Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness Quotes

Over the years, there have been many great quotes on forgiveness. Listed below are some famous forgiveness quotations:

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

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
-- Lewis B. Smedes.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
-- Cherie Carter-Scott.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
-- Mahatma Gandhi.

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

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

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
-- Mahatma Gandhi.
It takes courage and commitment to act in a more forgiving fashion. It is not at all a sign of weakness but a mark of strength.
-- Carl Thorensen.

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
-- Lawana Blackwell.

Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. It is not something you do FOR someone else.
-- Larry James.

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

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
-- Robert Quillen.

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.

Forgiveness does not equal forgetting. It is about healing the memory of the harm, not erasing it.
-- Ken Hart.

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
-- Gerald Jampolsky.

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

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

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

Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.
-- Unknown.

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.

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.

The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.
-- Lawana Blackwell.

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

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