65 Rectify Quotes On Success In Life

These rectify quotes will inspire you. Rectify, to set right, remedy, or put right; correct.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging rectify quotes, rectify sayings, and rectify proverbs.

Best Rectify Quotes

  1. “I don’t need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.” ~ Shirley MacLaine
  2. “It is much easier at all times to prevent an evil than to rectify mistakes.” ~ George Washington
  3. “If any player has a bad game its there in the back of your mind in the next game. There’s always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it.” ~ Rio Ferdinand
  4. “Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.” ~ Josephus Daniels

  5. “The justice of our cause must be reflected in the manner in which we rectify the crimes of the past.” ~ Jalal Talabani
  6. “But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nations history.” ~ Xavier Becerra
  7. “What is necessary is to rectify names.” ~ Confucius
  8. “The art of giving orders is not to try to rectify the minor blunders and not be swayed by petty doubts.” ~ Sun Tzu

  9. “Unfortunately, catastrophes or scandalous disclosures always have to happen before humanity realizes that it is only its own mistakes that have led it into misfortune. These are all the more difficult to rectify because in the main they have been made by the authorities, who will not commit suicide themselves, but in order to save their own skins, they would rather that all Life should perish before they acknowledge their errors.” ~ Viktor Schauberger , Rectify quotes mistakes
  10. “Whoever would be a teacher of men let him begin by teaching himself before teaching others, and let him teach by example before teaching by word. For he who teaches himself and rectifies his own ways is more deserving of respect and reverence than he who would teach others and rectify their ways.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  11. “No, the secret is that there’s no reward and we have to endure our characters and our natures as best we can because no amount of experience or insight is going to rectify our deficiencies, our self-regard, or our cupidity. We have to learn that our desires do not find any real echo in the world. We have to accept that the people we love do not love us, or not in the way we hope. We have to accept betrayal and disloyalty, and, hardest of all, that someone is finer than we are in character or intelligence.” ~ Sándor Márai
  12. “To err is nature, to rectify error is glory.” ~ George Washington

  13. “The most useful form of time travel would be to go back a year or two and rectify the mistakes we made.” ~ Matt Lucas
  14. “I learned what I need to do in the long jump, what I needed to do in the javelin and I’ve been able to rectify those events. It’s been a bit of a learning curve, which is good.” ~ Jessica Ennis
  15. “The Tao has no place for pettiness, and nor has Virtue. Pettiness is dangerous to Virtue; pettiness is dangerous to the Tao. It is said, rectify yourself and be done.” ~ Zhuangzi
  16. “Safety lies in silence. It is easier to rectify what you miss by silence than to secure what you lose by speaking.” ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib

  17. “The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.” ~ Greg Behrendt
  18. “he was coming to understand he could not come to rectify anything in his life, only forget.” ~ Mikhail Bulgakov
  19. “Fanaticism is a fire, which heats the mind indeed, but heats without purifying. It stimulates and ferments all the passions, but it rectifies none of them.” ~ William Warburton
  20. “You cannot rectify grievances from the past with today’s charity.” ~ James Cook

  21. “To rectify past blunders is impossible, but we might profit by the experience of them.” ~ George Washington
  22. “In ancient times, those who wished to illuminate the world with virtue first brought order to their nations. Wishing to order well their nations, they first harmonized their families. Wishing to harmonize their families, they first cultivated themselves. Wishing to cultivate themselves, they first rectified their minds. Those who wished to rectify their minds first made their intentions sincere.” ~ Confucius
  23. “My goal is to try to weaponize the American people, try to weaponize the conservative movement, try to weaponize the underground conservative Hollywood movement, to weaponize as many people in the center-right country to try to rectify a generation-plus long problem that has been absolute media bias, absolute media used by the Democratic Party as a tool to defeat conservatives.” ~ Andrew Breitbart
  24. “Like a human rights lawyer who uses the law to rectify wrongs, I use filmic storytelling for the same effect.” ~ Pamela Yates

  25. “Nothing rectifies out-of-control market failures like a healthy dose of
    government intervention and mountains of bureaucracy.” ~ George Carlin
  26. “When you Rectify your Relationship with the Creator, He Rectifies your relationship with All of the Creation.” ~ Yasmin Mogahed
  27. “We may neglect the wrongs which we receive, but be careful to rectify those which we are the cause of to others.” ~ Orville Dewey
  28. “Development is only necessary to rectify the ignorance of designers” ~ Keith Duckworth

  29. “If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectify manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.” ~ John Milton
  30. “As a boy in school, I already had the drive to be No. 1. If I achieve my goals, OK, but if not, I always ask why and try to rectify myself.” ~ John Gokongwei
  31. “All truth is valuable, and satirical criticism may be considered as useful when it rectifies error and improves judgment; he that refines the public taste is a public benefactor.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  32. “Anybody who has ever tried to rectify an injustice or set a record straight comes to feel that he is going mad.” ~ Mary McCarthy

  33. “Praying which does not result in pure conduct is a delusion. We have missed the whole office and virtue of praying if it does not rectify conduct. It is in the very nature of things that we must quit praying, or quit bad conduct.” ~ Edward McKendree Bounds
  34. “Gore is nature’s way of saying, “There are too many human beings on the planet, and I’m trying to rectify this anyway I can. SARS didn’t work but trust me, I’m cooking up something better. In the interim, please kill lots of yourselves.” ~ Douglas Coupland
  35. “Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself – a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred.” ~ Frank Herbert
  36. “You cannot rectify every real or alleged wrong immediately. Time must enter into the picture.” ~ Arthur Goldberg

  37. “These fellow-mortals, everyone, must be accepted as they are: you can neither straighten their noses, nor brighten their wit, nor rectify their dispositions; and it is these people-amongst whom your life is passed-that it is needful you should tolerate, pity, and love: it is these more or less ugly, stupid, inconsistent people whose movements of goodness you should be able to admire-for whom you should cherish all possible hopes, all possible patience.” ~ George Eliot
  38. “You don’t realize that if you stop looking backwards craving the love and acceptance which you didn’t receive from your parents, then you might open your eyes to what is available for you now. But you won’t let go. If only you could see that looking back into an incomplete and imperfect past, with regret, blame, guilt or resentment is keeping you from the treasures that await you here now. The past has gone. You cannot rectify something that is no longer with you.” ~ Leonard Jacobson
  39. “Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint.” ~ Julian Baggini
  40. “Age doth not rectify, but incurvate our natures, turning bad dispositions into worser habits.” ~ Thomas Browne

  41. “Winston worked in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT (a single branch of the Ministry of Truth) editing and writing for The Times. He dictated into a machine called a Speakwrite. Winston would receive articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, in Newspeak, rectify. If, for example, the Ministry of Plenty forecast a surplus, and in reality the result was grossly less, Winston’s job was to change previous versions so the old version would agree with the new one.” ~ George Orwell
  42. “I deeply regret those situations that have blemished the image of the University of Oklahoma, and I hope that I can rectify the embarrassment I have brought the university.” ~ Brian Bosworth
  43. “For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life.” ~ Joyce Brothers
  44. “But as when an authentic watch is shown, Each man winds up and rectifies his own, So in our very judgments.” ~ John Suckling

  45. “If a person is capable of rectifying his erroneous judgments in the light of new evidence he is not prejudiced. Prejudgments become prejudices only if they are reversible when exposed to new knowledge. A prejudice, unlike a simple misconception, is actively resistant to all evidence that would unseat it. We tend to grow emotional when a prejudice is threatened with contradiction. Thus the difference between ordinary prejudgments and prejudice is that one can discuss and rectify a prejudgment without emotional resistance.” ~ Gordon Allport
  46. “I have no problem in asking a diner to leave for two reasons: 1. If they are rude to my staff. No one has that right. If we make a mistake, allow us to rectify it. 2. If they are loud and abusive at the table. They have no regard or respect for the other diners, who may have worked very hard to save up their cash to afford your prices.” ~ Marco Pierre White
  47. “He that rectifies a crooked stick bends it the contrary way, so must he that would reform a vice learn to affect its mere contrary, and in time he shall see the springing blossoms of a happy restoration.” ~ Roger Chamberlain
  48. “Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity.” ~ Frank Herbert

  49. “No other method in this world is able to cure/rectify the demons that exist within human beings in this world – only nature and the animal kingdom, but you also have to bring through your participation and diligent application in facing the demons within.” ~ Timothy Treadwell
  50. “This problem [of historical opportunities] compounds itself by limiting the number of people in the pipeline to attain the experience to do larger movies or get jobs so they can familiarize themselves with a studio head and get the opportunity to deliver and impress – or maybe direct a smaller movie. It will take a considerable amount of time to rectify. It’s very difficult because it starts at the top.” ~ Joe Robert Cole
  51. “I decided that if nobody else was going to do anything to rectify this colossal inequity in taxation, I’d have to do it myself. So I instituted a suit against the city of Baltimore demanding that the city assessor be specifically ordered to assess the Church for its vast property holdings in the city and that the city tax collector then be instructed to collect the taxes once the assessment has been made.” ~ Madalyn Murray O’Hair
  52. “A great poet ought to a certain degree to rectify men’s feelings… to render their feelings more sane, pure and permanent, in short, more consonant to Nature.” ~ William Wordsworth

  53. “The labor of thinking was so great to me, that having once come to a conclusion upon any subject, I would rather persist in it, right or wrong, than be at the trouble of going over the process again to revise and rectify my judgment.” ~ Maria Edgeworth
  54. “I did feel as though a number of critics had appointed themselves, when they sat down with a new book of mine, to rectify what they felt to be was my inflated reputation and so that the book in hand was not really given a chance but made a kind of weapon in the general attempt to bring me down to size.” ~ John Updike
  55. “Knowledge is praised and desired by multitudes whom her charms could never rose from the couch of sloth; whom the faintest invitation of pleasure draws away from their studies; to whom any other method of wearing the day is more eligible than the use of books, and who are more easily engaged by any conversation than such as may rectify their notions or enlarge their comprehension.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  56. “Rectify is un-busy. It might soothe you, if not distract you, from all you got going on.” ~ Ray McKinnon

  57. “I don’t think history is stupid. History ultimately rectifies a lot of these things. If you had to ask me what I think happens in 50 years, I don’t think it sits empty in 50 years. Maybe somebody else’s name is there. But you can’t leave it empty.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  58. “When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved. This is action out of compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama
  59. “It is the distinguishing glory of Christianity not to rest satisfied with superficial appearances, but to rectify the motives, and purify the heart.” ~ William Wilberforce
  60. “It’s not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” ~ Dalai Lama

  61. “A society is judged by the way it cares for its most vulnerable citizens. As an American, I am ashamed that we have turned out backs on millions of our children. I want to do my part to rectify this terrible situation.” ~ Marlo Thomas , Rectify quotes the situation
  62. “Even Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, and Albert Einstein made serious mistakes. But the scientific enterprise arranges things so that teamwork prevails: What one of us, even the most brilliant among us, misses, another of us, even someone much less celebrated and capable, may detect and rectify.” ~ Carl Sagan
  63. “…He palmed up the life Alert. Death Alert was more like it: Help, I haven’t fallen and I’m standing up-can you come and rectify this problem? – Isaac” ~ J.R. Ward
  64. “The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I’m trying to rectify my wrongs.” ~ Joaquin Phoenix

  65. “It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefitting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” ~ Dalai Lama

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