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Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.

For right is right, since God is God and right the day must win. To doubt would be disloyalty, to falter would be sin.

Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) British theologian.

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

Few sometimes may know, when thousands err.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet.

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.


It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895) English biologist.

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899) American politician and orator.

In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Right is its own defense.

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) German writer.

Rights! There are no rights whatever without corresponding duties. Look at the history of the growth of our constitution, and you will see that our ancestors never upon any occasion stated, as a ground for claiming any of their privileges, an abstract right inherent in themselves; you will nowhere in our parliamentary records find the miserable sophism of the Rights of Man.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.