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forgiveness quotes (54)

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

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
Ausonius   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Josh Billings   Category: Forgiveness

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake   Category: Forgiveness

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.   Category: Forgiveness

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
Alexander Chase   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins   Category: Forgiveness

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich   Category: Forgiveness

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
John Dryden   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
Euripides   Category: Forgiveness

Forgotten is forgiven.
F. Scott Fitzgerald   Category: Forgiveness

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Robert Fripp   Category: Forgiveness

To be social is to be forgiving.
Robert Frost   Category: Forgiveness

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi   Category: Forgiveness

I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
Catherine the Great   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

God will forgive me. It's his job.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Grace Hopper   Category: Forgiveness

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Forgiveness

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Gerald Jampolsky   Category: Forgiveness

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Garrison Keillor   Category: Forgiveness

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy   Category: Forgiveness

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Bruce Lee   Category: Forgiveness

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

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant H. McGill   Category: Forgiveness

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
Bernard Meltzer   Category: Forgiveness

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

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
Olin Miller   Category: Forgiveness

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

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Forgiveness

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

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
Emo Philips   Category: Forgiveness

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope   Category: Forgiveness

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
Lewis B. Smedes   Category: Forgiveness

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes   Category: Forgiveness

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   Category: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
Suzanne Somers   Category: Forgiveness

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
Adlai E. Stevenson   Category: Forgiveness

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Forgiveness

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
Janine Turner   Category: Forgiveness

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
Lana Turner   Category: Forgiveness

Without forgiveness, there's no future.
Desmond Tutu   Category: Forgiveness

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

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   Category: Forgiveness

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Forgiveness

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