C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


No man is hurt but by himself.


Slight small injuries, and they’ll become none at all.


Christianity commands us to pass by injuries; policy, to let them pass by us.


There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.

Alexander Smith.

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.


Lay silently the injuries you receive upon the altar of oblivion.

Hosea Ballou.

No man ever did a designed injury to another without doing a greater to himself.

Henry Home.

He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker; if weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.


Nothing can work me damage except myself; the harm that I sustain I carry about with me, and never am a real sufferer but by my own fault.

St. Bernard.

If men 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.

J. Beaumont.

To willful men, the injuries that they themselves procure must be their schoolmasters.


As a Christian should do no injuries to others, so he should forgive the injuries that others do to him. It is to be like God, who is a good-giving God, and a sin-forgiving God.

R. Venning.

Injuries accompanied by insults are never forgiven, all men on these occasions are good haters, and lay out their revenge at compound interest.