right Quotes

69 of the best book quotes about right
“JUROR #3: I don’t care whether I’m alone or not! I have a right.”
“In the Glade, Chuck had become a symbol for him—a beacon that somehow they could make everything right again in the world. Sleep in beds. Get kissed goodnight. Have bacon and eggs for breakfast, go to a real school. Be happy”
“But merely being tradition does not make something worthy, Kadash. We can’t just assume that because something is old it is right.”
“The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.”
“It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”
“He spoke of very simple things–It is right for a gull to fly, that freedom is the very nature of his being, that whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition out limitation in any form.”
“‘[…] have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful?’ ‘Beautiful?’ said Miss Bartlett, puzzled at the word. ‘Are not beauty and delicacy the same?’ ‘So one would have thought,’ said [Lucy] helplessly. ‘But things are so difficult, I sometimes think.‘”
“I know what’s legal not what’s right. And I’ll stick to what’s legal.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”
“Everybody I see about me seems bent on teaching his contemporaries, by precept and example, that what is useful is never wrong. Will nobody undertake to make them understand how what is right may be useful?”
“…whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
“’There is a concatenation of events in this best of all possible worlds: for if you had not been kicked out of a magnificent castle for love of Miss Cunegonde: if you had not been put into the Inquisition: if you had not walked over America: if you had not stabbed the Baron: if you had not lost all your sheep from the fine country of El Dorado: you would not be here eating preserved citrons and pistachio-nuts.’ ‘All that is very well,’ answered Candide, ‘but let us cultivate our garden.’”
“A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether in doing anything he is doing right or wrong—acting the part of a good man or of a bad.”
″‘That is my right. I am your grandfather. And this is my property.’ ‘I am your grandson. You should tell me the truth. You’re not setting a very good example.‘”
“To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.”
“The goal has to be right for us, and it has to be beneficial, in order to ensure a beneficial process. But aside from that, it’s really the process that’s important.”
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
“Why can’t you harness Might so that it works for Right?… The Might is there, in the bad half of people, and you can’t neglect it.”
“Do not wait. The time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
“We should forfeit our right to be offended. That means forfeiting our right to hold on to anger. When we do this, we’ll be making a sacrifice that’s very pleasing to God. It strikes at our very pride. It forces us not only to think about humility, but to actually be humble.”
“This and much more Denver heard her say from her corner chair, trying to persuade Beloved, the one and only person she felt she had to convince, that what she had done was right because it came from true love.”
“This is not the moment to wilt into the underbrush of your insecurities. You’ve earned the right to grow.”
“History provides us with numerous examples of people who were convinced that they were doing the right thing and committed terrible crimes because of it.”
“To rebel was right and just, when you considered what the agents of the Authority did in His name.”
“Pure logic can lead you to conclusions that are ethically wrong, whereas if you are moral and righteous, that will ensure that you don’t act shamefully.”
“I know what we do is right but right doesn’t always mean easy.”
“Why don’t they cut their own children’s ears into points to make them look sharp? Why don’t they cut the end off their noses to make them look plucky? One would be just as sensible as the other. What right have they to torment and disfigure God’s creatures?”
“Choose to be kind over being right and you’ll be right every time.”
“..the early Christians... Willingly they sacrificed fame, fortune and life itself on behalf of the cause they knew to be right. Quantitatively small, they were qualitatively giants.”
“Some day...after I am dead, you may perhaps come to learn the right and wrong of this. I cannot tell you.”
“Early Christian...Willingly they sacrificed fame, fortune and life itself on behalf of the cause they knew to be right. Quantitatively small, they were qualitatively giants. Their powerful gospel put an end to such barbaric evils as infanticide and bloody gladiatorial contests.”
“I didn’t feel sad or happy. I didn’t feel proud or ashamed. I only felt that in spite of all the things I’d done wrong, in getting myself here, I’d done right.”
“Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.”
“The expression on his face seemed to say that what had needed to be done had been done, and done right. Beside this his expression also seemed to hold warning, a reproach to the living.”
″‘Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I’ve discarded a belief in right and wrong. ... Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality -- which answers only to my heart -- is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.‘”
″‘If I should die,’ Dalinar said, ‘then I would do so having lived my life right. It is not the destination that matters, but how one arrives there.‘”
″‘I will protect even those I hate,’ Kaladin whispered through bloody lips. ‘So long as it is right.‘”
“I don’t deserve anything. You stand for what is right, Lina, without the expectation of gratitude or reward.”
“But Ove isn’t bloody arguing. He just thinks right is right. Is that such an unreasonable attitude to life?”
“Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppressions. Expedience and right are different things.”
“In the end, you should always do the right thing, even if it’s hard.”
“All we see is light for forever ’Cause the sun shines bright for forever We could be all right for forever this way.”
“Getting the team right is the necessary precursor to getting the ideas right.”
“The right thing isn’t always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So...good luck figuring that out.”
If you’re for the right thing, you do it without thinking.
“You may be right.” “The probability lies in that direction.”
“My every impulse bends to what is right. Not iron, trust me, the heart with my breast. I am all compassion.”
“You’re wrong. She is a phony. But on the other hand you’re right. She isn’t a phony because she’s a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes. You can’t talk her out of it.”
“‘You must never feel badly about making mistakes,’ explained Reason quietly, ‘as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.‘”
“Just because you have a choice, it doesn’t mean that any of them has to be right.”
“You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”
“It’s never necessary to tell me that you think I’m right. We’ll just... assume it.”
“Are physicists and biologists willing to believe in anything so long as it is not religious thought? Close enough. Has rationalism and moral thought provided us with an understanding of what is good, what is right, and what is moral? Not close enough. Has secularism in the terrible 20th century been a force for good? Not even close, to being close.”
“If moral statements are about something, then the universe is not quite as science suggests it is, since physical theories, having said nothing about God, say nothing about right or wrong, good or bad. ”
“Of course I’m right. Who said I wasn’t?”
“People who care more about being right than ending right prove just how wrong they were all along.”
“There would be a lot fewer of us screwing up the game of life so brilliantly, if there was always a right answer instead of just a best--or even a less bad--answer.”
“Lord, show me anything in me that is not right in Your eyes so I can confess it before You, because I choose to live Your way.”
“And why is it so many things go to the Right? You can think about THAT until Saturday night.”
“just as I was maturing in my own understanding, she, too, was moving closer and closer to that point where she was in the right place at the right time, with the right understanding to accomplish the task that had been assigned to her. In this respect there is no doubt in my mind that she had always been the right person”
“It was just right.”
“You never did anything right to anybody, Kiser, and so you deserve to die, but I’m not going to let you.”
“what is the reason that makes some days so lucky and other days so unlucky? Now, today began all wrong, and everything that happened in it was wrong, and on other days it begins right, and all goes right, straight through.”
“Oh! anger is an evil thing And spoils the fairest face; It cometh like a rainy cloud Upon a sunny place. One angry moment often does What we repent for years: It works the wrong we ne’re make right By sorrow or tears.”
“My mother was right, I thought. They had their place and we had ours. He did not really like me, or he would have taken me along. He was different.”
“It means the right to have our own opinions. Human problems aren’t like mathematics, Nat. Every problem doesn’t have just one answer; sometimes you get several answers—and you don’t know which is the right one.”
“I just feel as if it’s the right place somehow. It sounds sort of adventurous.”
“Don’t do anything that you think is wrong. Just do what you think is right, and then be ready to back it up even with your life.”

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