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Forgiveness is better than revenge

What is particularly interesting about this quotation is that the author was not a religious leader or a philosopher, but a hard-nosed military man and ruler. He recognized the corrosive effect on a society that a thirst for revenge can bring.

Pittacus of Mytilene, 640 BC-568 BC, Greek General & Sage, Ruler of Athens, Quoted in, Diogenes Laërtius The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers: The Seven Sages

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Pittacus was an ancient Mytilenaen military general and one of the Seven Sages of Greece.

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