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MAGNANIMITY
[ Also see Benevolence Charity Chivalry Clemency Disinterestedness Forbearance Forgiveness Generosity Kindness Meanness Mercy Moderation Patience Toleration Well-doing ]

Of all virtues, magnanimity is the rarest. There are a hundred persons of merit for one who willingly acknowledges it in another.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

A great mind will neither give an affront nor bear it.
      - Henry Home, Lord Kames

Magnanimity is sufficiently defined by its name, nevertheless one can say it is the good sense of pride, the most noble way of receiving praise.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

A brave man thinks no one his superior who does him an injury; for he has it then in his power to make himself superior to the other by forgiving it.
      - Alexander Pope

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

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

It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
      - Zachary Taylor


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