Lincoln was a man of moral purpose who never allowed himself to become self-righteous about his morality.
You spend lots of time being snug and smug in the spa, then feel very self-righteous when you venture out into the cold.
We are getting too self-righteous and smug in our self-importance.
In my experience, moral outrage all too quickly becomes self-righteous authoritarianism.
Even more infuriating are the self-righteous hypocrites who claim to speak for a superior moral majority.
Should we allow our cultural heritage to be hijacked by a handful of self-righteous pedagogical censors?
It's a shrill, macho, fatuously self-righteous action movie about a wholesome superstar called Bo persecuted by paparazzi.
Then there's the bad, bad kind, where one is blatantly rude, pompous and self-righteous about what they do not know.
The tone is superior and self-righteous , but there is some truth to what Wills was saying.
This should not reinforce any smug, self-righteous complacency on the part of mainline churches.