Forgiveness

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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
When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
- Bernard Meltzer
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi
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
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller
Forgotten is forgiven.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
- Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
- Alexander Pope
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
- Oscar Wilde
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
- Bryant H. McGill
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
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
- Gerald Jampolsky
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
- Robert Fripp
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 practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
- Les Brown
To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
- Billy Graham
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
- Jane Austen
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
- William Arthur Ward
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
- Honore de Balzac
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
- Lewis B. Smedes
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
- Suzanne Somers
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
- Josh Billings
Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Duer Miller
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
- Publilius Syrus
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
- Mason Cooley
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
- Janine Turner
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
- Ausonius
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
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper
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
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
- George MacDonald
To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
- Alexander Chase
God forgives those who invent what they need.
- Lillian Hellman
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
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
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
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov
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