The mind, conscious of rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report.
From the Divine, Eternal Spirit springsOrder and Rule and Rectitude of Things,Thro' outward Nature, His Apparent Throne,Visibly seen, intelligibly known, —Proofs of a Boundless Pow'r, a Wisdom's Aid,By Goodness us'd, Eternal and Unmade.john byrom
The most dangerous diminutions of freedom come from those who are convinced of their moral Rectitude.daniel hannan
For a good man to realize that it is better to be whole than to be good is to enter on a strait and narrow path compared to which his previous Rectitude was flowery license.
Never do a thing concerning the Rectitude of which you are in doubt.pliny the younger
Cf. Ovid , Fasti , IV, 311: The mind, conscious of Rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. Variant translations of mens sibi conscia recti (meaning "a good conscience"):virgil
Unskilled in sophistry and new to the darker ways of national politics, Grover Cleveland faced his accusers, his slanderers, and his judges, the sovereign people, conscious of the general Rectitude of his life, and courageously determined to bear the burdens of his sins in so far as guilt was his.grover cleveland
What acquaintance have the people at large with the arena of political Rectitude, with the connections of kingdoms, the resources of national strength, the abilities of ministers, or even with their own dispositions?...I pay no regard whatever to the voice of the people: it is their duty to do what is proper, without considering what may be agreeable.charles james fox
We fall short when we ascribe all the modes of happiness to walking in paths of Rectitude. There are joys which only tramps and thieves know.henry s. haskins
For conservation to be successful it is necessary to take into consideration that it is a characteristic of man that he can only be relied upon to do anything consistently which is in his own interest. He may have occasional fits of conscience and moral Rectitude but otherwise his actions are governed by self-interest. It follows then that whatever the moral reasons for conservation it will only be achieved by the inducement of profit or pleasure.duke of edinburgh philip
...quite in keeping with Trotsky’s passion for ideas, his generous indignation at injustice, was his sense of personal Rectitude, his idealistic approach to life. All who knew him intimately even when he was one of the rulers of Russia speak of it. Max Eastman and also Souvarine, who, a fierce opponent of Trotsky’s politics, has said of him that there was nothing “mesquin” in his character, not a trace of rascality. It is a noticeable characteristic of many great writers and philosophers, but a fatal weakness in a politician.
It is no certain evidence, that because the conscience feels the weight of sin, the heart is humbled on account of it; that because the conscience approves of the Rectitude of the Divine justice, the heart bows to the Divine sovereignty. The most powerful conviction of sin, therefore, is not conclusive evidence of Christian character.
Every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from Rectitude and justice.
The mind, conscious of Rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report.
Cf. Ovid , Fasti , IV, 311: The mind, conscious of Rectitude, laughed to scorn the falsehood of report. Variant translations of mens sibi conscia recti (meaning "a good conscience"):
Never do a thing concerning the Rectitude of which you are in doubt.
Every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from Rectitude and justice.origen
I know not whether, in the eyes of the world, a brilliant death is not preferred to an obscure life of Rectitude. Most men are remembered as they died, and not as they lived. We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor.davy crockett