Righteous Quotes

For a number of years there has been a righteous discontent, a burning zeal to go forward in His name among the Baptist women of our churches and it will be the dynamic force in the religious campaign at the opening of the 20th century.

Nannie Helen Burroughs

The self-righteous rule out the possibility that they are what has gone wrong.

Mason Cooley

The one and only test of a valid religious idea, doctrinal statement, spiritual experience, or devotional practice was that it must lead directly to practical compassion. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express this sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology. Compassion was the litmus test for the prophets of Israel, for the rabbis of the Talmud, for Jesus, for Paul, and for Muhammad, not to mention Confucius, Lao-tsu, the Buddha, or the sages of the Upanishads.

Karen Armstrong

In every sound convert the judgment is brought to approve of the laws and ways of Christ, and subscribe to them as most righteous and reasonable; the desire of the heart is to know the whole mind of Christ; the free and resolved choice of the heart is determined for the ways of Christ, before all the pleasures of sin, and prosperities of the world; it is the daily care of his life to walk with God.

Joseph Alleine

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 55:22

Thou must be righteous and holy, before thou canst live righteously and holily.

William Gurnall

A righteous man may make a righteous work, but no work of an unrighteous man can make him righteous. Now we become righteous only by faith, through the righteousness of Christ imputed to us.

Thomas Boston

Prayer is the first thing wherewith a righteous life beginneth, and the last wherewith it doth end.

Richard Hooker

Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl.

Matthew Henry

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

G.K. Chesterton

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

Blaise Pascal

The righteous do good and forget about having done it! The unrighteous however, keep a mental record of all the good that they have done.

Zac Poonen

You must leave righteous ways behind, not to speak of unrighteous ways.


All pure and holy spirits live on in heavenly places, and in course of time they are again sent down to inhabit righteous bodies.


All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.


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