33 Quotes About Forgiving But Not Forgetting

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It can be difficult to move past a difficult situation that left us feeling hurt and broken. These quotes about forgiving but not forgetting remind us that we still have strength to carry on and be wiser in the future.

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”

“Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.”

“Choose to be kind. Choose to forgive. Let your love grow and shine so that people may look at the example of your life and glorify God in Heaven.”

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

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

“Forgive those who have hurt you.”

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

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

“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.”

“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.”

“I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful.”

“I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.”

“I have a dream that America will pray and God will forgive us our sins.”

“I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.”

“If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others.”

“Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world.”

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

“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.”

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.”

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

“Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.”

“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.”

“One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.”

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

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

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

“To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.”

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.”

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“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.”

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

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”

It can take a long time to heal when you are left feeling hurt and broken.

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