quote

Quotes About Right

Quotes tagged as "right" (showing 1-30 of 291)
Martin Luther King Jr.
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Shel Silverstein
“The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you--just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.”
Shel Silverstein

Ernest Hemingway
“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

Neil Gaiman
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
Neil Gaiman

Ashleigh Brilliant
“My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I'm right.”
Ashleigh Brilliant

George Bernard Shaw
“The seriousness of throwing over hell whilst still clinging to the Atonement is obvious. If there is no punishment for sin there can be no self-forgiveness for it. If Christ paid our score, and if there is no hell and therefore no chance of our getting into trouble by forgetting the obligation, then we can be as wicked as we like with impunity inside the secular law, even from self-reproach, which becomes mere ingratitude to the Savior. On the other hand, if Christ did not pay our score, it still stands against us; and such debts make us extremely uncomfortable. The drive of evolution, which we call conscience and honor, seizes on such slips, and shames us to the dust for being so low in the scale as to be capable of them. The 'saved' thief experiences an ecstatic happiness which can never come to the honest atheist: he is tempted to steal again to repeat the glorious sensation. But if the atheist steals he has no such happiness. He is a thief and knows that he is a thief. Nothing can rub that off him. He may try to sooth his shame by some sort of restitution or equivalent act of benevolence; but that does not alter the fact that he did steal; and his conscience will not be easy until he has conquered his will to steal and changed himself into an honest man...

Now though the state of the believers in the atonement may thus be the happier, it is most certainly not more desirable from the point of view of the community. The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life. Whether Socrates got as much happiness out of life as Wesley is an unanswerable question; but a nation of Socrateses would be much safer and happier than a nation of Wesleys; and its individuals would be higher in the evolutionary scale. At all events it is in the Socratic man and not in the Wesleyan that our hope lies now.

Consequently, even if it were mentally possible for all of us to believe in the Atonement, we should have to cry off it, as we evidently have a right to do. Every man to whom salvation is offered has an inalienable natural right to say 'No, thank you: I prefer to retain my full moral responsibility: it is not good for me to be able to load a scapegoat with my sins: I should be less careful how I committed them if I knew they would cost me nothing.'
George Bernard Shaw, Androcles and the Lion

Joss Whedon
“The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.”
Joss Whedon

Arthur Schopenhauer
“They tell us that Suicide is the greatest piece of Cowardice... That Suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in this world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Leo Tolstoy
“It's not given to people to judge what's right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Prince
“Hard to say what's right when all I wanna do is wrong.”
Prince

Voltaire
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.”
Voltaire

Alain de Botton
“One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.”
Alain de Botton

George Eliot
“Keep true. Never be ashamed of doing right. Decide what you think is right and stick to it.”
George Eliot

Mark Twain
“The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.”
Mark Twain, What Is Man?

Brandon Sanderson
“Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I've discarded a belief in right and wrong."
"But the Almighty determines what is right!"
"Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality -- which answers only to my heart -- is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Abraham Lincoln
“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”
Abraham Lincoln

“... In love, everyone does things that hurt the other person, so there really is no "Right" and "Wrong". You just have to decide what you're willing to forgive”
Yvonne Wood, Dead Beautiful

Criss Jami
“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

L.M. Montgomery
“Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong.”
L.M. Montgomery, Chronicles of Avonlea

Henry David Thoreau
“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.”
Henry David Thoreau

Steve Maraboli
“Do what you think is right. Don't let people make the decision of right or wrong for you.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Diana Wynne Jones
“Nobody gets praised for the right reasons.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Castle in the Air

Jodi Picoult
“Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Robert Bloch
“Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.”
Robert Bloch

Chris Heimerdinger
“There are only two forces at work in this world- black and white. Only people are grey.”
Chris Heimerdinger, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword

Elmore Leonard
“Psychopaths... people who know the differences between right and wrong, but don't give a shit. That's what most of my characters are like.”
Elmore Leonard

Karl Lagerfeld
“Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Ayn Rand
“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. ”
Ayn Rand

Criss Jami
“Don't change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you're wrong.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Jarod Kintz
“I’m older now than my dad was when he was my age. Wait, that’s not right. That’s not my dad at all, that’s just some stranger hanging around in my memory.
”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote


Browse By Tag

More...