Faith of a mustard seed

Barbara A. Woods Washington, M. Div.

Barbara A. Woods Washington, M. Div.

“…as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands, no one seeks for God. All have turned aside, together they have gone wrong; no one does good, not even one.” “Their throat is an open grave, they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood, in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they do not know.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Romans 3:10f)

“A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard.” (Confucius)

“Righteousness acts never in its own interest, but in the interest of fellow men.” (Thaddeus of Vitovnica)

“When you think yours is the only true path you forever chain yourself to judging others and narrow the vision of God. The road to righteousness and arrogance is a parallel road that can intersect each other several times throughout a person’s life. It’s often hard to recognize one road from another. What makes them different is the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity. The road to arrogance is paved with the love of self.” (Shannon L. Alder)

“The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.” (Buddha)

“All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.” (Socrates)

“People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.” (Martin Luther)

“And the LORD said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” (Genesis 18:26)

“The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.” (Horace)

“The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.” (William Jennings Bryan)

“As a kid, sometimes you have nobody to turn to. I could always go back to some of the sermons and talk to myself in a righteous manner and put that in a song.” (Curtis Mayfield)
“Constitutional government, as designed by the framers, will survive only with a righteous people.” (Ezra Taft Benson)

“The exaltation and happiness of any community, goes hand in hand with the knowledge possessed by the people, when applied to laudable ends; whereupon we can exclaim like the wise man; righteousness exalteth a nation; for righteousness embraces knowledge and knowledge is power.” (Joseph Smith Jr.)

“The throne of wisdom is the soul of the righteous, that is, wisdom sits on the soul of the righteous as on her chair, as on her throne, and there judges whatever she judges.” (Augustine of Hippo)

“It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.” (Abdul Kalam, Former President of India)

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ “ (Matthew 25:37f)

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