The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.
Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.
It is remarkable how virtuous and generously disposed everyone is at a play. We uniformly applaud what is right and condemn what is wrong, when it costs us nothing but the sentiment.
Write on my gravestone: "Infidel, Traitor."--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fastly misled us as those that are not wholly wrong, as no timepieces so effectively deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
A long dispute means both parties are wrong.
The longer a man lives in this world the more he must be convinced that all domestic quarrels had better never be obtruded on the public; for, let the husband be right, or let him be wrong, there is always a sympathy existing for women which is certain to give the man the worst of it.
Rumor is not always wrong.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong.
Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
The impatient may not always be wrong on issues, but they are almost always wrong in their attitudes.
A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who were pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person were safe in our own paradise.
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
It is better to run back than run the wrong way.
Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
The self-righteous rule out the possibility that they are what has gone wrong.