Forgiveness Quotes

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

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

No peace without justice; no justice without forgiveness. ~ John Paul II

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

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury. ~ E.H. Chapin

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

Forgiveness inhabits people’s hearts before it becomes a social reality. ~ John Paul II

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

He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.  When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

What is forgiven is usually well remembered. ~ Louis Dudek

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


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