Forgiveness - Quotes & Sayings

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

H. Jackson Brown, 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.

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

Robert Frost

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.

Lex Luger

There is no forgiveness in nature.

Ugo Betti

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

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

Maya Angelou

Prejudice is sinful. All blood flows red. And the most harmful and foolish kind of prejudice is prejudice against yourself. Every woman is your sister, and every woman needs her sisters. So try to give other women the courtesy of your compassion, respect, and forgiveness. Love yourself despite - and because of - your flaws.

Jewell Parker Rhodes

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

Jessica Lange

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

Alexander Pope

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.

Marianne Williamson

When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you 'You're no good,' you don't have to take on the guilt and condemnation he wants to put on you. No! You can immediately confess your mistake to God, thank Him for forgiving you and cleansing you with the blood of Jesus, and move forward in the victory of His grace and forgiveness.

Joyce Meyer

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

Mark Twain

It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel.

Henry B. Eyring

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.

Gerald Jampolsky

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Hannah Arendt

If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.

Vusi Mahlasela

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

Mahavira

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

William Blake

The assurance of Heaven is never given to the person. And that's why at the core of the Christian faith is the grace of God. If there's one word I would grab from all of that, it's forgiveness - that you can be forgiven. I can be forgiven, and it is of the grace of God. But once you understand that, I think the ramifications are worldwide.

Ravi Zacharias

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?

bell hooks

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

William Blake

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

Ausonius

I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.

Jean-Francois Cope

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

Alan Paton

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

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

Robert Downey, Jr.

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

Marianne Williamson

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

Robert Frost

Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day.

Kathie Lee Gifford

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.

Desmond Tutu

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

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.

Emo Philips

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

Thomas Fuller

The Gospel offers forgiveness for the past, new life for the present, and hope for the future.

John Sentamu

Hate is self-destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate. You're hurting yourself. And that's a healing. Actually, it's a real healing, forgiveness.

Louis Zamperini

In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.

Madeleine L'Engle

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

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

Billy Graham

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.

Mark Wahlberg

I pray for forgiveness. For help and guidance. To be a better person. For the health of my family. For the world to be a better place.

Tyson Fury

The characteristics of an authentically empowered personality are humbleness, clarity, forgiveness and love.

Gary Zukav

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

Laurence Sterne

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

Francis of Assisi

I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.

T. D. Jakes

Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life.

Joseph Prince

I love discussing social issues, but I'm not interested in scare tactics. I believe there is a way to bring awareness in tandem with forgiveness and love.

Brie Larson

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.

Henry Ward Beecher

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.

Keira Knightley