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This may be the most important quote for spiritual and mental health I've ever heard.

I saw it on page 82 of AA's Big Book, but get no other references.

Who on earth said it?

Please,

Michael
 
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Let us let bygones be bygone [from the original Greek]~Epictetus, Discourses, bk. 2, ch. 19, sec. 34. (c. AD 100).


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Thanks Zendam for the quick response.

I would appreciate any other findings.

Respectfully,


Michael
 
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These things we will let be, as past and done.~Homer, Iliad, xvi, 1. 60 (c. 850 BC)

By-gones be by-gones, and fair play for time to come.~Samuel Palmer, Moral Essays on Proverbs, p. 292 (1710)

Let bygones be bygones.~Goethe, Faust, pt 1, sc 24. (1806)

Let us adopt a Scotch proverb...."Let bygones be bygones, and fair play for the future."~Walter Scott, Guy Mannering, ch. 51 (1815)

Let bygones be bygones.~George Borrow, Romany Rye, ch. 44 (1857)

Also found in:

Tennyson, Dora (1842)
Shaw, Overruled (1912)


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Sincere thanks Sir Zendam, for your extra efforts. I seriously need to get this concept in my heart for personal reasons. Respecfully, Michael
 
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