39 Quotes About Mistakes and Forgiveness


Sometimes things happen that can be considered mistakes. This does not always mean that it can be forgivable. When peoples feelings are hurt or left on the line, finding a way to make amends will bring about solutions. These quotes about mistakes and forgiveness capture the unique qualities needed to show understanding to others.

“Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it.”

“Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.”

“Although you should not erase your responsibility for the past, when you make the past your jailer, you destroy your future. It is such a great moment of liberation when you learn to forgive yourself, let the burden go, and walk out into a new path of promise and possibility.”

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

“Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.”

“Forgive others, forgive yourself, forgive yourself for not being perfect, and accept responsibility for your own life.”

“Forgive those who have hurt you.”

“Forgive yourself for believing that you’re anything less than beautiful.”

“Forgive yourself for the decisions you have made, the ones you still call mistakes when you tuck them in at night.”

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

“Forgiveness is beautiful and it feels good when someone gives that gift to you. But it’s one thing for someone you wronged to forgive you. It was another to forgive yourself.”

“Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself – have the compassion to forgive others, and the courage to forgive yourself.”

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”

“Forgiving yourself, not guilt, increases personal accountability.”

“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. ”

“If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self.”

“If you apologize, it doesn’t mean you’re right or wrong. It means you value your relationship way more than your ego.”

“If you aren’t willing to forgive someone, then you don’t truly love them.”

“If you clear that negative feeling and forgive yourself, then you can see the world from a different lens. You stop attracting that same type of experience. You can set yourself free.”

“I’m not ignoring you, I’m just waiting for you to to realize your mistake and own up to it. If you can’t do that, then there is nothing to say.”

“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”

“It takes a second to make a mistake, but a lifetime to try and forget it was your fault.”

“Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others.”

“Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.”

“My problem is I can’t stay mad. I always end up forgiving people, even when they don’t deserve it.”

“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.”

“People will never forget how you made them feel.”

“The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.”

“The most important thing about being a father is being able to forgive yourself. If you don’t forgive yourself, you’re not going to forgive your kids, either.”

“The only thing I can talk about is just forgiving yourself, because I do not have everything together. And so I tell people: No, you should see my house, it’s a mess.”

“The past doesn’t determine your future unless you carry it with you into the present. Forgiving yourself and others, you free the universe to begin again at any moment.”

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as heck we should never teach.”

“There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.”

“There is a lot to look at when you are serious about transformation. You look at everything you’ve ever done, every circumstance you’ve ever been in, cleaning up everything in your past. Reconciling, forgiving others, forgiving yourself. It’s a lot of work, actually.”

“There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us.”

“We remain silent because we’ve taken on a responsibility and/or shame that was never ours to carry. Forgive yourself for things that were not your fault. ”

“What’s done is done make room for the new forgive and forget what has been done to you.”

“You must learn to forgive yourself as easily as you forgive others. And then take a further step and use all that energy that you used in condemning yourself for improving yourself.”

“You need to learn to accept your flaws and forgive yourself.”

One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to offer forgiveness for the mistakes and regrets you have from the past.

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