Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Dwight David Eisenhower (18901969)
I make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someones been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practicesomewhat contrived, I admitto write the mans name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: That finishes the incident, and so far as Im concerned, that fellow. The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends, p. 52 (1967).