41 Best Forgiveness Quotes

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Finding a way to make forgiveness a part of your life is difficult. The power of forgiveness is a life changing event. From changing your own story of suffering to a new power of change. Here is a look at some of the best forgiveness quotes to keep you encouraged.

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

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.”

“Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.”

“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.”

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

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”

“Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.”

“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat……Forgiveness does not create a relationship.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

“Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.”

“Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on”

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”

“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”

“If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.”

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

“Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside.”

“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”

“Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.”

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

“Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave.”

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

“The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbour as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves.”

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

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

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

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

“True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.”

“True forgiveness is when you can say,”Thank you for that experience.”

“We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.”

“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck.”

“We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.”

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”

Forgiveness is not just a myth. You can take control of your life and forgive, change, and recover from a life of pain and suffering.