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Lawrence Kohlberg Quotes and Sayings

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Right action tends to be defined in terms of general
individual rights and standards that have been critically
examined and agreed upon by the whole society.
- Lawrence Kohlberg

The individual makes a clear effort to define moral
values and principles that have validity and application
apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding
them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group.
- Lawrence Kohlberg

At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance
of the expectations of his family,
group, or nation as valuable in its own right,
regardless of immediate and obvious consequences.
- Lawrence Kohlberg

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford PHOTO

 

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

The right mixture of caring and not caring -
I suppose that's what love is.
- James Hilton

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

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

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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