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By experience ; by a sense of human frailty ; by a perception of "the soul of goodness in things evil;" by a cheerful trust in human nature; by a strong sense of God's love; by long and disciplined realization of the atoning love of Christ; only thus can we get a free, manly, large, princely spirit of forgiveness. — F. W. ROBERTSON. In what a delightful communion with God does that man live who habitually seeketh love ! With the same mantle thrown over him from the cross — with the same act of amnesty, by which we hope to be saved — injuries the most provoked, and transgressions the most aggravated, are covered in eternal forgetfulness. — E. L. MAGOON. Behold affronts and indignities which the world thinks it right never to pardon, which the Son of God endures with a Divine meekness ! Let us cast at the feet of Jesus that false honor, that quick sense of affronts, which exaggerates every thing, and pardons nothing, and, above all, that devilish determination in resenting injuries. — QUESN EL. A more glorious victory cannot be gained over ano ther man than this, that when the injury began on his part, the kindness should begin on ours. TlLLOTSON. For still in mutual sufferance lies The secret of true living ; Love scarce is love that never knows The sweetness of forgiv ing. — J. G. WHITTIER.