Without virtue, it is hard to bear the results of good fortune suitably. Those who lack virtue become arrogant and wantonly aggressive when they have these other goods. They think less of everyone else, and do whatever they please. They do this because they are imitating the magnanimous person though they are not really like him.
It is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things … I would have to make a list, a very, very long list and make sure I hated the people on it the right amount … No … we always have a choice. All of us.” (p. 323)
In the end it will be your “Actions
hate isn’t healthy, it damages the hater more than the one who’s hated!
Win the heart with love and win the hate with kindness.
Every person has his secret; in reverie, unbeknown to others, he finds peace, freedom, sorrow and love.
Love is as hard to hide as hate.
Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.
When you hate something, you chain yourself to it.
I love fools who don’t know they are fools but hate fools that know they are.