Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a great man, usually referred to with the honorific Mahatma, meaning venerable, and most often thought of as a leader of non-violence. He is often quoted and had some wonderful things to say about doing the right thing.
It is easy to do the "expected thing." Many folks do the "thing that will bring them the most recognition." The "right thing though is often the toughest - frequently it is not the popular thing to do.
“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important," according to Gandhi. "You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing."
Gandhi was so very wise. He went on to say "You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”