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E. Stanley Jones, Reader's Digest, December 1981

A rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is&md;a biting of oneself. We think that we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.