Forgiveness Quotes

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.-Lewis B. Smedes

 

 

 

To err is human; to forgive, divine.-Alexander Pope

 

 

It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.-Tyler Perry

 

 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.-Emo Philips

 

We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive. – T. D. Jakes

 

 

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

 

 

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.-Jessica Lange

 

 

 

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.-Alfred Korzybski

 

 

Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.-Mahavira

 

 

 

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.-Suzanne Somers

 

 

 

 

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?-bell hooks

 

 

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.-Scott Adams

 

 

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.-Oscar Wilde

 

 

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.-Alan Paton

 

 

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. – Hannah More

 

 

 

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.-Robert Downey, Jr.

 

 

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.-Mahatma Gandhi

 

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.-Thomas Fuller

 

 

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.-Marianne Williamson

 

 

I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.-Jean-Francois Cope

 

 

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.-John F. Kennedy

 

 

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.-Oscar Wilde

 

 

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.-Josh Billings

 

 

One forgives to the degree that one loves.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. – Garrison Keillor

 

 

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.-Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

 

I place an enormous premium on loyalty. If someone betrays me, I can forgive them rationally, but emotionally I have found it impossible to do so.-Richard E. Grant

 

 

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.-Indira Gandhi

 

 

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.-Lewis B. Smedes

 

 

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.-Lex Luger

 

 

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.-Thomas Szasz

 

 

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.-Billy Graham

 

 

 

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.-Marianne Williamson

 

 

 

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.-Jane Austen

 

 

Forgiveness is not a feeling – it’s a decision we make because we want to do what’s right before God. It’s a quality decision that won’t be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.-Joyce Meyer

 

 

 

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. – Mark Twain

 

 

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.-Desmond Tutu

 

 

 

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.-Robert Fripp

 

 

 

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.-Joan Lunden

 

 

We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.-T. D. Jakes

 

 

Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.-Laurence Sterne

 

 

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.-Hannah Arendt

 

 

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.-Maya Angelou

 

 

 

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.-William Blake

 

 

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend. – Jewel

 

 

 

 

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.-George Herbert

 

 

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.-Robert Frost

 

 

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.-Chaim Herzog

 

 

The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.-Iyanla Vanzant

 

 

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.-Emma Goldman

 

 

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.-Robert Frost

 

 

God forgive you, but I never can.-Elizabeth I

 

 

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.-Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.-Grace Hopper

 

 

Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day. – Kathie Lee Gifford

 

 

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.-Gerald Jampolsky

 

 

Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.-William Shakespeare

 

 

Forgiveness is the final form of love.-Reinhold Niebuhr

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