Love truth, but pardon error.
The girl who can her fault deny Will always at the end be winner; ‘Tis she who does for pardon cry – That’s held the sinner.
Men that have much business must have much pardon.
Gracious Lord, oh bomb the Germans, Spare their women for Thy Sake, And if that is not too easy We will pardon Thy Mistake. But, Gracious Lord, whate’er shall be, Don’t let anyone bomb me.
Pardon, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude.
Success, n. The one unpardonable sin against one’s fellows.
Urbanity, n. The kind of civility that urban observers ascribe to dwellers in all cities but New York. Its commonest expression is heard in the words, “I beg your pardon,” and it is not consistent with disregard of the rights of others.
God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us – as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
Who pardons easily invites offense.
If they have done you injuries, reflect that they have by those means put themselves beneath you. If you avenge yourself and punish them in kind, you restore them to the state of equality which they have lost. But if you pardon them without any punishment, you will fix them in the low state to […]