Word of the Day: Right
right / rīt
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing you’re right.
Henry Ford, 1863-1947
- the opposite of life; on the side of a person or thing that is to the east when facing north
The right hand washed the left hand and both hands wash the face.
- morally correct; good
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
- S. Lewis, 1898-1963
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
Mark Twain, 1835-1910
- sound; not irregular
I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
Vladimir Nabakov, 1899-1977
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
John Wooden, 1910-2010
- straight to, without stopping; immediately
True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process.
Ricardo Montalban, 1920-2009
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970
- in the direction opposite of left; in the direction of east as if one is facing north
Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street.
Paulo Coelho, 1947-
- qualities of what is correct or honorable
If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.
Laurence J. Peter, 1919-1990
- that which one is entitled to
Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937
- the side opposite of left
If an emergency vehicle with a siren approaches from behind you, you should slow down, check the traffic around you, turn on your blinker and make your way to the right.
- capitalized, political conservatives
The contemporary Right in the United States is usually understood as a category including social conservatives, Christian conservatives and free market liberals, and is generally identified with the Republican Party.
- a conservative position
I was taught as a young person that the far political right and the far political left aren’t located on a spectrum but on a circle, where they inevitably meet in the middle.
- E. Morgan, 1976-
- to correct from wrong
I don’t think there is any way to completely right the wrongs that have been done; however, the first step must be recognizing the wrongs that were committed and their ongoing legacy and effects today.
Balpreet Singh, ?-
- to put in an upright position
Any attempt you make to right a capsized vessel must be carefully thought through before the beginning.