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" REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office. "
Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr - Página 4
de Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - 1827 - 346 páginas
...of fools. None more impatiently suffer injuries, than those that are most forward in doing them. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over, he is superior. To err is human : to forgive, divine. A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another man, than...
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Laconics: Or Instructive Miscellanies, Selected from the Best Authors ...

A general reader - 1827 - 188 páginas
...HONESTY. — No man is wise or safe but he that is honest. — Sir Walter Raleigh. REVENGE. — By taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior. — Lord Bacon. To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of...
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Ethics for youth, by a member of the Church of England

Ethics - 1828
...vain. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. By taking revenge a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior. No. 27.] CONSCIENCE. [SATURDAY. " What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted 1 Thrice in he...
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Humane Policy: Or, Justice to the Aborigines of New Settlements Essential to ...

Saxe Bannister - 1830 - 248 páginas
...act for justice. To the remark that " revenge is a kind of wild justice," Lord Bacon adds, " which the .more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." The first part of the maxim is quoted often enough; 19 the second rarely : and the remedy of the admitted...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - 1833 - 216 páginas
...interested therein themselves for their own ends. OF REVENGE. REVENGE is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law...man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it 6ver he is superior ; for it is a prince's part to pardon : and Solomon, I am sure, saith, " It is...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833
...to avoid revenge ; but it is disgraceful to offer insults. In taking revenge, Dr. Beattie remarks, " a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over he is superior." — " Contemn injuries," observes St. Chrysostom, " and thou shall be a conqueror." The disposition...
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The Every Day Book for Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1834 - 415 páginas
...inaccessible. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior CONDUCT TO INFERIORS. BE meek, courteous and affable to your inferiors, not proud nor scornful. To...
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The Every Day Book for Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1834 - 415 páginas
...inaccessible. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior. CONDUCT TO INFERIORS. BE meek, courteous and affable to your inferiors, not proud nor scornful. To...
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The Rule of Life: Or a Collection of Select Moral Sentences ...

Watson Adams - 1834 - 264 páginas
...revenge, watches to do himself a mischief. Passion evaporates by words, as grief does by tears. By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over ; he is superior. Lord Bacon. It is the only valor to remit a wrong ; and the greatest applaiise, to forgive an injury....
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Instructive and Entertaining Lessons for Youth: With Rules for Reading with ...

Noah Webster - 1835 - 252 páginas
...impatiently suffer injuries, than those that are most forward in doing them. By revenging an injury, a man is but even with his enemy ; "but in passing it over, he is superior. To err is human; to forgive, divine. A more glorious victory cannot be gained over another man than...
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