Meaning Of Always Do Right Quote
What does the quote “Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest” by Mark Twain means?
This quote which was actually a note to the Young People’s Society, Greenpoint Presbyterian Church, written on February 16, 1901.
(source of the note is found here.)
It is rather a sarcastic advice, that whatever it is, the best thing in life is we should always choose to do the right thing.
Definitely, our proper action will pleased the the first group of people. But then, the second group of people could be surprised by your goody-goody action.
It is because you dare to stick to your belief and principle (doing the right thing) at the risk of being mocked at by them.
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