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Forgiveness Quotes

In relationships, there always is going to be friction. However, if there is one thing that can get the better of this friction, it has got to be forgiveness. Forgiveness always lies at the heart of the matter. When you feel you are wronged or betrayed, just by forgiving you can not only make yourself feel a lot better, you can also make the wrong doer feel better and maybe even a little guilty. Read on to build blocks of familiarity with famous pardons quotations and sayings.

Dalai Lama

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.

I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night.

Jane Fonda

The people who did you wrong or who didn't quite know how to show up, you forgive them. And forgiving them allows you to forgive yourself too.

Hillary Clinton

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

Keira Knightley

If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.

Laurence Sterne

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

Elizabeth I

God forgive you, but I never can.

Walter Winchell

The best way to get along is never to forgive an enemy or forget a friend.

Robert Downey Jr.

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.

William Blake

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

Desmond Tutu

Without forgiveness, there's no future.

Emo Philips

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Desmond Tutu

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Time Parents Children
Honoré de Balzac

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

Henry Ward Beecher

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Bruce Lee

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

Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.

Sun
John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Martin Luther

Forgiveness is God's command.

William Arthur Ward

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

Saint Augustine

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.

Robert Frost

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

Les Brown

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

Robert Frost

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.

Princess Diana

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.

William Blake

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

Glory Religion

Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.

Revenge
Billy Graham

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

Maya Angelou

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

Friedrich Nietzsche

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.

George Foreman

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

Les Brown

Forgive those who have hurt you.

You've just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn't help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it's easy to say and harder to do.

Mark Twain

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

W. H. Auden

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.

Rooney Mara

In order to have understanding, you need forgiveness, compassion, and empathy.

Hillary Clinton

I am 100% in the camp that says forgiveness is mostly about the forgiver.

Nelson Mandela

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

Dreams
Elbert Hubbard

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.

Elbert Hubbard

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

Hillary Clinton

In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart.

William Shakespeare

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

John Dryden

Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.

Maya Angelou

You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, 'I forgive. I'm finished with it.'

Henry Ward Beecher

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

Ben Affleck

I find forgiveness to be really healthy.

Billy Graham

Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.

Community Repentance

Consent to me to make your Diwali more bright and colorful with the enlightenment of wishes of my heart, hope this auspicious Diwali burn your old bad period and light your way in good period.