is to make the best decision possible in a given situation.


“The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge; it is always simple and direct.”

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933);
30th US President

“It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882);

“If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.”

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931);
Artist, Poet, Writer

“Make the decision, make it with confidence, and the world will be yours.”

Jaren L. Davis

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.”


“People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.”

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983);
archtiect, engineer, inventor

“I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude.”

Judith M. Knowlton author

“Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.”

Wendell Phillips (1811-1884);
slavery abolitionist

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou (born 1928);
Poet, dancer, producer, playwright, director, author

“Be careful of your actions. You never know when your creating a memory.”

Ricki Lee Jones (born 1954);
singer, songwriter

“If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed.”

Dan Dierdorf (born 1949);

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.”

Bill Meyer (1892-1957);
baseball manager, coach

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
naturalist, author, philosopher

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809);
scholar, intellectual, writer

“A true hero is not someone who thinks about doing what is right, but one that simply does what is right without thinking!”

Kevin Heath CEO More4kids

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. ”

Deepak K. Chopra (born 1946);
physician, writer

“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”

Tyron Edwards theologian

“Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things.”

Stephen R. Covey (born 1932);
motivational writer

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

Randy Pausch (1960-2008);
professor, author

“Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.”

Cameron Crowe (born 1957);
screenwriter, film director (excerpt from the film Vanilla Sky)

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919);
26th U.S. President

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J.K. Rowling (born 1965);

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

Oprah Winfrey (born 1954);
American television host, publisher

“See first that the design is wise and just; that ascertained, pursue it resolutely.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
dramatist, poet

“Good men prefer to be accountable.”

Michael Edwards

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

Indian Proverb

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

Flora Whittemore

“Each day when I awake I know I have one more day to make a difference in someone's life.”

James Mann (born 1946);

“Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910);
[Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“The world rests on principles.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
naturalist, author, philosopher

“Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955);
theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

“Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832);
philosopher, scientist, author

“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”


“Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.”

Bill Moyers (born 1934);
journalist, public commentator

“To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.”

Confucius (551-479);

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

Rosa Parks (1913-2005);
civil rights activist

“You have many choices. You can choose forgiveness over revenge, joy over despair. You can choose action over apathy.”

Stephanie Marston author, motivational speaker

“In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.”

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914);
satirist, poet, journalist

“There is no problem unless we choose to make it one, so think carefully before you act.”

David Marshall (born 1957);

“You have only always to do what is right. It will become easier by practice, and you enjoy in the midst of your trials the pleasure of an approving conscience.”

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870);

“The things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable. ”

Alexis Carrel (1873-1944);
French surgeon; Nobel Laureate

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ”

Mark Twain (1835-1910);
[Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy.”

Dr. Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998);
professor, author

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

John Maxwell speaker, author

“It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”

Roy Disney (born 1930);
Former Disney executive, nephew of Walt Disney

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

H. Norman Schwarzkopf (born 1934);
American general

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

Rosa Parks (1913-2005);
civil rights activist

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”

Peter Marshall

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This is great! Things we can do all the time with out asking at all.
trinity welch over 1 year ago from home

I choose to accept the choices of others and respect the life choices of everyone.
Joe over 1 year ago from Canada

ANA JOE over 1 year ago from 34 FISHER CRES

"our lives start as a blank canvas and our choices and decisions are the colors that determine and enable us to paint our very own masterpiece."
joseph p.martino over 2 years ago from millburn,nj

Be kind to all living things with out needing a reward. Your reward is being selfless rather than needing to qualify the act.
Laura Invernale over 2 years ago from New jersey

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