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Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness means to forgive the act someone has done, don’t hold grudges against them. release yourself from that pain, Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. Forgiveness quotes

1. “Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”
– Mel Robbins

2. “Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.”

– Leo Tolstoy

3. “Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”

– Les Brown

4. “Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.”

– Anne Lamott

5. “Weak people revenge. strong people forgive. Intelligent people Ignore.”

– Albert Einstein

6. “It’s easy to forgive the mistake from others. But it’s hard to rebuild the trust that has been destroyed.”

– Paulo Coelho

7. “Forgiveness is to offer no resistance to life – to allow life to live through you.”

– Eckhart Tolle

8. “Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.”

– Emma Goldman

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

– Mahatma Gandhi

10. “Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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11. “Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.”

– H. Jackson Brown, Jr

12. “True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thankyou for that experience.”

– Oprah Winfrey

13. “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.”

– Desmond Tutu

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

– Mark Twain

15. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

– Bruce Lee

16. “Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice.”
– Alain de Botton

17. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

– Maya Angelou

18. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”

– Criss Jami

19. “Forgiveness is a prerequisite to peace. Make the decision to let go of pain & refuse to be jaded by negative experiences.”
– Brenden Dilley

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

– Elbert Hubbard

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21. “With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges – the power of presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.”
– Eckhart Tolle

22. “Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”

– William Arthur Ward

23. “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

24. “One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.”

– Bernard Baruch

25. “If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred.”

– Bhagavad Gita

26. “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

– Buddha

27. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

– Wayne Dyer.

28. “When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”

– Bernard Meltzer

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

– Thomas Szasz

30. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

– Nelson Mandela

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31. “When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.”
– Jon Krakauer

32. “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”

– Oscar Wilde

33. “Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.”

– Rick Warren

34. “Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”

– Jane Austen

35. “We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.”

– T. D. Jakes

36. “The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.”

– Catherine Ponder

37. “You can change any relationship right now by looking for the things you love, appreciate, and are grateful for in that person.”

– Rhonda Byrne

38. “It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.”

– Jessamyn West

39. “A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.”
– Sydney Harris

40. “It is for god to punish wicked people; we should learn to forgive.”

– Emily Bronte

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

– Lewis Smedes

42. “Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else.”

– Steve Maraboli

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

– Edwin Hubbel Chapin

44. “Forgiveness is always the key to letting go the past; atoning for our own mistakes and forgiving other people for theirs.”

– Marianne Williamson

45. “The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away, There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.”

– John Connolly

46. “A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.”

– Stephen Richards

47. “Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive.”

– Maya Angelou

48. “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

49. “Getting over painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”

– C.S. Lewis

50. “Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.”

– Alice Miller

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51. “The moment you truly forgive, you have reclaimed your power from the mind.”
– Eckhart Tolle

52. “Happiness is a choice. Forgiveness is a choice. Acceptance, anger, desire, love… all choices. Your time. Your choice.”
– Scott Shaw

53. “Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.”

– Jennifer O’Neill

54. “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”

– Gerald Jampolsky

55. “One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”

– Socrates

56. “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”

– Corrie Ten Boom

57. “Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.”

– Barbara Kingsolver

58. “I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”

– T. D. Jakes

59. “Nothing erases the past. There is repentance, there is atonement, and there is forgiveness. That is all, but that is enough.”

– Ted Chiang

60. “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.”

– Charie Carter-Scott

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61. “Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.”

– Robin Sharma

62. “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

– John Green

63. “Love people who hate you. Pray for people who wronged you. It won’t just change their life… It’ll change yours.”

– Mandy Hale

64. “Hate is self-destructive. If you hate somebody, you’re not hurting the person you hate. You’re hurting yourself. And that’s a healing. Actually, It’s a real healing, forgiveness.”
– Louis Zamperini

65. “Every one of us has the capacity to love, to forgive, to understand, and to be compassionate.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

66. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

– Paul Boese

67. “Apologizing does not always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego.”

– Mark Matthews

68. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”

– Bryant H. McGill

69. “I can have peace of mind only when i forgive rather than judge.”

– Gerald Jampolsky

70. “The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on.”

– Tyler Perry

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71. “In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.”

– Toba Beta

72. “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

– Joseph Fort Newton

73. “Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

74. “Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.”

– Lord Chesterfield

75. “Forgiveness has an uncanny way of bringing incredible good out of incredibly bad situations.”

– Paul J. Meyer

76. “I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.”

– Yolanda Hadid

77. “Things happen for a reason, and the only thing you can do is at night time get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness for anything that you did that you didn’t feel was right.”

– Floyd Mayweather, Jr

78. “There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.”

– Alan Paton

79. “I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.”

– Dwight L. Moody

80. “Truth can be told in an instant, forgiveness can be offered spontaneously, but reconciliation is the work of lifetimes and generations.”

– Krista Tippett

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81. “Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.”

– Tara Westover

82. “People will constant bring up my past and throw it in my face, but the creator of the universe doesn’t. if you ask forgiveness from him, then it’s gone forever. The past is never brought up to shame you or degrade you.”

– Shawn Michaels

83. “If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being.”

– James E. Faust

84. “An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything!”

– Lynn Johnston

85. “Play hard, Forgive quickly, Apologize when you are wrong, Take chances, and have no regrets.”

– Paulo Coelho

86. “Peace is such hard work. Harder than war. It takes way more effort to forgive than to kill.”

– Rae Carson

87. “Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity.”

– Mackenzie Phillips

88. “You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.”

– Albert Camus

89. “Forgive yourself. Whatever you’re holding onto or carrying around from the past– Let it go.”

– Mel Robbins

90. “Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.”

– Phillips Brooks

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91. “Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.”

– George Foreman

92. “Forgiveness provides hope, joy, and a bright future that nothing else can.”

– Paul J. Meyer

93. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any diferent, It’s accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward.”

– Oprah Winfrey

94. “Forgiveness takes intelligence, discipline, imagination, and persistence, as well as a special psychological strength, something athletes call mental toughness and warriors call courage.”

– Edward M. Hallowell

95. “Just knowing you don’t have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn – and those are all good things.”

– Dick Van Dyke

96. “Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.”

– Khalil Gibran

97. “Always seek justice, but love mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.”

– Criss Jami

98. “Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received christ. It is an everyday thing, for the rest of your life.”

– Joyce Meyer

99. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

100. “I think faith gives us a structure around which to try to organize our lives. I’m also a big believer, and very thankful that there’s forgiveness.”

– Erik Prince

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