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How shall I love the sin, yet keep the sense, And love the offender, yet detest the offense?

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality.

However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society.

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

I am convinced, the longer I live, that life and its blessings are not so entirely unjustly distributed as when we are suffering greatly we are inclined to suppose.

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.

I can pardon everybody's mistakes except my own.

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it "content."

I have gout, asthma, and seven other maladies, but am otherwise very well.

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

I have looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God recognizes I will do this and forgives me.

I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me.

I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them.

I know now that patriotism is not enough; I must have no hatred and bitterness toward anyone.

I learned that true forgiveness includes total self-acceptance. And out of acceptance wounds are healed and happiness is possible again.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.

I seek the utmost pleasure and the least pain.


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