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Forgiveness Quotes

Quotes about Forgiveness

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

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Forgiveness Quotes

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget," is only another way of saying, "I will not forgive."
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note - torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your own inner peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotes about Forgiveness

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

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else -
Forgiving is your gift to yourself - a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith (often attributed to Mother Teresa)

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

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon; ...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him,
I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

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

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Affirmation: I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Quotes about Forgiveness and Love

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes backs it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

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

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love them as they are, and forgive them everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your love is more powerful than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotes about Forgiveness and Gratitude

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel


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