There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
When you have kids you instantly feel that you do not want to do them wrong. Those dads that go off to Florida and start a new life I couldn't imagine that: seeing my kid once every Christmas every three years. If I'm gone for six days it feels like too much.
I think I should be active politically. Because I look upon myself as a politician. That's not a dirty work you know. Some people think that there are something wrong with politicians. Of course something wrong with some politicians.
As an instrument for practical action law is responsive to the wisdom of its time which may be wrong but it carries forward sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion a memory of received values.
If they can prove that I am wrong by that time I will give it up to their wisdom but not after to any one's judgment till I see the end of another year for the Lord will begin with a new century and I will see what he will do before I will hearken to any man's judgment.
But I do think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books they can often learn about their own books.
Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him the importance of the presidency and the significance of his life all wrong.
I try to remember as I hear about friends getting engaged that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things.
I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua. The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law a war that was wrong and immoral.
My point was that the war was intrinsically wrong and as a result of our participation we haven't improved Australia's security but created a greater danger at home and abroad.
I've always been at war with myself for right or wrong.
It's a tough thing to know what to do about a war that deep in your gut you feel is wrong and yet watch your peers going off to fight in that war.
Every day it becomes clearer that this was the wrong war at the wrong time.
You might hold an ethical position that it's wrong to lie but if you have plans for a war in Iraq and you want to keep them secret for practical reasons - to reduce casualties perhaps - and someone asks you about those plans you may need to lie for a 'good' outcome.
The war on drugs is wrong both tactically and morally. It assumes that people are too stupid too reckless and too irresponsible to decide whether and under what conditions to consume drugs. The war on drugs is morally bankrupt.
There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong and multiplies instead of indemnifying losses.
I wish I had coined the phrase 'tyranny of choice ' but someone beat me to it. The counterintuitive truth is that have an abundance of options does not make you feel privileged and indulged too many options make you feel like all of them are wrong and that you are wrong if you choose any of them.
Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political I can't do anything about that.
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong truth and error justice and injustice cruelty and mercy.
There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
Truth forever on the scaffold wrong forever on the throne.
Truth is always in harmony with herself and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.
Ignorance is preferable to error and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.