Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Forgiveness
Quotations & Citations:
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
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
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
~ Steve Maraboli
Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.
~ Robert Jordan
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
~William Arthur Ward
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
~ Alexander Pope
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.
You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.
~Edgar Watson Howe
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
~ Jane Austen
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
~ Rita Mae Brown
Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
Yes, this is what good is: to forgive evil. There is no other good.
Some forgive and forget, more forgive and remember, most forgive and remind.
The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
~ Mark Twain
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
What we forgive too freely doesn’t stay forgiven.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
~Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him.
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
To truly forgive is to allow the other person to forget.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
~John F. Kennedy
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
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.
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.
Always forgive your enemies — nothing annoys them so much.
I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.
When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.