Forgiveness Quotes

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Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
Alice Duer Miller

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

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

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

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

Without forgiveness, there's no future.
Desmond Tutu

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.
Dag Hammarskjold

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.

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

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

One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Garrison Keillor

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Grace Hopper

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah More

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Gerald Jampolsky

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

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

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore de Balzac

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Jean Paul

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

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
Janine Turner

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Josh Billings

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
Lana Turner

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

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

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
Lewis B. Smedes

Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
Mason Cooley

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

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

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

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
Olin Miller

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
Publilius Syrus

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Robert Fripp

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
Suzanne Somers

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.
Saint Augustine

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

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

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