two wrongs don't make a right

two wrongs don't make a right


when someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse.


zemsta nic nie daje

Przykładowe użycie: 

Mike: I'd really like to humiliate Monica, after she made fun of me in front of everyone.
Tim: Stop it, Mike. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Wyrażenie pojawiło się po raz pierwszy w 1734 roku w wierszu opublikowanym w The London Magazine.

An orient star led, thro' his blind-
Side, to a prize his eye of mind:
The lightning said, its he; in Spight
Of fate two wrongs infer one right.
let fly; well shot! thanks to my Spark;
A blind boy, once, has cleft the mark.

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