I believe that fallen creatures perish, perish for ever, for only good can live, and good has not been theirs; but how durst men forge our Saviour's words "eternal death " into so horrible a meaning? And even if he did use other words, and seem to countenance such a meaning for them (and what witness have we that He did, except that of men whose ignorance or prejudice might well have interpreted these words wrongly as they did so many others?)
An adventure is onlyan inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is onlyan adventure wrongly considered.1908 All Things Considered,'On Running After One's Hat'.
Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us - God will avenge us.jacques de molay
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.doris lessing
I am attracted only to music which I consider to be better than it can be performed. Therefore I feel (rightly or wrongly) that unless a piece of music presents a problem to me, a never-ending problem, it doesn't interest me too much.Artur Schnabel
...it is widely but wrongly believed that Beavis and Butt-Head celebrates its characters, and applauds their sublime lack of values, taste and intelligence. I've never thought so. I believe Mike Judge would rather die than share a taxi ride to the airport with his characters that for him, B&B function like Dilbert's co-workers in the Scott Adams universe. They are a target for his anger against the rising tide of stupidity.roger ebert
Mr. Ai, we’ve seen the same events with different eyes; I wrongly thought they’d seem the same to us.ursula k. le guin
Experience shows that what great role pratice and experience play in education; pratice, the prolonged exercice lead to habit: exemple suggests imitation. Habit can become a second nature, but, wrongly directed (or guided), it may also heighten (or intensify) unfortunate tendencies and be an obstacle to progress.african spir
What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win.william shakespeare
Because something is not what it is said to be, Ma'am, does not mean it is a fake. It may just have been wrongly attributed.Alan Bennett, in A Question of Attribution; said by Anthony Blunt, who was Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures and a Soviet agent.
I do not wish in any way to depart from the principle that a wrongdoing director, whether he be morally or legally wrong, should be made liable for the highest amount which could have been obtained from the property wrongly taken by him while it was in his hands.Webster, M.R., Shaw v. Holland (1900), L. R. 2 C. D.; C A. , p. 310.
The following two quotes are sometimes wrongly attributed to Cicero. In fact, they come from a novel about Cicero by Taylor Caldwell, and are not found in any of Cicero's actual writings.Taylor Caldwell in her novel based on the life of Cicero, A Pillar of Iron (1965), p. 451
wrongly do the Greeks suppose that aught begins or ceases to be; for nothing comes into being or is destroyed; but all is an aggregation or secretion of preexisting things; so that all becoming might more correctly be called becoming mixed, and all corruption, becoming separate.Anaxagoras
wrongly do the Greeks suppose that aught begins or ceases to be; for nothing comes into being or is destroyed; but all is an aggregation or secretion of preexisting things; so that all becoming might more correctly be called becoming mixed, and all corruption, becoming separate.quoted in Madison Smartt Bell in Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution 2005
Create and save customized word lists. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!