Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Always forgive your enemies—nothing annoys them so much.
Being forgiven is like having all the worst bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon and then having that balloon set free.
The ability to forgive is one of man’s greatest achievements.
—Bryant H. McGill
A life lived without forgiveness is a life lived in the past.
—Asa Don Brown
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.
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.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.
Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.
—Wm. Paul Young
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
We don’t forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it—because we need it.
We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.
—T. D. Jakes
Forgiving men is so much easier than forgiving women.
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.
—Sue Monk Kidd
A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.
—William Arthur Ward
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Sometimes what a person needs most is to be forgiven.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.
We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.
—T. D. Jakes
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
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.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past—but you sure do change the future.
Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
—John F. Kennedy
A strong gives forgiveness but weak gives permission.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
—Lewis B. Smedes
There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.
Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
We learn our lessons; we get hurt; we want revenge. Then we realize that actually, happiness and forgiving people is the best revenge.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
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.
Forgiveness spares the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I’m keeping a chart.
Forgiving is easier when we understand that forgiving someone else means that we are freeing ourselves of an unnecessary burden.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Sometimes people need to know they could be forgiven to have the strength to change.
—J. Leigh Bralick
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
—Gerald G. Jampolsky
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Forgiveness is the key to the heart’s shackles.
—Richard Paul Evans
Forgiveness is really just another word for freedom.
If there were two enemies hating each other for a long time, to me, the winner would be the one who finally has the courage to forgive.
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
—Edwin Hubbel Chapin
When we forgive, the slave we free is ourselves.
—Edward M. Hallowell
Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
Forgiveness is the one gift you don’t give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free.
—Shannon L. Alder
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
I’m a good enough person to forgive you, and you should be a good enough person to not do it again.
Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity.
When you forgive, you free your soul. But when you say I’m sorry, you free two souls.
—Donald L. Hicks
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
The more you forgive, the stronger you become.
It’s toughest to forgive ourselves. So it’s probably best to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
Forgiving other people does not mean that they will get away with what they did to you, it means that You are set free from the pain they have caused you. Forgiveness is the hardest lesson we are here to learn to master, but it is possible with time and patience.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The first thing that happens when you’re happy is you start forgiving everyone.
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.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
Love is an endless act of forgiveness.
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
The heart stays heavy if it remains in a state of unforgiveness.
I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships—things like forgiveness and compassion.
Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior. It prevents their behavior from destroying your heart.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
I will look at the past, but I will not stare at it.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
A grudge is like a cesspool; forgiveness like a flowing river.
Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.
Forgiveness is the process of dropping off your emotional baggage.
Forgiveness: It’s not because they deserve it; it’s because you do. Sometimes forgiveness is about loving yourself enough to move on.
Without forgiveness, there’s no future.
Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both, but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges.
—Dinesh Kumar Radhakrishnan
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
Life’s too short not to forgive.
Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.
—Louise L. Hay
No one should have to go through life without forgiveness. It’s essential
—C. Kennedy Omorphi
To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing.
Tiny Men, hold tall grudges.
The power of forgiveness is huge; it is really big, and it can save this world.
Forgiveness makes you feel better. As soon as you forgive, you’re free.
Our history is an inevitable component of our being. One thing only can release us from the grip of our history. That one thing is forgiveness.
—Lewis B. Smedes
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond who you were.
—Jonathan Anthony Burkett