Wrongdoing


WRONGDOING consists of actions that violate organizational standards for conduct and/or the law.

“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”

-Augustine of Hippo (St. Augustine), theologian

“Who lies for you will lie against you.”

-Bosnian Proverb

“The price of dishonesty is self-destruction.”

-Rita Mae Brown, writer, actor & feminist

“What is dishonorably got is dishonorably squandered.”

-Cicero, philosopher, politician & orator

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

-Noel Coward, playwright

“Ill gotten wealth is never stable.”

-Euripides, playwright

“A man is usually more careful of his money than his principles.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., jurist, Associate Justice & Acting Chief Justice of the United States

“No law can give me the right to do what is wrong.”

-Abraham Lincoln, Former President of the United States

“It takes less time to do the right thing than to explain why you did it wrong.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.”

-Sophocles, playwright

“The challenge for capitalism is that the things that breed trust also breed the environment for fraud.”

-James Surowiecki, journalist

“What is left when honor is lost?”

-Publilius Syrus, Author