“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d”
― Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard
Nietzsche – “Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders”
Yes, but not so blessed the ones on the receiving end of those blunders which the blunderer is so content to forget.
“… The world forgetting, by the world forgot…
Each pray’r accepted, each wish resign’d”