People find it easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right

light through clouds

Forgiveness: light and dark in the same sky

“And what about Percy?” asked Harry; the third-eldest Weasley brother had fallen out of favor with the rest of the family. “Is he talking to your mum and dad again?”

“Nope,” said Ron.

“But he knows your dad was right all along now about Voldemort being back –“

“Dumbledore says people find it easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right,” said Hermione. “I heard him telling your mum, Ron.”

“Sounds like the sort of mental thing Dumbledore would say,” said Ron.

by J. K. Rowling (31 July 1965 – )
from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (16 July 2005) Chapter 5

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