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Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

 

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
- J. Paul Getty

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There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
- Smedley Butler

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom,
too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
- Boyd Rice

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.
- Carl Schurz

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights.
Decisions ought to be made by doctors,
not accountants.
- Charles Schumer

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson


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