Quotes about Forgiveness
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
Cherie Carter-Scott, "If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules"

If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?
Dolores Huerta

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.
Franklin P. Adams (1881 - 1960)

'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
John Sheffield

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)

It makes you feel very virtuous when you forgive people, doesn't it?
L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999

The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.
Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins (1915 - 1990)

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, July 7, 2003

Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, July 7, 2003

It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, July 7, 2003

No one forgives with more grace and love than a child.
Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 02-15-06

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Stuart's Law of Retroaction

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Personal Conduct"

A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her...but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Moon and Sixpence

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Pray you now, forget and forgive.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "King Lear", Act 4 scene 7

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