When someone insults you, try to find some good reason why he did it. Maybe he felt he had a right (or even an obligation) to say what he did.
It is difficult to find merit in your insulter, but it is a sign of greatness to be able to overcome negative feelings and judge him favorably.
(Alufainu Mesubalim, pp.79-80; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.308)
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