„5068. 'Tis better to suffer Wrong, than to do it.“

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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Thomas E. Fuller1
1654 - 1734

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„It is better to suffer, than to do, wrong.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 v.Chr

The Sayings of the Wise (1555), p. 164

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„Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.“

—  Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953

Hansard http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/vo051109/debtext/51109-03.htm#51109-03_spmin10, House of Commons, 6th series, vol. 439, col. 302.
9 November 2005, responding to Charles Kennedy in the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions. Blair was referring to the likely defeat in Parliament of additional powers to detain terror suspects without charge, which happened later that day.
2000s

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„766. Better suffer ill than doe ill.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

Jacula Prudentum (1651)

Jean De La Fontaine Foto

„Better to suffer than to die: that is mankind's motto.“

—  Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695

Plutôt souffrir que mourir,
C'est la devise des hommes.
Book I (1668), fable 16.
Fables (1668–1679)
Variante: Rather suffer than die is man's motto.

John Dryden Foto

„Better one suffer, than a nation grieve.“

—  John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

Pt. I line 416.
Absalom and Achitophel (1681)

Kurt Cobain Foto

„I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong, but what should I do?“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

On A Plain.
Song lyrics, Nevermind (1991)

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„It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.“

—  John Maynard Keynes British economist 1883 - 1946

Not attributed to Keynes until after his death. The original quote comes from Carveth Read and is:
It is better to be vaguely right than exactly wrong.
Logic, deductive and inductive (1898), p. 351 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18440/18440-h/18440-h.htm#Page_351
Misattributed

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„It is better to pick the wrong priority than none at all.“

—  Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005

Quelle: 1960s - 1980s, MANAGEMENT: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (1973), Part 1, p. 119

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François de La Rochefoucauld Foto

„There are few people who are more often wrong than those who cannot suffer being wrong.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Il n'y a point de gens qui aient plus souvent tort que ceux qui ne peuvent souffrir d'en avoir.
Maxim 386.
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Democritus Foto

„He who does wrong is more unhappy than he who suffers wrong.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory

Source Book in Ancient Philosophy (1907)

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„Tis the first art of kings, the power to suffer hate.“

—  Seneca the Younger, Der rasende Herkules

Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), lines 353; (Lycus)
Alternate translation: To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power (translator unknown).
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Original: (la) ars prima regni est posse invidiam pati.

Democritus Foto

„Tis well to restrain the wicked, and in any case not to join him in his wrong-doing.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory

Source Book in Ancient Philosophy (1907)

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„It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.“

—  William Blackstone, buch Commentaries on the Laws of England

Book IV, ch. 27.
Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–1769)

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