Quotation by Ludwig Wittgenstein

No one likes having offended another person; hence everyone feels so much better if the other person doesn't show he's been offended. Nobody likes being confronted by a wounded spaniel. Remember that. It is much easier patiently—and tolerantly—to avoid the person you have injured than to approach him as a friend. You need courage for that.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, 1931 entry, written (1931), eds. G.H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman (1980).
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