„The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.“

The Illiterate Digest (1924)
Contexto: The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity. <!-- p. 228

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Variante: People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It'shard. If God said in plain language, "I'm giving you a choice, forgive or die," a lot of people would go ahead and order their coffin.
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Variante: Life does not forgive weakness.
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