41 Quotes About Anger and Forgiveness


Not much good comes out of anger. It is also a heavily misunderstood emotion. These quotes about anger and forgiveness are perfect examples to the type of feelings to consider.

“A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”

“A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.”

“Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.”

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

“And you know, when you’ve experienced grace and you feel like you’ve been forgiven, you’re a lot more forgiving of other people. You’re a lot more gracious to others.”

“Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.”

“As long as you live on earth, you won’t see the end of injustices. Yet God desires for you to let go of injustices and hold on to His grace. Only He can give you the power to forgive those who have hurt you the deepest.”

“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.”

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?”

“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. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.”

“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.”

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

“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.”

“Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.”

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”

“Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.”

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

“I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.”

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

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

“Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day.”

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.”

“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”

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

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

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

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”

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

“Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.”

“We may not be able to prevent other people from being our enemies, but we can prevent ourselves from being enemies toward others.”

“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.”

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

“We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.”

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

It can be difficult to move past someone and needing to seek forgiveness.

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