The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.— Aldous Huxley
Inspiring Righteous Indignation quotations
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our present policies... True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. A true revolution of values will soon look on uneasily upon the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth with righteous indignation.
Sometimes people's spiritual ideas become fixed and they use them against those who don't share their beliefs - in effect, becoming fundamentalist. It's very dangerous - the finger of righteous indignation pointing at someone who is identified as bad or wrong.
A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.
Watch the too indignantly righteous. Before long you will find them committing or condoning the very offence which they have so fiercely censured.
Don't let the sun go down on me.
An attitude of permanent indignation signifies great mental poverty.
Politics compels it votaries to take that line and you can see their minds growing more impoverished every day, from one burst of righteous indignation to the next.
I am always suspicious of righteous indignation. Nothing is more cruel than righteous indignation.
I am tired of the superficial smiles that adorn the many ghouls among us.
I am tired of the righteous indignation that hides beneath those visages that feign our best interest and deign to think we cannot and will not stand for ourselves.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
I was a gangster when I was young. I had a Robin Hood mentality and tended to always want to support the weak against the strong, but sometimes it was cohesive and I really needed to fall in love with the power of education to find the right venue to express my rage. I still have a righteous indignation at injustice, no matter what form it takes.
I was so obsessed and consumed with my grievances that I could not get away from myself and think things out in the light. I was in the grip of that blinding, destructive, terrible thing -- righteous indignation.
I am righteous and righteously indignant, the Tea Party is righteously indignant, and our goal is to not just save the country, but quite frankly, if America goes, so goes the world, so in our desire to save the country, we are trying to save the world.
I still have a righteous indignation at injustice, no matter what form it takes.
It could be homophobia, it could be white supremacy, male supremacy, imperial arrogance, class subordination or whatever.
The Statist veils his pursuits in moral indignation, intoning in high dudgeon the injustices and inequities of liberty and life itself, for which only he can provide justice and bring a righteous resolution.
Anger can be a bitterness that devours your soul while righteous indignation is morally driven, it's ethically driven.
Righteous indignation: your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others
A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our present policies.
An orgy looks particularly alluring seen through the mists of righteous indignation.
The problem with righteous indignation is that even when you're right, you're still left feeling indignant.
Evan Handler is not only a fine actor, he’s a damn good writer.
It’s Only Temporary is wise and funny and as righteously indignant as it is endearingly self-effacing. In what may be a literary first, the book actually left me wanting more.
The great tabloids were always driven by a sense of outrage, a sense of righteous indignation...and had this sensibility of, like, there are people out there that are trying to screw you - and we're going expose them for it.
I find that when I am gossiping about my friends, as well as my enemies, I am deeply conscious of performing a social duty. But when I hear they are gossiping about me, I am rightfully filled with righteous indignation.
I realized that my righteous indignation was a form of entertainment for me.
I loved getting pissed off at injustice. I didn't do anything about it, I just liked the feeling of being pissed off.
Science has learned recently that contempt and indignation are addictive mental states. I mean physically and chemically addictive. Literally! People who are self-righteous a lot are apparently doping themselves rhythmically with auto-secreted surges of dopamine, endorphins and enkephalins. Didn't you ever ask yourself why indignation feels so good?
Such is the breathtaking speciesism of our Christian-inspired attitudes, the abortion of a single human zygote can arouse more moral solicitude and righteous indignation than the vivasection of any number of intelligent adult chimpanzees! The only reason we can be comfortable with such a double standard is that the intermediates between humans and chimps are all dead.
The world isn't fair, but as long as it's tilting in my direction, I find that there's a natural cap to my righteous indignation.
What's disgusting about the Dirty Harry movies is that Eastwood plays this angry tension as righteous indignation.
Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you're grown up.
Growing up means being patient, holding your temper, cutting out the self-pity, and quitting with the righteous indignation.' 'Why do so many people seem to love righteous indignation?' 'Because if you can prove you're a victim, all rules are off. You can lash out at people. You don't have to be accountable for anything.
Righteous Indignation is a manual and a call to action for awakened patriots who are too intelligent to believe the leftist media lies and distortions... Breitbart reminds us why we must fight for our country's future by staying true to core values and never retreating.
When my heart is cold and I cannot pray as I should I scourge myself with the thought of the impiety and ingratitude of my enemies, the Pope and his accomplices and vermin, and Zwingli, so that my heart swells with the righteous indignation and hatred and I can say with warmth and vehemence: 'Holy be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done!' And the hotter I grow the more ardent do my prayers become.
My god! people say. You have so much self-control! And later: My god. You're so, so sick. When people say this, they turn their heads, you've won your little game. You have proven your thesis that no-body-loves-me-every-body-hates-me, guess-I'll-just-eat-worms. You get to sink back into your hospital bed, shrieking with righteous indignation. See? you get to say. I knew you'd give up on me. I knew you'd leave.