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If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30 percent change we’re going to get it wrong. Joe Biden, cited Fox online, December 2015
Integrity is doing the right thing even when no-one is watching. C S Lewis
I suspect that religion is simply a parasite on a much older moral sense ... But it is surely far more moral to do good things for their own sake rather than as a way of sucking up to God. Our true sense of right and wrong has nothing to do with religion. I believe there is kindness, charity and generosity in human nature. And I think there is a Darwinian explanation for this. Richard Dawkins, The Root of All Evil? The Virus of Faith, Channel 4 2006
And, spite of Pride, in erring Reason’s spite,
One truth is clear, ‘Whatever is, is RIGHT.’ Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1711
No right way is easy in this rough world. We must risk our lives to save them. John Muir
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life. Ronald Reagan
You have to stand up for what’s right in life. Unless you do that, you are nothing. Freedom and liberty is what people really want. And it’s time to stop the duplicity of government lying to us. Aaron Russo, interview Alex Jones
It is not who is right, but what is right that is of importance. Thomas Huxley
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. Friedrich Nietzsche
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right – especially when one is right. Friedrich Nietzsche
I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right. Tallulah Bankhead
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. Albert Camus
Always do the right thing. Do the Right Thing 1989 starring Spike Lee & Ossie Davis & Danny Aiello & Ruby Dee & Steve Park & Bill Nunn & Richard Edson & Giancarlo Esposito & John Turturro & Samuel L Jackson & Rosie Perezet al, director Spike Lee, da Mayor
I thought there was an arrogance about this war. And a belief flowing from self-righteousness and misdirected idealism that was bound to end in disaster ... There is nothing in this world more terrifying than somebody who thinks he is right. Peter Hichens v Christopher Hitchens, 2008
The atom bomb was no ‘great decision’. It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness. Harry S Truman
I’d far rather be happy than right any day. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Cowardice asks, Is it safe? Expediency asks, Is it politic? Vanity asks, Is it popular? But Conscience asks, Is it right? There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him, ‘It is right’. Martin Luther King
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. Laurens van de Post, Lost World of the Kalahari, 1958
To see the right and not do it is cowardice [alt: To know the right and not do it is the worst cowardice]. Confucius
A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard. Confucius, Analects
The Way of our Master is none other than consciousness and altruism. ibid.
The superior man understands righteousness; the inferior man understands profit. ibid.
Man is born with uprightness. If one loses it he will be lucky if he escapes with his life. ibid.
To do a great right, do a little wrong. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice IV i 213, Bassiano to Portia & Shylock
Pray that the right may thrive. William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear V ii 2, Edgar
The appearance of right oft leads to wrong. Horace
I can assure you that my idea is going to be to give this country a status in the world based on the righteousness of its action. Ramsay MacDonald, former UK prime minister
My future is righteousness. Bob Marley
The time is always ripe to do right. Nelson Mandela
So we’re never right; we can only be sure we’re wrong. Richard Feynman, lecture cited Horizon: No Ordinary Genius, BBC 1993
What is man, that he should be clean? And he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Job 15:14
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? Or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect? Job 22:3
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalms 1:4-6
Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. Psalms 17:1
The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. Psalms 18:20-25
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18
The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. Proverbs 10:30-32
Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.