|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Sir Samuel Garth (16611719)|
|QUOTATION:||I see the right, and I approve it too,|
Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii. 20 (translated by Tate and Stonestreet, edited by Garth).|
I know and love the good, yet, ah! the worst pursue.Petrarch: Sonnet ccxxv. canzone xxi. To Laura in Life.
See Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Quotation 15. [back]