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

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
True happiness comes from doing what's right not just doing what makes you feel good.
A right is not what someone gives you, it's what no one can take away from you.
Be always sure your are right, then go ahead.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.
A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world.
No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right.
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do!
The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights.
Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right.
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.
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.
Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
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.
For right is right, since God is God and right the day must win. To doubt would be disloyalty, to falter would be sin.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.
We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
Few sometimes may know, when thousands err.
The way that I approach my entire racing career is to do it right.
From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
It is better to be old-fashioned and right than to be up-to-date and wrong.
The Lord doesn't want any person in His kingdom who hasn't known bad and chosen good.
The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice
If the world despises you because you do not follow its ways, pay no heed to it. But be sure your way is right.
One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.

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