Upright Quotes

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.

Thomas Carlyle

Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.

Chanakya

Through centuries of centuries, fire and water face each other; the fire, upright, buoyant and leaping; the water flat, creeping, gliding, widening its lines and its surface. When they touch, is it the water which hisses and roars, or is it the fire?

Henri Barbusse

If you are standing upright, don't worry if your shadow is crooked

Chinese Proverbs

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright

Benjamin Franklin

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.

Alfred Adler 1870

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.

Daniel Webster

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Benjamin Franklin

We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.

Lily Tomlin

The remarkable thing about man is not that he is an ‘upright’ ape, but that he ‘stands’ for some things and not for others.

Unknown

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter sting to thee is a little fault!

Durante degli Alighieri

A crowd of ordinary decent folk Watched from without and neither moved nor spoke As three pale figures were led forth and bound To three posts driven upright in the ground.

Wystan Hugh Auden

A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow as well as himself and what is a man's shadow but his upright astonishment?

Djuna Barnes

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