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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:849
AUTHOR:Dwight David Eisenhower (1890–1969)
QUOTATION:I make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone’s been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practice—somewhat contrived, I admit—to write the man’s 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 I’m concerned, that fellow.” The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities.
ATTRIBUTION:DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends, p. 52 (1967).
SUBJECTS:Hate
 
 
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