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Quotes About Right And Wrong

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Leo Tolstoy
“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Confession

Ernest Hemingway
“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

Theodore Roosevelt
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."

[The Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1995: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Governmental Affairs (1996)]”
Theodore Roosevelt

Wendelin Van Draanen
“...Next time you're faced with a choice, do the right thing. It hurts everyone less in the long run.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

Augustine of Hippo
“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”
Augustine of Hippo

C. JoyBell C.
“When I was a little girl, everything in the world fell into either of these two categories: wrong or right. Black or white. Now that I am an adult, I have put childish things aside and now I know that some things fall into wrong and some things fall into right. Some things are categorized as black and some things are categorized as white. But most things in the world aren't either! Most things in the world aren't black, aren't white, aren't wrong, aren't right, but most of everything is just different. And now I know that there's nothing wrong with different, and that we can let things be different, we don't have to try and make them black or white, we can just let them be grey. And when I was a child, I thought that God was the God who only saw black and white. Now that I am no longer a child, I can see, that God is the God who can see the black and the white and the grey, too, and He dances on the grey! Grey is okay.”
C. JoyBell C.

Abraham Lincoln
“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”
Abraham Lincoln

Jules Renard
“If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.”
Jules Renard

Glen Cook
“More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way.”
Glen Cook, Dreams of Steel

Winston S. Churchill
“Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.”
Winston S. Churchill

Patrick Henry
“The eternal difference between right and wrong does not fluctuate, it is immutable.”
Patrick Henry

Lionel Shriver
“In a country that doesn't discriminate between fame and infamy, the latter presents itself as plainly more achievable.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Ali
“Get to know the right, then you would know the people of right. Right Is not measured by its men, but men are measured by their right.”
Ali

Jeanne DuPrau
“What you need to learn, children, is the difference between right and wrong in every area of life. And once you learn the difference, you must always choose the right.”
Jeanne DuPrau, The City of Ember

Lemony Snicket
“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.”
Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

Josh Rushing
“In the simple moral maxim the Marine Corps teaches

— do the right thing, for the right reason

— no exception exists that says: unless there's criticism or risk. Damn the consequences.”
Josh Rushing, Mission Al-Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World

C.S. Lewis
“An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man's mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose. Outside the Tao there is no ground for criticizing either the Tao or anything else.”
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Megan Chance
“Imagine you come upon a house painted brown. What color would you say the house was?"
"Why brown, of course."
"But what if I came upon it from the other side, and found it to be white?"
"That would be absurd. Who would paint a house two colors?"
He ignored my question. "You say it's brown, and I say it's white. Who's right?"
"We're both right."
"Non," he said. "We're both wrong. The house isn't brown or white. It's both. You and I only see one side. But that doesn't mean the other side doesn't exist. To not see the whole is to not see the truth.”
Megan Chance, The Spiritualist

Brittney Ryan
“It's a strange truth that no matter how persuaded we might be of our own correctness, the discomfiting realization that others disagree with us causes a paralyzing inability to argue the case convincingly.”
Brittney Ryan, The Legend of Holly Claus

Rebecca Manley Pippert
“If you say there is no such thing as morality in absolute terms, then child abuse is not evil, it just may not happen to be your thing.”
Rebecca Manley Pippert

Jen Wang
“If you think you’re good people, and if you are, how would you know? Is it something you always knew? Or was it something you found? Some people are naturally good at it […]. Is it worth trying to be something you’re not? Just because it’s right?”
Jen Wang, Koko Be Good

Confucius
“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”
Confucius

Derek Donais
“Remember that the choices you make, and the reasons you make them, shape your destiny. Remember your free will...And remember, what the True One has made is supposed to bring balance and unity, not anger, fear or revenge. Do not fear, what is yours to use. Only beware the ends to which it is turned, and know the means will truly determine the outcome.”
Derek Donais, MetalMagic: Talisman

“When you have the right, doesn't mean that you are right.”
farah ezzatie

John Steinbeck
“Before I knowed it, I was saying out loud, 'The hell with it! There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do. It's all part of the same thing. And some of the things folks do is nice, and some ain't nice, but that's as far as any man got a right to say.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

“In this society, or rather our social construct, where almost all is left up to the individual’s interpretation, the line between virtue and vice seems less perceptible than ever before. At least in my experience, of something I have noted repeatedly and in my observation of people’s communication regarding the issue, I have come to my own conclusions. Albeit arrogantly, and with a sense of disdain for the tales that have been “made-up” in support of human hypocrisy, I am convinced that most people cannot discern between right and wrong, good and evil and least of all, true or false.”
Peyton Dracco

Louise Rozett
“I did the wrong thing, and I lost him for real.

But did you do the wrong thing? Jamie thinks it was the wrong thing. But do you?

No. I don't.

I didn't do what Jamie would have wanted me to do, but that doesn't mean it was wrong.”
Louise Rozett, Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend

Inara Scott
“I suppose there's no good answer to that, Danny. I wish there was. But if you take the wrong, path, something deep inside you will feel twisted. There are times when that will be the only way to know the right from the wrong.”
Inara Scott, The Candidates

Derek Donais
“What you must remember is that the magic itself is neither good nor bad, no more so than this ship might be used for right or wrong. It might be used by a fisherman to feed a village, for example. Or, the same vessel might be sailed by pirates to murder and pillage...the lumber, rope, nails, cotton, and everything that goes into it-is created by the True One. Humans decide how it is to be put together and how it is used.”
Derek Donais, MetalMagic: Talisman

Walter Van Tilburg Clark
“True law, the code of justice, the essence of our sensations of right and wrong, is the conscience of society. It has taken thousands of years to develop, and it is the greatest, the most distinguishing quality which has developed with mankind ... If we can touch God at all, where do we touch him save in the conscience? And what is the conscience of any man save his little fragment of the conscience of all men in all time?”
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The Ox-Bow Incident

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