And this is why we don’t bear grudges

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For one thing the knowledge would have brought me more rapidly to the idea that we ought never to bear a grudge against people, ought never to judge them by some memory of an unkind action, for we do not know all the good that, at other moments, their hearts may have sincerely desired and realized. And thus, even simply from the point of view of prediction, one is mistaken. For doubtless the evil aspect which we have noted once and for all will recur; but the heart is richer than that, has many other aspects which will recur also in the same person and which we refuse to acknowledge because of his earlier bad behavior.

— Marcel Proust, The Captive and The Fugitive, vols. 5 and 6 of À la recherche du temps perdu

Happy weekend, everyone! I am looking forward to mine very much.

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