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wrong Quotes

44 of the best book quotes about wrong
  1. #1
    “It was you and me, Tom. We did this to them. To us.”
  2. #2
    “Every eye sees its own special vision;
    every ear hears a most different song.
    In each man’s troubled heart, and incision
    would reveal a unique, shameful wrong.”
  3. #3
    “Is it wrong, wanting to be at home with your record collection? It’s not like collecting records is like collecting stamps, or beermats, or antique thimbles. ”
  4. #4
    “The most important thing in life, and you can’t tell whether people have it or not. Surely this is wrong? Surely people who are happy should look happy, at all times, no matter how much money they have or how uncomfortable their shoes are or how little their child is sleeping; and people who are doing OK but have still not found their soul-mate should look, I don’t know, anxious, like Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally; and people who are desperate should wear something, a yellow ribbon maybe, which would allow them to be identified by similar desperate people. ”
  5. #5
    “What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.”
  6. #6
    “Men’s indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.”
  7. #7
    “I know I did wrong. No one can feel it more sensibly than I do…Still, in looking back, calmly, on the events of my life, I feel that the slave woman ought not to be judged by the same standard as others.”
  8. #8
    “A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether in doing anything he is doing right or wrong—acting the part of a good man or of a bad.”
    author
    Plato
    book
    Apology
    character
    Socrates
    concepts
    goodrightwrong
  9. #9
    “You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity.”
  10. #10
    “Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
  11. #11
    “I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a murder, as a cloud loves bats and as a range loves braes. I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence, and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong.”
  1. #12
    “History provides us with numerous examples of people who were convinced that they were doing the right thing and committed terrible crimes because of it.”
  2. #13
    “I don’t want to miss the actual fabric of the interior of my life and the beautiful children growing up right this second in my own home because I’m working to please people somewhere out there. I’m afraid I’m missing it, I’m afraid I’m doing it wrong, and I want to know that I can change.”
  3. #14
    “Pure logic can lead you to conclusions that are ethically wrong, whereas if you are moral and righteous, that will ensure that you don’t act shamefully.”
  4. #15
    “Why don’t they cut their own children’s ears into points to make them look sharp? Why don’t they cut the end off their noses to make them look plucky? One would be just as sensible as the other. What right have they to torment and disfigure God’s creatures?”
  5. #16
    “Alas! how sad when reasoners reason wrong.”
  6. #17
    “Some day...after I am dead, you may perhaps come to learn the right and wrong of this. I cannot tell you.”
  7. #18
    “I didn’t feel sad or happy. I didn’t feel proud or ashamed. I only felt that in spite of all the things I’d done wrong, in getting myself here, I’d done right.”
  8. #19
    “There is no Santa,” my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong.
  9. #20
    “We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.”
  10. #21
    “If a thing is right it can be done, and if it is wrong it can be done without; and a good man will find a way.”
  11. #22
    “Thinking all Silvers are evil is just as wrong as thinking all Reds are inferior…. What my people are doing to you and yours is wrong to the deepest levels of humanity. Oppressing you, trapping you in an endless cycle of poverty and death, just because we think you are different from us? That is not right. And as any student of history can tell you, it will end poorly.”

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  1. #23
    “He knew, the moment he opened his eyes, that something was wrong but he was not quite sure what it was.”
  2. #24
    “There are no wrong roads to anywhere.”
  3. #25
    “The world is made wrong; kings should go to school to their own laws, at times, and so learn mercy.”
  4. #26
    “Perceptive individuals the not quite intelligible feeling that something had gone terribly wrong and would never again be right.”
  5. #27
    “If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.”
  6. #28
    “It is difficult to admit that one is wrong. Particularly when one has been wrong for a very long time.”
  7. #29
    “It is difficult to admit that one is wrong. Particularly when one has been wrong for a very long time.”
  8. #30
    “If we define the nature of our lives by the mistake of the moment or the defeat of the hour or the boredom of the day, we will define it wrongly. We need roots in the past to give obedience ballast and breadth; we need a vision of the future to give obedience direction and goal. And they must be connected. There must be an organic unity between them.”
  9. #31
    “There is ‘dark’ Action: when one doth a thing
    Heedless of issues, heedless of the hurt
    Or wrong for others, heedless if he harm
    His own soul--‘tis of Tamas, black and bad!”
  10. #32
    “I never learn. I wake with a crushing sensation of wrongness, of shame, and I know immediately that I’ve done something stupid.”
  11. #33
    “That long-ago day, sitting in this very spot on the dock, she had already begun to feel it: how hard it would be to inherit their parents’ dreams. How suffocating to be so loved. She had felt Nath’s hands on her shoulders and been almost grateful to fall forward, to let herself sink… Don’t let me sink, she had thought as she reached for his hand, and he had promised not to when he took it. This moment, Lydia thought. This is where it all went wrong.”
  1. #34
    “What an abomination! What a parody of life! What abysmal death! Could I enjoy doing wrong for no other reason than that it was wrong?”
  2. #35
    “None of my ten friends, even today, ascribes moral evil to Hitler, although most of them think (after the fact) that he made fatal strategical mistakes which even they themselves might have made at the time. His worst mistake was his selection of advisers—a backhand tribute to the Leader’s virtues of trustfulness and loyalty, to his very innocence of the knowledge of evil, fully familiar to those who have heard partisans of F. D. R. or Ike explain how things went wrong.”
  3. #36
    “Nobody has proved to my friends that the Nazis were wrong about the Jews. Nobody can. The truth or falsity of what the Nazis said, and of what my extremist friends believed, was immaterial, marvelously so. There simply was no way to reach it, no way, at least, that employed the procedures of logic and evidence. The bill-collector told me that Jews were filthy, that the home of a Jewish woman in his boyhood town was a pigsty; and the baker told me that the Jews’ fanaticism about cleanliness was a standing affront to the “Germans,” who were clean enough. What difference did the truth, if there were truth, make?”
  4. #37
    “The right thing isn’t always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So...good luck figuring that out.”
  5. #38
    “I am afraid, my dear Watson, that most of your conclusions were erroneous. When I said that you stimulated me I meant, to be frank, that in noting your fallacies I was occasionally guided towards the truth.”
  6. #39
    If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I will never be tricked into it.
  7. #40
    “So this is how a person can come to despise himself-knowing he’s doing the wrong thing and not being able to stop.”
  8. #41
    “‘You must never feel badly about making mistakes,’ explained Reason quietly, ‘as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.‘”
  9. #42
    Every human behavior can be explained by what precedes it, but that does not excuse it.
  10. #43
    “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.”
  11. #44
    “I just... I caught myself thinking about it over and over. And then I realized that I was simply remembering it as something that was wrong with me. That was the story I was telling myself - that I was somehow inferior. Isn’t that interesting? The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”

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