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It is not living that matters, but living rightly.
A child rightly trained may be a world-wide blessing, with an influence reaching onward to eternal years. But a neglected or misdirected directed child may live to blight and blast mankind, and leave influences of evil which shall roll on in increasing volume till they plunge into the gulf of eternal perdition.
I'm very pro-American - my entire family escaped poverty in Italy because they rightly believed in the American dream.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself.
Thanks to the high standing which science has for so long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee, the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy.
Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities - because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Without form, communication stops... without form, you have everybody burbling on to themselves, whenever and however, things that no one else can understand and - rightly - no one else is interested in.
The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
In the meanest are all the materials of manhood, only they are not rightly disposed.
Henry David Thoreau
Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
Study and work and work and study will keep in active exercise both the physical and mental. These two, rightly conducted, will not war against each other.
Ellen G. White
Almost every culture has its own variation on chicken soup, and rightly so - it's one of the most gratifying dishes on the face of the Earth.
With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
It is unfair to suppose that one party has invariably acted rightly, and that the other is responsible for every wrong that has been committed.
Nelson A. Miles
Writers and artists never pay attention to advice given by their elders, quite rightly. The only worthwhile advice is the most general: 'Keep trying, don't give up, don't be discouraged, don't pay attention to detractors.' Everyone knows this.
Joyce Carol Oates
In London we give ourselves a pat on the back, rightly, for not killing one another, for our prejudice being subtle rather than lethal.
Science is, rightly, searching for drugs to arrest ageing or to slow the advance of dementia. But the evidence suggests that many of the most powerful factors determining how you age come from what you do, and what you do with others: whether you work, whether you play music, whether you have regular visitors.
Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things.
The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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