33 Quotes About Being Forgiving


Being forgiving is one of the most admirable qualities you can have. Even when someone has wronged you, how you respond to the situation is what effects your character. These quotes about forgiving help to encourage you to take a higher path.

“A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.”

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

“Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.”

“Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me.”

“I’m a little slow, so forgive me if I’m inarticulate.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.”

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

“The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.”

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”

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

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”

“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.”

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

“We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.”

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

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”

“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.”

“When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.”

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

There are many ways to receive God’s forgiveness. Just pick the one that is most suitable for your situation and offer some faith in return.

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