Forgiveness Quotes

Forgotten is forgiven.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Forgive those who have hurt you.
- Les Brown
God forgive you, but I never can.
- Elizabeth I
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To err is human; to forgive, divine.
- Alexander Pope
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
- Igor Stravinsky
I never forgive, but I always forget.
- Arthur Balfour
God will forgive me. It's his job.
- Heinrich Heine
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- Francis of Assisi
I find forgiveness to be really healthy.
- Ben Affleck
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Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
- Gerald Jampolsky
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
- Alexander Chase
Without forgiveness, there's no future.
- Desmond Tutu
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
God forgives those who invent what they need.
- Lillian Hellman
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
- Josh Billings
We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.
- Frederick William Robertson
Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel
I think there are different levels of forgiveness.
- Catherine Oxenberg
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
- Ausonius
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
- Janine Turner
Do you ever achieve total forgiveness after screwing up?
- Lee Unkrich
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
- George MacDonald
Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
- Alice Miller
God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.
- Alfred Korzybski
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
- Les Brown
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
- Alan Paton
I believe in forgiveness; I believe in trying to work with people.
- John Lewis
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
- Bryant H. McGill
Forgiveness takes time. It is the last step of the grieving process.
- Elin Nordegren
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day.
- Kathie Lee Gifford
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
- Emma Goldman
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
- Desmond Tutu
I thank the Lord for the great principle of repentance and forgiveness.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
I am 100% in the camp that says forgiveness is mostly about the forgiver.
- Hillary Clinton
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
- Jessica Lange
As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.
- Joan Baez
Forgiveness in any aspect of something that is complex is the greatest tool.
- Kate Hudson
To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
- Lewis B. Smedes
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
- Bryant H. McGill
The power of forgiveness is huge; it is really big, and it can save this world.
- Immaculee Ilibagiza
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life.
- Joseph Prince
I'm currently in an interesting correspondence with a nun about forgiveness.
- Julian Clary
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
- Jane Austen
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
- Bernard Meltzer
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
- Billy Graham
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
- Laurence Sterne
We are not forgiven because we are good. We are forgiven because Christ bore our sins.
- Joseph Prince
Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven.
- Kevyn Aucoin
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
- John Dryden
I believe forgiveness is possible for everybody, for everything, but I'm a Buddhist.
- Alan Ball
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
- Elbert Hubbard
My desire is to stand up and brush myself off when I make mistakes and ask for forgiveness.
- Janine Turner
Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.
- Jennifer O'Neill
On the Day of Atonement, Jews are commanded to seek forgiveness from the people we have hurt.
- Laura Schlessinger
I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.
- Jean-Francois Cope
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac
The Gospel offers forgiveness for the past, new life for the present, and hope for the future.
- John Sentamu
There is freedom in forgiveness, and it's not that hard to do once you get into the habit.
- Dana Perino
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Life is life. You have to learn how to forgive people and how to gain forgiveness for yourself.
- Benjamin Clementine
I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships - things like forgiveness and compassion.
- Andrea Thompson
When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.
- Craig T. Nelson
I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
- Catherine the Great
It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
- Karl Barth
We only learn at the speed of pain, and we don't have others in our lives without forgiveness.
- Bill Clegg
Forgiveness is hard for me, man. It is for most American-Western males. It's a sign of weakness.
- Art Alexakis
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
- Corrie Ten Boom
I am making amends and seeking forgiveness. My only hope is that some good can come out of my situation.
- Jayson Blair
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Forgiveness isn't about condoning what has happened to you or someone else's actions against you.
- Jennifer O'Neill
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw
To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get.
- David Small
The characteristics of an authentically empowered personality are humbleness, clarity, forgiveness and love.
- Gary Zukav
The only thing I've settled in my mind is that I want to forgive, and forgiveness comes with forgetting.
- Ingrid Betancourt
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard
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
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.
- Bernard Baruch
The forgiveness that comes of patient interpretation seems impossible when those nearest to your heart are threatened.
- Giles Foden
We have to look at loan forgiveness to incentivise young people to pursue degrees in areas where we know we need help.
- Elizabeth Esty
Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
- Billy Graham
I think it's important to remember that Christianity was based in love and tolerance and forgiveness and acceptance.
- Kristin Chenoweth
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
- Hannah More
Yes, one can repent of moral transgression. The miracle of forgiveness is real, and true repentance is accepted of the Lord.
- Ezra Taft Benson
Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it's a personal life or a national life.
- Hillary Clinton
The things that interest me are less to do with perhaps finding myself and more to do with surviving and mercy and forgiveness.
- John Cameron Mitchell
It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West
And the only thing to do with a sin is to confess, do penance and then, after some kind of decent interval, ask for forgiveness.
- Joseph J. Ellis
Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness. And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness.
- Dar Williams
Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received Christ. It is an everyday thing, for the rest of your life.
- Joyce Meyer
I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.
- Chaim Herzog
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
- George Foreman

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