S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.
Any contumely, any outrage, is readily passed over, by the indulgence which we all owe to sudden passion. These things are soon forgot upon occasions in which all men are so apt to forget themselves. Deliberate injuries, to a degree, must be remembered, because they require deliberate precautions to be secured against their return.
Among writers (whether of argumentative works or of fiction), even such as are far from wholly unscrupulous, there are many who seem to think it allowable and right to set forth all the good that is on one side, and all the evil on the other. They compare together, and decide on, the gardens of A and B, after having culled from the one a nosegay of the choicest flowers, and from the other all the weeds they could spy.
Richard Whately: Annot. on Bacons Essay, Of Truth.