Forget and forgive. This is not difficult, when properly understood. It means
you are to forget inconvenient duties, and forgive yourself for forgetting.
In time, by rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
- Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar, More Tramps Abroad
Divine forgiveness -- all mortal attributes, intellect, power, majesty, are
poor & mean & human in presence of it. It is the one thing a mortal
cannot have. Pictured Christs are always exasperating -- but one feels reconciled
to his one -- one can say, this is not a man. Always I shall see that stately
figure, moving among those lowering faces -- I shall never forget it.
- Mark Twain's 1872 English Journals (referring to Gustave Dore's painting "Christ Leaving the Pretorium"). Published in Mark Twain's Letters, Volume 5, 1872-1873 (University of California Press, 1997)
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