150+ Heart Touching Quotes About Forgiveness

FORGIVENESS QUOTES

A life lived without forgiveness is a prison. ~ William Arthur Ward

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons. ~Jessica Lange

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. ~ Dalai Lama

Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love. ~ Mahavira

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are. ~ Cherie Carter-Scott

Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kinds of experiences. ~ Nick Nolte

Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals. ~ Thomas S. Manson

By their innocence and goodness, by their boundless capacity for forgiveness, and by the sheer power of their faith and hope, children redeem their parents, bringing out their best selves. ~ Cass Sunstein

Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life. ~ Victoria Osteen

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. ~ C.S. Lewis

For me, the healing process starts with graciousness and forgiveness. ~ India Arie

Forgiveness brings peace to your heart and wings to your soul. ~ Jean Paul

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

Forgiveness for one’s self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be. ~ Yolanda Hadid

Forgiveness is a choice, but it is not an option. ~ Joel Osteen

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. ~ Suzanne Somers

Forgiveness is a sign of letting go and when you forgive someone that hurts you, you take away their power. ~ London Mond

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. ~ Indira Gandhi

Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it’s a personal life or a national life. ~ Hillary Clinton

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in. ~ Louise L. Hay

Forgiveness is God’s command. ~ Martin Luther

Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it. ~ Mason Cooley

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.             ~ Unknown

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity. ~ Mackenzie Phillips

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day. ~ George Foreman

Forgiveness is the final form of love. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the fragrance that flowers give when they are crushed. ~ Unknown

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.              ~ Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. ~ Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the might of the mighty; forgiveness is sacrifice; forgiveness is quiet of mind. ~ Paritoshik Sharma

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend. ~ Jewel

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

Forgiveness is the road of love. ~ Ahmed Mayouf

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. ~ Isaac Friedmann

Forgiveness is the ultimate sacrifice. Eloquence belongs, to the conqueror. ~ Serj Tankian

Forgiveness isn’t just a blessing you deliver to another human being. Forgiveness is also a gift you give yourself. ~ Robin S. Sharma

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

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. ~ Gerald Jampolsky

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

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. ~ Desmond Tutu

Forgiveness takes time. It is the last step of the grieving process. ~ Elin Nordegren

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. ~ Alice Miller

God loves everyone. He doesn’t accept hatred from anyone. He doesn’t like people hating people. He likes to see forgiveness. ~ Unknown

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

I find forgiveness to be really healthy. ~ Ben Affleck

I have to ask Allah’s forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it’s not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred. ~ Abdul Qadeer Khan

I thank the Lord for the great principle of repentance and forgiveness.                              ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

If forgiveness was a deed all of mankind practiced, paradise would have been right here…. ~ Hermann J Steinherr

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. ~ Grace Hopper

Life becomes peaceful with forgiveness and forgiveness comes easy with emotional and spiritual maturity. Life can be redefined with forgiveness. ~ Vikas Runwal

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. ~ Norman Cousins

Life is too short to spend at war with others. Practice acceptance and forgiveness. Don’t let dumb little things break your happiness. ~ Anurag Prakash Ray

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~ Peter Ustinov

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness. ~ Billy Graham

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

Never let the shadows of your past darken the doorstep of your future. Try a little dosage of Forgiveness and step forward to the more rewarding joy of happy living. ~ Kemmy Nola

Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. ~ Anne Lamott

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge. ~ Scott Adams

Our lack of forgiveness makes us hate, and our lack of compassion makes us hard-hearted. Pride in our hearts makes us resentful and keeps our memory in a constant whirlwind of passion and self-pity. ~ Mother Angelica

The act of forgiveness takes place in our own mind. It really has nothing to do with the other person. ~ Louise Hay

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive. ~ Marianne Williamson

The greatest gifts in life are a loving spirit, kind spirit and a forgiving spirit. ~ Gladys Bejani

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~ Honore de Balzac

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

The power of forgiveness is huge; it is really big, and it can save this world.                     ~ Immaculee Ilibagiza

The power of forgiveness transcends personal relationships. ~ Eric Metaxas

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

There is freedom in forgiveness, and it’s not that hard to do once you get into the habit. ~ Dana Perino

There is no forgiveness in nature. ~ Ugo Betti

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

There is no revenge as complete as forgiveness. ~ Josh Billings

There’s no act as great as forgiveness. And there is nothing as good as being kind.           ~ Anurag Prakash Ray

To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing. ~ Sylvia Fraser

We are not perfect; forgive others as you would want to be forgiven. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges. ~ T. D. Jakes

We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive. ~ T. D. Jakes

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness. ~ Frederick William Robertson

What is forgiven is usually well remembered. Louis Dudek

When there is a battle between Ego and Forgiveness, never let the ego win…!!                 ~ Unknown

Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.    ~ Roberto Assagioli

Without forgiveness, there’s no future. ~ Desmond Tutu

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

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable. ~ Robert Fripp

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.        ~ Sydney J. Harris

Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. ~ Oscar Wilde

Dear God, if I hurt others give me the strength to apologize. If people hurt me give me the strength to forgive. ~ Mitch Smith

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. ~ Ausonius

Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.      ~ Jonathan Huie

Forgive those who have hurt you. ~ Les Brown

Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you. ~ Dodinsky

God forgives. God will always turn things around to make you happy instead of upsetting you. God cares for you forever! ~ Unknown

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

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. ~ Publilius Syrus

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge. ~ Gerald Jampolsky

If they don’t forgive you, you just have to forgive yourself, and realize that you’ve done all that you could to make it right. ~ Sonya Parker

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. ~ Francis of Assisi

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

It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. ~ Tyler Perry

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. ~ Maya Angelou

Life is life. You have to learn how to forgive people and how to gain forgiveness for yourself. ~ Benjamin Clementine

One forgives to the degree that one loves. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed. ~ Bernard Baruch

Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature. ~ Laurence Sterne

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. ~ Jane Austen

The ability to forgive is one of man’s greatest achievements. ~ Bryant H. McGill

The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights. ~ Nathan Croall

The one who forgives can sleep in peace, but not the one who needs to be forgiven.          ~ Unknown

The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive. ~ Iyanla Vanzant

To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget. ~ Mason Cooley

To err is human; to forgive, divine. ~ Alexander Pope

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

What is forgiven is usually well remembered. ~ Louis Dudek

Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else. ~ Mother Teresa

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal. ~ Princess Diana

When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.             ~ Unknown

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.       ~ Bernard Meltzer

You never know how strong you are, until you want to forgive the one who hurt you the most. ~ Terry Mark

LEARN TO FORGIVE QUOTES

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

Don’t expect people to always understand you. Instead, learn to understand them. Then accept, forgive and love unconditionally. This is a sure way to be happy. ~  Unknown

Every mistake is always forgivable, if you have the courage to admit and accept them.       ~ Anurag Prakash Ray

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. ~ Oscar Wilde

Forgive but don’t forget otherwise you might make the same mistake again.                       ~ Varsha Sharma

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. ~ Les Brown

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.      ~ Phillips Brooks

Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past. ~ T. D. Jakes

Humanity is never so beautiful when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.        ~ Jean Paul

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

If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive. ~ Mother Theresa

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

It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. ~ Steve Maraboli

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Learn to ask for forgiveness for the wrongs you’ve done because you will not die if you swallow your pride. ~ Innah Delos Angeles

Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day. ~ Kathie Lee Gifford

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven. ~ Igor Stravinsky

Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge. ~ William Shakespeare

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven. ~ Robert Downey Jr.

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ~ Thomas Szasz

To understand is to forgive, even oneself. ~ Alexander Chase

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive. ~ Alan Paton

You can make your life happy and peaceful if you make use of some basic qualities like forgiveness, kindness, and apologies. ~ Anurag Prakash Ray

FORGIVE YOUR ENEMIES QUOTES

A woman who can’t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man. ~ E. W. Howe

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. ~ Oscar Wilde

Don’t forgive your enemies for their sake – do it for your sake. ~ Bill Bartmann

Forgive your enemies, but first get even. ~ Lester Cole

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend. ~ Paulo Coelho

I was taught to be Biblical: “Forgive them for they know not what they do. ~ Michael Jackson

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake

It’s easier to forgive your enemies than to forgive your friends. ~ Mary McCarthy

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

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

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~ Nelson Mandela

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

When you are ill make haste to forgive your enemies, for you may recover. ~ Ambrose Bierce

You should forgive your enemies and if you haven’t any, just forgive a few of your friends. ~ Howard Marion-Crawford

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