Magnanimity

Never expect justice from a vain man; if he has the negative magnanimity not to disparage you, it is the most you can expect.

Active beneficence is a virtue of easier practice than forbearance after having conferred, or than thankfulness after having received a benefit. I know not, indeed, whether it be a greater and more difficult exercise of magnanimity for the one party to act as if he had forgotten, or for the other as if he constantly remembered the obligation.

If you desire to be magnanimous, undertake nothing rashly, and fear nothing thou undertakes; fear nothing but infamy; dare anything but injury; the measure of magnanimity is neither to be rash nor timorous.

Minds are conquered not by arms, but by love and magnanimity.

What do you call Love, Hate, Charity, Revenge, Humanity, Magnanimity, Forgiveness? Different results of the one Master Impulse: the necessity of securing one's self-approval.

I will this day try to live a simple, sincere, and serene life; repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike trust in God.

Never expect justice from a vain man; if he has the negative magnanimity not to disparage you, it is the most you can expect.

Magnanimity is above circumstance; and any virtue which depends on that is more of constitution than of principle.

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom.

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom.

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom.

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom.

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom.

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom.

If appeasing our enemies is not the answer, neither is hating them... Somewhere between the extremes of appeasement and hate there is a place for courage and strength to express themselves in magnanimity and charity, and this is the place we must find.

Minds are not conquered by arms, but by love and magnanimity.

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity, kindness.

Obstinacy, sir, is certainly a great vice; and in the changeful state of political affairs it is frequently the cause of great mischief. It happens, however, very unfortunately, that almost the whole line of the great and masculine virtues - constancy, gravity, magnanimity, fortitude, fidelity, and firmness - are closely allied to this disagreeable quality, of which you have so jut an abhorrence; and in their excess all these virtues very easily fall into it.

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.

To wrong those we hate is to add fuel to our hatred. Conversely, to treat an enemy with magnanimity is to blunt our hatred for him.