The Right Thing To Do

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” -Oprah Winfrey

“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” -Lou Holtz

“It is never wrong to do the right thing.” – Mark Twain.


“But the only thing harder than knowing the right thing to do, I went on, is to actually do the right thing.”  -Viet Thanh Nguyen, book The Sympathizer

“There is Right and there is Wrong…You do One, and YOU ARE LIVING…You do the Other and You may be walking around, but YOU are as Dead as a Beaver Hat.” 
-John Wayne, aka “The DUKE”

“You’re here. You know what to do.” -John Kolvenbach, play Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight

“One day you’re gonna be nice to me. We may both be dead and buried, but you’re gonna be nice – at least civil.” Da Mayor (played by Ossie Davis) to Mother Sister (played by Ruby Dee) in Spike Lee’s film, Do The Right Thing

The right thing to do is rarely…

…the easy thing to do.

…the quickest thing to do.

…the most lucrative thing to do.

…the most popular thing to do.

…the most feels good/gotta have it right now/instantly gratifying/transactional thing to do.

…the safe/inconsequential thing to do.

But it’s the right thing to do.

So do it.

For no other reason other than you know in your heart it’s the right thing to do.

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