Forget or Forgive?

‘A noble spirit finds a cure for injustice in forgetting it.’

Publilius Syrus.

”He insulted me, he hurt me, he defeated me, he robbed me.’ Those who think such thoughts will never be free from hate. For hate is not conquered by hate: hate is conquered by love: this is a law eternal.’

The Dhammapada.

‘To be unable to take his enemies, his misfortunes and even his misdeeds seriously for long – that is the sign of strong, rounded natures with a superabundance of a power which is flexible, formative, healing and can make one forget (a good example from the modern world is Mirabeau, who had no recall for the insults and slights directed at him and who could not forgive, simply because he – forgot.)’

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals.


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