C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.


There is no God dare wrong a worm.


Brother, brother, we are both in the wrong.


Wrong cannot have a legal descendant.

Thomas Paine.

Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged.


The multitude is always in the wrong.

Wentworth Dillon.

It often falls, in course of common life, that right long time is overborne of wrong.


I see the right, and I approve it too; condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.


Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.


My soul is sick with every day’s report of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled.


The history of all the world tells us that immoral means will ever intercept good ends.


Contempt for private wrongs was one of the features of ancient morals.


It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.


He who commits a wrong will himself inevitably see the writing on the wall, though the world may not count him guilty.


Wrongs do not leave off there where they begin, but still beget new mischiefs in their course.


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.


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.

We may neglect the wrongs which we receive, but be careful to rectify those which we are the cause of to others.


Most wretched men are cradled into poetry by wrong; they learn in suffering what they teach in song.


It is vain to trust in wrong; as much of evil, so much of loss is the formula of human history.

Theodore Parker.

There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot endure to be so.

La Rochefoucauld.

  • Higher than the perfect song
  • For which love longeth,
  • Is the tender fear of wrong,
  • That never wrongeth.
  • Bayard Taylor.

    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 require it.

    J. Beaumont.