The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
Let a man try faithfully, manfully to be right, he will daily grow more and more right. It is at the bottom of the condition on which all men have to cultivate themselves.
I would rather be right than be president.
Right is might, and ever was, and ever shall be so.—Holiness, meekness, patience, humility, self-denial, and self-sacrifice, faith, love,—each is might, and every gift of the spirit is might.
Whatever is physiologically right, is morally right; and whatever is physiologically wrong is morally wrong.
All men are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
There is no right without a parallel duty, no liberty without the supremacy of the law, no high destiny without earnest perseverance, no greatness without self-denial.
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us to the end, dare to do our duty, as we understand it.
One of the grandest things in having rights is, that though they are your rights you may give them up.
Would you be exempt from uneasiness; do nothing you know or even suspect is wrong. Would you enjoy the purest pleasure; do everything in your power which you believe is right.
No man has a right to do as he pleases, except when he pleases to do right.
Never, with the Bible in our hands, can we deny rights to another, which, under the same circumstances, we would claim for ourselves.
There is no credit in knowing how to spell, but positive disgrace in being ignorant on that point. So there can be no credit in doing right, while it is infamous to do wrong.
Nothing but the right can ever be expedient, since that can never be true expediency which would sacrifice a greater good to a less.