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Wise Quotes about Forgiveness

May you find great value in these Forgiveness quotes and sayings.

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Anger Revenge Vengeance Blame Guilt

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

 

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
- Publilius Syrus

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It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

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

There is no love without forgiveness,
and there is no forgiveness without love.
- Bryant H. McGill

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting.
- Peter Allen

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
- Suzanne Somers

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

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

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

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving,
of life.
- George MacDonald

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

I forgive everyone for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Release Myself From All Guilt.
I forgive myself for judging me guilty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
- Publilius Syrus

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness,
or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is stronger than justice.
- Sting

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

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

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

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a
miracle by which what is broken is made whole again,
what is soiled is made clean again.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

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

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.
- Terry Goodkind

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

The regrets and resentments etched in a heart
remain until they are cleansed away with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
- Alexander Chase

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz


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