„Do not feel ashamed to forgive and forget.“

—  Ali, book Nahj al-Balagha

Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 53: An order to Malik Al-Ashtar
Variant: The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget.

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cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601 - 661

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„The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.“

—  Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012

"Personal Conduct" http://books.google.com/books?id=IYOcAQAAQBAJ&q=%22The+stupid+neither+forgive+nor+forget+the+na%C3%AFve+forgive+and+forget+the+wise+forgive+but+do+not+forget%22&pg=PA177#v=onepage, p. 51. http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15151528W/The_Second_Sin
The Second Sin (1973)

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„Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.“

—  Maria Edgeworth Irish writer 1768 - 1849

"An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification"; Tales and Novels, vol. 1, p. 213.

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„Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

As quoted in Mayor (1984) by Ed Koch
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„One can forgive but one should never forget.“

—  Marjane Satrapi Artist 1969

Source: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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„We can forgive, but we cannot forget. That quote is mine. Those that forget their past are sentenced not to have a future.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955

About the Holocaust, at a meeting with evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro, on 11 April 2019. Bolsonaro: Brazil will vote ‘in line’ with Israel, US at UN Human Rights Council https://www.timesofisrael.com/bolsonaro-brazil-will-vote-in-line-with-israel-us-at-un-human-rights-council/. The Times of Israel (14 April 2019).

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„Yes, God forgives and men forget,
And you're forgiven and forgotten.“

—  Joyce Kilmer, Trees and Other Poems

"To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself"
Trees and Other Poems (1914)
Context: Yes, God forgives and men forget,
And you're forgiven and forgotten.
You might be gaily sinning yet
And quick and fresh instead of rotten.
And when you think of love and fame
And all that might have come to pass,
Then don't you feel a little shame?
And don't you think you were an ass?

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„Good, to forgive;
Best, to forget!
Living, we fret;
Dying, we live.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

Dedication to La Saisiaz.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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