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Re: Forgetting a wrong is a mild revenge

Posted by Masakim on April 18, 2003

In Reply to: Re: 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)