120+ Heart Touching Quotes About Forgiveness

A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was. – Stephen Richards


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


A mistake becomes a lesson when you forgive yourself. – Lidia Longorio


A person carrying a grudge who can’t forgive is only hurting themselves. – Katherine Spencer


A strong gives forgiveness but weak gives permission. – Santosh Kalwar


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


Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your hatred and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever. – Wil Zeus


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


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


As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison. – Nelson Mandela


Forgive and move on!! That’s life !! – Brajesh Kumar Singh


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


Forgive those who have not learnt to love you, for they do not understand what love is. – Lailah Gifty Akita


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


Forgive yourself and others for a painful past and reward yourself with a great future.        – Angel Moreira


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


Forgiveness brings oneness to light. – J.R. Incer


Forgiveness can be viewed as love, but love doesn’t always guarantee forgiveness. – Gisclerc Morisset


Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning. – Martin Luther King Jr. 


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


Forgiveness is a strange medicine.  If you give it to others, it heals the wounds in your heart. – Unknown


Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. – Fred Rogers


Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the instinct to pay back evil with evil. – Pope John Paul II


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


Forgiveness is dialysis of the soul. – Dr Billy Alsbrooks


Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.                    – Oprah Winfrey


Forgiveness is God’s greatest gift. – Dan Brown


Forgiveness is just another word for freedom. – Julie Lessman


Forgiveness is not a one-off decision; it is a journey and a process that takes time, determination, and persistence. Forgiveness is not forgetting; it is simply denying your pain the right to control your life. – Corallie Buchanan


Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude. – Martin Luther King Jr.


Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else; it’s something you do for yourself. To forgive is not to condone, it is to refuse to continue feeling bad about an injury. – Jim Beaver


Forgiveness is telling ourselves that the ‘wrong’ that we did will not impede the ‘right’ that we can do. – Craig D. Lounsbrough


Forgiveness is the fastest way to a spiritual path and inner peace of mind. – Muhaya Haji Mohamad


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


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


Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family. – Henri J.M. Nouwen


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


Forgiveness is the one gift you don’t give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free. – Shannon Alder


Forgiveness is the only way to reverse the irreversible flow of history. – Hannah Arendt


Forgiveness is the release that washes the poison from my veins, the anger and envy I could never get rid of no matter how often I apologized. It’s impossibly, beautifully easy.     – Austin Siegemund-Broka


Forgiveness is what sets us free… Forgiveness = freedom. – Shelley Hitz


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


Forgiveness requires a lot of strength and faith. But it’s the key to unlock the door that sets us free from our anger and resentment. – Nadine Sadaka Boulos


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


Forgiveness should come naturally. – Zarina Bibi


Forgiveness takes intelligence, discipline, imagination, and persistence, as well as a special psychological strength, something athletes call mental toughness and warriors calls courage. – Edward M. Hallowell


Forgiveness without understanding is like faith without proof. – Jessica Francis Kane


Forgiveness’: It’s a miracle drug. It’s God’s miracle drug. – Gayle Forman


Forgiving is easier when we understand that forgiving someone else means that we are freeing ourselves of an unnecessary burden. – Donna Goddard


Forgiving someone isn’t just about doing good to another. It’s also about healing a scar in your own heart. – Nouman Ali Khan


God is the ultimate judge of what is truly in our souls. But we are required to forgive everyone. – Bree Despain


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


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. – Buddha


Having the ability to realize that you forgive others for yourself in life is a blessing. – Angel Moreira


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


Healing follows forgiveness. – Pat Bluth


Humanity must forgive ‘Humanity’, for only then can we be Humane. – Ilyas Kassam


I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. – Adlai E. Stevenson II


I’m learning that forgiveness doesn’t always change the forgiven person, but it does change the forgiver. – VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis


If we can forgive and love the one who harms us, we will also find love in return and have good relations with all of us. – Srinivas Mishra


If you want to forgive, do not look at the facts, but listen to your heart. – Mihail Militaru


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 G. Jampolsky


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

It is surely better to pardon too much than to condemn too much. – George Eliot


It needs the courage to ask for forgiveness and it needs more courage to forgive. – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar


It’s not just other people we need to forgive. We also need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. – Mitch Albom


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


Karma will forgive your shortcomings, not your sins. – Amit Kalantri


Knowing when to forgive someone is a blessing. – Angel Moreira


Learn to forgive others so that you can release yourself from being held captive by the very negative thoughts around you. – Stephen Richards


Learn to forgive yourself by forgiving someone else first. – Brant Menswar


Let us forgive each other – only then we live in peace. – Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


Life is so short. The only person you hurt when you stay angry or hold grudges is you. Forgive everyone, including yourself. – Tom Giaquinto


Love people who hate you. Pray for people who have wronged you. It won’t just change their life…it’ll change yours. – Mandy Hale


Man cannot measure the bounds nor fathom the depths of divine forgiveness… – James Talmage


Mistakes are called experiences in a world of love and forgiveness. – Chaker Khazaal


Mistakes are your school of learning therefore forgiveness is your greatest teacher in this school of learning. – Stephen Richards


More miracles occur from Gratitude and Forgiveness than anything else. – Philip H. Friedman


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


Of all that we’re asked to give others in this life, the most difficult to offer maybe forgiveness. – William Kent Krueger


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


People have to forgive. We don’t have to like them, we don’t have to be friends with them, we don’t have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don’t, we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry! – C. JoyBell C.


Sometimes what a person needs most is to be forgiven. – Jennifer McMahon


Stop wishing for World Peace, Wish for World Forgiveness. – Susan Wolz


Take forgiveness slowly. Don’t blame yourself for being slow. Peace will come. – Yoko Ono


The best treatment for a virus called resentment is forgiveness. – Debasish Mridha, MD


The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good. – Catherine Ponder


The more you can forgive then the more you can love. – Stephen Richards


The most important lesson on the road to spiritual maturity is how to truly forgive.  No one likes to be held in their history, especially people trying to make themselves better. – Lisa Prosen


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


The practice of forgiveness is very much like the practice of meditation. You have to do it often and persist at it to be any good. – Katerina Stoykova Klemer


The secret to forgiveness is simple. Just forgive. – Charmaine J Forde


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


The truth is unless you let go unless you forgive yourself unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. – Steve Maraboli


The ultimate form of forgiveness is in comprehending there’s nothing to forgive.                – Roy Bennett


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


The weak seek revenge, the strong seek to forgive. – Dr Billy Alsbrooks


There are two kinds of forgiveness in the world: the one you practice because everything really is all right, and what went before is mended. The other kind of forgiveness you practice because someone needs desperately to be forgiven, or because you need just as badly to forgive them, for a heart can grab hold of old wounds and go sour as milk over them. – Catherynne M. Valente


There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. – Alan Paton


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


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


To forgive does not mean to condone. – Allan Lokos


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


To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. – Joyce Cary


To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. – G.K. Chesterton


To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty. – Maximilien de Robespierre


True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience. – Oprah Winfrey


Unforgiveness is the number one thing hindering most people’s success. – Dr Billy Alsbrook


We don’t forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it – because we need it. – Bree Despain


We learn our lessons; we get hurt; we want revenge. Then we realize that actually, happiness and forgiving people is the best revenge. – Madonna


We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. – Martin Luther King Jr.


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


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


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


When we forgive, the slave we free is ourselves. – Edward M. Hallowell


When you forgive, you lose your anger, and when you lose your anger, you get weak. And when you’re weak, you can get hurt all over again. – Katherine Applegate


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


Where there is forgiveness, there is friendship. – Lailah Gifty Akita


With forgiveness comes healing and with healing comes peace of mind. – Nozer Kanga


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


You cannot forgive just once; forgiveness is a daily practice. – Sonia Rumzi


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


You will never forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you. – Max Lucado



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