If thou hast done an injury to another, rather own it than defend it. One way thou gainest forgiveness; the other thou doublest the wrong and reckoning.
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Source Notes: The Fruits of Solitude: Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life (part 1), "Reparation," no. 121 (1693).
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