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Forgiveness Quotes & Sayings – Top 215 Quotes About Forgiveness for Him & Her. Forgiveness love quotes, relationship quotes, asking for forgiveness quotes #ForgivenessQuotes. When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. Catherine Ponder

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbour as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves. Eric Hoffer

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

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends. Sir. Francis Bacon

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

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. Norman Cousins

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Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.  Author unknown

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

We should always forgive; the penitent for his sake, the impenitent for our own. Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916), translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister, 1882

Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you. Dodinsky

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. Marlene Dietrich

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

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

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee

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

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave. Ivern Ball

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. Robert Muller

True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment. David Ridge

Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace. Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. Grace Hopper

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

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes, “Forgiveness — The Power to Change the Past,” Christianity Today, 1983 January 7th (Thanks, Donna)

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. William Arthur Ward

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese

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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

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

You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.’ Maya Angelou

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

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

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If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.  Robert Brault
You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched. Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911

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

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. Isaac Friedmann

[A]ll forgiveness is a gift to yourself.  A Course in Miracles

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

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Phillips Brooks

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. Indira Gandhi

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed. Bernard Baruch

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

As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses. Joan Baez

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Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. Harriet Nelson

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. George Herbert

There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site. Sydney Harris

Nobody forgets where he buried the hatchet. Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard, Abe Martin’s Broadcast, 1930

Yes, this is what good is: to forgive evil. There is no other good. Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

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A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive. Sydney J. Harris

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

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

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

Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge. William Shakespeare

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. Les Brown

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Some forgive and forget, more forgive and remember, most forgive and remind. Robert Brault

The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.  Nathan Croall

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. Norman Cousins

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. Robert Brault,

What we forgive too freely doesn’t stay forgiven. Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him. Olin Miller

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

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

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

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again. Saint Augustine

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

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

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. Alice Miller

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Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule.  Lewis B. Smedes

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. Josh Billings

Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. Roberto Assagioli

One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.  Franklin P. Jones

Forgive. It doesn’t erase their crime but why should you do the time. Let go of resentment. Dodinsky

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

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods. Elbert Hubbard

Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity. Mackenzie Phillips

I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives. T. D. Jakes

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

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

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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

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

I like second chances. I’ve given people second chances. You have fall-outs with friends, and forgiveness is a great thing to have. It’s not easy to forgive. I definitely don’t forget, but I do forgive. Odette Annable

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

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama

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

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

It’s toughest to forgive ourselves. So it’s probably best to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself. Patty Duke

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Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness. Elbert Hubbard

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

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. Friedrich Nietzsche

The ability to forgive is one of man’s greatest achievements. Bryant H. McGill

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I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships – things like forgiveness and compassion. Andrea Thompson

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

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge. Scott Adams

The people who did you wrong or who didn’t quite know how to show up, you forgive them. And forgiving them allows you to forgive yourself too. Jane Fonda

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own. Jessamyn West

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