Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
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.
I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.
A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it.
I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.
You couldn't get hold of the things you'd done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
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 supper.
Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.
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.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.
My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.