A Quote by unknown on admiration, forgiveness, love, and pity

Could we look into the hearts concealed from us, we should often pity where we hate, love where we think we can never forgive, and admire where we curl the lip with scorn and indignation.


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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on deception, forgiveness, guidance, history, and knowledge

After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions Guides us by vanities.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Gerontion, 1920

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A Quote by Truman Madsen on accidents, day, errors, forgiveness, husbands, jesus, mistakes, and wives

A man and his wife, each in a different small plane, were out enjoying a flight, when the husband committed a flight error. He was able to recover, but his wife who was following him, crashed and was killed. The husband was distraught, blaming himself for the accident. One day when pleading with the Lord for forgiveness, he heard a voice saying "Jesus died, even for dumb mistakes."

Truman Madsen

Source: Related by Truman Madsen, BYU Women’s Conference, April 2000

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on forgiveness, men, mistakes, thought, and trouble

Point out to the men working with you and around you that we forgive thoughtful mistakes - that it is only the thoughtless mistakes that cause trouble. Tell them first to be sure they have thought about each proposition, then to go ahead.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Theodore Cuyler Speers, D.D. on duty, experience, forgiveness, learning, love, and obligation

How to forgive is something we have to learn, not as a duty or an obligation but as an experience akin to the experience of love; it must come into being spontaneously.

Theodore Cuyler Speers

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A Quote by Spider Robinson on egotism, forgiveness, guests, joy, laughter, love, pain, people, quiet, thinking, trust, and work

To approach telepathy, you start with empathy and crank that up as high as you can. You care about each other. You feel each others's joy and pain. You make each other laugh, and help each other cry. You work hard at trusting each other, so that it's safe to dismantle the fortress around your ego. You forgive each other anything that stands between you, and try to bring out each other's best, you work very hard at hosing all the bull-shit out of your head so that it's clean enough for guests, silencing all the demons in your subconscious so that it's quiet enough to hear people thinking at you, and most of all you find ways to make that work so much fun that you keep on working. You stick together and love each other, and keep growing.

Spider Robinson

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on forgiveness, justice, order, and work

And if something should be found, particularly in the first part of the dissertation, that one is generally not accustomed to come across in scholarly writings, the reader must forgive my jocundity, just as I, in order to lighten the burden, sometimes sing at my work.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)


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A Quote by Sir Henry Bulwer on anger, forgiveness, and revenge

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

Sir Henry Bulwer (1801 - 1872)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on forgiveness, needs, and readiness

Who needs forgiveness, should the same extend with readiness.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Saint Anselm of Canterbury on anguish, beauty, children, compassion, death, despair, fear, forgiveness, goodness, grace, hatred, heaven, hope, jesus, joy, life, love, mercy, motherhood, people, preparation, pride, purity, songs, sorrow, and te

A Song of Anselm Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: you are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us. Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life: by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy. Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness: through your gentleness we find comfort in fear. Your warmth gives life to the dead: your touch makes sinners righteous. Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us: in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness: for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 - 1109)

Source: Preface to the Proslogion

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