Posted by Masakim on April 18, 2003
In Reply to: Forgetting a wrong is a mild revenge posted by ESC on April 18, 2003
: : I am looking for the origin and any other info on a saying "Forgetting a wrong is a mild revenge". Thank you in advance.
: To forget a wrong is the best revenge. Regional distribution: Texas. First citation: 1732 Fuller, "Gnomologia." From "Dictionary of American Proverbs" edited by Wolfgang Mieder & Others (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1992).
To forget a wrong is the best revenge. (Clarke, _Paroemiologia Anglo-Latina_, 1639)
Forgiveness and a smile is the best revenge. (Palmer, _Moral Essays on Proverbs_, 1710)
To forget an injury is the best revenge. (Trusler, _Proverbs in Verse_, c. 1899)