY
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
6.09_-_THE_THIRD_STAGE_-_THE_UNUS_MUNDUS
A_Secret_Miracle
Avatars_of_the_Tortoise
Averroes_Search
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER
Book_of_Exodus
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God
COSA_-_BOOK_XIII
Deutsches_Requiem
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_05.09_-_Of_Intelligence,_Ideas_and_Essence.
ENNEAD_06.05_-_The_One_and_Identical_Being_is_Everywhere_Present_In_Its_Entirety.345
Gorgias
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
r1912_12_31
r1913_01_08
r1913_01_18
r1913_06_12
r1913_06_17
r1913_06_17b
r1913_09_18
r1913_12_18
r1914_01_05
r1914_03_20
r1914_04_14
r1914_05_18
r1914_07_10
r1914_07_23
r1914_07_24
r1914_08_06
r1914_08_09
r1914_12_10
r1914_12_13
r1915_01_05b
r1917_02_06
r1917_02_13
r1917_02_16
r1918_02_21
r1919_08_29
Sophist
Story_of_the_Warrior_and_the_Captive
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Aleph
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Fearful_Sphere_of_Pascal
The_Gospel_According_to_Luke
The_Pilgrims_Progress
The_Riddle_of_this_World
The_Theologians
Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text
Timaeus

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justify

DEFINITIONS

justify ::: a. --> To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
To prove; to ratify; to confirm.


justifying ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Justify



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1:Violence in ordinary Nature does not justify violence in a spiritual work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Anger and Violence,
2:It is the legitimate function of the reason to justify to man his action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, The Office and Limitations of the Reason,
3:Nothing can spiritually justify individual violence done in anger or passion or from any vital motive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram, Essays on the Gita,
4:Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves. We tend to overwork as a means of self-escape, as a way of trying to justify our existence. ~ Josef Pieper, Leisure: The Basis of Culture,
5:Vain the soul’s hope if changeless Law is all:
Ever to the new and the unknown press on
The speeding aeons justifying God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
6:The thought came over me that never would one full and absolute moment, containing all the others, justify my life, that all of my instants would be provisional phases, annihilators of the past turned to face the future, and that beyond the episodic, the present, the circumstantial, we were nobody.
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
7:I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country ... how are we gonna justify arms dealing when we realize that we're all one? ~ Bill Hicks,
8:My lie has been miserable and difficult, and yet to others and sometimes to myself, it has seemed rich and wonderful. Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness. ~ Hermann Hesse,
9:High priests of wisdom, sweetness, might and bliss,
Discoverers of beauty's sunlit ways
And swimmers of Love's laughing fiery floods
And dancers within rapture's golden doors,
Their tread one day shall change the suffering earth
And justify the light on Nature's face.
Although Fate lingers in the high Beyond
And the work seems vain on which our heart's force was spent,
All shall be done for which our pain was borne.
Even as of old man came behind the beast
This high divine successor surely shall come
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
10:We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
   ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
11:Behind the traditional way of Knowledge, justifying its thought-process of elimination and withdrawal, stands an over-mastering spiritual experience. Deep, intense, convincing, common to all who have overstepped a certain limit of the active mind-belt into the horizonless inner space, this is the great experience of liberation, the consciousness of something within us that is behind and outside of the universe and all its forms, interests, aims, events and happenings, calm, untouched, unconcerned, illimitable, immobile, free, the uplook to something above us indescribable and unseizable into which by abolition of our personality we can enter, the presence of an omnipresent eternal witness Purusha, the sense of an Infinity or a Timelessness that looks down on us from an august negation of all our existence and is alone the one thing Real. This experience is the highest sublimation of spiritualised mind looking resolutely beyond its own existence. No one who has not passed through this liberation can be entirely free from the mind and its meshes, but one is not compelled to linger in this experience for ever. Great as it is, it is only the Mind's overwhelming experience of what is beyond itself and all it can conceive. It is a supreme negative experience, but beyond it is all the tremendous light of an infinite consciousness, an illimitable Knowledge, an affirmative absolute Presence.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Object of Knowledge, 278-279,
12:I know perfectly well that pain and suffering and struggle and excesses of despair are natural - though not inevitable - on the way, - not because they are helps, but because they are imposed on us by the darkness of this human nature out of which we have to struggle into the Light. . . .

The dark path is there and there are many who make like the Christians a gospel of spiritual suffering; many hold it to be the unavoidable price of victory. It may be so under certain circumstances, as it has been in so many lives at least at the beginning, or one may choose to make it so. But then the price has to be paid with resignation, fortitude or a tenacious resilience. I admit that if borne in that way the attacks of the Dark Forces or the ordeals they impose have a meaning. After each victory gained over them, there is then a sensible advance; often they seem to show us the difficulties in ourselves which we have to overcome and to say, "Here you must conquer us and here."

But all the same it is a too dark and difficult way which nobody should follow on whom the necessity does not lie.

In any case one thing can never help and that is to despond always and say, "I am unfit; I am not meant for the Yoga." And worse still are these perilous mental formations such as you are always accepting that you must fare like X (one whose difficulty of exaggerated ambition was quite different from yours) and that you have only six years etc. These are clear formations of the Dark Forces seeking not only to sterilise your aspiration but to lead you away and so prevent your sharing in the fruit of the victory hereafter. I do not know what Krishnaprem has said but his injunction, if you have rightly understood it, is one that cannot stand as valid, since so many have done Yoga relying on tapasya or anything else but not confident of any Divine Grace. It is not that, but the soul's demand for a higher Truth or a higher life that is indispensable. Where that is, the Divine Grace whether believed in or not, will intervene. If you believe, that hastens and facilitates things; if you cannot yet believe, still the soul's aspiration will justify itself with whatever difficulty and struggle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
13:What is the ape to a human? A laughing stock or a painful embarrassment. And that is precisely what the human shall be to the overman: a laughing stock or a painful embarrassment.

You have made your way from worm to human, and much in you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even now a human is still more ape than any ape.

But whoever is wisest among you is also just a conflict and a cross between plant and ghost. But do I implore you to become ghosts or plants?

Behold, I teach you the overman!

The overman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth!

I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth and do not believe those who speak to you of extraterrestrial hopes! They are mixers of poisons whether they know it or not.

They are despisers of life, dying off and self-poisoned, of whom the earth is weary: so let them fade away!

Once the sacrilege against God was the greatest sacrilege, but God died, and then all these desecrators died. Now to desecrate the earth is the most terrible thing, and to esteem the bowels of the unfathomable higher than the meaning of the earth!

Once the soul gazed contemptuously at the body, and then such contempt was the highest thing: it wanted the body gaunt, ghastly, starved.

Thus it intended to escape the body and the earth.

Oh this soul was gaunt, ghastly and starved, and cruelty was the lust of this soul!

But you, too, my brothers, tell me: what does your body proclaim about your soul? Is your soul not poverty and filth and a pitiful contentment?

Truly, mankind is a polluted stream. One has to be a sea to take in a polluted stream without becoming unclean.

Behold, I teach you the overman: he is this sea, in him your great contempt can go under.

What is the greatest thing that you can experience? It is the hour of your great contempt. The hour in which even your happiness turns to nausea and likewise your reason and your virtue.

The hour in which you say: 'What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth, and a pitiful contentment. But my happiness ought to justify existence itself!' ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, trans. Fred Kaufmann,
14:Thus the eternal paradox and eternal truth of a divine life in an animal body, an immortal aspiration or reality inhabiting a mortal tenement, a single and universal consciousness representing itself in limited minds and divided egos, a transcendent, indefinable, timeless and spaceless Being who alone renders time and space and cosmos possible, and in all these the higher truth realisable by the lower term, justify themselves to the deliberate reason as well as to the persistent instinct or intuition of mankind. Attempts are sometimes made to have done finally with questionings which have so often been declared insoluble by logical thought and to persuade men to limit their mental activities to the practical and immediate problems of their material existence in the universe; but such evasions are never permanent in their effect. Mankind returns from them with a more vehement impulse of inquiry or a more violent hunger for an immediate solution. By that hunger mysticism profits and new religions arise to replace the old that have been destroyed or stripped of significance by a scepticism which itself could not satisfy because, although its business was inquiry, it was unwilling sufficiently to inquire. The attempt to deny or stifle a truth because it is yet obscure in its outward workings and too often represented by obscurantist superstition or a crude faith, is itself a kind of obscurantism. The will to escape from a cosmic necessity because it is arduous, difficult to justify by immediate tangible results, slow in regulating its operations, must turn out eventually to have been no acceptance of the truth of Nature but a revolt against the secret, mightier will of the great Mother. It is better and more rational to accept what she will not allow us as a race to reject and lift it from the sphere of blind instinct, obscure intuition and random aspiration into the light of reason and an instructed and consciously self-guiding will. And if there is any higher light of illumined intuition or self-revealing truth which is now in man either obstructed and inoperative or works with intermittent glancings as if from behind a veil or with occasional displays as of the northern lights in our material skies, then there also we need not fear to aspire. For it is likely that such is the next higher state of consciousness of which Mind is only a form and veil, and through the splendours of that light may lie the path of our progressive self-enlargement into whatever highest state is humanity's ultimate resting-place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Human Aspiration,
15:The messengers of the Incommunicable,
The architects of immortality.
Into the fallen human sphere they came,
Faces that wore the Immortal's glory still,
Voices that communed still with the thoughts of God,
Bodies made beautiful by the spirit's light,
Carrying the magic word, the mystic fire,
Carrying the Dionysian cup of joy,
Approaching eyes of a diviner man,
Lips chanting an unknown anthem of the soul,
Feet echoing in the corridors of Time.
High priests of wisdom, sweetness, might and bliss,
Discoverers of beauty's sunlit ways
And swimmers of Love's laughing fiery floods
And dancers within rapture's golden doors,
Their tread one day shall change the suffering earth
And justify the light on Nature's face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 3:4,

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1:Excuse tries to justify. ~ Toba Beta
2:The ends do not justify the means ~ Seth
3:The end doesn't justify the means. ~ Ovid
4:To justify God's ways to man. ~ A E Housman
5:God' is an excuse to justify hate. ~ Anonymous
6:Listen. Don't explain or justify. ~ Wayne Dyer
7:to justify any such inference. ~ Bertrand Russell
8:any compulsion tries to justify itself. ~ Joan Didion
9:You can’t justify it, so let it alone. ~ Stephen King
10:I'm tired of justifying what I've said. ~ Jose Canseco
11:Virtue debases itself in justifying itself. ~ Voltaire
12:Can you justify your existence then? ~ Jean Paul Sartre
13:You shouldn't have to justify your work. ~ Judy Chicago
14:Even alone we go on justifying ourselves. ~ Mason Cooley
15:You feign guilt in order to justify yourself. ~ Jean Racine
16:Snakes do not need to justify their behavior. ~ Stephen King
17:A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him. ~ Man Ray
18:People will justify whatever for a good cause. ~ Julie Taymor
19:Good ends will not justify evil actions. What ~ Richard Baxter
20:Misery suffered did not justify misery to come. ~ Stephen King
21:If the end does not justify the means - what can? ~ Edward Abbey
22:All the time I feel I must justify my existence. ~ Prince Charles
23:Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life. ~ Marc Chagall
24:If the ends don't justify the means, then what does? ~ Robert Moses
25:I think in general the ends do not justify the means. ~ Howard Dean
26:Some heinous crimes justify the ultimate punishment. ~ Barack Obama
27:There is no truth sure enough to justify persecution. ~ John Milton
28:Only he without sin can tell me if my means justify my ends. ~ Jay Z
29:Success in one role can't justify failure in another. ~ Stephen Covey
30:It is too difficult a Grace-
To justify the Dream- ~ Emily Dickinson
31:Because it sounds like he's trying to justify his actions. ~ Harlan Coben
32:It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it. ~ Malcolm Forbes
33:Pure motives can never justify impure or violent action. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
34:Reason is often the slave of sin; it strives to justify it. ~ Leo Tolstoy
35:the ends never justify the means because IT never ends. ~ Martha Gellhorn
36:Don’t become the criminal to justify a crime done to you. ~ Pepper Winters
37:The end of suffering does not justify the suffering ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
38:Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself. ~ Robert Greene
39:justifying their positions in the name of God, men silence God. ~ C J Sansom
40:People will use their religion to justify virtually anything. ~ Desmond Tutu
41:You don't have to justify yourself to me. You did what you did. ~ Sue Grafton
42:And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man. ~ A E Housman
43:Belief comes first. Actions that justify that belief come second. ~ Sean Platt
44:Casus Belli. It means an incident that's used to justify a war... ~ Glenn Beck
45:From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable. ~ Salman Rushdie
46:You must have the music to justify an instrument's extensive use. ~ Steve Lacy
47:If the end doesn't justify the means, what does? (Robert Moses) ~ Robert A Caro
48:He is trying to justify himself, but he cannot fool Krishna. ~ Swami Vivekananda
49:Let go of feelings of guilt and the need to justify your actions. ~ Vadim Zeland
50:You can minimize your sin. Rationalize your sin. Justify your sin. ~ Johnny Hunt
51:All governments need enemies. How else to justify their existence? ~ Edward Abbey
52:Art is about going a little nuts and justifying the next sentence. ~ Young Ha Kim
53:Opinions which justify cruelty are inspired by cruel impulses. ~ Bertrand Russell
54:To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business. ~ Leo Tolstoy
55:It is the work of God alone to justify, to sanctify, and to glorify. ~ John Wesley
56:What does he see in me to justify putting his life on the line? I ~ Pepper Winters
57:You don't have to justify anything. Being pissed off is absolutely ok. ~ Tori Amos
58:You don't need to justify or explain you dreams. They belong to you ~ Paulo Coelho
59:An existant can never justify the existence of another existant. ~ Jean Paul Sartre
60:...as soon as the war was over, they had to justify what was done. ~ Harry S Truman
61:I have a great deal of experience in justifying myself to myself. ~ Joseph Mitchell
62:If something is shocking without being funny it's hard to justify. ~ Seth MacFarlane
63:They appeared to know enough to justify their jobs, and nothing more. ~ Michael Lewis
64:To explain our conventional ethical attitudes, is not to justify them. ~ Peter Singer
65:To sin is a human business, but to justify sins is a devilish business. ~ Leo Tolstoy
66:I have no doubt in mind that I justify the space I take up in the world. ~ Steve Earle
67:Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. ~ Albert Camus
68:People will selectively use “tradition” to justify anything. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
69:So while he made you without you, he doesn't justify you without you. ~ Saint Augustine
70:Anyone could reason themselves into a corner, and so justify surrender. ~ Steven Erikson
71:You seem very anxious to lose your life.” “To justify my life, Sir. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
72:Excuses are used to justify leaving the scene of truth without changing. ~ Orrin Woodward
73:The future is the lie with which we justify the brutality of the present. ~ Anthony Marra
74:Do not turn yourself from an end into a means-one does not justify the other. ~ Lord Acton
75:I'm not trying to justify myself, or say I'm not sorry, or not contrite. ~ Lance Armstrong
76:In a world of true abundance you shouldn't have to work to justify your life. ~ Sam Harris
77:There’s simply nothing in there that would justify second degree murder. ~ Alan Dershowitz
78:Whatever your beliefs are, you do not have to justify them to others. ~ Alexandra Stoddard
79:He who created you without you will not justify you without you. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
80:If sophisticated calculations are needed to justify an action, don't do it. ~ Robert Heller
81:You don't have to justify everything. Being pissed off is just absolutely okay. ~ Tori Amos
82:Your race devotes itself to justifying its errors, not correcting them ~ Karen Marie Moning
83:Art must be unaesthetic in the extreme, useless and impossible to justify. ~ Francis Picabia
84:In the world today, only a philosophy of eternity could justify non-violence. ~ Albert Camus
85:Slaveholders deployed so-called scientific racism to justify racial slavery. ~ Manisha Sinha
86:The ones with no imagination are always the quickest to justify themselves ~ Haruki Murakami
87:There's no way I can justify my salary level, but I'm learning to live with it. ~ Drew Carey
88:Ends and means didn’t justify one another—they were two sides of the same coin. ~ Eliot Peper
89:Even for the world's only superpower, the ends don't always justify the means. ~ Jimmy Carter
90:"It was Lao-tzu who declared that those who justify themselves do not convince." ~ Alan Watts
91:No cause, no God, no abstract idea can justify the mass slaughter of innocents. ~ Edward Said
92:So I put that all together and I find it makes it hard to justify a filibuster. ~ Kent Conrad
93:The ones with no imagination are always the quickest to justify themselves. ~ Haruki Murakami
94:There are no ambitions noble enough to justify breaking someone's heart. ~ Colleen McCullough
95:I’m tired of justifying why I love someone. I’m done with the explaining. ~ Jennifer Elisabeth
96:Sensitive people never like the fatigue of justifying their instincts. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
97:There are no ambitions noble enough to justify breaking someone's heart. ~ Colleen McCullough
98:The snake said nothing in return. Snakes do not need to justify their behavior. ~ Stephen King
99:Those who retreat will spend a lot of time justifying why they are retreating. ~ Grant Cardone
100:Women usually justify their actions with whatever they make up in their heads. ~ Jamie McGuire
101:After all, the essential point in running a risk is that the returns justify it. ~ Isaac Asimov
102:Chernobyl is a theme worthy of Dostoevsky, an attempt to justify mankind. ~ Svetlana Alexievich
103:Education must ultimately justify itself in terms of enhancing human understanding. ~ Anonymous
104:Give an economist a result you want, and he’ll find the numbers to justify it. ~ David Baldacci
105:I’ve done nothing nor will I ever do anything useful to justify my existence. ~ Fernando Pessoa
106:Most people who know they’ve fucked up manage to find a way to justify themselves. ~ Megan Hart
107:Faith can inspire greatness, but it can be used to justify breathtaking cruelties. ~ S J Kincaid
108:Patriotism is the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers. ~ Leo Tolstoy
109:The ones with no imagination are always the quickest to
justify themselves. ~ Haruki Murakami
110:Are you living to justify yourself, or are you living because you are justified? ~ Timothy Keller
111:The inactive must justify their sloth by picking nits with those making an attempt— ~ Dave Eggers
112:The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it ~ Mark Twain
113:What political leaders decide, intelligence services tend to seek to justify. ~ Henry A Kissinger
114:None but God would ever have thought of justifying me. I am a wonder to myself. ~ Charles Spurgeon
115:The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. ~ Leon Trotsky
116:You can justify, from a political standpoint, any type of violence you want to use. ~ Jerry Vlasak
117:God’s purpose remains God’s secret, and he alone can justify his deeds among men. So, ~ John Calvin
118:ironically the term tolerance is used to justify intolerance toward Christianity. ~ Nancy R Pearcey
119:That kind always has the public good as a motive to justify every abomination. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
120:To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil. ~ Gore Vidal
121:Feelings are self-justifying, with a set of perceptions and "proofs" all their own. ~ Daniel Goleman
122:Her existence alone was excuse enough to justify the creation of the entire world. ~ Stephenie Meyer
123:The only works of righteousness that serve to justify a sinner are the works of Christ. ~ R C Sproul
124:There is no God for sure, else how could one justify terminal diseases in small kids? ~ Pawan Mishra
125:There were a lot of gods. Gods always come in handy, they justify almost anything. ~ Margaret Atwood
126:The term bubble should indicate a price that no reasonable future outcome can justify. ~ Cliff Asness
127:You can never really justify wages in the entertainment business, but it is what it is. ~ Gary Lineker
128:The truly powerful ideas are precisely the ones that never have to justify themselves. ~ Dallas Willard
129:It takes almost as much imagination to justify what you write as it does to write it. ~ Stephen Sondheim
130:Never again will I justify the scars just because I loved the person holding the knife. ~ Steve Maraboli
131:The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end. ~ Saint Jerome
132:This inductively justifies the conclusion that induction cannot justify any conclusions. ~ David Deutsch
133:A true King would not waste time justifying or explaining. He would simply state his will. ~ Stephen King
134:If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire. ~ Nhat Hanh
135:Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex. ~ Daniel S Greenberg
136:None but God would ever have thought of justifying me. I am a wonder to myself. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
137:Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it. ~ Mark Twain
138:The people in charge can always justify doing terrible things in the name of the greater good. ~ Joe Hill
139:We will always have enough reasons to justify what we believe and what we do not believe. ~ M F Moonzajer
140:Why do we need to justify God's existence? He exists. We need to justify our own existence. ~ Hamza Yusuf
141:I do not need reasons to exist. I do not need to justify the space I take up in this world. ~ Mackenzi Lee
142:it is the life of Muhammad to which Islamists appeal in order to justify their terrorism. ~ Nabeel Qureshi
143:Love lost by one moment’s explicit unfairness can’t be won back by trying to justify it ~ Lynne Reid Banks
144:That's the thing you learn about values: they're what people make up to justify what they did. ~ Max Barry
145:Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions. ~ Gustav Heinemann
146:I don't know how you can justify leaving any engagement behind in the social Web of 2011. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
147:If God justify a man, who shall condemn him? But if God condemn him, who shall justify him? ~ Thomas Watson
148:Once you create a self-justifying storyline, your emotional entrapment within it quadruples. ~ Pema Ch dr n
149:Once you create a self-justifying storyline, your emotional entrapment within it quadruples. ~ Pema Chodron
150:Don't hold onto negative feelings by justifying why you are right and someone else is wrong. ~ Deepak Chopra
151:One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. ~ Albert Einstein
152:Power does not justify sin. Power is not virtue. Virtue is that which lasts inspite of power ~ Shinde Sweety
153:We ought not to schismatize on either men or measures. Principles alone can justify that. ~ Thomas Jefferson
154:Evil is not likely to result where people firmly believe that ends do not justify the means. ~ Roy Baumeister
155:It is not a matter of ends justifying means: but of the creation of new means and new ends. ~ Joseph O Connor
156:So let’s accept what must be accepted, without letting our acceptance justify inaction. Don’t ~ Eric Greitens
157:To justify our likes and dislikes, we generally say that the work we dislike is not serious. ~ Walter Sickert
158:When you hear somebody justifying a war by citing the Almighty, I get a little worried, frankly. ~ Ron Reagan
159:Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes. ~ Imelda Marcos
160:Have you noticed how vocabularies fluctuate in order to cope with our need to justify ourselves? ~ J G Ballard
161:[T]he end cannot justify the means; but if there are no other means, and the end is necessary... ~ James Blish
162:think “majority” is one of my least favorite words. It’s so often used to justify bad decisions. ~ Emma Newman
163:Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them. ~ Peter Mandelson
164:If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
165:It is a wicked sophistry to justify the worldliness of the Church by the cross of Christ. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
166:Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. ~ Milan Kundera
167:what do you bring to this enterprise to justify a third of the profits?” “Will,” said Iago. ~ Christopher Moore
168:I think “majority” is one of my least favorite words. It’s so often used to justify bad decisions. ~ Emma Newman
169:Meetings were for wasting time, created by and for high-tone people to justify their existence. ~ Naomi Hirahara
170:Men are inventing ideas every day to justify for themselves and others their actions and needs. ~ Richard Wright
171:Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. ~ Voltaire
172:The end of suffering does not justify the suffering, and so there is no end to suffering, ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
173:The end of suffering does not justify the suffering, and so there is no end to suffering. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
174:Because of the Cross, God can be both just towards sin and yet mercifully justifying to sinners. ~ Timothy Keller
175:Man does not commit sin in unintentional deed,
but he might be the only one that could justify it. ~ Toba Beta
176:Oh my, justifying reasons why
Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by

((Live High)) ~ Jason Mraz
177:The primary battle which religion must fight today is the battle to justify its own existence. ~ Georgia Harkness
178:You don't have to justify a beautiful stroke of good luck. Accept it. Smile and say thank you. ~ Garrison Keillor
179:But every time I told myself one lie, I had to tell another to justify the ones that came before it. ~ David Weber
180:Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence. ~ Friedrich Engels
181:If you like it, you'll find a way to justify it.
But if you don't , you'll find ways to falsify it. ~ Toba Beta
182:It’s one of humanity’s worst traits. Good intentions justify all kinds of terrible behavior.” Myron ~ Rachel Aaron
183:It was amazing really, how many of these people used the same rhetoric when justifying themselves. ~ Mark E Cooper
184:Once language becomes routinely distorted, it becomes increasingly easy to justify and promote evil ~ Holly Ordway
185:People ... have tried to evoke God or devil to justify them in what their glands insisted upon. ~ William Faulkner
186:Taken out of context and given a forty-degree twist, you can use the Bible to justify almost anything. ~ J A Jance
187:The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself. ~ Eric Hoffer
188:If you have to justify an action, you probably shouldn’t have done it in the first place. ~ Matthew Woodring Stover
189:Moving to 100 percent renewable energy means we no longer need and can no longer justify wars for oil. ~ Jill Stein
190:We are looking for a Wealth Tax that will bring in sufficient revenue to justify having a wealth tax. ~ Dick Spring
191:When we're not defending and justifying, and we're being very still, our answers can and do shock us. ~ Byron Katie
192:Whether real or not, would-be authoritarians are primed to exploit crises to justify power grabs. ~ Steven Levitsky
193:A murder was never about brawn, it began and ended in the brain and the brain could justify anything. ~ Louise Penny
194:From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable. He moves in mysterious ways: men say. ~ Salman Rushdie
195:It's not that you make up your ideas to justify your temperament but that it's the temperament first. ~ Susan Sontag
196:Religion doesn't make people bigots. People are bigots and they use religion to justify their ideology. ~ Reza Aslan
197:The end doesn't always justify the means. But sometimes it does. Wisdom is knowing the difference. ~ Neal Shusterman
198:There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair. ~ Donella Meadows
199:we must renounce reading the Bible to find arguments to justify our behavior or that of our group. ~ Frank Schaeffer
200:I am just unwilling to justify my stay here by obnoxious behavior. I just do not have it in me anymore. ~ Laura Bates
201:I believe that it is an unchanging value of democracy that ends cannot justify the means in politics. ~ Park Geun hye
202:I haven’t needed anything big enough from you to justify being pleasant, and I doubt I ever will. ~ Alastair Reynolds
203:In England, there was scarcely an amount of order and protection to justify much national boasting. ~ Charles Dickens
204:The most dangerous aspect of religion is its tendency to glorify the absurd and justify the abhorrent. ~ Stifyn Emrys
205:We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds in the name of destiny and in the name of God. ~ Don Henley
206:Although Americans justify their self-interest in moral terms, their true interest is never itself moral. ~ Gore Vidal
207:I could justify violence only in this extreme case, to save the last living knowledge of Buddhism itself. ~ Dalai Lama
208:...there are few truths important enough to justify paining and reproving others for not knowing them... ~ Montesquieu
209:There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair. ~ Donella H Meadows
210:A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means. ~ Paulo Coelho
211:Ever notice folks can justify damned near anything, 'cause they're always the heroes n their own stories? ~ Robin Furth
212:I’m still here, Ash. I can justify and explain my actions, but Maca’s not and I’ll never do that to him. ~ Lesley Jones
213:I think “majority” is one of my least favorite words. It’s so often used to justify bad decisions. Mack’s ~ Emma Newman
214:[I]t may be that a crowd at a particular moment of history creates the object to justify its gathering. ~ Jennifer Egan
215:I understand that the end does not justify the means. And this should be a lasting value for democracy. ~ Park Geun hye
216:Our loathing of dirt may be so great as to prevent our cleaning ourselves—"justifying" ourselves. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
217:The ease with which money
forgives bayonets and lies
to justify the massacre with reasoned arguments ~ Xiaobo Liu
218:The end does not justify the means. No one's rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others. ~ Ayn Rand
219:We use God to justify our actions when in fact it is our own instinct for survival that pushes us on. ~ Deborah Moggach
220:your experiences with a few battered babies and drug abusers does not justify your embrace of a monster. ~ Stephen King
221:If you wait until circumstances justify your thinking pleasant thoughts, you are likely to wait forever. ~ Maxwell Maltz
222:Is such an alliance helpful to us in this day and age? Are we creating a cold war in order to justify NATO? ~ Jill Stein
223:Men, in general, seem to employ their reason to justify prejudices...rather than to root them out. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
224:Our species is gifted where it comes to interpreting doctrine so as to justify whatever one wants to do. ~ Poul Anderson
225:The narratives we create in order to justify our actions and choices become in so many ways who we are. ~ Cheryl Strayed
226:Thus do the gods justify the life of man: they themselves live it--the only satisfactory theodicy! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
227:To justify one's actions is easy. Acting responsibly and being accountable for actions is very difficult. ~ Shubha Vilas
228:While Americans tried to justify and glorify their Indian-killers, George Armstrong Custer in particular, ~ Tony Horwitz
229:A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means... ~ Paulo Coelho
230:Don’t rush to justify yourself with a verbal argument; your choice of words may unmake what you made. ~ Israelmore Ayivor
231:In the conduct of life we make use of deliberation to justify ourselves in doing what we want to do. ~ W Somerset Maugham
232:Leo Tolstoy ... defines patriotism as the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers. ~ Emma Goldman
233:People are able to justify immense cruelty and say that it is something that is sanctioned by their faith. ~ Desmond Tutu
234:People have been cherry-picking the Bible for millennia to justify their every impulse, moral and otherwise. ~ Sam Harris
235:The worst kind of lie—the kind shrouded in good intentions. The kind cowards use to justify their weakness. ~ Ren e Ahdieh
236:Besh grinned. “Only a fool would choose to justify himself by likening his actions to those of a bigger fool. ~ David B Coe
237:Captain, the problem is not that I’m paranoid. The problem is that the universe keeps justifying my paranoia. ~ John Scalzi
238:If he did this to you, he would have rationalized it somehow. That’s how decent people justify bad behavior. ~ Blake Crouch
239:life requires no future to complete itself nor explanation to justify itself. In this moment it is finished. ~ Alan W Watts
240:The Enlightenment sought to rid the world of myths, but the nation could not justify itself without them. ~ George Friedman
241:How could I be sleeping with this particular man.... Surely only true love could justify my lack of taste. ~ Margaret Atwood
242:I am no longer amazed by how quickly a man will justify his change of heart when a spear is leveled his way. ~ R A Salvatore
243:I know your hormones are raging right now, but that does not justify bumping off the creepy new kids in school! ~ Abra Ebner
244:Incurable diseases will eventually
force mankind to justify
disruptive nanotech and genetic engineering. ~ Toba Beta
245:Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it. ~ Arthur Miller
246:Life, woman, life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it. ~ Arthur Miller
247:Moral maxims are surprisingly useful on occasions when we can invent little else to justify our actions. ~ Alexander Pushkin
248:The more exaggerated the musculature, the more it had to explain and justify itself in mounds of dead bodies. ~ Mark Simpson
249:The most insidious of sophisms are usually repeated to justify immodesty and seem to be the same everywhere. ~ Pope Pius XII
250:You are alive, and you don’t need to justify your existence. You can be the biggest mystery in your own story. ~ Miguel Ruiz
251:For those of you that use YOLO to justify sin: YOLO, you only live once, but then you burn in hell forever. ~ Nouman Ali Khan
252:No future triumph or metamorphosis can justify the pitiful blighting of a human being against his will. ~ Peter Wessel Zapffe
253:What sets our species apart is not just what men will do to other men, but how tirelessly they justify it. ~ William Dietrich
254:Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. ~ Dale Carnegie
255:enforce obedience thereto. The object, on either side, doth not justify the means; for the lives of men are too ~ Thomas Paine
256:I am learning how to let my yes be yes and my no mean no without the need to justify why I choose to say either. ~ Lee Gutkind
257:I wanted to find a reason not to be cynical—to have some faith even when nothing around me seemed to justify it. ~ David Byrne
258:The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular. ~ George Santayana
259:Most recently, the Erdoğan government in Turkey used security crises to justify his tightening grip on power. ~ Steven Levitsky
260:The human heart is greedy; it will use religion, color, or any other excuse to justify its greed. Blame the human heart. ~ Bono
261:The trick is to try and justify every word on the page and make sure my character is the man who would say that. ~ Ben Kingsley
262:Thought the mind can justify itself faster than the speed of light, it can be stopped through the act of writing. ~ Byron Katie
263:We want what we want. We don't need to justify it. And we can take it, we should. I want you, and I'm taking you. ~ Scott Lynch
264:Where Christianity disappears, greed, envy, and lust invent a thousand ideologies to justify themselves. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila
265:I don't have to justify its awesomeness/activeness/healthiness/usefulness to anyone, because it is MINE. Not yours. ~ Lindy West
266:Saying something was for someone else’s own good was almost always another way of justifying something wrong. ~ Stephanie Garber
267:To use the past to justify the present is bad enough—but it’s just as bad to use the present to justify the past. ~ Amitav Ghosh
268:We understand the world by how we retrieve memories, re-order information into stories to justify how we feel. ~ Stephen Elliott
269:When I returned to the United Kingdom, I found that I could no longer justify Islamist extremism as the antidote. ~ Maajid Nawaz
270:Goals justify the effort they demand at the outset, but later it is the effort that justifies the goal. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
271:If you can justify killing to eat meat, you can justify the conditions of the ghetto. I cannot justify either one. ~ Dick Gregory
272:I never justify, sustain, or in any way or to any extent uphold this cruel, heartless, aimless unnecessary war. ~ Franklin Pierce
273:The truth is far from you, so you know you got to lie. Then you're all the time defending what you can never justify. ~ Bob Dylan
274:action is the paramount thing. And certainly one should not use words to justify one’s own self-interest.” When ~ Joseph Telushkin
275:Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes them strive to justify themselves. ~ Dale Carnegie
276:Her not objecting, does not justify him. It only shows her being deficient in something herself -- sense or feeling. ~ Jane Austen
277:Now you know how I justify my addictions—if I can pay less for it than I would at Wal-Mart, I get to have it. ~ Karen Marie Moning
278:The disgust with dirt can be so great that it keeps us from cleaning ourselves--from "justifying" ourselves. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
279:To preach Christ is to feed the soul, to justify it, to set it free, and to save it, if it believes the preaching. ~ Martin Luther
280:Change requires an admission of error. Your race devotes itself to justifying its errors, not correcting them. ~ Karen Marie Moning
281:Film is like a personal diary, a notebook or a monologue by someone who tries to justify himself before a camera. ~ Jean Luc Godard
282:Like all independent movies, the first thing you're looking for is a name actor who will justify your financing. ~ Steven Shainberg
283:Moral commonplaces are amazingly useful when we can find little in ourselves with which to justify our actions. ~ Alexander Pushkin
284:Perform no miracles for me, But justify Thy laws to me Which, as the years pass by me. All soundlessly unfold. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
285:Piety can turn the power-hungry into monsters,’ Ead said. ‘They can twist any teaching to justify their actions. ~ Samantha Shannon
286:Piety can turn the power-hungry into monsters,” Ead said. “They can twist any teaching to justify their actions. ~ Samantha Shannon
287:Even religion had to invent some kind of science for itself (Theology = The philosophy of divinity) To justify its existence. ~ Rius
288:Scepticism is never certain of itself, being less a firm intellectual position than a pose to justify bad behavior. ~ Fulton J Sheen
289:They are all just so many opportunities to justify your ways to man, by showing just how little circumstances amount to. ~ Epictetus
290:Turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step towards justifying violence against that person. ~ Jean Kilbourne
291:Most likely, logic is capable of justifying mathematics to no greater extent than biology is capable of justifying life. ~ IU I Manin
292:That fact is that we live in an extremely violent culture, and we all justify violence if it's for what we believe in . ~ Paul Watson
293:Violence in ordinary Nature does not justify violence in a spiritual work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Anger and Violence,
294:We live in days of assassins’—where evil is sought in lives more than good to justify a world with a bad conscience. ~ Fulton J Sheen
295:What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley
296:Does the end justify the means? Or should it be, Do the ends justify the mean; do the extremes justify moderation? ~ Daniel N Robinson
297:If I’d had any level of success last night, then I could justify my actions; as it was, I couldn’t even fake being proud. ~ Kiera Cass
298:It was amazing how the human mind could justify wrongdoing but balk at the very same thing when on the receiving end. ~ Brenda Barrett
299:Sometimes the ideas that mean the most to you will feel true long before you can quite formulate them or justify them. ~ Robert Pinsky
300:If you have to invoke a distant past to justify a present grievance, the case for the grievance is already undermined. ~ David Horowitz
301:Science repudiates philosophy. In other words, it has never cared to justify its truth or explain its meaning. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
302:The zionist argument to justify Israel's present occupation of Arab Palestine has no intelligent or legal basis in history. ~ Malcolm X
303:Think about where you're going and never mind where you've been. Don't spend any more time justifying any of that stuff. ~ Esther Hicks
304:To do a great right, you may do a little wrong; and you may take any means which the end to be attained will justify. ~ Charles Dickens
305:To 'justify' means nothing else than to acquit of guilt him (her) who was accused as if his own innocence were confirmed. ~ John Calvin
306:Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria. ~ David Lodge
307:We don't tolerate terrorism. We go after the terrorists and those who support them and those who justify their actions. ~ Adel al Jubeir
308:Faith is a very clever concept. We invented God from our imagination and we use faith to justify His absence from reality. ~ C J Anderson
309:I go to dance clubs...about once a year just to justify the other 364 days I spend in my apartment going 'God, what idiots!' ~ Bill Hicks
310:I'm curious by individuals that embrace half a story so they can justify how incomplete they feel about their own self worth. ~ Dane Cook
311:It’s disappointing to feel sad for no reason. Sadness can be almost pleasantly indulgent when you have a way to justify it. ~ Allie Brosh
312:I worry that when you start quoting Machiavelli to justify your actions, you have ceased to be one of the good guys. ~ Laurell K Hamilton
313:And if out of a million visitors there is even one to whom art means something, that is enough to justify museums. ~ Pierre Auguste Renoir
314:Humans are fundamentally irrational. They use what precious rationality they have justifying their irrational behavior. A ~ Rita Mae Brown
315:I feel worn down as a human being who has to constantly justify their existence to other human beings because I'm a minority ~ Killer Mike
316:If you take Darwin's theory and extend it to its logical end, it can be used to justify a number of very horrendous things. ~ Kirk Cameron
317:In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice. ~ C S Lewis
318:Rational truth—and all truth is rational—is essentially that which can justify itself under criticism and in discussion. ~ R G Collingwood
319:When personal judgment is inoperative (or forbidden), men's first concern is not how to choose, but how to justify their choice ~ Ayn Rand
320:In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve. ~ Stefan Collini
321:I want it to be more universal than that - like a painter doesn't have to explain his life story away to justify his painting. ~ Beth Orton
322:stop justifying our story. We stop clinging to the past. We recognize that if we want to go forward we will need to change. ~ Russell Brand
323:The case against the Jews is long and damning; it would justify ten thousand times as many pogroms as now go on in the world. ~ H L Mencken
324:Yes, somehow I'd reached the point of mental instability where I was making up excuses to justify my actions to my own brain. ~ Jeff Strand
325:Inspiration is allowed to do whatever it wants to, in fact, and it is never obliged to justify its motives to any of us. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
326:Often it is the means that justify the ends: goals advance technique and technique survives even when goal structures crumble. ~ Alan Perlis
327:As we noted previously, irresponsible thinkers first choose their conclusions and then seek out evidence to justify their choices ~ Anonymous
328:How, then, can the feds justify favoring sons of Hispanics over sons of white Americans who fought in World War II or Vietnam? ~ Pat Buchanan
329:If God gives you gifts you must use them to justify your life. It is what the Greeks called divine discontent that drives you. ~ Mary Fairfax
330:One major cost of self-deception is that we use painful life experiences to justify being non-ideal versions of ourselves. ~ Cortney S Warren
331:So we should never ask why in the sense of demanding that God explain or justify His actions or what He permits in our lives. ~ Jerry Bridges
332:We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation. ~ George Bernard Shaw
333:When we forgive someone, it doesn’t justify what they’ve done. It releases them into God’s hands so He can deal with them. ~ Stormie Omartian
334:You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas. ~ Alexander Herzen
335:But the nature of the universe is such that ends can never justify means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end. ~ Aldous Huxley
336:I cannot convince myself that my mental capacities are important enough to justify either the good or the harm they started. ~ William Golding
337:no matter how many instances of white swans we may have observed, this does not justify the conclusion that all swans are white. ~ Karl Popper
338:Comparing to another activity is useful if it helps you formulate questions, it's dangerous when you use it to justify answers. ~ Martin Fowler
339:God will justify us from our sins, but he will not justify the least sin in us: "He is a God of purer eyes than to behold iniquity. ~ John Owen
340:I think there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
341:No one can understand monsters. No one can explain this evil. No one can ever justify them. But there are people who can catch them ~ V F Mason
342:The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement. ~ Germaine Greer
343:the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. ~ Chris Dietzel
344:War needs no gods, only mortal contestants, two enemies and whatever reasons they invent in order to justify killing each other. ~ Steven Erikson
345:What does it say about a president's policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? ~ Mitt Romney
346:You do not need to justify asking questions. But if you think you have found answers, you do not have the right to remain silent. ~ Jacob Neusner
347:If and perhaps.... The language of procrastination and uncertainty. That's just people looking to justify their own lack of action. ~ John Flanagan
348:If a person weren't failing in some way, shape or form, would he or she need to blame, justify, or complain? The obvious answer is no. ~ T Harv Eker
349:I'm offended by the is-ought fallacy, which has been used to justify slavery, women not being allowed to vote, children working in factories. ~ Moby
350:improving on the natural course if evolution—which, attendees argued, could be so cruel as to justify some sort of intervention. ~ Jennifer A Doudna
351:Once you feel jealous, you will justify all your wrong actions, because it clouds your discrimination, it clouds your wisdom. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
352:She reminded herself that this was exactly the sort of perk that would justify moving away from the familiar life she’d grown to love ~ Blake Pierce
353:The desire to be rewarded for one's creativity does not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity. ~ Richard Stallman
354:Unfortunately, most of us are not that wise. We’re really not trying to be free of our stuff; we’re trying to justify keeping it. ~ Michael A Singer
355:We admit no faith to be justifying, which is not itself and in its own nature a spiritually vital principle of obedience and good works. ~ John Owen
356:Assassination is the extreme form of censorship; and it seems hard to justify an incitement to it on anti-censorial principles. ~ George Bernard Shaw
357:It is the legitimate function of the reason to justify to man his action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, The Office and Limitations of the Reason,
358:Let’s realize that the person we are going to correct and condemn will probably justify himself or herself, and condemn us in return; ~ Dale Carnegie
359:Our ability to turn off empathy for specific kinds of humans and then use faulty logic to justify our beliefs is messily sociopathic. ~ Eden Robinson
360:People justify their own subservience to pleasure by citing men and women of the past who allegedly did the same things they are doing. ~ Ibn Khaldun
361:You don't have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. Anyone who expects you to has no sense of the arts. ~ Cheryl Strayed
362:As men and women of character and of faith in the soundness of democratic methods, we must work like dogs to justify that faith. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower
363:Every time I complete a major project I reward myself with two full days of just reading and coffee! I do justify that it is my work! ~ Delia J Colvin
364:Humans have a need to explain and justify everything; we have a need for knowledge, and we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know. ~ Miguel Ruiz
365:In America, you’re allowed to justify almost any kind of bigotry, sexism, or intolerance if you source it to God’s big book of bad ideas. ~ Bill Maher
366:None but God would have ever thought of justifying such a man as Saul the persecutor; but the Lord God is glorious in grace. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
367:No prize , however great can justify an ounce of self deception or a small departure of the ugly facts. ( Notes from Underground) ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
368:Our policy is impossible to justify on rational grounds, which is why we’ve started invoking national security and other shibboleths. ~ James K Morrow
369:Sex and the City 2, a movie which goes some way toward justifying the global resentment against America and the English-speaking world. ~ Mark Kermode
370:We must never be drawn into sin by any thing that man can say or do to us, for it will not justify us to say that we were so drawn in. ~ Matthew Henry
371:You will see that Charles set his sights high. Intelligent idlers always have, in order to justify their idleness to their intelligence. ~ John Fowles
372:[Donald Trump] even quoted a tweet from a self-identified 16-year-old as a way to justify crazy unsupported claims about the popular vote. ~ Chuck Todd
373:Neni had wanted to yell back at her mother and tell her to stop justifying her husband acting as if his unhappiness was everyone’s fault. ~ Imbolo Mbue
374:Quit being so hard on yourself. We are what we are; we love what we love. We don't need to justify it to anyone... not even to ourselves. ~ Scott Lynch
375:But never engage in detailed overexplanations of why something is important: one debases a principle by endlessly justifying it. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
376:I needed to justify my existence, and I had made an absolute of literature. It took me thirty years to get rid of this state of mind. ~ Jean Paul Sartre
377:Intelligence reports say Castro is very worried about me. I'm very worried that we can't come up with something to justify his worrying. ~ Ronald Reagan
378:Pray, speak, sir; to see your face, and not be able to read it, gives me a worse dread than I trust any words of yours will justify. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell
379:She was the most private person I knew, not even telling herself what her feelings were until she found a logical reason to justify them. ~ Kim Harrison
380:We cannot justify treating any sentient nonhuman as our property, as a resource, as a thing that we an use and kill for our purposes. ~ Gary L Francione
381:In the last analysis, terrorism is an idea generated by capitalism to justify better defense measures to safeguard capitalism. ~ Rainer Werner Fassbinder
382:The reason the Uncanny Valley exists is because humans created it to put other people into. It’s how we justify killing each other. ~ Charlie Jane Anders
383:You don't need to justify your love, you don't need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master. ~ Miguel Ruiz
384:In fact, I’m doubting that love exists. Maybe, as a society, we made it up to explain and justify our unhealthy desire for co-dependence.” He ~ Penny Reid
385:Many times in your life you may think you are failing, but ultimately you will express yourself and that expression will justify your life. ~ Irving Stone
386:The use of reason is to justify the obscure desires that move our conduct, impulses, passions, prejudices and follies, and also our fears. ~ Joseph Conrad
387:We don't need to justify love; it is there or not there. Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them. ~ Miguel Ruiz
388:We must first see the righteousness of God condemning, and then the righteousness of God justifying will appear worthy of all acceptation. ~ Matthew Henry
389:fighting an endless war and getting nowhere, surrounded by those who found simply being in the war enough to justify their existence. He ~ Gordon R Dickson
390:I may, it is true, twist orthodoxy so as partly to justify a tyrant. But I can easily make up a German philosophy to justify him entirely. ~ G K Chesterton
391:The desire for legitimate offspring is, in fact, according to the Catholic Church, the only motive which can justify sexual intercourse. ~ Bertrand Russell
392:They justify themselves with their inability; and the design and end of the law, as a school-master to fit them for Christ, is defeated. ~ Jonathan Edwards
393:Ellen laughs, as we’ve both made fun of those nauseating Facebook posts that use a religious concept to justify their thinly veiled bragging. ~ Emily Giffin
394:It would be unjust to blame the past for choices made in the present. Nor can we justify present choices by invoking the sins of the past. ~ Cassandra Clare
395:But I got real tired of people using religion to suit their agendas. God became a mental genie that could be called upon to justify anything. ~ Peter Tieryas
396:Everyone feels guilty before a mother who has lost her son in a war; throughout human history men have tried in vain to justify themselves. ~ Vasily Grossman
397:He also keeps his silence when Bible passages become shredded to justify unwinding, and kids start to see the face of God in the fragments. ~ Neal Shusterman
398:he who discards his worldly duties can justify himself only by assuming some kind of responsibility toward a much larger family.” The ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
399:I cant justify taking money away from hungry kids and needy schools to pay for the Games when corporations are willing to write the checks. ~ Mary Lou Retton
400:Let go of feelings of guilt and the need to justify your actions. To let go of guilt, it is enough to give yourself permission to be yourself. ~ Vadim Zeland
401:Believing in what you desire to be true and then seeking evidence to justify it doesn’t seem to be the best approach to everyday decisions. ~ Leonard Mlodinow
402:It is a ludicrous statistic plucked out of the air and used to justify a quite appalling attack on many of the poorest people in this country. ~ Jeremy Corbyn
403:It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. ~ Thomas Huxley
404:Nothing will ever justify some losses, but we can survive, even thrive, if we channel grief into purpose and never allow evil to hold the field. ~ James Comey
405:She'd take these random occurrences and elevate them to oracles; she'd pretend that they were enough to justify her actions.
Or lack therof. ~ Jodi Picoult
406:That's when civil liberty suffers - when we think special times justify the diminution of civil liberties. And I'm not going to accept that. ~ Alan Dershowitz
407:The animal has no intellectual capacity to justify or to find reasons to exist. An animal just exists because it's the natural thing to do. ~ Steven Spielberg
408:As we seek what is possible, we must also seek what is right, and we must not forget that even the most noble ends do not justify any means. ~ Charles W Colson
409:Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit. ~ Leon Kass
410:He that has once concluded it lawful to resist power, when it wants merit, will soon find a want of merit, to justify his resistance to power. ~ Samuel Johnson
411:How the fuck do I know that my better is anything more than the great big fat lie we tell ourselves to justify the slow fat nothing of our days. ~ Claire North
412:In fact, educated people can justify sins more easily than uneducated people can, because they are clever enough to rationalize their sins away. ~ Peter Kreeft
413:Nothing felt better to him than the act of waiting for her. As long as he believed it wasn’t in vain, he was able to justify his presence. ~ Roy L Pickering Jr
414:There is so much relief and comfort in sharing truths with a dear friend—being with someone with whom you don’t have to justify everything. Her ~ Joan Anderson
415:The rest of us are expected to defend our prejudices. But ask a religious person to justify their faith and you infringe ‘religious liberty’. ~ Richard Dawkins
416:We do not always remember the things that do no credit to us. We justify them, cover them in bright lies or with the thick dust of forgetfulness. ~ Neil Gaiman
417:You don't need to justify your love, you don't need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
418:A company of believers is like a prison full of criminals; their intimacy and solidarity is based on what they can least justify about themselves. ~ John Updike
419:A man doesn't dream about a woman because he thinks her "mysterious"; he decides that she is "mysterious" to justify his dreaming of her. ~ Henry de Montherlant
420:Banks and donors and charities claimed to have had successes in Mozambique. I suspected they invented these successes to justify their existence. ~ Paul Theroux
421:Give the agent something easy to reject, something to justify his authority - that way they won't look too closely at the rest of your things. ~ Robert Ferrigno
422:It is therefore always open to Americans to challenge a law abridging free speech and assembly by showing that there was no emergency justifying it. ~ Anonymous
423:Modern man became psychological because he became isolated from protective collective ideologies. He had to justify himself from within himself. ~ Ernest Becker
424:We don't need to justify love; it is there or not there. Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
425:..no meal is good enough to justify all the money and effort wasted in preparing it. It is an illusion and an expense. Live as I do, undeceived. ~ Peter S Beagle
426:This is part of why I hate asking. It’s having to justify everything, not having the freedom any other human being has to earn and spend money. ~ Charmaine Pauls
427:We did what people do all the time, we told ourselves something we did was right and we found a way to justify it, even though we knew it was wrong. ~ James Frey
428:We justify the inequalities by saying some people are just better and smarter than others and the strong should survive and the poor can die off. ~ Frans de Waal
429:Being gay isn’t a choice. It’s part of who we are, but people have been saying being gay is a choice so they can justify their own hate and bigotry. ~ Andrew Grey
430:There is no need to justify your existence. You do not need to write or preach to justify yourselves, for instance. Being is its own justification. ~ Jane Roberts
431:You didn’t fall prey to the logic of doing a small wrong for the sake of the greater good; of the ends justifying the means. That takes moral courage. ~ Anonymous
432:How can you be conservative and justify wiretapping people without a warrant? We're supposed to be the party of personal freedom and civil liberties. ~ Roger Stone
433:I can't justify to myself working less, even if you get more out of it. Even though, in practice, it does seem it would be better for me personally. ~ Chael Sonnen
434:I didn't think before that I'd done enough to justify publishing an autobiography but after 40 years in show business I'm now ready to tell my story. ~ Cilla Black
435:it can be masked with a veneer of legality, it can be cloaked with plausible deniability. It is always possible to justify each incremental step. ~ Cass R Sunstein
436:It is very interesting how the human mind works. We have the need to justify everything, to explain and understand everything, in order to feel safe. ~ Miguel Ruiz
437:Propaganda ... serves more to justify ourselves than to convince others; and the more reason we have to feel guilty, the more fervent our propaganda. ~ Eric Hoffer
438:We do not always remember the things that do no credit to us. We justify them, cover them in bright lies or with the thick dust of forgetfulness. All ~ Neil Gaiman
439:Everybody has a capacity for a happy life. All these talks about how difficult times we live in, that's just a clever way to justify fear and laziness. ~ Lev Landau
440:I think when you're reaching outside of something you're comfortable doing, you're just heading towards a light. I don't think you stop to justify it. ~ Sally Field
441:Let no one try to justify the glaring difference between the classes and the masses, the prince and the pauper, by saying that the former need more. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
442:One mustn’t justify day-to-day morality with extraordinary circumstances. Otherwise, we would all feel free to rape and murder at the drop of a cat. ~ Courtney Milan
443:People do not take actions based on logic. We make choices based on emotion. Every one of us. Then we use what we call logic to justify our choices. ~ Kameron Hurley
444:The point of thinking is to shape our plans; if you’re going to keep the same plans anyway, why bother going to all that work to justify it? When ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky
445:We did what our people do all the time, we told ourselves something we did was right and we found a way to justify it, even though we knew it was wrong. ~ James Frey
446:I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies. ~ Quentin Tarantino
447:Leisure is only possible when we are at one with ourselves. We tend to overwork as a means of self-escape, as a way of trying to justify our existence. ~ Josef Pieper
448:Obama was particularly offended, as he put it, that “the National Security Agency has been spying on Americans without judicial approval.” Justifying ~ Jeremy Scahill
449:64: Often it is means that justify ends: Goals advance technique and technique survives even when goal structures crumble. ~ Alan Perlis, Epigrams on Programming, 1982
450:To justify their avoidance of embarrassment, the whole profession tells the rest of us, based on “extensive scientific studies,” that black is white. ~ Timothy Ferriss
451:And, indeed, this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world; namely, that a righteousness that resides in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth! ~ John Bunyan
452:In the quarantine tower he'd done to her what he'd sworn never to do with the machine: justify the route he'd taken with the result he hoped to achieve. ~ Meljean Brook
453:...the only thing that could justify your continuing existence on the planet would be if you started breathing carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen. ~ Yrsa Sigur ard ttir
454:What has changed since the collapse of Jim Crow has less to do with the basic structure of our society than with the language we use to justify it. ~ Michelle Alexander
455:A certain kind of exhaustion sets in from having to constantly explain and justify one’s existence or participation in an artistic or creative realm. ~ Carrie Brownstein
456:Anarchists try to identify power structures. They urge those exercising power to justify themselves. This justification does not succeed most of the time. ~ Noam Chomsky
457:But neither can you condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on.
You can never invite the wind but you must leave the window open. ~ Bruce Lee
458:Everybody can justify their actions. We all think that we're doing things for reasons that are meaningful to us. Maybe not to other people, but to us. ~ Barbara Crampton
459:People fidget. They are compelled to look engaged in an activity, or purposeful. Vampires can just occupy space without feeling obliged to justify it. ~ Charlaine Harris
460:We require rules, standards, values— alone and together. We’re pack animals, beasts of burden. We must bear a load, to justify our miserable existence. ~ Jordan Peterson
461:He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. ~ Anonymous
462:People were always good at justifying their actions if there was a need, or even the appearance of one, and were quick to turn to violence when necessary. ~ Miyuki Miyabe
463:He fidgets. Thinks. Observes his fellow passengers. Judges everyone, in the traditional Filipino sport of justifying both personal and shared insecurities. ~ Miguel Syjuco
464:If the prudence of reserve and decorum dictates silence in some circumstances, in others prudence of a higher order may justify us in speaking our thoughts. ~ Edmund Burke
465:I'm not a fan of justifying bad behavior or justifying why people are the way they are. I think that's a cop out. I don't have a lot of empathy for that. ~ Charlize Theron
466:In a democratic nation, power must be linked with responsibility, and obliged to defend and justify itself within the framework of the general good. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt
467:It's such a phenomenon for a hip-hop artist to fully embrace his Christian roots and his faith. And that becomes something that people almost need you to justify. ~ LeCrae
468:She was like a drowning person, flailing, reaching for anything that might save her. Her life was an urgent, desperate struggle to justify her life. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
469:We require rules, standards, values— alone and together. We’re pack animals, beasts of burden. We must bear a load, to justify our miserable existence. ~ Jordan B Peterson
470:A job pays you for what the role/designation does rather than for what you can do, which is why the compensation it pays doesn’t justify your capabilities. ~ Peter Tompkins
471:How soon we cover up the horror of death and loss, if we can, with almost any sort of explanation, as if we had to justify the very fate which had maimed us. ~ Iris Murdoch
472:Ideology is a sick-soul-meme; it gnaws basic decency away until you can self-justify the most extreme acts as worthwhile to further the cause. Any cause. ~ Peter F Hamilton
473:In England, there was scarcely an amount of order and protection to justify much national boasting. Daring burglaries by armed men, and highway robberies, ~ Charles Dickens
474:It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system. ~ Gavyn Davies
475:Sometimes directors feel like they have to justify that hat that they are wearing they've got on as a director, and they come in and they tweak and interfere. ~ Gary Oldman
476:The great question in life is the suffering we cause, and the most ingenious metaphysics do not justify the man who has broken the heart that loved him. ~ Benjamin Constant
477:It was the last thing I ever said to her. A lie. The worst kind of lie --the kind shrouded in good intentions. The kind cowards use to justify their weakness. ~ Ren e Ahdieh
478:The rich and powerful want to believe in their right to be rich and powerful, so they justify it by saying they are inherently superior to the poor and lowly. ~ Gwen Bristow
479:As often happens between men who have chosen different pursuits, each, while in argument justifying the other's activity, despised it in the depth of his heart. ~ Leo Tolstoy
480:He was justifying his existence, than which life can do no greater; for life achieves its summit when it does to the uttermost that which it was equipped to do. ~ Jack London
481:Human beings have an almost unlimited capacity for self-delusion. We can justify any amount of sadness if it fits our own particular standard of reality. ~ John Twelve Hawks
482:Nothing can spiritually justify individual violence done in anger or passion or from any vital motive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram, Essays on the Gita,
483:The fact that people are in positions does not justify the means that they are leaders. A leader can be blind and to know this, check his sense of vision. ~ Israelmore Ayivor
484:When we dehumanise and demonise our opponents, we abandon the possibility of peacefully resolving our differences, and seek to justify violence against them. ~ Nelson Mandela
485:Who can justify the expense of a six-lane highway through the middle of a small town that anticipates growth? Who would want such a road through their town? ~ Robert C Martin
486:Most people, when directly confronted by evidence that they are wrong, do not change their point of view or plan of action but justify it even more tenaciously. ~ Carol Tavris
487:The fact of life’s tragedy and the suffering that is part of it has been used to justify the pursuit of immediate selfish gratification for a very long time. ~ Jordan Peterson
488:Trying to justify a world we don't hold all the answers to is what bedevils the best of us. Sometimes it's better just to accept that things are as we see them. ~ Megan Chance
489:Luther argues that when we fail to believe that God accepts us fully in Christ, and look to some other way to justify or prove ourselves, we commit idolatry. ~ Timothy J Keller
490:money’s capacity to turn morality into a matter of impersonal arithmetic—and by doing so, to justify things that would otherwise seem outrageous or obscene. The ~ David Graeber
491:When it takes place, the dreaded encounter is utterly insignificant, justifying none of my anxiety, but the next time is no different: I never learn to learn. ~ Fernando Pessoa
492:It got to the point in the late 70s and early 80s that I was spending so much money buying golden age comics that I could only justify it if I got work in the media. ~ Bill Mumy
493:L]iberalism holds that the resources (divine and human) that are available for the achievement of meaningful change justify an attitude of ultimate optimism ~ James Luther Adams
494:Sometimes, the ends did in fact justify the means. It was the height of moral folly to play by a set of self-imposed rules when your enemy played by none whatsoever. ~ Anonymous
495:The fact of life’s tragedy and the suffering that is part of it has been used to justify the pursuit of immediate selfish gratification for a very long time. ~ Jordan B Peterson
496:Which is almost worse. Because at least when you’re sad you can mourn. Sadness you can battle. But anger? Anger we just justify until we’re miserable as hell. ~ Rachel Van Dyken
497:The worst part is not in making a mistake but in trying to justify it, instead of using it as a heaven-sent warning of our mindlessness or our ignorance. ~ Santiago Ramon y Cajal
498:Thus, he and his gun had been sent to do the deed, in the interests of national security, which seemed to be a catchall to justify any death, anywhere, any time. ~ David Baldacci
499:Violence is a form of cinematic entertainment. Asking me about violence is like going up to Vincente Minnelli and asking him to justify his musical sequences. ~ Quentin Tarantino
500:Anybody can justify anything. It's what separates us from animals. It's a waste of time, though, isn't it-sitting around justifying when there's so much to be done? ~ John Brandon

IN CHAPTERS



  128 Integral Yoga
   23 Poetry
   18 Philosophy
   18 Christianity
   11 Occultism
   10 Psychology
   7 Fiction
   6 Science
   3 Yoga
   3 Integral Theory
   2 Mythology
   2 Mysticism
   2 Education
   1 Sufism
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy


  129 Sri Aurobindo
   31 The Mother
   11 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   10 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   9 A B Purani
   8 Walt Whitman
   8 Satprem
   8 Jorge Luis Borges
   7 H P Lovecraft
   5 Jordan Peterson
   5 Friedrich Nietzsche
   5 Carl Jung
   5 Aleister Crowley
   4 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   4 Plotinus
   4 Plato
   4 Aldous Huxley
   3 Thubten Chodron
   3 Swami Krishnananda
   3 Robert Browning
   3 Paul Richard
   2 William Wordsworth
   2 Ovid


   25 Record of Yoga
   25 Letters On Yoga IV
   17 The Life Divine
   10 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   9 The Human Cycle
   9 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   8 Whitman - Poems
   7 Lovecraft - Poems
   7 Letters On Yoga II
   6 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   5 Savitri
   5 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Labyrinths
   5 Essays On The Gita
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   4 The Perennial Philosophy
   4 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Vedic and Philological Studies
   3 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   3 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Phenomenon of Man
   3 The Future of Man
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 Questions And Answers 1954
   3 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   3 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   3 Magick Without Tears
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Letters On Poetry And Art
   3 Let Me Explain
   3 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 City of God
   3 Browning - Poems
   2 Wordsworth - Poems
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Integral Yoga
   2 The Bible
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   2 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 On Education
   2 Metamorphoses
   2 Liber ABA
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire


0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  doubt is not an experiment, and that outer circumstances will
  always conspire to justify these doubts, and this for a reason
  which is very easy to understand: doubt veils the consciousness

0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  E RECOGNISE then, in the past developments of
  Yoga, a specialising and separative tendency which, like all things in Nature, had its justifying and even imperative utility and we seek a synthesis of the specialised aims and methods which have, in consequence, come into being.
  
  --
  
  Indeed, the increasing effort towards a more intense mental life seems to create, frequently, an increasing disequilibrium of the human elements, so that it is possible for eminent scientists to describe genius as a form of insanity, a result of degeneration, a pathological morbidity of Nature. The phenomena which are used to justify this exaggeration, when taken not separately, but in connection with all other relevant data, point to a different truth. Genius is one attempt of the universal Energy to so quicken and intensify our intellectual powers that they shall be prepared for those more puissant, direct and rapid faculties which constitute the play of the supra-intellectual or divine mind. It is not, then, a freak, an inexplicable phenomenon, but a perfectly natural next step in the right line of her evolution.
  

0.07 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  faithful to your love.” I suppose this is a sufficient answer and
  you do not expect me to justify my love in front of the foolish
  ignorance of such interpretations. Whether you believe or doubt,

01.03 - Mystic Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Here we have a pattern of thought-movement that does not seem to follow the lineaments of the normal brain-mind consciousness, although it too has a basis there: our customary line of reasoning receives a sudden shock, as it were, and then is shaken, moved, lifted up, transportedgradually or suddenly, according to the temperament of the listener. Besides, we have here the peculiar modern tone, which, for want of a better term, may be described as scientific. The impressimprimaturof Science is its rational coherence, justifying or justified by sense data, by physical experience, which gives us the pattern or model of an inexorable natural law. Here too we feel we are in the domain of such natural law but lifted on to a higher level.
  

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Whether the original and true source of the poet's inspiration lies deep within or high above, all depends upon the mediating instrument the mind (in its most general sense) and speech for a successful transcription. Man's ever-growing consciousness demanded also a conscious development and remoulding of these two factors. A growth, a heightening and deepening of the consciousness meant inevitably a movement towards the spiritual element in things. And that means, we have said, a twofold change in the future poet's make-up. First as regards the substance. The revolutionary shift that we notice in modern poets towards a completely new domain of subject-matter is a signpost that more is meant than what is expressed. The superficialities and futilities that are dealt with do not in their outward form give the real trend of things. In and through all these major and constant preoccupation of our poets is "the pain of the present and the passion for the future": they are, as already stated, more prophets than poets, but prophets for the moment crying in the wildernessalthough some have chosen the path of denial and revolt. They are all looking ahead or beyond or deep down, always yearning for another truth and reality which will explain, justify and transmute the present calvary of human living. Such an acute tension of consciousness has necessitated an overhauling of the vehicle of expression too, the creation of a mode of expressing the inexpressible. For that is indeed what human consciousness and craft are aiming at in the present stage of man's evolution. For everything, almost everything that can be normally expressed has been expressed and in a variety of ways as much as is possible: that is the history of man's aesthetic creativity. Now the eye probes into the unexpressed world; for the artist too the Upanishadic problem has cropped up:
  

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  An anniversary of the Birth sublime:
  Our soul shall justify its chequered walk,
  All will come near that now is naught or far.

0.11 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I want to overcome a difficulty: it is that when I perceive
  faults or weaknesses in myself, something tries to justify
  them or to prevent me from attending to them.

02.04 - The Right of Absolute Freedom, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   A nation not free, still in bondage, cannot likewise justify its claim to absolute freedom by all or any means, at all times, in all circumstances. There are times and circumstances when even an enslaved nation has to bide its time. Man, in order to assert his freedom and individuality, cannot sign a pact with Mephistopheles; if he does so he must be prepared for the consequences. The same truth holds with regard to the nation. A greater danger may attend a nation than the loss of freedom the life and soul of humanity itself may be in imminent peril. Such a cataclysmic danger mankind has just passed through or is still passing through. All nations, however circumstanced in the old world, who have stood and fought on the side of humanity, by that very gesture, have acquired the rightand the might too,to gain freedom and greatness and all good things which would not be possible otherwise.
  

02.06 - The Integral Yoga and Other Yogas, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  From where did you get this singular attitude towards the old Yogas and Yogis? Is the wisdom of the Vedanta and Tantra a small and trifling thing? Have then the sadhaks of this Asram attained to self-realisation and are they liberated Jivan-muktas, free from ego and ignorance? If not, why then do you say, "it is not a very difficult stage", "their goal is not high", "is it such a long process?"
  I have said that this Yoga was "new" because it aims at the integrality of the Divine in this world and not only beyond it and at a supramental realisation. But how does that justify a superior contempt for the spiritual realisation which is as much the aim of this Yoga as of any other?
  

02.14 - Panacea of Isms, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Again, Nationalism is also not the summum bonum of collective living. The nation has emerged out of the family and the tribe as a greater unit of the human aggregate. But this does not mean that it is the last word on the subject, that larger units are not to be found or formed. In the present-day juncture it is nationalism that has become a stumbling-block to a fairer solution of human problems. For example, India, Egypt, Ireland, even Poland, whatever may be the justifying reasons, are almost exclusively, chauvinistically, nationalistic. They believe that the attainment of their free, unfettered, separate national existence first will automatically bring in its train all ideal results that have been postponed till now. They do not see, however, that in the actual circumstances an international solution has the greater chance of bringing about a happier solution for the nation too, and not the other way round. The more significant urge today is towards this greater aggregationPan-America, Pan-Russia, Pan-Arabia, a Western European Block and an Eastern European Block are movements that have been thrown up because of 'a greater necessity in human life and its evolution. Man's stupidity, his failure to grasp the situation, his incapacity to march with Nature, his tendency always to fall back, to return to the outdated past may delay or cause a turn or twist in this healthy movement, but it cannot be permanently thwarted or denied for long. Churchill's memorable call to France, on the eve of her debacle, to join and form with Britain a single national union, however sentimental or even ludicrous it may appear to some, is; as we see it, the cry of humanity itself to transcend the modern barriers of nationhood and rise to a higher status of solidarity and collective consciousness.
  

03.01 - Humanism and Humanism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The Indian sage is not and cannot be human in the human way. For the end of his whole spiritual effort is to transcend the human way and establish himself in the divine way, in the way of the Spirit. The feeling he has towards his fellow beingsmen and animals, the sentient or the insentient, the entire creation in factis one of identity in the One Self. And therefore he does not need to embrace physically his brother, like the Christian saint, to express or justify the perfect inner union or unity. The basis of his relation with the world and its objects is not the human heart, however purified and widened, but something behind it and hidden by it, the secret soul and self. It was Vivekananda who very often stressed the point that the distinctive characteristic of the Vedantist was that he did not look upon created beings as his brethren but as himself, as the one and the same self. The profound teaching of the Upanishadic Rishi iswhat may appear very egoistic and inadmissible to the Christian saint that one loves the wife or the I son or anybody or anything in the world not for the sake of the wife or the son or that body or thing but for the sake of the self, for the sake of oneself that is in the object which one seems to love.
  

03.01 - The Evolution of Consciousness, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The ascent of the human soul to the supreme Spirit is that soul's highest aim and necessity, for that is the supreme reality; but there can be too the descent of the Spirit and its powers into the world and that would justify the existence of the material world also, give a meaning, a divine purpose to the creation and solve its riddle. East and West could be reconciled in the pursuit of the highest and largest ideal, Spirit embrace Matter and Matter find its own true reality and the hidden Reality in all things in the Spirit.
  

03.04 - The Vision and the Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Their tread one day shall change the suffering earth
  And justify the light on Nature's face.
  Although Fate lingers in the high Beyond

03.06 - Divine Humanism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The Indian sage is not and cannot be human in the human way. For the end of his whole spiritual effort is to transcend the human way and establish himself in the divine way, in the way of the Spirit. The feeling he has towards his fellow-beingsmen and animals, the sentient and the insentient, the entire creation, in factis one of identity in the One Self. And, therefore, he does not need to embrace physically his brother, like the Christian saint, to express or justify the perfect inner union or unity. The basis of his relation with the world and its objects is not the human heart, however purified and widened, but something behind it and hidden by it, the secret soul and self. It was Vivekananda who very often stressed the point that the distinctive characteristic of the Vedantin was that he did not look upon created beings as his brethren, but as himself, as the one and the same self. The profound teaching of the Upanishadic Rishi iswhat may appear very egoistic and inadmissible to the Christian saint that one loves the wife or the son or anybody or anything in the world, not for the sake of the wife or the son or that body or that thing, but for the sake of the self, for the sake of one's own self that is in the object which one seems to love.
  

03.10 - Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The angelic Cordelia is a ray that has strayed down from some higher region, to evolve hereafter, not for immediate fruition and fulfilment. It is the Light that shines always even in this naughty world, a spark of the Grace that still relieves the blight that mars an otherwise sinful earth. She is the symbol of a promise or prophecy that will justify itself sometime in the future, but for the moment the burden of the gloom is too much upon her and she is engulfed in it and sacrificed.
  

05.01 - Man and the Gods, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   And the exquisiteness, the special quality of this inner Heart is mostly if not wholly derived from a particular factor of terrestrial evolution. For the journey here is a sacrifice, a passage through pain and suffering, even through frustration and death. The tears that accompany the mortal being in his calvary of an earthly life serve precisely as a holy unction of purification, give a sweet intensity to all his urges in the progressive march to Resurrection. This is the Immanent Divine who has to be worshipped and realised as much as the Transcendent Divine, if man is to fulfil himself wholly and earth justify its existence.
  

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To men who long I carry their coveted joy:
  I am fortune justifying the great and wise
  By the sanction of the plaudits of the crowd,

07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  This only could justify the labour of sight,
  But sight could not define for it a form;

07.34 - And this Agile Reason, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Reason is an agility gymnast. It can move in all varieties of ways, make infinite twists, the most impossible contortions with equal ease and skill. It does not seek the truth, although it may pretend to do so; for it cannot find the truth. The law of uncertainty or indeterminacy seems also to be the last word of modern Science. What Reason does and can do is to justify, find arguments for whatever position it is put in or called upon to support. Its business is to supply proofs: it can do so as the spider brings out of itself the whole warp and woof of the cobweb. There is no truth, that is to say, no conclusion which it cannot demonstrate and all with equal cogency. That was indeed the great discovery of the great Kant who described it as the antinomies of Reason. Reason finds it infinitely exhilarating to pirouette ad infinitum, i.e., beating about the bush without caring to look for the fact or reality hidden in the bush.
  

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  651
  The speeding aeons justifying God.
  

1.007 - Initial Steps in Yoga Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  
  Even after we succeed in sitting for awhile in a particular posture, the mind will refuse, after a time, to continue the practice. We will not find anyone in this world as clever as the mind very clever in everything. It will look quite all right for some time and the path will appear rosy, but after awhile there will be resentment of the mind even to sit, and it will produce excuses. There will be rationality behind our inability to practise, and we know very well that rationality is the highest thing that can justify anything. When there is reason brought forth in a very judicious manner, justifying our inability to sit for some time and the worthlessness of the practice itself, then there is no argument against it. The greatest danger is rationality, when it is used as a weapon against what is good for us. It is a double-edged sword it can cut us this way and can cut us that way also such is reason. Reason can justify what is good for us, and it can also justify what is dangerous or what is not good for us. Many sadhakas justify themselves in a wrong way altoge ther, by bringing about reasons which try to point out that the way of life they are living is quite inevitable and unavoidable. "If it is unavoidable, what can I do?" This is what the sadhaka will say. But it would not be unavoidable if proper precautions had been taken. We make initial mistakes without proper thought, and then these small mistakes look very big and, like a mountain, they stand before us. Later on I shall have occasion to refer to the mistakes we generally commit initially, without proper understanding.
  

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  I couldnt understand the nuclear race: what could possibly be worth risking annihilation not merely of
  the present, but of the past and the future? What could possibly justify the threat of total destruction?
  Bereft of solutions, I had at least been granted the gift of a problem.

1.00 - The way of what is to come, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Kabbalah
  
    If I speak in the spirit of this time, 5 I must say: no one and nothing can justify what I must proclaim to you. Justification is superfluous to me, since I have no choice, but I must. I have learned that in addition to the spirit of this time there is still another spirit at work, namely that which rules the depths of everything contemporary. 6 The spirit of this time would like to hear of use and value. I also thought this way, and my humanity still thinks this way. But that other spirit forces me [HI i(v)] nevertheless to speak, beyond justification, use, and meaning. Filled with human pride and blinded by the presumptuous spirit of the times, I long sought to hold that other spirit away from me. But I did not consider that the spirit of the depths from time immemorial and for all the future possesses a greater power than the spirit of this time, who changes with the generations.
  

1.01 - Foreward, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  in Sanskrit and English, notes explanatory of important points
  in the text and justifying the interpretation both of separate
  15 1.164.46.
  --
  These translations however are not intended to be a scholastic
  work meant to justify a hypothesis; the object of this publication
  is only to present them in a permanent form for disciples and

1.01 - MAPS OF EXPERIENCE - OBJECT AND MEANING, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  
  our experience has meaning as if our activities have transcendent value but we are unable to justify this
  belief intellectually. We have become trapped by our own capacity for abstraction: it provides us with
  --
  myth, and it cannot be resurrected or so it seems. We still act out the precepts of our forebears, however,
  although we can no longer justify our actions. Our behavior is shaped (at least in the ideal) by the same
  mythic rules thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not covet that guided our ancestors, for the thousands of

1.01 - Tara the Divine, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
  or a state of almost permanent worry that no outer
  event can justify.
  The correlative to any feeling of fear is the desire

1.01 - THAT ARE THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  Those who vainly reason without understanding the truth are lost in the jungle of the Vijnanas (the various forms of relative knowledge), running about here and there and trying to justify their view of ego-substance.
  
  --
  
  Here it may be remarked that the cult of unity on the political level is only an idolatrous ersatz for the genuine religion of unity on the personal and spiritual levels. Totalitarian regimes justify their existence by means of a philosophy of political monism, according to which the state is God on earth, unification under the heel of the divine state is salvation, and all means to such unification, however intrinsically wicked, are right and may be used without scruple. This political monism leads in practice to excessive privilege and power for the few and oppression for the many, to discontent at home and war abroad. But excessive privilege and power are standing temptations to pride, greed, vanity and cruelty; oppression results in fear and envy; war breeds hatred, misery and despair. All such negative emotions are fatal to the spiritual life. Only the pure in heart and poor in spirit can come to the unitive knowledge of God. Hence, the attempt to impose more unity upon societies than their individual members are ready for makes it psychologically almost impossible for those individuals to realize their unity with the divine Ground and with one another.
  

1.01 - The Human Aspiration, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  5:Thus the eternal paradox and eternal truth of a divine life in an animal body, an immortal aspiration or reality inhabiting a mortal tenement, a single and universal consciousness representing itself in limited minds and divided egos, a transcendent, indefinable, timeless and spaceless Being who alone renders time and space and cosmos possible, and in all these the higher truth realisable by the lower term, justify themselves to the deliberate reason as well as to the persistent instinct or intuition of mankind. Attempts are sometimes made to have done finally with questionings which have so often been declared insoluble by logical thought and to persuade men to limit their mental activities to the practical and immediate problems of their material existence in the universe; but such evasions are never permanent in their effect. Mankind returns from them with a more vehement impulse of inquiry or a more violent hunger for an immediate solution. By that hunger mysticism profits and new religions arise to replace the old that have been destroyed or stripped of significance by a scepticism which itself could not satisfy because, although its business was inquiry, it was unwilling sufficiently to inquire. The attempt to deny or stifle a truth because it is yet obscure in its outward workings and too often represented by obscurantist superstition or a crude faith, is itself a kind of obscurantism. The will to escape from a cosmic necessity because it is arduous, difficult to justify by immediate tangible results, slow in regulating its operations, must turn out eventually to have been no acceptance of the truth of Nature but a revolt against the secret, mightier will of the great Mother It is better and more rational to accept what she will not allow us as a race to reject and lift it from the sphere of blind instinct, obscure intuition and random aspiration into the light of reason and an instructed and consciously self-guiding will. And if there is any higher light of illumined intuition or self-revealing truth which is now in man either obstructed and inoperative or works with intermittent glancings as if from behind a veil or with occasional displays as of the northern lights in our material skies, then there also we need not fear to aspire. For it is likely that such is the next higher state of consciousness of which Mind is only a form and veil, and through the splendours of that light may lie the path of our progressive self-enlargement into whatever highest state is humanity's ultimate resting-place.
  

1.025 - Sadhana - Intensifying a Lighted Flame, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  
  The animalistic way of thinking persists in the human level also, and often many times, in fact the urge to assert one's bodily individuality vehemently gains the upper hand, though rationally it would not be possible for anyone to justify the exclusive reality of a bodily personality. Such was the primitive condition of people in prehistoric times, or Paleolithic times, as they say, when human beings were not yet evolved to the present condition of social understanding. In the biological history of mankind, right from creation as far as the mind can go, it is said that the evolution of the human individual, right from the lowest levels, included certain conditions of human existence which were inseparable from animal life. The caveman, the Neanderthal man and such other primitive types of existence point to an animal mind operating through a human body, where cannibalism was not unfamiliar. One could eat another, because the animal mind was not completely absent even in the human body, and there was insecurity on account of it being possible for one man to eat another man. As history tells us, it took ages for the primitive mind to realise the necessity for individuals to come into agreement among themselves for the purpose of security. If I start jumping upon you and you start jumping upon me, both of us will be unhappy and insecure, and you would not know whether you will be safe and I cannot know if I will be safe. This sort of thing would be most undesirable.
  

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  To sum up: all the myths that recount the conflicts between successive generations of gods for the
  conquest of universal sovereignty justify, on the one hand, the exalted position of the last conquering
  god and, on the other hand, explain the present structure of the world and the actual condition of

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