„Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.“

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escritora e pensadora judia, nascida na Alemanha e erradica… 1906 - 2004

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„The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.“

—  Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

"Interview to the Press" in Karachi about the execution of Bhagat Singh (23 March 1931); published in Young India (2 April 1931), reprinted in Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Online Vol. 51. Gandhi begins by making a statement on his failure "to bring about the commutation of the death sentence of Bhagat Singh and his friends." He is asked two questions. First: "Do you not think it impolitic to forgive a government which has been guilty of a thousand murders?" Gandhi replies: "I do not know a single instance where forgiveness has been found so wanting as to be impolitic." In a follow-up question, Gandhi is asked: "But no country has ever shown such forgiveness as India is showing to Britain?" Gandhi replies: "That does not affect my reply. What is true of individuals is true of nations. One cannot forgive too much. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

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„It is easier to forgive an Enemy than to forgive a Friend.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

Fonte: 1800s, Jerusalem The Emanation of The Giant Albion (c. 1803–1820), Ch. 4, plate 91, line 1

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„The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.“

—  Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012

"Personal Conduct" http://books.google.com/books?id=IYOcAQAAQBAJ&q=%22The+stupid+neither+forgive+nor+forget+the+na%C3%AFve+forgive+and+forget+the+wise+forgive+but+do+not+forget%22&pg=PA177#v=onepage, p. 51. http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15151528W/The_Second_Sin
The Second Sin (1973)

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„Freedom is the absolute right of every human being to seek no other sanction for his actions but his own conscience, to determine these actions solely by his own will, and consequently to owe his first responsibility to himself alone.“

—  Mikhail Bakunin Russian revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism 1814 - 1876

As quoted in Anarchism: From Theory to Practice, Daniel Guérin, New York: NY, Monthly Review Press (1970) p. 31

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Maria Edgeworth photo

„Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.“

—  Maria Edgeworth Irish writer 1768 - 1849

"An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification"; Tales and Novels, vol. 1, p. 213.

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„If I can't forgive him, the Lord won’t forgive me.“

—  George Wallace 45th Governor of Alabama 1919 - 1998

About Arthur Bremer http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20120608/NEWS/120609818?p=4&tc=pg

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„And throughout all eternity
I forgive you, you forgive me.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

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