What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
Right and wrong are the rules we make up ourselves so that we can play in the game with other people. Without rules, there can’t be a game. But never forget—the rules are artificial.
Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth.
It is not given to man to know what is right and what is wrong. Men always did and always will err and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.[Tо, чтò справедливо и несправедливо – не дано судить людям. Люди вечно заблуждались и будут заблуждаться, и ни в чем больше, как в том, чтò они считают справедливым и несправедливым.]