Quotes about right

A collection of quotes on the topic of right, doing, people, can.

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Lil Peep photo
Citát „You're right. I am crazy. But you know what else? I don't care.“
Tupac Shakur photo

„I strongly believe that, as a citizen of the world, any person has the right to learn“

—  Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935

Education for All People and Education for Life

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Tom Hiddleston photo
Citát „You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.“
Rosa Parks photo
Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
Jane Goodall photo

„The least I can do is speak out for the hundreds of chimpanzees who, right now, sit hunched, miserable and without hope, staring out with dead eyes from their metal prisons. They cannot speak for themselves.“

—  Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934

Reported in Janelle Rohr, Animal rights: opposing viewpoints (1989), p. 100; Jane Goodall and Jennifer Lindsey, Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe (1999), p. 6. Occasionally misreported in truncated form, as "The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves", in, e.g., quote honored on XOEarth eco money http://xoearth.org/jane-goodall/

Harry Styles photo

„I believe in equal rights for everyone. I think God loves all“

—  Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994

Twitter response to anti-gay religious group Westboro Baptist Church picketing a One Direction concert (19 July 2013) https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/westboro-baptist-church-one-direction_n_3634663
Context: Despite the company outside, I believe in equal rights for everyone. I think God loves all. Thanks for coming to the show though.

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„With all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.“

—  William of Ockham medieval philosopher and theologian 1285 - 1349

Variant: The simplest explanation is usually the right one

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Jane Goodall photo

„Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.“

—  Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934

Reported in Yolanda Brooks, Do Animals Have Rights? (2008), p. 23

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„What can be considered human emotions? Surely not only lyricism, sadness, tragedy? Doesn't laughter also have a claim to that lofty title? I want to fight for the legitimate right of laughter in "serious" music.“

—  Dmitri Shostakovich Russian composer and pianist 1906 - 1975

From an article in Sovetskoye Iskusstvo, November 5, 1934; translation from Laurel Fay Shostakovich: A Life (2000) p. 77.

Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
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„I never felt right being alone; sometimes it felt good but it never felt right.“

—  Charles Bukowski, book Women

Variant: being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.
Source: Women

Paracelsus photo

„All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.“

—  Paracelsus Swiss physician and alchemist 1493 - 1541

Paracelsus - Doctor of our Time (1992)

Albert Einstein photo

„I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Adolf Hitler photo

„While the Zionists try to make the rest of the World believe that the national consciousness of the Jew finds its satisfaction in the creation of a Palestinian state, the Jews again slyly dupe the dumb Goyim. It doesn't even enter their heads to build up a Jewish state in Palestine for the purpose of living there; all they want is a central organisation for their international world swindler, endowed with its own sovereign rights and removed from the intervention of other states: a haven for convicted scoundrels and a university for budding crooks.
It is a sign of their rising confidence and sense of security that at a time when one section is still playing the German, French-man, or Englishman, the other with open effrontery comes out as the Jewish race.“

—  Adolf Hitler, book Mein Kampf

1920s, Zweites Buch (1928)
Source: Mein Kampf
Context: Jewry is a Folk with a racial core that is not wholly unitary. Nevertheless, as a Folk, it has special intrinsic characteristics which separate it from all other Folks living on the globe. Jewry is not a religious community, but the religious bond between Jews; rather is in reality the momentary governmental system of the Jewish Folk. The Jew has never had a territorially bounded State of his own in the manner of Aryan States. Nevertheless, his religious community is a real State, since it guarantees the preservation, the increase and the future of the Jewish Folk. But this is solely the task of the State. That the Jewish State is subject to no territorial limitation, as is the case with Aryan States, is connected with the character of the Jewish Folk, which is lacking in the productive forces for the construction and preservation of its own territorial State.

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Paul Watson photo

„It's dangerous & humiliating. The whalers killed whales while green peace watched. Now, you don't walk by a child that is being abused, you don't walk by a kitten that is being kicked to death and do nothing. So I find it abhorrent to sit there and watch a whale being slaughtered and do nothing but "bear witness" as they call it. I think it was best illustrated a few years ago, the contradictions that we have, when a ranger in Zimbabwe shot and killed a poacher that was about to kill a black rhinoceros and uh human rights groups around the world said "how dare you? Take a human life to protect an animal". I think the rangers' answer to that really illustrated a hypocrisy. He said "Ya know, if I lived in, If I was a police officer in Herrari and a man ran out of Bark Place Bank with a bag of money and I shot him in the head in front of everybody and killed him, you'd pin a medal on me and call me a national hero. Why is that bag of paper more valued than the future heritage of this nation?" This is our values. WE fight, WE kill, WE risk our lives for things we believe in… Imagine going into Mecca, walk up to the black stone and spit on it. See how far you get. You’re not going to get very far. You’re going to be torn to pieces. Walk into Jerusalem, walk up to that wailing wall with a pick axe, start whacking away. See how far you’re going to get, somebody is going to put a bullet in your back. And everybody will say you deserved it. Walk into the Vatican with a hammer, start smashing a few statues. See how far you’re going to get. Not very far. But each and every day, ya know, people go into the most beautiful, most profoundly sacred cathedrals of this planet, the rainforests of the Amazonia, the redwood forests of California, the rainforests of Indonesia, and totally desecrate & destroy these cathedrals with bulldozers, chainsaws and how do we respond to that? Oh, we write a few letters and protest; we dress up in animal costumes with picket signs and jump up and down; but if the rainforests of Amazonia and redwoods of California, were as, or had as much value to us as a chunk of old meteorite in Mecca, a decrepit old wall in Jerusalem or a piece of old marble in the Vatican, we would literally rip those pieces limb from limb for the act of blasphemy that we’re committing but we won’t do that because nature is an abstraction, wilderness is an abstraction. It has no value in our anthropocentric world where the only thing we value is that which is created by humans.“

—  Paul Watson Canadian environmental activist 1950

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„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.“

—  Napoleon Hill, book Think and Grow Rich

Variant: Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.
Source: Think and Grow Rich (1938), p. 127
Context: 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.

John Locke photo

„Revolt is the right of the people“

—  John Locke English philosopher and physician 1632 - 1704

Citát „What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.“
Albert Einstein photo

„What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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Theodore Roosevelt photo

„Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

Citát „Do not wait; the time will never be "just right."“
Napoleon Hill photo

„Do not wait; the time will never be "just right."“

—  Napoleon Hill, book Think and Grow Rich

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.
Source: Think and Grow Rich (1938), p. 127

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„Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

15 July 1944
(1942 - 1944)
Original: (nl) Ouders kunnen alleen raad of goede aanwijzingen meegeven, de uiteindelijke vorming van iemands karakter ligt in zijn eigen hand.

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„We must stop constantly fighting for human rights and equal justice in an unjust system, and start building a society where equal rights are an integral part of the design.“

—  Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017

Source: The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War (2002), p. 33.

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„I live only because it is in my power to die when I choose to: without the idea of suicide, I'd have killed myself right away.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

All Gall Is Divided (1952)

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Michael Jackson photo

„I try to do what's right for me,
But no-one sees the way I see,
And then I try to please them so,
But how far can this pleasing go?“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Destiny (1977)

Jacque Fresco photo

„Competition is dangerous, socially offensive, considered right and normal, because you are brought up to that value system. What kind of competition did Jesus have? What kind of competition is there in your body? Suppose your brain said, "I'm the most important organ!" And the liver said, "I am. And I want a Free Enterprise system!"“

—  Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017

You'd rot away in a month if every organ of your body went out for itself.
1974 Larry King Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVOPkGAtt48

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Mikhail Bulgakov photo

„Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that.“

—  Mikhail Bulgakov, book The Master and Margarita

Source: The Master and Margarita

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Roald Dahl photo

„Two wrongs don't make a right.“

—  Roald Dahl, The BFG

Variant: Two rights don't equal a left.
Source: The BFG (1982)

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Colette photo
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Marilyn Monroe photo

„Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Telegram, turning down a party invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy (13 June 1962)

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„Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you're being right now.“

—  Neale Donald Walsch American writer 1943

Source: Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1

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John Lydon photo

„If you are pissing people off, you know you are doing something right“

—  John Lydon, book Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

Source: Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

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„Mary is the great mother. She is the mother. That's what Mary is. Whether she existed or not, is not the point. She exists at least as a hyper-reality. She exists as the mother. What's the sacrifice of the mother? That's easy: if you're a mother who's worth her salt, you offer your son to be destroyed by the world. That's what you do. And that's what's going to happen. He's going to be born, he's going to suffer, he's going to have his trouble in life, he's going to have his illnesses, he's going to face his failures and catastrophes, and he's going to die. That's what's going to happen, and if you're awake you know that, and then you say, 'well, perhaps he will live in a way that will justify that.' And then you try to have that happen. And that's what makes you worthy of a statue like [The Pieta]. 'Is it right to bring a baby into this terrible world?' Well, every woman asks herself that question. Some say no, and they have their reasons. Mary answers 'yes' voluntarily. Mary is the archetype of the woman who answers yes to life voluntarily. Not because she is blind. She knows what's going to happen. So, she's the archetypal representation of the woman who says yes to life knowing full well what life is. She's not naive. She's not someone who got pregnant in the backseat of a 1957 Chevy during one night of half-drunk idiocy. Not that. She does so consciously. Consciously, knowing what's to come. And then she allows it to happen, which is a testament to mothers.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

Bible Series V: Cain and Abel: The Hostile Brothers
Concepts

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Michael Jackson photo

„Your butt is mine
Gonna tell you right
Just show your face
In broad daylight“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Bad (1987)

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Rosa Parks photo

„God has always given me the strength to say what is right… I had the strength of God and my ancestors with me.“

—  Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005

Quoted in The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)

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„My spirit will rise from the grave and the world shall know that I was right.“

—  Ferdinand Marcos former President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986 1917 - 1989

Remark made days before passing in Honolulu (September 1989)
1965

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„Any person who pursues human rights in Iran must live with fear from birth to death, but I have learned to overcome my fear.“

—  Shirin Ebadi Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1947

From 1999 interview.
Noted in the October 2003 BBC News profile of Ebadi. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3181992.stm (retrieved Oct. 15, 2008)

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„Now, as there is an infinity of possible universes in the Ideas of God, and as only one of them can exist, there must be a sufficient reason for God's choice, which determines him toward one rather than another. And this reason can be found only in the fitness, or the degrees of perfection, that these worlds contain, since each possible thing has the right to claim existence in proportion to the perfection it involves.“

—  Gottfried Leibniz German mathematician and philosopher 1646 - 1716

Or, comme il y a une infinité d'univers possibles dans les idées de Dieu, et qu'il n'en peut exister qu'un seul, il faut qu'il y ait une raison suffisante du choix de Dieu qui le détermine à l'un plutôt qu'à l'autre. Et cette raison ne peut se trouver que dans la convenance, dans les degrés de perfection que ces mondes contiennent, chaque possible ayant droit de prétendre à l'existence à mesure de la perfection qu'il enveloppe.
La monadologie (53 & 54).
The Monadology (1714)

James Brown photo

„Try me. Try me.
And your love will always be true.
Oh I need you (I need you).
Hold me. Hold me.
I want you right here by my side.
Hold me. Hold me.
And your love we won't hide.“

—  James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist 1933 - 2006

Try Me, from Please Please Please (album) (1959)
Song lyrics

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Ronnie Coleman photo

„I wasn't given the genetics for football. This is my gift right here. I was always well-built. You can't do certain sports without the genetics, and talent, too, of course.“

—  Ronnie Coleman American bodybuilder 1964

Ellen Mazo (May 1, 1999) "Building the Image of a Role Model", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. A-1.

Michael Jackson photo

„They print my message in the Saturday Sun,
I had to tell them I ain't second to none,
And I told about equality,
And its true, either you're wrong or you're right.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Black or White
Dangerous (1991)

Max Planck photo

„We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up to now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.“

—  Max Planck German theoretical physicist 1858 - 1947

The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics (1931)

Michael Jackson photo

„You say that workin is what a man's supposed to do.
But I say you ain't right if I can't give sweet love to you.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Off the Wall (1979)

Cannonball Adderley photo

„There's no future without the past and anybody who doesn't really understand where jazz has come from has no right to try to direct where it's going.“

—  Cannonball Adderley American jazz alto saxophonist 1928 - 1975

Interviewed by the "Chicago SEED", November 1968

Michael Jackson photo
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„A free society is a society in which all traditions have equal rights and equal access to the centers of power.“

—  Paul Karl Feyerabend, book Science in a Free Society

pg 9.
Science in a Free Society (1978)
Context: A free society is a society in which all traditions have equal rights and equal access to the centers of power. A tradition receives these rights not because the importance the cash value, as it were) it has for outsiders but because it gives meaning to the lives of those who participate in it.

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„We believe that everyone has the right to be unequal but to us every human being is equally important.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech to the Conservative Party Conference (10 October 1975) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/102777
Leader of the Opposition
Context: Some Socialists seem to believe that people should be numbers in a State computer. We believe they should be individuals. We are all unequal. No one, thank heavens, is like anyone else, however much the Socialists may pretend otherwise. We believe that everyone has the right to be unequal but to us every human being is equally important.

Herodotus photo

„Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.“

—  Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 BC

This statement is not to be found in the works of Herodotus. It appears in the acknowledgements to Mark Twain's A Horse's Tale (1907) preceded by the words "Herodotus says", but Twain was simply summarizing what he took to be Herodotus' attitude to historiography.
Misattributed

Kanō Jigorō photo

„Another tenet of randori is to apply just the right amount of force — never too much, never too little.“

—  Kanō Jigorō Japanese educator and judoka 1860 - 1938

Source: Kodokan Judo (1882), p. 23
Context: Another tenet of randori is to apply just the right amount of force — never too much, never too little. All of us know of people who have failed to accomplish what they set out to do because of not properly gauging the amount of effort required. At one extreme, they fall short of the mark; at the other, they do not know when to stop.

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„Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment.... Humanity is in ‘final exam’ as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe“

—  Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983

From 1980s onwards, Critical Path (1981)

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Freddie Mercury photo

„Listen, if you guys wanna move around and shift your asses a little, it's okay. It's okay by us, right? You can take all your clothes off if you like too, doesn't matter... Fuck off!“

—  Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991

laughs
During a concert in Montreal, Canada, (24 or 25 November 1981), first released as videotape We Will Rock You (1984) http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Videos/wewillrock.htm, and later on DVD as Queen Rock Montreal (2007).

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„The end justifies the means. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to get the right result.“

—  Sebastian Fitzek German writer 1971

Source: Splitter

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„If women want rights more than they got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.“

—  Sojourner Truth African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist 1797 - 1883

As quoted in Sojourner Truth : A Self-made Woman (1974) by Victoria Ortiz
Variant: Sisters, I ain't clear what you be after. If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it?

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