George Eliot quote about forgiveness from Middlemarch - It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.
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It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.
 George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872). copy citation

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Author George Eliot
Source Middlemarch
Topic forgiveness blame condemnation pardon
Date 1872
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/145/145-h/145-h.htm

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“I have always been thinking of the different ways in which Christianity is taught, and whenever I find one way that makes it a wider blessing than any other, I cling to that as the truest—I mean that which takes in the most good of all kinds, and brings in the most people as sharers in it. It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much. But I should like to see Mr. Farebrother and hear him preach.»
«Do,» said Lydgate; «I trust to the effect of that. He is very much beloved, but he has his enemies too: there are always people who can't forgive an able man for differing from them.” source

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