A Quote by Josiah W. Bailey on forgiveness

They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.

Josiah W. Bailey

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A Quote by Josh Billings on forgiveness and revenge

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Joseph Story on benevolence, charity, evil, exercise, forgiveness, good, heart, humility, imagination, judgment, learning, melancholy, men, mercy, persecution, pride, proof, purpose, religion, salvation, spirit, spirituality, teaching, vengean

How it is possible to imagine that a religion breathing the spirit of mercy and benevolence, teaching the forgiveness of injuries, the exercise of charity, and the return of good for evil, can be so perverted as to breathe the spirit of slaughter and persecution, of discord and vengeance, for differences of opinion, is a most unaccountable and extraordinary phenomenon. Still more extraordinary, that it should be the doctrine, not of base and wicked men merely seeking to cover up their own misdeeds, but of good men, seeking the way of salvation with uprightness of heart and purpose. It affords a melancholy proof of the infirmity of human judgment, and teaches a lesson of humility from which spiritual pride may learn meekness, and spiritual zeal a moderating wisdom.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

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A Quote by John Keats on forgiveness, love, and water

Love in a hut, with water and crust, Is-Love, forgive us!-cinders, ashes, dust; Love in a palace is perhaps at last More grievous torment than a hermit's fast.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Lamia. Part ii.

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on enemies, forgiveness, and names

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Dryden on forgiveness

Forgiveness to the injured does belong; But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by John Dryden on forgiveness, laws, mercy, and reason

Reason to rule, but mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Hind and the Panther

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A Quote by Jessamyn West on forgiveness and mistakes

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West (1907 -)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on forgiveness and friendship

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by Jane Austen on christianity, forgiveness, and names

You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Pride and Prejudice

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