Righteousness, according to Mencius, is a straight and narrow path which a man ought to take to regain the lost paradise.
It can not be selfishness to hunger and thirst after righteousness, which righteousness is just your duty to your God and your neighbor.
Righteousness, Christ says, is love, love to God and love to man.
And so they go about to establish a righteousness of their own (which can be no righteousness at all, for God's righteousness is the only righteousness, and Christ's righteousness is the only pattern of it), and teach men that God does not merely require of men to do justly, and love mercy, and walk humbly with their God, but requires of them something more.
Christ's righteousness will be our upper garment for all eternity.
Self-righteousness, by blinding your eyes to the truth, is the direct cause of the most gigantic and the most subtle miseries of the world.
A sense of righteousness can not prepare a man for salvationonly a sense of sina believing that all our righteousness is filthy rags.
Righteousness is the law of the world, as ceremonies form a rule to the heart.
Righteousness will be the girdle about his loins, And faithfulness the band about his waist.
Perhaps the intense self-righteousness of Moslems is after all the hardest point about them; their notion that in the end all who are Islam are safe strengthens them in this belief."
" "I think, sir, that it is not right to rob anybody of anything, and I reflect that absolute righteousness is a fine feather in one's cap.
Righteousness is the result of saving faith; and "he that doeth righteousness is righteous"none else.
Practical righteousness, manifested in the daily affairs of life, was in his view the sum and substance of religion.
There may be some denying Christ who shall fare better than they, when He comes to judge the world with a judgment which even those whom He sends from Him shall confess to be absolutely faira judgment whose very righteousness may be a consolation to some upon whom it falls heavily.
Paul sought righteousness as a Jew; when he became a Christian, righteousness was still his great quest.
I saw in a moment that my righteousness was not my good frame of heart, but Jesus Christ Himself, "the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever."