Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the
real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and
unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping
anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If
I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness
The Wild Duck.
What we forgive too freely doesn't stay forgiven.
The Neurotic's Notebook.
To forgive all is as inhuman as to forgive none.
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the
other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not
they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life
feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and
forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Thomas S. Szasz
We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness
not only of others but also of ourselves.
Joshua Loth Liebman
Verily God hath one hundred loving kindnesses; one of which
he hath sent down amongst man, quadrupeds, and every moving
thing upon the face of the earth: by it they are kind to each
other, and forgive one another; and by it the animals of the
wilds are kind to their young; and God hath reserved ninety-nine
loving kindnesses by which he will be gracious to His creatures
on the last day.
It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even
The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle
of resentment and retaliation.
Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do.
St. Luke, 23. 34.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting
Henry Ward Beecher
Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Forgiving is love's toughest work, and love's biggest risk.
If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it
can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving
seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people
should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love's
power to break nature's rule.
Lewis B. Smedes
Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don't want the
other person to forget that we forgave.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
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.
St Matthew, 18. 21.
You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never
to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned
in your hearing.
Pride and Prejudice.
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
One thing you will probably remember well is any time you
forgive and forget.
Franklin P. Jones
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
The Lord's Prayer
To forgive is human, to forget divine.
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
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that
what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have
available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
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.
Without forgiveness, there's no future.