Forgiveness Quotes - Page 2

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

A mature Christian has capacity to absorb the offenses and weaknesses of others, not just demand they perform up to the code of ideals.
– Stephen Crosby

Forgiveness is . . . accepting God’s sovereign use of people and situations to strip you of self importance, and humiliate your self love.
– Martha Kilpatrick

We are all on a life long journey and the core of its meaning, the terrible demand of its centrality is forgiving and being forgiven.
– Martha Kilpatrick

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
– Jessamyn West

A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her…but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account.
– W. Somerset Maugham

He who forgiveth, and is reconciled unto his enemy, shall receive his reward from God; for he loveth not the unjust doers.
– Koran

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
– Sholem Asch

Forgiveness means that you’ve decided not to let it keep festering inside even if it only comes up once in a while.
– Howard Martin

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

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
– Thomas Szasz

If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

The hatred you’re carrying is a live coal in your heart far more damaging to yourself than to them.
– Lawana Blackwell

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
– Lawana Blackwell

A woman who can’t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
– Edgar Watson Howe

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

Don’t tell friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.
– Logan Pearsall Smith

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
– Cherie Carter