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Who would care to question the ground of forgiveness or compassion?

Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth is unhappy, though he is master of the world.

Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough.

Whom they have injured, they also hate.

Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?

Without forgiveness, there's no future.

Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is in leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

You can be happy indeed if you have breathing space from pain.

You can't appreciate home until you've left it, money till it's spent, your wife till she's joined a woman's club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town.

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.


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