to know all is to forgive all

Cf. 1807 MME DE STAÉL Corinne III. XVIII.v. tout comprendre rend tres-indulgent; also 1908 E. TERRY Story of my Life 116 I had taken a course for which all blamed me, perhaps because they did not know enough to pardon enough—savoir tout c’est tout pardonner.

1864 R. H. HORNE Prometheus the Fire-Bringer 48 To know all, is to forgive.

1952 K. FULLER Silken Cord xv. After all, to know all is to forgive all, as my poor dear father used to say.

1974 ‘H. CARMICHAEL’ Most Deadly Hate xviii. ‘They say to know all is to forgive all,’ Piper said. ‘Except the killing of Arthur Harlow.’


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