163 Quotes Regarding Forgiveness


Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Bruce Lee

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
Bernard Meltzer

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
Henry Ward Beecher

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself for every man has need to be forgiven.
Thomas Fuller

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
Bill Cosby

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah More

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
Emo Philips

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

To err is human to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes

Forgotten is forgiven.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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