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3003 John Dryden 1631-1700 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:John Dryden (1631–1700)
QUOTATION:Forgiveness to the injured does belong;
But they ne’er pardon who have done the wrong. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2.
Note 1.
Quos læserunt et oderunt (Whom they have injured they also hate).—Seneca: De Ira, lib. ii. cap. 33.

Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem læseris (It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured).—Tacitus: Agricola, 42. 4.

Chi fa ingiuria non perdona mai (He never pardons those he injures).—Italian Proverb. [back]