Righteousness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "righteousness" (showing 1-30 of 315)
Neil Gaiman
“There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

R.J. Palacio
“MR. BROWNE'S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT:

WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING
RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Martin Luther
“This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.”
Martin Luther

Neal A. Maxwell
“The laughter of the world is merely loneliness pathetically trying to reassure itself.”
Neal A. Maxwell, The Neal A. Maxwell Quote Book

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

Martin Luther King Jr.
“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Glen Cook
“More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way.”
Glen Cook, Dreams of Steel

John Grisham
“I'm alone and outgunned, scared and inexperienced, but I'm right.”
John Grisham, The Rainmaker

Criss Jami
“To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

C.S. Lewis
“Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence, limitless power and a cry for help?”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Ezra Taft Benson
“You cannot do wrong and feel right. It is impossible!”
Ezra Taft Benson

Criss Jami
“For the believer, humility is honesty about one's greatest flaws to a degree in which he is fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

C. JoyBell C.
“Man is not defiled by his impurities. It is the other man pointing out his impurities to him, whom he is defiled by. Is there anything anyone can do, to become righteous, anyway? God made us impure. If he had a problem with that, He would have made us gods, instead.”
C. JoyBell C.

Criss Jami
“God favors men and women who delight in being made worthy of happiness before the happiness itself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Simon Morden
“People like us, we think differently, don't we? We are different. We do all the things that others do. But when it comes down to it, we don't need anyone else. We're happy doing what we do and having obligation interferes with that. And sometimes I think we don't even need ourselves. What's most important is to find out whether we're right or not.”
Simon Morden, Equations of Life

Clive Barker
“Angels have very nasty tempers. Especially when they’re feeling righteous.”
Clive Barker, Mister B. Gone

“If you don't have a righteous objective,eventually you will suffer. When you do the right thing for the right reason,the right result awaits.”
Chin-Ning Chu, The Art of War for Women: Sun Tzu's Ancient Strategies and Wisdom for Winning at Work

Joseph Smith Jr.
“The exaltation and happiness of any community, goes hand in hand with the knowledge possessed by the people, when applied to laudable ends; whereupon we can exclaim like the wise man; righteousness exalteth a nation; for righteousness embraces knowledge and knowledge is power.”
Joseph Smith Jr.

Spencer W. Kimball
“To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling... She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home--which is society's basic and most noble institution.”
Spencer W. Kimball

Confucius
“A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard.”
Confucius

Criss Jami
“Hypocrisy versus authenticity among men is not always so black and white, and as is righteousness, humility is often self-proclaimed. The Church is most definitely supposed to be a hospital for the spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically sick, hurting, and broken individual, yet ironically, many of its critics are those who ran away and permanently denounced its members after they visited and felt that they were sneezed on.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

B.R. Ambedkar
“Justice has always evoked ideas of equality, of proportion of compensation.
Equity signifies equality. Rules and regulations, right and righteousness are concerned with equality in value.
If all men are equal, then all men are of the same essence, and the common essence entitles them of the same fundamental rights and equal liberty...

In short justice is another name of liberty, equality and fraternity.”
B.R. Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

Omar Khayyám
“It is a shame for anyone
to be well-known for righteousness.
It is a great disgrace to feel
distress at the injustice of
the turning of the wheels of fate.”
Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Criss Jami
“Just as some people may conceal their own sinfulness thus seeming better than the norm, others expose their own sinfulness thus seeming worse than the norm.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mark Manson
“People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Thomas S. Monson
“Have times really changed? Don't we today, as always, love our children and want them to live righteously? Don't we today, as always, need God's divine protecting care? Don't we today, as always, continue to be at his mercy and in his debt for the very life he has given us? ”
Thomas S. Monson, Pathways To Perfection: Discourses Of Thomas S. Monson

“A memorable heart is the easiest way to immortality.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“My books have very few villains pretending to be righteous, but they are filled with good people who have pretended to be villains so well that they believe it themselves. This is how I like to view reality.”
Kenneth Everett

Leo Tolstoy
“I understood, not with my intellect but with my whole being, that no theories of the rationality of existence or of progress could justify such an act; I realized that even if all the people in the world from the day of creation found this to be necessary according to whatever theory, I knew that it was not necessary and that it was wrong. Therefore, my judgments must be based-on what is right and necessary and not on what people say and do; I must judge not according to progress but according to my own heart.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Confession

Criss Jami
“If I were to believe in God enough to call him a murderer, then I might also believe enough that he, as a spirit, exists beyond death; and therefore only he could do it righteously. For the physical being kills a man and hatefully sends him away, whereas God, the spiritual being, kills a man and lovingly draws him nigh.”
Criss Jami, Healology

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