Francis Bacon quote about revenge from The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597) - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
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Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.

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Francis Bacon quote about revenge from The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597) - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
Francis Bacon quote about revenge from The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597) - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
Francis Bacon quote about revenge from The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597) - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
Francis Bacon quote about revenge from The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597) - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.