You can't expect the fatted calf to share the enthusiasm of the angels over the prodigal's return.
There is something in human history like retribution; and it is a rule of historical retribution that its instrument be forged not by the offended, but by the offender himself. The first blow dealt to the French monarchy proceeded from the nobility, not from the peasants. The Indian revolt does not commence with the ryots, tortured, dishonoured and stripped naked by the British, but with the sepoys, clad, fed and petted, fatted and pampered by them.karl marx
If the wicked flourish and thou suffer, be not discouraged. They are fatted for destruction; thou art dieted for health.Thomas Fuller Introductio Ad Prudentiam no. 844.
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