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William J. Brennan Quotes and Sayings

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If the right to privacy means anything,
it is the right of the individual, married or single,
to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion.
- William J. Brennan

Law cannot stand aside from the social changes around it.
- William J. Brennan

We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration,
for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.
- William J. Brennan

Religious conflict can be the bloodiest and cruelest
conflicts that turn people into fanatics.
- William J. Brennan

 

The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.
- William J. Brennan

Death is not only an unusually severe punishment,
unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity,
but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than
a less severe punishment.
- William J. Brennan

The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits
pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less
severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes
invalidates the punishment.
- William J. Brennan

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The right to be irresponsible is a right I hold dear.
- Bono

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

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

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

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I follow my intuition,
and it leads me along the Right Path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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