Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
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- Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
- What do we call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, forgiveness? Different results of the master impulse, the necessity of securing one’s self-approval.
- I do not like work even when someone else does it.
- Intellectual work is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
- Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.
- I don’t give a damn for man that can spell a word only one way.