Forgiveness Quotes

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People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. - Mother Teresa


True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience." -Oprah Winfrey


You don't have to hold onto the pain, to hold onto the memory. -Janet Jackson


To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it. -Confucius


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


Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. -Corrie ten Boom


Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget. -Robert Jordan


A life lived without forgiveness is a prison. -William Arthur Ward


How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes


We pardon to the extent that we love. -François de La Rochefoucauld


Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. -Will Smith


Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. -Steve Maraboli


Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. -Lewis B. Smedes


Life is an adventure in forgiveness. -Norman Cousins


Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. -Martin Luther King Jr.


Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. -Henry Ward Beecher


Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. -Corrie ten Boom


Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim--letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor. -C.R. Strahan


If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see. -Spanish proverb


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


I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him. -C.S. Lewis


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


Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. -Mark Twain


He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.


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



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


You can't live your life blaming your failures on your parents and what they did or didn't do for you. You're dealt the cards that you're dealt. I realised it was a waste of time to be angry at my parents and feel sorry for myself. -Drew Barrymore


We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward. -Alison Croggon


''I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.'' -Henry Ward Beecher


We never really learn from the first mistake or the second or third. It only hit us when we're given the last chance. -Wiz Khalifa


To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. -C.S. Lewis


What I cannot love, I overlook. - Anaïs Nin


To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. -G.K. Chesterton


When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. -Bernard Meltzer


Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies. -Lord Chesterfield


Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner! -Max Lucado


Some things are not forgiveable. Deliberate cruelty is not forgiveable. It is the most unforgiveable thing in my opinion, and the one thing in which I have never, ever been guilty. -Tennessee Williams


Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. -Nelson Mandela


Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin


Of what significance are the things you can forget. -Henry David Thoreau


It is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself. -Corrie ten Boom


The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. -Honore de Balzac


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


People have to forgive. We don't have to like them, we don't have to be friends with them, we don't have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don't we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry! -C. JoyBell C.

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