„It is true that two wrongs don't make a right, as we love to point out to the people we have wronged. But one wrong doesn't make a right, either.“
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
"Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They're Anti-White" http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/03/29/specials/baldwin-antisem.html in The New York Times (9 April 1967)
Context: It is true that two wrongs don't make a right, as we love to point out to the people we have wronged. But one wrong doesn't make a right, either. People who have been wronged will attempt to right the wrong; they would not be people if they didn't. They can rarely afford to be scrupulous about the means they will use. They will use such means as come to hand. Neither, in the main, will they distinguish one oppressor from another, nor see through to the root principle of their oppression.
— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
— Ron English American artist 1959
Ron English's Fauxlosophy (2016)
„Now, my mom always said two wrongs don't make a right. But she never said anything about four wrongs, and that always left me confused.“
— Hugh Laurie British actor, comedian, writer, musician and director 1959
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
„Hell, yes," Dev says, sitting up now. "Don't get me wrong - we're totally going to make the beast with two backs tonight. But if we do it right, it's going to feel like holding hands.“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Source: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
„God is not stupid. Don't make excuses before Him. God will not make excuses, even though man may cause damage to His promise. You must take that degree of responsibility too.“
— Sun Myung Moon Korean religious leader 1920 - 2012
The Way of God's Will Chapter 1-5. Tradition, Official Business, and Responsibility http://www.unification.org/ucbooks/WofGW/wogw1-05.htm Translated 1980.
„It will always happen when a thing is originally wrong that amendments do not make it right, and it oftens happens that they do as much mischief one way as good the other…“
Part 1.3 Rights of Man
1790s, Rights of Man, Part I (1791)
Source: Player Piano (1952), Chapter 32 (p. 295)
— Frank Herbert American writer 1920 - 1986
„I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.“
— Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006
1970s, Remarks on pardoning Nixon (1974)
Context: My conscience tells me it is my duty, not merely to proclaim domestic tranquillity but to use every means that I have to insure it.
I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right.
I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
I do believe, with all my heart and mind and spirit, that I, not as President but as a humble servant of God, will receive justice without mercy if I fail to show mercy.
Finally, I feel that Richard Nixon and his loved ones have suffered enough and will continue to suffer, no matter what I do, no matter what we, as a great and good nation, can do together to make his goal of peace come true.
— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2014, Address to European Youth (March 2014)
— John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010
Source: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
— Murray Walker Motorsport commentator and journalist 1923
The Gold Coast Bulletin staff (October 26, 2002) "Muddly Talker", The Gold Coast Bulletin, p. W09.
„It’s bizarre and disgusting to see much of America’s media making excuses for a bloodthirsty, openly genocidal death cult. Something is deeply wrong with journalism in this country.“
— Charles Foster Johnson American musician 1953
January 6, 2009 http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/32367_Emerson-_Why_Does_The_New_York_Times_Love_Hamas&only
„In life, everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what's lonely, difficult, and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1,000 fold. As in life, the excuses for CEOs making the wrong choice are always plentiful.“
— Ben Horowitz American businessman 1966
Ben Horowitz, " The Fine Line Between Fear and Courage http://www.bhorowitz.com/the_fine_line_between_fear_and_courage," at bhorowitz.com, August 07, 2011.