Quotes with wrong
He was wrong to think he could now forget that the big, hard, oily, dirty, rainbow-hung Earth on which he lived was a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot lost in the unimaginable infinity of the Universe.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984)
She was mostly immensely relieved to think that virtually everything that anybody had ever told her was wrong.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984)
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.
Mostly Harmless (1992)
You know, even as a kid, I always went for the wrong women. I think that's my problem. When my mother took me to see Snow White, everyone fell in love with Snow White. I immediately fell for the Wicked Queen.
Annie Hall (1977)
A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong?
An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey (2000)
My wife handles all of our technology. So if something goes wrong with the computer, I throw up my arms and step aside while the IT gal figures it out.
We play out our days as we play out cards, taking them as they come, not knowing what they will be, hoping for a lucky card and sometimes getting one, often getting just the wrong one.
The Notebooks of Samuel Butler (1912)
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
The yoke a man creates for himself by wrong-doing will breed hate in the kindliest nature.
Silas Marner (1861)
If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother
The way you solve things is by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.
Obviously there's something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you're doing them for the wrong reasons - for money, or for fame. I hope I won't ever do that.
It is a belief that says small businesses in the United States simply do not work; the people who own them do. And what we have also discovered is that the people who own small businesses in this country work far more than they should for the return they’re getting. Indeed, the problem is not that the owners of small businesses in this country don’t work; the problem is that they’re doing the wrong work.
The E-Myth Revisited
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
There is nothing wrong with people possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess people.
The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong."
Pieces of Eight (1982)
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.
Apologizing – 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. It is mighty presumptuous on your part to suppose your small failures of so much consequence that you must make a talk about them.
The Professor At The Breakfast Table (1906)
Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
You have to be burning with "an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right." If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
No one has been more wrong about computerization than George Orwell in 1984. So far, nearly everything about the actual possibility-space which computers have created indicates they are the end of authority and not its beginning.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Productivity, however, is exactly the wrong thing to care about in the new economy.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
I see nothing wrong with giving Robert some legal experience as Attorney General before he goes out to practice law.
January 21, 1961
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.
The vacillating man is ever at the mercy of the opinion of the man who talked with him last. He may see the right, but he drifts toward the wrong. If he decides upon a course he only follows it until somebody opposes it.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Some may more quietly commemorate the suffering, struggle, and sacrifice that has triumphed over much of what was wrong with the original document, and observe the anniversary with hopes not realized and promises not fulfilled. I plan to celebrate the bicentennial of the Constitution as a living document, including the Bill of Rights and the other amendments protecting individual freedoms and human rights.
Speech on the Constitution, May 6, 1987
What's wrong with me? I'm old. I'm getting old and coming apart.
In response to reporter's question about his retirement from the Supreme Court, 1992.
Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
In New York Evening Mail, November 16 1917.
You may make thousands of women widows and thousands of children fatherless. It will be wrong. You may add a new province to your empire. It will still be wrong. You may increase the shares of Mr Rhodes and his Chartereds beyond the dreams of avarice. Yea, and it will still be wrong!
Speech in Manchester, 1899
If you start out looking at somebody, wondering whether he's good or bad, I think you're starting out in the wrong direction. I think we're all good and we're all bad.
One has attained to mastery when one neither goes wrong nor hesitates in the performance.
Daybreak — Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he may be.
People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don’t walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.
When I played, I would face up to a defender, I would beat him with my eyes, send him the wrong way; I would look one way and then go the other. Defenders would just kick me in frustration. They would foul me because they couldn't stop me, or because I would confuse them with my movement. I would move my eyes, my legs or my body, but not always the ball.
Raillery is more insupportable than wrong; because we have a right to resent injuries, but are ridiculous in being angry at a jest.
There are two things wrong with almost all legal writing. One is its style. The other is its content.
"Goodbye to Law Reviews," 23 Virginia Law Review 38-45 (November 1936).
I do not think that the real reason why people accept religion has anything to do with argumentation. They accept religion on emotional grounds. One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it.
Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic of circumstances. That guise lasted until Vietnam, where I realized that I was dealing with human lives and if one were lost, it could never be replaced. I quickly learned that there was nothing wrong with being emotional.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)
Age may have one side, but assuredly Youth has the other. There is nothing more certain than that both are right, except perhaps that both are wrong.
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881)
After 9/11, I was clearly blinded by fear of al Qaeda and deluded by the overwhelming military superiority of the US and the ease of democratic transitions in Eastern Europe into thinking we could simply fight our way to victory against Islamist terror. I wasn't alone. But I was surely wrong.
On his blog, February 26, 2008
The car suddenly veered off the road and we came to a sliding halt in the gravel. I was hurled against the dashboard. My attorney was slumped over the wheel. "What’s wrong?" I yelled. "We can’t stop here. This is bat country!"
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1971)
Customs do not concern themselves with right or wrong or reason. But they have to be obeyed; one reasons all around them until he is tired, but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
"The Gorky Incident"
Of all the creatures, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. 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 creature that cannot.
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from [the Native Americans].... Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
Interview with Playboy, May 1971
But don't get me wrong. As far as a man and a woman is concerned, I'm awfully happy there's a thing called sex. It's an extra something God gave us. I see no reason why it shouldn't be in pictures. Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.
Watergate is a sad and tragic incident in our history. They were wrong, dead wrong, those men at Watergate. Men abused power, but the system still works. Men abused money, but the system still works. Men lied and perjured themselves, but the system still works.
Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right and wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
I rejected the way in which morality was discussed - as though it was an abstract thing. It was so boring and pointless! The book also showed me as I wrote it that I hated utilitarianism [the English moral philosophy that regards the right action as the one that has the best consequences for human well-being]. I used to have very pious utilitarian views. But I came to see that consequentialist reasoning could just lead you on and on in the wrong direction.
Talking about his first book. Interview with Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian (November 29, 2002)
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking.
House. By Dr. Gregory House.
As long as we don't know what's wrong, we don't know what's relevant.
House, Wilson's Heart. By Dr. Kutner.
You’re right about me being wrong and wrong about you being right.
House, Ugly. By Dr. Gregory House.
I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist. Just because you don't know what the right answer is, maybe there's even no way you could know what the right answer is, doesn't make your answer right or even okay. It's much simpler than that. It's just plain wrong.
House, Three Stories. By Dr. Gregory House.
I've got no idea what's wrong with her. So odds are… not fatal.
House, Known Unknowns. By Dr. Gregory House.
We were both wrong, not equally wrong. You were at least six more wronger than me.
House, Frozen. By Dr. Gregory House.