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It is vain to trust in wrong; it is like erecting a building upon a frail foundation, and which will directly be sure to topple over.
      - Hosea Ballou

To revenge a wrong is easy, usual, and natural, and, as the world thinks, savors of nobleness of mind; but religion teaches the contrary, and tells us it is better to neglect than to requite it.
      - J. Beaumont

In the great right of an excessive wrong.
      - Robert Browning,
        The Ring and the Book--The other Half--Rome
         (l. 1,055)

The history of all the world tells us that immoral means will ever intercept good ends.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My soul is sick with every day's report of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled.
      - William Cowper

Wrongs do not leave off there where they begin, but still beget new mischiefs in their course.
      - Samuel Daniel

We may neglect the wrongs which we receive, but be careful to rectify those which we are the cause of to others.
      - Orville Dewey

There is no God dare wrong a worm.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brother, brother; we are both in the wrong.
      - John Gay, Beggar's Opera (act II, sc. 2)

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Contempt for private wrongs was one of the features of ancient morals.
      - Joseph Joubert

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
      - Charles F. Kettering

Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.
      - Walter Savage Landor

There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot endure to be so.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There's a Harvard man on the wrong side of every question.
      - A. Lawrence Lowell

Alas! how easily things go wrong!
  A sigh too deep, or a kiss too long,
    And then comes a mist and a weeping rain,
      And life is never the same again.
      - George MacDonald,
        Phantastes--A Fairy Story

I see the right, and I approve it too; condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Wrong cannot have a legal descendant.
      - Thomas Paine

It is vain to trust in wrong; as much of evil, so much of loss, is the formula of human history.
      - Theodore Parker

This isn't right, this isn't even wrong.
      - Wolfgang Pauli,
        upon reading a young physicist's paper

Wrong is wrong; no fallacy can hide it, no subterfuge cover it so shrewdly but that the All-Seeing One will discover and punish it.
      - Antoine de Rivarol, Comte de Rivarol

Most wretched men
  Are cradled into poetry by wrong;
    They learn in suffering what they teach in song.
      - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Julian and Maddalo
         (l. 556)

It often falls, in course of common life, that right long time is overborne of wrong.
      - Edmund Spenser

A man finds he has been wrong at every preceding stage of his career, only to deduce the astonishing conclusion that he is at last entirely right.
      - Robert Louis Stevenson, Crabbed Age

Once I guessed right,
  And I got credit by't;
    Thrice I guessed wrong,
      And I kept my credit on.
      - saying quoted by Jonathan Swift

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