33 Quotes About Self Righteousness

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The righteous mind requires a balance and base understanding of morality and religion to explain the foundation of our behavior and actions. These quotes about self righteousness highlight some of the common mentalities found.

“A daughter of God knows that insecurity is not an excuse for doing evil to others, nor will God rest until caring for everyone is a lesson you learn.”

“All of us – all who knew her – felt so wholesome after we cleaned ourselves on her. We were so beautiful when we stood astride her ugliness.”

“As time moves on the line will blur. It will no longer seem to be the simplicity of good versus evil, but good versus fools who think they are good.”

“Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth.”

“Be determined to live in the light.”

“Beware the self-righteous man, for he will destroy the world many times over before he sees his folly.”

“For the believer, humility is honesty about one’s greatest flaws to a degree in which he is fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another.”

“I am not perfect, but if I looked perfect to everyone I must have been rocking imperfect perfectly to a few imperfect souls that seek imperfection vs. perfection, in an imperfect world where God asks us to seek perfection for our imperfect souls.”

“I can’t think of anything I hate more than a former punk – they are the most self-righteous people in the world.”

“I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays. if it’s good enough for the righteous, it’s good enough for the self-righteous, I always say.”

“I have always found the hardest mind to change is one that is religious.”

“I think that indignation is pleasurable, and it’s pleasurable because it’s self-righteous.”

“I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn’t exactly win us any friends.”

“I wish I could say that when I didn’t agree with a director I defer to him, but I think sometimes I’m a little self-righteous.”

“Immorality is the word we use to describe people that are not sinning the same way we are.”

“It is quite possible that I may be altogether wrong in this idea. My own impression, however, is, that I am right.”

“It seems to me there is less meanness in atheism, by a good measure. It seems that the spirit of religious self-righteousness this article deplores is precisely the spirit in which it is written.”

“It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness.”

“Just as some people may conceal their own sinfulness thus seeming better than the norm, others expose their own sinfulness thus seeming worse than the norm.”

“Look at you, standing there in your iron- gray dress, feeling pious and self- righteous while you starve small children.”

“Men seek a great deal, but fatally close, albeit very different, is one’s pride in proving oneself right with one’s zeal for finding the truth.”

“Naive people tend to generalize people as—-good, bad, kind, or evil based on their actions. However, even the smartest person in the world is not the wisest or the most spiritual, in all matters.”

“Self righteousness belongs to narrow-minded.”

“Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It’s happened many times in the past. It could happen to us.”

“Son, never trust a man who doesn’t drink because he’s probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time.”

“The feeling of righteousness is the core mood alteration among religious addicts. Religious addiction is a massive problem in our society.”

“The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.”

“The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people.”

“The irony of Christianity is that believers get so angry, and self righteous toward other Christians who sin differently than they do.”

“The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard.”

“Try your best to be a saint and see how far you’ll fall.”

“You will never overcome your self righteousness if you continue to believe that God prefers you over other people.”

“You’ve got to let people be just, you know, people. Everyone does bad things sometimes, for all sorts of reasons. You’ve got to at least understand.”

Acting self-righteous can lead to toxic relationships and misunderstandings.

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