Favorite Quotations ~  Right Thing Who You Are When No One's Looking

"Because it's possible to do, and you have the right to do it, doesn't mean it's the right thing to do." ~ Laura Schlesinger


Ask yourself constantly, ‘What is the right thing to do?’ ~ Confucius

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Believe me... I've made a career out of being the right thing in the wrong space and the wrong thing in the right space. That's one thing... I really do know about. ~ Andy Warhol

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. ~ Zig Ziglar

It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple and the simple thing is the right thing. ~ Oscar Wilde

I remain convinced that pardoning Nixon was the right thing to do. ~ Gerald Ford

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. ~ Victor Hugo

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, then say it with the utmost levity. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results. ~ James Allen

It takes less time to do a thing right than explain why you did it wrong. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

If the map doesn't agree with the ground, the map is wrong. ~ Gordon Livingston, Too Soon Old