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The Right Thing
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Published Tuesday, February 03, 2015 @ 6:01 PM EST
Feb 03 2015

God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.
-Paddy Chayefsky

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.
-Christopher Reeve

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
-Theodore Roosevelt

Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.
-Jim Stovall

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
-Peter Marshall

Never do the correct thing when you can do the right thing instead.
-Dave Weinbaum

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.
-Ricky Gervais

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 moment.
-Benjamin Franklin

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.
-Neil Gaiman

The right things sometimes happen for the wrong reasons.
-Erik Stanley

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.
-Anna Quindlen

The way you solve things is by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.
-Milton Friedman

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.
-Pat Conroy

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.
-Maya Angelou

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(February 4 is also the birthday of Charles A. Lindbergh.)


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