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  • Doug Belshaw 11:30 am on March 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , malice, troubles   

    Don’t expose your sore finger, or everything will knock against it. Don’t complain about your sore points, for malice always attacks where our weaknesses hurt most. Getting annoyed will only serve to spur on someone else’s enjoyment. The ill-intentioned are searching for a pretext to get your back up. Their dart-like insinuations aim to discover where you hurt, and they’ll try a thousand different ways until they hit upon your most sensitive point. The circumspect pretend not to notice and never reveal their troubles, whether their own or their family’s, for even fortune occasionally like to hit where it hurts most, and always cuts to the quick. You should therefore never reveal what causes you pain or pleasure, so that the former may quickly end and the latter long continue.

    Baltasar Gracián

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:30 pm on March 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , disappointment, , grief, malice   

    Grief and disappointment give rise to anger, anger to envy, envy to malice, malice to grief again, till the whole circle be completed.

    David Hume

     
  • Doug Belshaw 10:30 am on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , malice   

    Some actions are called malicious because they are fine by ugly people.

    Lichtenberg

     
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