Quotes About Right

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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

“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Elizabeth Gaskell
“How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

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

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

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

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

“Stop doing what is easy. Start doing what is right.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

“Stop doing what is easy or popular. Start doing what is right.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

J. Michael Straczynski
“Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.

This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- "No, YOU move.”
J. Michael Straczynski, Civil War: The Amazing Spider-Man

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

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

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

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

Bodie Thoene
“What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.”
Bodie Thoene

Criss Jami
“I don't pretend to know everything; I just only speak on matters I know I'll win.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

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

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

Sophie Kinsella
“A mistake isn’t a mistake unless it can’t be put right.”
Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

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