An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown



60,000 QUOTES SPIDER
 


QUOTES AND APHORISMS ON RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

 

The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights.

 

Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780, British jurist)

 

Right is its own defense.

 

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956, German dramatist, poet)

 

Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.

 

H. Jackson Brown Jr. (1940-, American author, "Life's Little Instruction Book" series)

 

First direct yourself to what is right and then teach others

 

Buddha (568-488 BC, Indian born, founder of Buddhism)

 

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

 

Frederick Douglass (c.1817-1895, American abolitionist, journalist)

 

A right is not what someone gives you, it's what no one can take away from you.

 

Ramsey Clark

 

There are no rights whatever without corresponding duties. Look at the history of the growth of our constitution, and you will see that our ancestors never upon any occasion stated, as a ground for claiming any of their privileges, an abstract right inherent in themselves; you will nowhere in our parliamentary records find the miserable sophism of the ghts of Man.

 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834, British poet, critic, philosopher)

 

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

 

Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

 

When the superior person deals with the world, he does not prejudice his mind for or against anything -- he just follows what is right.

 

Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)

 

Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.

 

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933, American President (30th))

 

Be always sure your are right, then go ahead.

 

Davy Crockett (1786-1836, American backwoodsman)

 

The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.

 

Peter F. Drucker (1909-, American-Austrian management consultant)

 

To be right, a person must do one of two things: either he must learn to have God in his work and hold fast to him there, or he must give up his work altogether. Since, however, we cannot live without activities that are both human and various, we must learn to keep God in everything we do, and whatever the job or place, keep on with him, letting nothing stand in our way.

 

Meister Eckhart (1260-1326, German mystic)

 

For right is right, since God is God and right the day must win. To doubt would be disloyalty, to falter would be sin.

 

Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863, British priest, hymn writer)

 

Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.

 

Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990, American publisher, businessman)

 

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

 

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)

 

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.

 

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899, American orator, lawyer)

 

You can be right or you can be happy.

 

Gerald G. Jampolsky (1925-, American psychiatrist, lecturer, author)

 

A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.

 

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973, American President (36th))

 

There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.

 

David Starr Jordan (1851-1931, American biologist, educator)

 

In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.

 

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))

 

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)

 

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)

 

We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.

 

Malcolm X (1925-1965, American black leader, activist)

 

Let a person not do what his own sense of righteousness tells him not to do, and let him not desire what his sense of righteousness tells him not to desire; -- to act thus is all he has to do.

 

Mencius (Mengzi Meng-tse) (c.370-300 BC,  Chinese philosopher)

 

Few sometimes may know, when thousands err.

 

John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)

 

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

 

William Penn (1644-1718, British religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania)

 

Many people preach righteousness and perform sins.

 

German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)

 

The way that I approach my entire racing career is to do it right.

 

Willy T. Ribbs (1959-, American race car driver)

 

Everyone has the right to a nationality.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)

 

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)

 

Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)

 

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)

 

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)

 

Everyone has the right to the protection o the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary o artistic production of which he is the author.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)

 

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status...

 

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)

 

Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world.

 

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919,  American President (26th))

 

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.

 

Carl Schurz (1829-1906, German-born American senator)

 

No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right.

 

Charles Simmons

 

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.

 

Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)

 

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

 

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)

 

If the world despises you because you do not follow its ways, pay no heed to it. But be sure your way is right.

 

Author Unknown

 

It is better to be old-fashioned and right than to be up-to-date and wrong.

 

Author Unknown

 

The Lord doesn't want any person in His kingdom who hasn't known bad and chosen good.

 

Author Unknown

 

The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice

 

Author Unknown

 

True happiness comes from doing what's right, not just doing what makes you feel good.

 

Author Unknown

 

One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.

 

Simone Weil (1910-1943, French philosopher, mystic)

 

The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong.

 

Harry Weinberger

 

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.

 

Brigham Young (1801-1877, American Mormon leader)

 

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