God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always
the rest of us who get broken in half.
I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may
be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and
clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the
right thing to do.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.
The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the
determination to make the right things happen.
Never do the correct thing when you can do the right thing instead.
No one owns being good. I'm good. I just don't believe I'll be rewarded
for it in heaven. My reward is here and now. It's knowing that I try to
do the right thing. That I lived a good life.
Nothing which is worth while is easy, nor in my experience is the actual
doing of it particularly pleasant. The pleasure arises from completion
and from the knowledge that one has done the right thing and has stood
by one's convictions
-John P. Marquand
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far
more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting
The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are
doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to
do. And that is what makes them dangerous.
The right things sometimes happen for the wrong reasons.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
-H. Norman Schwartzkopf, Jr.
The voices of conformity speak so loudly. Don't listen to them. No one
does the right thing out of fear.
The way you solve things is by making it politically profitable for the
wrong people to do the right thing.
Time moves funny and it's hard to pin down. Occasionally, time offers
you a hundred opportunities to do the right thing. Sometimes, it gives
you only one chance.
We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before
God, before the law, and in the councils of government. We must do this,
not because it is economically advantageous, although it is; not because
the laws of God command it, although they do; not because people in
other lands wish it so. We must do it for the single and fundamental
reason that it is the right thing to do.
-Robert F. Kennedy
You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the
right thing, then you do it without thinking.
(February 4 is also the birthday of Charles A. Lindbergh.)