Forgiveness Quotes

Gandhi Quotes

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

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

Mark Twain

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.

Cherie Carter-Scott

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

Thomas Szasz

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

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive

Alan Paton

A brave man thinks no one is his superior who does him an injury; for he has it then in his power to make himself his superior to the other by forgiving it.

Alexander Pope

He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.

Martin Luther King

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

Gerald Jampolsky

To understand all is to forgive all.

French Proverb

Seneca Quotes

To forgive all is as inhuman as to forgive none.


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

E. H. Chapin

Forgiveness is the final form of love.


To err is human to forgive, divine.

Alexander Pope

Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of human nature can arrive at.

Laurence Sterne

Without forgiveness, there's no future.

Desmond Tutu

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

Nathan Croall

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 laugther and the lightness in your life.

Joan Lunden

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

Bryant H. McGill

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

Robert Muller

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

Lewis B. Smedes

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.

Gerald Jampolsky

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

My idea of forgiveness is letting go of resentment that does not serve your better interest, ridding yourself of negative thoughts. All they do is make you miserable. Believe me, you can fret and fume all you want, but whoever it was that wronged you is not suffering from your anguish whatsoever.

Della Reese

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

George H. W. Bush

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

Lawana Blackwell

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

Elbert Hubbard

Our practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Hannah Arendt

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