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    People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.

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Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

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A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.

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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a read more

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

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There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.

There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.

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Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.

Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.

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The curse of poverty has no justification in our age...The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the read more

The curse of poverty has no justification in our age...The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.

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