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He who is upright in his way of life and free from sin. - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]

A man should be upright, not be kept upright. - Marcus Aurelius

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. - Aesop [Aisopos]

The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion. - Matthew Arnold

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright. - Benjamin Franklin

To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation. - Victor Hugo

No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. - Voltaire

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault! - Danielle Vare