Wrong Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

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

Lemony Snicket
“It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

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

Victoria Schwab
“When no one understands, that's usually a good sign that you're wrong.”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

Leo Tolstoy
“It's not given to people to judge what's right or wrong. People have eternally been mistaken and will be mistaken, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Brandon Sanderson
“Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I've discarded a belief in right and wrong."
"But the Almighty determines what is right!"
"Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality -- which answers only to my heart -- is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Alain de Botton
“One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.”
Alain de Botton

Criss Jami
“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Mark Twain
“The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.”
Mark Twain, What is Man?

Chuck Klosterman
“Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time.”
Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

Prince
“Hard to say what's right when all I wanna do is wrong.”
Prince

L.M. Montgomery
“Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong.”
L.M. Montgomery, Chronicles of Avonlea

Isaac Marion
“What's wrong with people?" she says, almost too quiet for me to hear. "Were they born with parts missing or did it fall out somewhere along the way?”
Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

Stephen Hunt
“Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air

Elmore Leonard
“Psychopaths... people who know the differences between right and wrong, but don't give a shit. That's what most of my characters are like.”
Elmore Leonard

Frederick Douglass
“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky — her grand old woods — her fertile fields — her beautiful rivers — her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When I remember that all is cursed with the infernal actions of slaveholding, robbery and wrong, — when I remember that with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten, and that her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters, I am filled with unutterable loathing.”
Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings

Hank Green
“You are always a little bit wrong”
Hank Green

Steve Maraboli
“Do what you think is right. Don't let people make the decision of right or wrong for you.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Robert Bloch
“Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.”
Robert Bloch

Jodi Picoult
“Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right --especially when one is right.”
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelms

John Maynard Keynes
“It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.”
John Maynard Keynes

Chris Heimerdinger
“There are only two forces at work in this world- black and white. Only people are grey.”
Chris Heimerdinger, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword

Donna Tartt
“What if — is more complicated than that? What if maybe opposite is true as well? Because, if bad can sometimes come from good actions—? where does it ever say, anywhere, that only bad can come from bad actions? Maybe sometimes — the wrong way is the right way? You can take the wrong path and it still comes out where you want to be? Or, spin it another way, sometimes you can do everything wrong and it still turns out to be right?”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

V.E. Schwab
“You don't understand," gasped Eli. "No one understands."
"When no one understands, that's usually a good sign that you're wrong.”
V.E. Schwab, Vicious

Seth Godin
“The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.”
Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Toba Beta
“It's sometimes funny to watch some people doing
something the wrong way but doing it confidently.
Even more funny, they succeeded.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Ayn Rand
“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. ”
Ayn Rand

David Mitchell
“Lying's wrong, but when the world spins backwards, a small wrong may be a big right.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

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