Righteous Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old righteous quotes, righteous sayings, and righteous proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The righteous ones are always exhausting to have around.     

Alexandra Adornetto

The righteous man takes his life in his hand whenever he utters the truth.     

George Bernard Shaw

Every righteous man or woman is entitled to revelation concerning his own affairs.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

When you're righteous, you don't have to tell people that you're righteous.     

Shaquille O'Neal

Most of us have to be self-righteous before we can be righteous.     

Vera Brittain

Those who are self-righteous are not prominent.     

Lao Tzu

To be individually righteous is the first of all duties, come what may to ones self, to one's country, to society, and to civilization itself.     

Joseph Wood Krutch

Redemption is prior to righteousness. You cannot be righteous until you are first redeemed.     

Ravi Zacharias

Righteous people have no sense of humor.     

Bertolt Brecht

No fury more righteous than that of a sinner accused of the wrong sin.     

Don Paterson

Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past. It could happen to us.     

David Brin

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

Gautama Buddha

Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.     


There's no one so self-righteous as someone policing someone else's morality.     

Laurell K Hamilton

A righteous wife can make a poor man feel like a king.     

Boonaa Mohammed

To the self-righteous, being judged according to deeds does not seem too alarming but to the man who knows himself the thought is terrifying.     

Paul Washer

One of the best ways to celebrate righteous history is to make more of it, make more righteous history!     

Spencer W. Kimball

The self-righteous have their fig leaves so tightly bound that they have forgotten the seeping wounds beneath the foliage.     

Mark Lowry

Even in a righteous cause force is a fearful thing; God only helps when men can help no more.     

Friedrich Schiller

Righteous is the one who was able to demonstrate compassion in face of human suffering.     

Aleksander Kwasniewski

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

Blaise Pascal

It is a hard thing for a man to be righteous, if the unrighteous man is to have the greater right.     


It is the duty of righteous men to make war on all undeserved privilege, but one must not forget that this is a war without end.     

Primo Levi

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

It's more important to be righteous than to be right.     

Lauryn Hill

We do not become righteous by doing righteous deed but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds.     

Martin Luther

A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.     


If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.     

Albert Einstein

Young people like to feel self-righteous, like they're on the right side of things.     

John Darnielle

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.