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JUDGMENT
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[ Also see Accusation Crime Decision Discretion Equality Intelligence Judges Justice Law Mercy Mind Opinion Perception Prison Punishment Reason Retribution Right Rights Sanity Sense Senses Tact Taste Wisdom ]

When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.
      - Stephen Jay Gould

The world is an excellent judge in general, but a very bad one in particular.
      - Sir Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, Lord Brooke

Hear one side, and you will be in the dark; hear both sides, and all will be clear.
      - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick)

A judgment is the mental act by which one thing is affirmed or denied of another.
      - Sir William Hamilton (3)

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
      - Patrick Henry,
        Speech in the Virginia Convention

If we will measure other people's corn in our own bushel, let us first take it to the Divine standard, and have it sealed.
      - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb)

General propositions do not decide concrete cases. The decision will depend on a judgment or intuition more subtle than any articulate major premise.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.,
        Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45, 74 (1905)

Mad in the judgment of the mob, sane, perhaps, in yours.
  [Lat., Demens
    Judicio vulgi, sanus fortasse tuo.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires
         (bk. I, 6, 97)

The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
      - Edgar Watson Howe

Judgment is forced upon us by experience.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

When we love, it is the heart that judges.
      - Joseph Joubert

With thumb turned.
  [Lat., Verso pollice.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (III, 36)

What is there that you enter upon so favorably as not to repent of the undertaking and the accomplishment of your wish?
  [Lat., Quid tam dextro pede concipis ut te conatus non poeniteat votique peracti?]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (X, 5)

In judging of others, a man laboreth in vain,--often erreth and easily sinneth; but in judging and examining himself, he always laboreth fruitfully.
      - Thomas a Kempis

Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it.
      - Grenville Kleiser

The judgment of a great people is often wiser than the wisest men.
      - Louis Kossuth

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things to be met with.
      - Jean de la Bruyere

Every one complains of the badness of his memory but nobody of his judgment.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

We sometimes see a fool possessed of talent, but never of judgment.
  [Fr., On est quelquefois un sot avec de l'esprit; mais on ne l'est jamais avec du jugement.]
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maximes
         (456)

No man should be judge in his own case.
      - Legal Maxim

Men are not to be judged by their looks, habits, and appearances; but by the character of their lives and conversations, and by their works.
      - Sir Roger L'Estrange

Judging is balancing an account, and determining on which side the odds lie.
      - John Locke (1)

He that judges without informing himself to the utmost that he is capable, cannot acquit himself of judging amiss.
      - John Locke (1), Human Understanding
         (bk. II, ch. XXI)

Make not thyself the judge of any man.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh
         (ch. I)


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