Beyond Good and Evil

217.  Let us be careful in dealing with those who attach great importance to being credited with moral tact and subtlety in moral discernment!  They never forgive us if they have once made a mistake before us (or even with regard to us) – they inevitably become our instinctive calumniators and detractors, even when they still remain our “friends.” – Blessed are the forgetful: for they “get the better” even of their blunders.

from Friedrich Nietzsche “Beyond Good and Evil (Translated by Helen Zimmern)”

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