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Forgiveness Quotes and Sayings

Updated on August 23, 2018
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Forgiveness Quotes

  • Most of us can forgive and forget, we just don't want the other person to forget that we forgave. ~ Ivern Ball
  • Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. ~ Arthur Ward
  • Forgiving is not forgetting. It's just letting go of the hurt. ~ Unknown Author
  • To forgive all is as inhuman as to forgive none. ~ Seneca
  • Forgive and Forget. ~ Proverb
  • How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. ~ Publilius Syrus
  • Forgiveness is the economy of the heart...forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. ~ Hannah Morre
  • To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee. ~ William H. Walton
  • There is no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site. ~ Sydney Harris
  • People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right. ~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling
  • Unforgiveness is the poison you drink every day hoping that the other person will die. ~ Debbie Ford
  • It is a very delicate job to forgive a man without lowering him in his own estimation and your too. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • My desire is to stand up and brush myself off when I make mistakes and ask for forgiveness. ~ Janine Taylor
  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also ourselves. ~ Joshua Loth Liebman
  • If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • What do we call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, forgiveness? Different results of the master impulse, the necessity of securing one's self-approval. ~ Mark Twain

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  • 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 make clear agin. ~ Dag Hammarskjold
  • It's easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake
  • The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wize forgive but do not forget. ~ Thomas S Szasz
  • Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. ~ Robert Assagioli
  • A reconciled friend is a double enemy. ~ Proverb
  • Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ Thomas A Kempis
  • Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. ` William Arthur Ward
  • Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior. ~ Mark Victor Hansen
  • Christmas gift suggestions: To you enemy, forgiveness. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every shild, a good example. To yourself, respect. ~ Oren Arno

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  • There is no love withour forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Bryant H. McGill
  • Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. ~ Marlene Dietrich
  • Men forget but never forgive. Women forgive but never forget. ~ Unknown Author
  • Forgiving means letting go of the past. ~ Gerald Jampolshy
  • The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. ~ Marianne Williamson
  • The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~ Honor de Balzac
  • To forgive is human, to forget devine... ~ James Grand
  • To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B. Smedes
  • It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. ~ Grace Hopper
  • Forgiveness is the oil of relationships. ~ Josh McDowell
  • Forgive people with cheer once, forgive them thereafter with pity. ~ Greg Evans
  • Life is an adventure in forgiveness. ` Norman Cousins
  • Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. ~ Unknown Author
  • To forgive is the highest most beautiful form of love. In return you will recieve untold peace and happiness. Robert Muller
  • Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~ Paul Boese
  • Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. ~ Isaac Friedmann
  • Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision. Unknown Author
  • Forgiveness... is a willingness to get over what you think should have happened and an acceptance of the reality of what actually happened. ~ Rhonda Britten
  • He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. ~ Oscar Wilde
  • If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see. ~ Spanish Proverb
  • Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend. ~ Jewel
  • Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~ Peter Ustinov
  • Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. ~ Harriet Nelson


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ellen Karman, forgiveness is more of a gift to yourself than to others.

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      Ellen Karman 

      6 years ago from medina, Ohio

      thank you for putting together these very beautiful quotes on forgiveness. I will try and practice forgiveness I would hope all the time. Ellen

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      MAAHTE, forgiveness is important for yourself and the otherss. Thanks for reading.

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      MAAHTE 

      6 years ago

      always love to forgive others.... Saying from the bottom of my heart

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      JessMcCray, all of us have a problem of forgiving at one ime or another. You picked the perfect quote to keep close to your heart.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      rahul0324, Gahdhi has so much insight. Tough is indeed for the strong. Thanks for reading.

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      JessMcCray 

      6 years ago from NYC

      I needed that today- thank you. I try to live by the quote from Ghandi "be the change you wish to see in the world" I have a hard time forgiving

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      To forgive all is as inhuman as to forgive none. ~ Seneca

      I loved this one and the ones by MD Gandhi too!

      Forgiveness is indeed tough but.. tough is for the strong..isn't it!!

      NIce Hub!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      unknown spy, you can forgive but sometimes that forgetting part is really hard.

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      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      "to forgive is to forget..how can you be mad if you don't remember?"

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Writerly Yours. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Writerly Yours 

      7 years ago

      I love this! I love quotes! I can't wait to show my list to all! Yay! Great hub!

      Happy New Year!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks you carrie, I like quotes, they show so many different sides of opinions.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      PurpleOne, you feel so much better when you can learn to jet let go and forgive.

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      carrie450 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      What a great hub! I will bookmark so I can refer to this. There are some very good quotes I have never seen before.

      Happy New Year to you.

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      PurpleOne 

      7 years ago from Canada

      My dad and I were talking about forgiveness just the other day. It's definitely a skill to be learned and I'm working on it! I like the one about how a woman should not reheat her man's forgiven sins for breakfast. :)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I agree billyaustindillon. We would be all blind and toothles if we did follow that onld saying "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". Thanks

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      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      I love Gandhi's one - it explains the viscous never ending cycle of payback and wars - there is no end with that mentality.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It can be very hard to forgive, but you do feel better afterwards. Thanks for stopping in.

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      loriamoore 

      8 years ago

      Forgiveness is tough!

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