Righteousness (also called rectitude) is an important theological concept in many traditions including Zoroastrianism, Hinduism (dharma), Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that in fullest accord with the imperatives of God.
- Now, the redemption which we as yet await (continued Imlac), will be that of Kalki, who will come as a Silver Stallion: all evils and every sort of folly will perish at the coming of this Kalki: true righteousness will be restored, and the minds of men will be made as clear as crystal.
- People don't ever seem to realise that doing what's right's no guarantee against misfortune.
- William McFee, in Casuals of the Sea : The Voyage of a Soul (1916), Book II: The City, Ch. VI
- 'Righteous hatred' is in the same category as 'righteous cancer' or 'righteous tuberculosis'. All of them are absurd concepts.
- Alan Wallace, in Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground up, Wisdom (1993)
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 675.
- Be not righteous overmuch.
- Ecclesiastes. VII. 16.
- Every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
- Hebrews. V. 13.
- A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
- Proverbs. XII. 10.
- Righteousness exalteth a nation.
- Proverbs. XIV. 34.
- I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
- Psalms. XXXVII. 25.
- The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
- Psalms. XCII. 12.