„There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.“

—  Alan Paton

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„They will never forgive us, that we did not accept being slain or gassed a little.“

—  Zvi Rex 1909

Fonte: „Man wird uns nie verzeihen, daß wir uns nicht haben erschlagen oder ein bißchen vergasen lassen.“ Christoph Buchwald: Odysseus hat entweder heimzukommen oder umzukommen. Notizen zur Rezeption Walter Mehrings nach 1950, in the quarterly die horen 1982, p. 15 https://books.google.de/books?id=lgpZAAAAMAAJ&q=1948

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„We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, livro Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Nous pardonnons souvent à ceux qui nous ennuient, mais nous ne pouvons pardonner à ceux que nous ennuyons.
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„It’s not just other people we need to forgive. We also need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done.“

—  Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Variante: We need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn't do. All the things we should have done. You can't get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.
Fonte: Tuesdays with Morrie

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„God will not forgive us if we fail.“

—  Leonid Brezhnev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1906 - 1982

As quoted in Understanding the Cold War : A Historian's Personal Reflections (2002) by Adam Bruno Ulam and Paul Hollander, p. 269

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„There comes a day when, for someone who has persecuted us, we feel only indifference, a weariness at his stupidity. Then we forgive him.“

—  Cesare Pavese, Il mestiere di vivere: Diario 1935-1950

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Fonte: Il mestiere di vivere: Diario 1935-1950

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„When peace comes, we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.“

—  Golda Meir former prime minister of Israel 1898 - 1978

Press conference in London (1969), as quoted in A Land of Our Own : An Oral Autobiography (1973) edited by Marie Syrkin, p. 242
Variante: When peace comes, we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.

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„For Christians, the rules are clear. They are under order to forgive. We must follow those orders, no matter how difficult they appear. If we do not forgive, God will not forgive us. That is the beginning and the end of it.“

—  Laisenia Qarase Prime Minister of Fiji 1941

Additional remarks about the proposed Reconciliation and Unity Commission, Address to the nation at the National Day of Prayer in Fiji combined church service http://www.fiji.gov.fj/publish/page_4615.shtml, Post Fiji Stadium, Suva, 15 May 2005

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