If men would wound you with injuries, meet them with patience: hasty words rankle the wound, soft language, dresses it, forgiveness cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar. It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
Nothing leads more directly to the breach of charity, and to the injury and molestation of our fellow-creatures than the indulgence of an ill temper.
He who does reverence to his own sect, while disparaging the sects of others wholly from attachment to his own, with intent to enhance the glory of his own sect, in reality by such conduct inflicts the severest injury on his own sect. Concord therefore is meritorious, to wit, hearkening and hearkening willingly to the Law of Piety, as accepted by other people.
Doing an Injury puts you below your Enemy; Revenging one makes you even with him; Forgiving it sets you above him.
No man ever did a designed injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself.
Acting without design, occupying oneself without making a business of it, finding the great in what is small and the many in the few, repaying injury with kindness, effecting difficult things while they are easy, and managing great things in their beginnings: this is the method of Tao.
Requite injury with kindness.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
He invites a new injury who bears the old patiently.
One ungrateful man does an injury to all who stand in need of aid.
The best remedy for an injury is to forget it.
Responsibility is measured, not by the amount of injury resulting from wrong action, but by the distinctness with which conscience has the opportunity of distinguishing between the right and the wrong.
Without doubt the greatest injury of all was done by basing morals on myth. For, sooner or later, myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
If anger is not restrained, it is frequently more hurtful to us, than the injury that provokes it.
The greatest punishment for having done an injury is the fact of having done it.
The home of everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence, as for his repose.
The ultimate aim of Government is not to rule or restrain by fear, not to exact obedience, but on the contrary, to free every man from fear, that he may live in all possible security; in other words to strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself and others. The object of government is not to hang men from rational beings into puppets, but to enable them to develop their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason unshackled... The true aim of Government is liberty.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
To enjoy and give enjoyment, without injury to yourself or others: this is true morality.