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Right And Rightness Quotes

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

Author: Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780)

Profession: British Jurist

Right is its own defense.

Author: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet

Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.

Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Profession: American Author of "Life's Little Instruction Book" Series

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

Author: Ramsey Clark


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.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

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

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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.

Author: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Profession: Thirtieth President of the USA

Be always sure your are right, then go ahead.

Author: Davy Crockett (1786-1836)

Profession: American Backwoodsman

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

Author: Frederick Douglass

Profession: American Abolitionist, Journalist

The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

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.

Author: Meister Eckhart (1260-1326)

Profession: German Mystic

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

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

For right is right, since God is God and right the day must win. To doubt would be disloyalty, to falter would be sin.

Author: Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)

Profession: British Priest, Hymn Writer

Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman

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

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader