Julian Baggini on Wrongdoing

“Judas sees he has done wrong and condemns himself…The price of ‘sin’ is not that you will be sent to hell by a divine judge or that karmic forces will ensure you’re paid back. The price of being bad is that you have to live with being the person who did wrong”

~ Julian Baggini / The Godless Gospel

Jennifer Senior on Wisdom

They also chose someone who is capable of change and admitting error, two qualities one associates with wisdom.

~ Jennifer Senior / NYT

Seneca on Wrongdoing

“Wrongdoing has no harsher penalty than this: one offends oneself, and also one’s family and friends.”

~ Seneca

William Shakespeare on Flaws

No more be griev’d at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud,
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.

~ William Shakespeare / Sonnet 35

Hannah Arendt on Spectating

As citizens, we must prevent wrongdoing because the world in which we all live, wrong-doer, wrong sufferer and spectator, is at stake.

~ Hannah Arendt

Psalm 37 / Wrongdoers

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass.

~ Psalm 37: 1-2

Lance Armstrong on Attitude

“Nobody would’ve come after me. I insist that it was the way I acted that was my undoing.”

~ Lance Armstrong

Seneca on Misdeeds

“Innocent persons sometimes perish; who would deny that? But the guilty perish more frequently.”

~ Seneca / Epistulae Morales AD Lucilium

Hunter Thompson on Revenge

“There is not much mental distance between a feeling of having been screwed and the ethic of total retaliation.”

~ Hunter Thompson

William Shakespeare on Tyranny

“I knew him tyrannous, and tyrants’ fears
Decrease not, but grow faster than the years.”

~ William Shakespeare

Elbert Hubbard on Explaining

“Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Jordan Peterson on Wrongdoing

“It’s a warning to me. I’m also saying: ‘Look the hell out because the chickens come home to roost.’ If I’ve learned one thing in 20 years of clinical practice, it’s that. I swear I’ve never seen anyone get away with anything in my whole life.”

~ Jordan Peterson