Quotations from Chapter 11 of Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ("Reign of Claudius --- Defeat of the Goths --- Victories, Triumph, and Death of Aurelian (268 - 275 A.D.)"):

Such, indeed, is the policy of civil war: severely to remember injuries, and to forget the most important services. Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.

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