To Forgive Is Divine
Forgiveness is a virtue. The ability to forgive can make your life a much happier and brighter place to be. Forgiveness quotes, like all types of quotes, always give me inspiration to take action when it would otherwise be difficult for me to do so. If while you are reading the quotes, you allow the words to seep into your mind you will feel the motivation to do better things fill your thoughts. Here are some of the best forgiveness quotes that I could find.
"There is no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site."- Sydney Harris
"Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast" - Marlene Dietrich
"Any man can seek revenge; it takes a king or prince to grant a pardon"- Arthur J. Rehrat
"Resentments are burdens we don't need to carry." - Anon.
"Without forgiveness life is governed...by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation." - Robert Assaglioli
"Hate would destroy him who hated." - Louis L'Amour
"Bitterness imprisons life; Love releases it." - Henry Emerson Fosdick
"The angry people are those people who are most afraid." - Dr. Robert Anthony
"I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge." - Gerald Jampolsky
"Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself." -Harriet Uts Nelson
"Forgiveness is man's depest need and highest achievement." - Horace Bushnell
"Who would care to question the ground of forgiveness or compassion?" - Joseph Conrad
"Forgiving means to pardon the unpardonable, faith means believing the unbelievable, and hoping means to hope when things are hopeless." - G.K. Chesterton
And perhaps the most well-known forgiveness quote of all:
"To err is human; to forgive, divine." - Alexander Pope
Learning To Forgive Yourself
I have been on something of a forgiveness kick lately. It seems the more I forgive, the lighter I feel. Without a doubt, though, forgiving yourself is the hardest type of forgiveness to give. To help light you way to personal forgiveness, I have found some forgiveness quotes that speak specifically about forgiving yourself.
"If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?"- Dolores Huerts
"The moment an individual can accept and forgive himself, even a little, is the moment in which becomes to some degree lovable." - Eugene Kennedy
"I forgive myself for having believed for so long that...I was never good enough to have, get, be what I wanted."- Ceanne DeRohan
"How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself."- Publilius Syrus
"Every man treats himself as society treats the criminal."- Harvey Fergusson
Remember that everyone is loved in the eyes of the Lord and deserves to be loved in their own eyes too. You are a special, unique, valuable person who deserves your forgiveness.