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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Right and Rightness (41 Quotations)

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

 

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Right is its own defense.
~ Bertolt Brecht

 

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Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

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

 

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Rights! 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 Rights of Man.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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

 

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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

 

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Be always sure your are right, then go ahead.
~ Davy Crockett

 

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

 

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The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.
~ Peter F. Drucker

 

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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 I everything we do, and whatever the job or place, keep on with him, letting nothing stand in our way.
~ Meister Eckhart

 

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The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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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

 

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Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
~ Malcolm S. Forbes

 

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

 

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It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
~ Thomas H. Huxley

 

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I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

 

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You can be right or you can be happy.
~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

 

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

 

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

 

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