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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Magnanimity
 
  A great mind will neither give an affront nor bear it.
Henry Home.    
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  Magnanimity is above circumstance; and any virtue which depends on that is more of constitution than of principle.
Jane Porter.    
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  Of all virtues, magnanimity is the rarest. There are a hundred persons of merit for one who willingly acknowledges it in another.
Hazlitt.    
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  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.
La Rochefoucauld.    
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  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.    
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  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.
Quarles.    
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