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slow to take offense Quotes

Four of the best book quotes about slow to take offense
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“These were the first words of antagonism. To fling elaborate sarcasms at Tess, however, was much life flinging them at a dog or cat. The charms of their subtlety passed by her unappreciated...”
Thomas Hardy
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles
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Tess Durbeyfield
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slow to take offense
sarcasm
antagonism
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“‘I got the sense that he was the kind of person who couldn’t hold anger for more than a few minutes, because it just wasn’t in him. It could never grow into resentment or bitterness, and I knew then that he was the kind of man who would be married forever. And I decided then and there that I should be the one to marry him.’”
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Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. But should you offend their honor and their pride, they will overwhelm you with a violence that seems sudden and extreme given their slowness to anger.
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“Anger does not come easy to me. It is something I have to encourage, like a greyhound in second place.”

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