Does not the earth support the man that is engaged in digging it? It is
proper that we too bear with those who wrong us: If one wrongs you, put up with it. But it
is better still to forget it if you can It is not a very great achievement if one inflicts
revenge for a wrong done. It is a golden achievement and will remain in the public memory
as such, if a strong man shows forbearance in the face of wrongs done to him.
Retaliation gives but a day's joy. Forbearance brings glory for
all-time. Momentary is the gratification felt in inflicting pain in return for pain
inflicted. But the reward for forbearance is the esteem of good men for all time. We may
not there fore sacrifice the larger for the smaller pleasure.