It is easiest t…

It is easiest to forgive, while there is yet little to be forgiven. A single injury may soon be dismissed from the memory; but a long succession of ill offices by degrees associates itself with every idea; a long contest involves so many circumstance, that every place and action will recall it to the mind, and fresh remembrance of vexation must still enkindle rage, and irritate revenge.

Samuel Johnson, The Rambler