A lover is never wrong. [ Balzac ]
The king can do no wrong.
By right ways and by wrong.
Better go back than go wrong. [ Proverb ]
Higher than the perfect song,
For which love longeth,
Is the tender fear of wrong,
That never wrongeth. [ Bayard Taylor ]
Our own opinion is never wrong. [ Proverb ]
He who owes is in all the wrong. [ Proverb ]
Whom great men wrong, they hate. [ Proverb ]
We made too many wrong mistakes. [ Yogi Berra ]
Wranglers are never in the wrong. [ Proverb ]
To take the wrong sow by the ear. [ Proverb ]
There is no God dare wrong a worm. [ Emerson ]
Believe not each accusing tongue,
As most weak persons do;
But still believe that story wrong
Which ought not to be true. [ Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan ]
What the hell's wrong with him now? [ Yogi Berra, after his wife Carmen said she took Tim to see Doctor Zhivago ]
The ghostly consciousness of wrong. [ Carlyle ]
Fools are stubborn in their way,
As coins are hardened by the allay;
And obstinacy's never so stiff
As when 'tis in a wrong belief. [ Butler ]
The silent man still suffers wrong. [ J. P. Collier ]
The act of God does wrong to no man. [ Law Max ]
Better ask twice than go wrong once. [ German Proverb ]
The tall oak, towering to the skies,
The fury of the wind defies,
From age to age, in virtue strong.
Inured to stand, and suffer wrong. [ Montgomery ]
The multitude is always in the wrong. [ Wentworth Dillon ]
Wrong cannot have a legal descendant. [ Thomas Paine ]
Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong. [ Dryden ]
Wrong is but falsehood put in practice. [ Landor ]
No distance breaks the tie of blood:
Brothers are brothers evermore;
Nor wrong, nor wrath of deadliest mood,
That magic may o'erpower. [ Keble ]
They hurt themselves that wrong others. [ Proverb ]
He'll never do right, nor suffer wrong. [ Proverb ]
Apology is only egotism wrong side out. [ O. W. Holmes ]
The beautiful seems right
By force of beauty, and the feeble wrong
Because of weakness. [ E. B. Browning ]
It is better to suffer wrong than do it. [ Proverb ]
Forge ting of a wrong is a mild revenge. [ Proverb ]
The act of the law does wrong to no man. [ Law Max ]
By dint of going wrong all will go right. [ French Proverb ]
One wrong step may give you a great fall. [ Proverb ]
Wrongs unredressed, or Insults unavenged. [ Wordsworth ]
Generosity, wrong placed, becomes a vice.
Pleasure, or wrong or rightly understood,
Our greatest evil, or our greatest good. [ Pope ]
The right divine of kings to govern wrong. [ Pope ]
Brother, brother, we are both in the wrong. [ Gay ]
Ten censure wrong for one who writes amiss. [ Pope ]
Narrow creeds of right and wrong, which fade
Before the unmeasured thirst for good. [ Robert Browning ]
Life is probation: mortal man was made
To solve the solemn problem - right or wrong. [ John Quincy Adams ]
Love the sense of right and wrong confounds;
Strong love and proud ambition have no bounds. [ John Dryden ]
You can never by persistency make wrong right. [ Johnson ]
Singularity shows something wrong in the mind. [ Clarissa ]
It is hard to suffer wrong and pay for it too. [ Proverb ]
Whoever is right, the persecutor must be wrong. [ William Penn ]
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight;
His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. [ Pope ]
There are things
Which make revenge a virtue by reflection,
And not an impulse of mere anger; though
The laws sleep, justice wakes, and injured souls
Oft do a public right with private wrong. [ Byron ]
Most wretched men
Are cradled into poetry by wrong;
They learn in suffering what they teach in song. [ Shelley ]
His conduct still right with his argument wrong. [ Goldsmith ]
If wrong our hearts, our heads are right in vain. [ Young ]
A basket-justice will do justice, right or wrong. [ Proverb ]
He has but one great fear that fears to do wrong. [ Bovee ]
Swift vengeance waits; and art subdues the strong. [ Pope ]
Walk not with the world where it is walking wrong. [ Carlyle ]
It is he who is in the wrong who first gets angry. [ William Penn ]
Feeble souls always set to work at the wrong time. [ Cardinal de Reiz ]
Advice may be wrong, but examples prove themselves. [ Henry Wheeler Shaw (pen name Josh Billings) ]
Better wrong with the many than right with the few. [ Portuguese Proverb ]
We are sure to judge wrong if we do hot feel right. [ William Hazlitt ]
The cause of a wrong taste is a defect of judgment. [ Burke ]
Men are so unjust that to be unhappy is to be wrong. [ Mme. du Puisieux ]
He that hath right, fears; he that hath wrong, hopes. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
A merchant shall hardly keep himself from doing wrong. [ Ecclus ]
As often as you do wrong, justice has you on the score. [ Proverb ]
Dirt is not dirt, but only something in the wrong place. [ Lord Palmerston ]
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne. [ Lowell ]
I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early. [ Yogi Berra ]
Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong. [ Madame Necker ]
When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry. [ Haliburton ]
What most increases anger is the feeling that one is in the wrong. [ Richter ]
There is a remedy for every wrong, and a satisfaction for every soul. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Science must have originated in the feeling of something being wrong. [ Carlyle ]
Contempt for private wrongs was one of the features of ancient morals. [ Joubert ]
He does me double wrong, that wounds me with the flatteries of his tongue. [ William Shakespeare ]
The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient. [ Martin Van Buren ]
Persecution is not wrong because it is cruel; it is cruel because it is wrong. [ Whately ]
When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]
Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly. [ Mme. Du Deffand ]
The angriest person in a controversy is the one most liable to be in the wrong. [ Tillotson ]
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past. [ T. Edwards ]
There is a demand in these days for men who can make wrong conduct appear right. [ Terence ]
The more haste we make in a wrong way, the further we are from our journey's end. [ Proverb ]
I see the right, and I approve it too; condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. [ Ovid ]
Every woman is in the wrong until she cries, and then she is in the right instantly. [ Haliburton ]
Power is always right, weakness always wrong. Power is always insolent and despotic. [ Noah Webster ]
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they never pardon, who commit the wrong. [ Dryden ]
It often falls, in course of common life, that right long time is overborne of wrong. [ Spenser ]
Wars should be undertaken in order that we may live in peace without suffering wrong. [ Cicero ]
Generosity, wrong placed, becometh a vice; a princely mind will undo a private family. [ Fuller ]
The history of all the world tells us that immoral means will ever intercept good ends. [ Coleridge ]
My soul is sick with every day's report of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled. [ Cowper ]
There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot endure to be so. [ Rochefoucauld ]
Time restores all things. Wrong! Time restores many things, but eternity alone restores all. [ Joseph Roux ]
O Eloquence! thou violated fair, how thou art wooed and won to either bed of right or wrong! [ Havard ]
I hate a thing done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly; if it be wrong, leave it undone. [ Gilpin ]
All other passions do occasional good; but when pride puts in its word everything goes wrong. [ Ruskin ]
The good, we do it; the evil, that is fortune; man is always right, and destiny always wrong. [ La Fontaine ]
Wrongs do not leave off there where they begin, but still beget new mischiefs in their course. [ Daniel ]
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong. [ Emerson ]
Two things strike me dumb: the infinite starry heavens, and the sense of right and wrong in man. [ Kant ]
As to lawyers, - their profession is supported by the indiscriminate defence of right and wrong. [ Junius ]
It is vain to trust in wrong; as much of evil, so much of loss, is the formula of human history. [ Theodore Parker ]
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. [ Johnson ]
I have never known a trader in philanthropy who was not wrong in his head or heart somewhere or other. [ Coleridge ]
Hate belongs with sin. If we do a wrong, we hate either the thing or God, or ourselves, or somebody else. [ Duffield ]
Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice. [ Abraham Lincoln ]
We may neglect the wrongs which we receive, but be careful to rectify those which we are the cause of to others. [ Dewey ]
Man is like the worker at Gobelins, who weaves on the wrong side a tapestry of which he does not see the design. [ Renan ]
Fight valiantly today; and yet I do thee wrong to mind thee of it, for thou art framed of the firm truth of valor. [ William Shakespeare ]
He is just as truly running counter to God's will by being intentionally wretched as by intentionally doing wrong. [ W. R. Greg ]
Perfect life is ever in one's acts to deal with innocence, which proves itself in doing wrong to no one but itself. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
There is no process of amalgamation by which opinions, wrong individually can become right merely by their multitude. [ Ruskin ]
Individual character is in the right that is in strict consistence with itself. Self-contradiction is the only wrong. [ Schiller ]
He who commits a wrong will himself inevitably see the writing on the wall, though the world may not count him guilty. [ Tupper ]
May I tell you why it seems to me a good thing for us to remember wrong that has been done us? That we may forgive it. [ Dickens ]
He who has no taste for order will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions. [ Lavater ]
Does an error do harm you ask? Not always! but going wrong always does. How far we shall certainly find out at the end of the road. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
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. [ Rivarol ]
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 be afraid is the miserable condition of a coward. To do wrong, or omit to do right from fear, is to superadd delinquency to cowardice. [ David Dudley Field ]
Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but, far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. [ 0. A. Sala ]
An honorable name or a good reputation is an excellent protection against wrong-doing: we fear to compromise it more through vanity than virtue.
You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong. [ Bob Hagel ]
I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything. [ Beecher ]
Every great example of punishment has in it some tincture of injustice, but the wrong to individuals is compensated by the promotion of the public good. [ Tac ]
The destiny of women is to please, to be amiable, and to be loved. Those who do not love them are still more in the wrong than those who love them too much. [ Rochebrune ]
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and seasonably applied; but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar. [ Cervantes ]
When I beheld human affairs involved in such dense darkness, the guilty exulting in their prosperity, and pious men suffering wrong, what religion I had began to reel backward and fall. [ Claudius, Claudian ]
Half the world is on the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness. They think it consists in having and getting, and in being served by others. It consists in giving and in serving others. [ Henry Drummond ]
A very desperate habit; one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion knows of his shortcomings is from his apology. [ Holmes ]
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 ]
I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I'd never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest high catch, and he never walked off the field. [ Yogi Berra ]
Over all life broods Poesy, like the calm blue sky with its motherly, rebuking face. She is the great reformer, and where the love of her is strong and healthy, wickedness and wrong cannot long prevail. [ Lowell ]
The heart will commonly govern the head, and it is certain that any strong passion, set the wrong way, will soon infatuate even the wisest of men, therefore the first part of wisdom is to watch the affections. [ Dr. Waterland ]
I can see why it would be prohibited to throw most things off the top of the Empire State Building, but what's wrong with little bits of cheese? They probably break down into their various gases before they even hit. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us; and it is hardly possible for one man to be more unlike another than he that forbears to avenge himself of wrong is to him who did the wrong. [ Jane Porter ]
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right. [ Colton ]
The summit charms us, the steps to it do not; with the heights before our eyes, we like to linger in the plain. It is only a part of art that can be taught; but the artist needs the whole. He who is only half instructed speaks much and is always wrong; who knows it wholly is content with acting and speaks seldom or late. [ Goethe ]
Oceans of ink, reams of paper, and disputes infinite, might have been spared, if wranglers had avoided lighting the torch of strife at the wrong end; since a tenth part of the pains expended in attempting to prove the why, the where, and the when, certain events have happened, would have been more than sufficient to prove that they never happened at all. [ Colton ]
Calumny is a monstrous vice: for, where parties indulge in it, there are always two that are actively engaged in doing wrong, and one who is subject to injury. The calumniator inflicts wrong by slandering the absent; he who gives credit to the calumny before he has investigated the truth is equally implicated. The person traduced is doubly injured - first by him who propagates, and secondly by him who credits the calumny. [ Heroidotus ]
It is not to taste sweet things, but to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God's heaven as a God-made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day-drudge kindles into a hero. They wrong man greatly who say he is to be seduced by ease. Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death, are the allurements that act on the heart of man. Kindle the inner genial life of him, you have a flame that burns up all lower considerations. [ Carlyle ]
With whatever respect and admiration a child may regard a father, whose example has called forth his energies, and animated him in his various pursuits, he turns with greater affection and intenser love to a kind-hearted mother; the same emotion follows him through life; and when the changing vicissitudes of after years have removed his parents from him, seldom does the remembrance of his mother occur to his mind, unaccompanied by the most affectionate recollections. Show me a man, though his brow be furrowed, and his hair grey, who has forgotten his mother, and I shall suspect that something is going on wrong within him; either his memory is impaired, or a hard heart is beating in his bosom. [ Mogridge ]