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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
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
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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