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Forgiving Quotes by Gautama Buddha, Miranda Kenneally, Anton Yelchin, Hugh Prather, Iyanla Vanzant, Jodi Picoult and many others.

By three things the wise person may be known. What three? He sees a shortcoming as it is. When he sees it, he tries to correct it. And when another acknowledges a shortcoming, the wise one forgives it as he should.
Gautama Buddha
Life’s too short not to forgive.
Miranda Kenneally
I don’t really like watching my work. I don’t mind watching it when I was a little kid because I forgive myself a lot, since I was a little kid.
Anton Yelchin
Forgive and be happy. That is the ancient secret?the only wisdom ever to be attained.
Hugh Prather
We must learn not to give up when requirements are not met or when commitments are broken. To do so is a refusal to allow mistakes to be corrected and a demonstration of an unwillingness to forgive yourself or anyone else who needs forgiveness.
Iyanla Vanzant
It does’nt matter who forgives you, if you’re the one who can’t forget.
Jodi Picoult
I never forget. I never forgive. I can wait. I find it very easy to harbor a grudge. I have scores to settle.
Tom Wolfe
Forgiveness is a gift to myself. I forgive, and I set myself free.
Louise Hay
Only the big souls can forgive the big crimes!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I shall sustain a massive erection, that’s what, and I shan’t be answerable for the consequences. Some kind of ejaculation is almost bound to ensue and if either of you were to become pregnant I should never forgive myself.
Stephen Fry
I shall never forgive you for teaching me how to love life.
John Wilmot
Hope shouldn’t increase with good deeds and decrease with sin. In good deeds, my hope is for Allah to accept. In sin, my hope is for Allah to forgive.
Yasmin Mogahed
Forgiveness is beautiful and it feels good when someone gives that gift to you. But it’s one thing for someone you wronged to forgive you. It was another to forgive yourself.
Kristen Ashley
Be gentle and forgiving with yourself, abandon any and all shame, and refuse to engage in any self-repudiation.
Wayne Dyer
What in your life allows you to give up to other people, and allows you to forgive others and accept forgiveness.
Tim McGraw
Sometimes it’s better to forgive and forget. And sometimes, on the other hand, it’s better to leave the friendship.
Natalie Portman
The Lord is more anxious to forgive our sins than a woman is to carry her baby out of a burning building.
John Vianney
I always forgive, but I never forget.
Randy Moss
Forgive my grief for one removed Thy creature whom I found so fair I trust he lives in Thee and there I find him worthier to be loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore de Balzac
Who understands much forgives much. To understand everything makes us very forgiving.
Madame de Stael
Forgive, forget, learn the lesson and move forward!
James A. Murphy III
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Instead of exhibiting talent in the hope that the world would forgive their eccentricities, they have exhibited only their eccentricities, in the hope that the world would give them credit for talent.
Charles Caleb Colton
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
Oscar Wilde
There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.
Eckhart Tolle
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
Gerald Jampolsky
To forgive and be forgiven, if it’s the last thing I do, then in death’s release I may find the peace that in life I never knew.
Elton John
There’s just nothing funnier than, like, a guy awkwardly explaining to another guy that he’s hurt his feelings, and then later, awkwardly, you know, forgiving him for doing that.
Seth Rogen
It’s not always enough to be forgiven by someone, in most cases we have to forgive ourselves first.
Paulo Coelho
What makes maftoul worth celebrating is that it’s so easy and forgiving to cook.
Yotam Ottolenghi
God forgives not capriciously, but with wise, definite, Divine pre arrangement; forgives universally, on the grounds of atonement and on the condition of repentance and faith.
Richard Salter Storrs
You asked why I couldn’t forgive you,” Nick said, very quietly, and I jumped a little. “It was because you were the love of my life, Harper. And you didn’t want to be. That’s hard to let go.
Kristan Higgins
A story that must be told never forgives silence.
Okey Ndibe
The incentive to peacemaking is love, but it degenerates into appeasement whenever justice is ignored. To forgive and to ask for forgiveness are both costly exercises. All authentic Christian peacemaking exhibits the love and justice-and so the pain-of the cross.
John Stott
Can you ever forgive me? I already have. How could you? I don’t deserve it. That’s what makes it love.
Richard Paul Evans
I would forgive my mom, but she’s going to have to admit she did some things that were wrong.
Aaron Carter
I do think it is harder to acknowledge our strengths, or to forgive ourselves and each other for our shortcomings, when there has not been a result we can all agree on.
Chris Cleave
If our perfect Lord is gracious enough to take our worst, and ugliest, our most boring, our least successful, and forgive them, burying them in the depths of the sea, then it’s high time we give each other a break.
Charles R. Swindoll
They’re [children] less forgiving. You have to be very conscious of the fact that they’re not going to just accept things; they’re going to question. They’re going to move around if you bore them. They’ll actually leave. So you really have to be on your toes.
Linda Woolverton
I forgive. First, because I’ve been forgiven by God. Second, unforgiveness makes me miserable. And third, I’m going to need more forgiveness in the future. So we don’t forgive for their benefit. We actually forgive for ours.
Rick Warren
Forgive yourself. The supreme act of forgiveness is when you can forgive yourself for all the wounds you’ve created in your own life. Forgiveness is an act of self-love. When you forgive yourself, self-acceptance begins and self-love grows.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
In the worst memoirs, you can feel the author justifying himself – forgiving himself – in every paragraph. In the best memoirs, the author is tougher on him- or herself than his or her readers will ever be.
Darin Strauss
How easy it is to forgive and loose the most violent offender, when in tears, they repent. How difficult it is forgiving our own self, for the eyes of our reflection will always expose our untold sins.
Stefanie Schneider
It’s not that we have too much mother, but too little father. We can’t forgive our mothers for taking the place of our fathers until we are ready to see that the point of a man’s life is to be a father and a mentor, and we can’t do that because we don’t know how we would be a father or a mentor when we never had one.
Frank Pittman
In my view, the problem with many conservative Christian parents is that they won’t allow their children to have a different worldview from their own, and they don’t forgive normal teenage experimentation, which they consider rebellion.
Julia Scheeres
It would be very hard to write a serious drama and say some of these things. You can be much more abstract and allusive with horror, and it’s very forgiving to the author. You don’t necessarily have to take an absolutely positive position. You can just write whatever.
George A. Romero
One of my biggest heroes in music has been David Bowie. He’s said, `I’m going to be a painter now, or I’m going to do some films,’ and his audience is very forgiving, because they understand him as an artist. Whether you agree or like the result, you respect that he’s expressing his artistic feelings.
Maynard James Keenan
How can you forgive if you can’t remember to forget?
Jonathan Nolan
We cannot love when we feel fear. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.
Gerald Jampolsky
If you choose to forgive someone who has wronged you rather than to hate that person, you shift the frequency of your Light.
Gary Zukav
Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores – more than abundantly – what it takes away.
Jim Elliot
All this time, Lev ever realized what he needed. He did not need to be adored or pitied. He needed to be forgiven. Not by God, who is all forgiving. Not by people like Marcus and Pastor Dan, who would always stand by his side. He needed to be forgiven by an unforgiving world.
Neal Shusterman
If you can forgive the person you were, accept the person you are, and believe in the person you will become, you are headed for joy. So celebrate your life.
Barbara Johnson
We often lose our tempers not with those who are actually to blame; just with those who love us enough to forgive us our foul moods.
Alain de Botton
My aversion to them…springs from the perniciousness of that sect to society-I hate Papists, as a man, not as a Protestant. If Papists were only enemies to the religion of other men, I should overlook their errors. As they are foes to liberty, I cannot forgive them.
Horace Walpole
Each of us is under a divinely spoken obligation to reach out with pardon and mercy and to forgive one another. There is a great need for this Christlike attribute in our families, in our marriages, in our wards and stakes, in our communities, and in our nations.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
After all, the only way to communicate is to find someone who can comprehend; the only way to be forgiven is to find someone who is willing to forgive.
Jodi Picoult
The pride that keeps us from forgiving is the same pride which keeps us from accepting forgiveness.
Frederick Buechner
The heart of who I am as a person and as a man is forgiveness, after forgiving my father for a lot of things that were done when I was child.
Tyler Perry
Set an intention to heal any unexpressed anger that may be present in your life. Go to a quiet place with pen and paper. Take a few deep breaths. Ask your anger to speak to you. Write down the thoughts and feelings. When you are finished, forgive yourself for holding on to the anger for so long.
Iyanla Vanzant
one forgives parents as naturally as one emancipates oneself from them – usually shortly afterward.
Francine du Plessix Gray
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Nelson Mandela
To me, I think justice is part of forgiving, if it is well done with love.
Immaculee Ilibagiza
I’ve never subscribed to that ‘Love means never having to say you’re sorry’ bullshit. In fact, love means you always get the chance to say you’re sorry. When we love someone, we always want to forgive them.
Pamela Ribon
Forgiving was the hardest thing. Sometimes forgiving was the hardest thing in the whole world.
Sergei Lukyanenko
Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It’s a good life, enjoy it.
Jim Henson
In my experience, the public will forgive mistakes, provided they are acknowledged promptly and a remedial course of action is articulated. Lawyers often get in the way of this, which is a subject I cover in my book: how to deal with obstructionist lawyers in a crisis.
Steven Fink
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Henry Ward Beecher
Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.
Robert Jordan
Too often, our minds are so burdened because of the mistakes we have made that we do not take the time to forgive ourselves and others and start over again.
Ernest Holmes
Flesh and blood,
You, brother mine, that entertain’d ambition,
Expell’d remorse and nature, who, with Sebastian-
Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong-
Would here have kill’d your king, I do forgive thee,
Unnatural though thou art.
William Shakespeare
Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
Pierre Corneille
Often when someone apologizes – like a parent who says to a child, “I’m very sorry I neglected you when you were a kid” – they also ask, “Do you forgive me?,” because they want the other person to be over it. However, healing can take a great deal of time. And if we forgive too quickly, we cut the process short.
Harriet Lerner
God forgives us. … Who am I not to forgive?
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Isn’t it easier to forgive than to hate? -Eriond
David Eddings
Men never forgive those in whom there is nothing to pardon.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Love is pure and kind and forgiving. It is the greatest gift of all.
Emily Saliers
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
Henry Ward Beecher
Forgiveness is attention without judgment. It heals the one who forgives and the one who is forgiven.
Deepak Chopra
I’m convinced that no one can amount to a damn in the arts if he becomes sweetly reasonable, seeing all sides of a picture, forgiving all sins.
Kurt Vonnegut
I like second chances. I’ve given people second chances. You have fall-outs with friends, and forgiveness is a great thing to have. It’s not easy to forgive. I definitely don’t forget, but I do forgive.
Odette Annable
I see my parents as tiny children who need love. I have compassion for my parents’ childhoods. I now know that I chose them because they were perfect for what I had to learn. I forgive them and set them free, and I set myself free.
Louise Hay
Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive.
Albert Schweitzer
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
…Difficult relationships come into our lives for a reason. No one would choose them, certainly. But if we let them, they can teach us how to be flexible with others and more forgiving.
Joan Bauer
But remember please, the Law by which we live, we are not built to comprehend a lie, we can neither love nor pity nor forgive. If you make a slip in handling us you die.
Rudyard Kipling
I didn’t have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don’t, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy.
Tyler Perry
Procrastination is not Laziness”, I tell him. “It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.
Julia Cameron
We are not mad. We are human.We want to love, and someone must forgive us for the paths we take to love, for the paths are many and dark, and we are ardent and cruel in our journey.
Leonard Cohen
Forget, forgive; conclude, and be agreed.
William Shakespeare
The bad news that we are all guilty is met with the best news that God loves and forgives guilty people.
Tullian Tchividjian
Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.
Brian Tracy
Forgive everybody everything everyday.
John Foster Dulles
we can forgive anything as long as it isn’t done to us.
P. D. James
Trust has two dimensions: competence and integrity. We will forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome.
Simon Sinek
The secret of a good marriage is forgiving your partner for marrying you in the first place.
Sacha Guitry
I will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.
Pep Guardiola
It is manlike to punish but godlike to forgive.
Peter Winter
God’s message extends beyond borders. Anyone in the world can learn to forgive those who have injured them, however great or small that injury may be.
Immaculee Ilibagiza
Do you realize, when Mandela was inaugurated president, he invited as his special guests the white jailers from his Robben Island prison? He literally did forgive everybody.
Rush Limbaugh
Forgiveness is God’s invention for coming to terms with a world in which people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And He invites us all to forgive each other.
Lewis B. Smedes
I think there are more people waiting to forgive me than I need to forgive them.
Tim McGraw
The burden of regret can weigh us down heavily on our spiritual journey. The best way to release regret is to forgive ourselves.
James Van Praagh
The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.
Pope Francis
Can the Lord forgive me? Got the spirit of a thug in me.
Tupac Shakur
I’ve become more forgiving, even though I have no patience at all for denial, justification of wrong, rationalization. I’ve become virtually a pacifist, so I feel that no atrocity is ever justified. I’ve become more vigilant about evil. I think I recognize its seeds more quickly. I see its source.
Joshua Oppenheimer
Forgive me….I called you an idiot. I spoke too hastily. You are not. Had I given it more thought, I would have called you a scoundrel.
Lloyd Alexander
Did man e’er live Saw priest or woman yet forgive?
James Russell Lowell
Receive no satisfaction for premeditated impertinence – forget it, forgive it – but keep him inexorably at a distance who ofв€Јfered it.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
To live is to love,to serve, to forgive. Love the One, love and serve humanity. To learn to love oneself and to love is to learn to forgive
Tariq Ramadan
If Jesus forgave those who nailed Him to the cross, and if God forgives you and me, how can you withhold your forgiveness from someone else?
Anne Graham Lotz
Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others, we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Anybody who has had experience of poetesses knows that they may forgive a punch on the jaw, but never a suggestion that they would be wiser to give up versifying.
Robertson Davies
I was taught to be Biblical: “Forgive them for they know not what they do.
Michael Jackson
I must remember to forgive myself. Because there’s an awful lot of gray to work with. No one can live in the light all the time.”-A Great and Terrible Beauty
Libba Bray
You must forgive me, for I struggled only for you.
Emily Bronte
A great leader needs to love and respect people, and he needs to be comfortable with himself and with the world. He also needs to be able to forgive himself and others. In other words, a leader needs grace.
Leo Hindery
You and I will always be friends.” “Yet you poisoned me with a book once. I should not forgive that.
Oscar Wilde
Hatred, jealousy, and fear hinder peace of mind. When you’re angry or unforgiving, for example, your mental suffering is constant. It is better to forgive than to spoil your peace of mind with ill feelings.
Dalai Lama
Well, it’s a little harder in New York. It’s not as forgiving to a film crew. You hold up a bunch of New Yorkers who can’t cross the street, they’re not going to take it well. Southern California? They’ll wait. It’s cool man. In New York, they’re like, ‘Are you kidding me? I gotta get to work.’
Matthew Rhys
Well, the coffeehouse audiences never know what they’re going to get, and all the comics are different, as opposed to when you go to a club, and they’re pretty much all telling jokes with set-ups and punchlines. Coffeehouse audiences are the most forgiving: They really listen, which is the best part.
Kathy Griffin
Forgive yourself and welcome love back into your life.
Wayne Dyer
No matter what he does, one always forgives him. It does not depend upon looks, either – although this actual person is abominably good-looking – it does not depend upon intelligence or character or – anything – as you say, it is just it.
Elinor Glyn
God forgives somehow we have yet to learn the same.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Photography is a very forgiving medium. Anybody that can afford film and a camera can make pictures.
Todd Walker
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich
We must remember to teach our children that even if others fail to be kind and considerate, we ought to be slow to condemn and very quick to forgive. We need not be tolerant of sin, but we must become tolerant and forgiving of the sinner.
Theodore M. Burton
I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East — you’re as good as dead.
Elton John
She knew he was angry, but she couldn’t stop laughing. “Forgive me, Po. I was only trying to get your attention.” “And I suppose it never occurs to you to start small. If I told you my roof needed rebuilding, you’d start by knocking down the house.
Kristin Cashore
Yet if strict criticism should till frown on our method, let candor and good humor forgive what is done to the best of our judgment, for the sake of perspicuity in the story and the delight and entertainment of our candid reader.
Sarah Fielding
The ragamuffin gospel reveals that Jesus forgives sins, including the sins of the flesh; that He is comfortable with sinners who remember how to show compassion; but that He cannot and will not have a relationship with pretenders in the Spirit.
Brennan Manning
We should always forgive. We should forgive the repentant for their sake, the unrepentant for our sake.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Forgiveness is too easy. I can forget by indifference, but not forgive. I prefer revenge.
Karl Lagerfeld
She’s been conned, ruined, left for dead, and she’s not going to forgive any of it. She will soldier on, if only out of spite.
Lauren DeStefano
In order to heal oneself,
we must learn how to forgive.
Caroline Myss
Forgiving is all; forgetting is another thing.
Bob Rae
When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.
Lewis B. Smedes
Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.
Elton John
Let us go back to the Lord. The Lord never tires of forgiving: never! It is we who tire of asking his forgiveness. Let us ask for the grace not to tire of asking forgiveness, because he never tires of forgiving.
Pope Francis
If a person has done wrong, is conscious of what he has done and does not say sorry, I ask God to take him into account. I forgive him, but he does not receive that forgiveness, he is closed to forgiveness. We must forgive, because we were all forgiven. It is another thing to receive that forgiveness.
Pope Francis
Second only to the sea, the Miami sky has been the greatest comfort in my life past 50. On a good day, when the wind blows from the south, the light here is diffuse and forgiving.
Iggy Pop
He couldn’t even tell whether he was angry or contrite, whether it was forgiveness he wanted or the power to forgive.
Richard Yates
If I’m being forgiving of myself, I could say I’m somebody who was really hungry for experiences. The same thing that would make me go try to be a trail cook on a ranch was the same thing that would make me want to have sex with a couple cowboys while I was there.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
George William Russell
All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way.
Bell Hooks
Let us learn from Christ how to pray, to forgive, to sow peace, and to be near those in need.
Pope Francis
Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.
Joan Z. Borysenko
Forgive me-he mumbled against her lips. Please. Forgive me for what I’m going to do to you. ~Shade
Larissa Ione
Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy? Forgive yourself and stop punishing yourself.
Louise Hay
When Arnold Schwarzenegger goes to his reward – how’s that? That’s a crack, but I treat Governor Schwarzenegger well in my book. He’s done such great work in California; we’ll forgive him one personal habit. Everybody should have one not-totally-CO2-friendly habit they can be forgiven for. So we’ll forgive him that one.
Jay Inslee
To err is human, to forgive is against company policy.
Lew Wasserman
In music, if you hit a wrong note, people forgive you. In magic when something goes wrong, the entire art is destroyed.
Penn Jillette
Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.
Brian Weiss
When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.
Dalai Lama
Humility and ascetic hardship free a man from all sin, for the one cuts out the passions of the soul, the other those of the body. This is what the blessed David indicates when he prays to God, saying, “Look on my humility and my toil, and forgive all my sins” (Ps. 25:18).
Maximus the Confessor
Dogs are here to remind us life really is a simple thing. You eat, sleep, take walks, and pee when you must. That’s about all there is. They are quick to forgive trespasses and assume strangers will be kind.
Jonathan Carroll
I always have said, you know it’s not for me to forgive or to condemn, I’m a filmmaker.
Joshua Oppenheimer
But the guilt goes even deeper than that. It, too, is dust: Layers and layers of it have accumulated. Because if it weren’t for me, Lena and Alex would never have been caught at all. I told on them. I was jealous. God forgive me, for I have sinned.
Lauren Oliver
Have you thought that your willingness to forgive is really your affirmation of the power of God to do you good?
Paula Rinehart
This is our goal as writers, I think; to help others have this sense of–please forgive me–wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break in on our small, bordered worlds.
Anne Lamott
No one can amount to a damn in the arts if he becomes sweetly reasonable, seeing all sides of a picture, forgiving all sins.
Kurt Vonnegut
The pow’r that I have on you is to spare you; The malice towards you to forgive you.
William Shakespeare
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
Publilius Syrus
Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more.
Otto von Bismarck
If today were your last, would you do what you’re doing? Or would you love more, give more, forgive more?
Max Lucado
But people didn’t forgive you for doing what felt right-that was the last thing they forgave you for.
Chad Harbach
Spend the next few days preparing for the year ahead: Forgive everyone, let go of everything, let God take charge.
Marianne Williamson
You have to learn how to turn the tables on the ego. The only way to forgive what is within is to forgive what seems to be without.
Gary Renard
I cannot forgive Descartes. In all his philosophy he would have been quite willing to dispense with God. But he had to make Him give a fillip to set the world in motion; beyond this, he has no further need of God.
Blaise Pascal
God knows I’ve got so many frailties myself, I ought to be able to understand and forgive them in others. But I don’t.
Ava Gardner
He only shot one person,” Nick remarked. “But the night is young.” . . . Forgive him, he has no manners.” I get by on good looks,” Nick said.
Sarah Rees Brennan
My calling is to preach the love of God and the forgiveness of God and the fact that he does forgive us.
Billy Graham
The best way of become forgiving is to feel gratitude.
Joe Vitale
There is a lot to look at when you are serious about transformation. You look at everything you’ve ever done, every circumstance you’ve ever been in, cleaning up everything in your past. Reconciling, forgiving others, forgiving yourself. It’s a lot of work, actually.
Marianne Williamson
I am learning to forgive my inner geek, and even value him as a free man.
Kenny Loggins
She couldn’t help wondering if that was how one made the decision to forgive or not. If letting go hurt more than accepting someone’s mistakes.
C.C. Hunter
If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?
Dolores Huerta
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the world is made up of all kinds of people.
Haruki Murakami
Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admirable when it sparkles in the setting of a modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Don’t we all deserve forgiveness? I hope we do; I believe we do. Forgiveness says as much about the character of the person bestowing it as the person receiving it. Learning to forgive may be the most difficult of human acts,and the closest thing to divinity, whatever you decide that is.
Justin Cronin
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive.
Dalai Lama
Lord, forgive them, for they know what they do!
Karl Kraus
So we forgive each other?” The crooked smile climbs up one more time. “Again?” And I look right into his eyes, right into him as far as I can see, because I want him to hear me, I want him to hear me with everything I mean and feel and say. “Always,” I say to him. “Every time.
Patrick Ness
Sometimes you have to forget and forgive. Forgive them for hurting you and forget that they exist!
Jeffree Star
Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
Charles Williams
What is in reality cowardice and faithlessness, we call charity, and consider it the part of benevolence sometimes to forgive men’s evil practice for the sake of their accurate faith, and sometimes to forgive their confessed heresy for the sake of their admirable practice.
John Ruskin
‎”Just think, never to be glad or disappointed. Never to like anyone and get cross at him and forgive him. Never to sleep or feel cold, never to make a mistake and have a stomach-ache and be cured from it, never to have a birthday party, drink beer, and have a bad conscience… How terrible.
Tove Jansson
In order to forgive, you must have blamed.
Wayne Dyer
When you don’t forgive you permit your enemies to live rent free in your head -evict them today.
Lee Ezell
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Alden Nowlan
My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them!
Emily Dickinson
We must forgive our enemies. I can truly say that not a day has passed since the war began that I have not prayed for them.
Robert E. Lee
When God forgives our sin, he is not changing his mind about us; he is changing our mind about him.
Herbert McCabe
As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind.
Isabelle Holland
The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth.
William Hazlitt
It is God’s job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange a face to face meeting.
Norman Schwarzkopf
Anger is the right response to something that is so wrong. But don’t let the anger and pain and loss you feel prevent you from forgiving him and removing your hands from around his neck.
William P. Young
To have a reputation for being noble, she thought, is more confining than to be known as a wit. On the rare days when a comedian has no jokes, people pardon the lapse. There is no forgiving a saint’s occasional day of sin.
Libbie Block
O God, if there is a God, forgive him his sins, if there is such a thing as sin.
Evelyn Waugh
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
H. L. Mencken
O cold ! O shivery ! It was your ambrosial beauty. Forget, forgive. Kismet. Let me off this once.
James Joyce
I feel like God has forgiven me of so much, that I will forgive everyone who has hurt us
Jim Bakker
Vengeance is having a videotape planted in your soul that cannot be turned off. It plays the painful scene over and over again inside your mind…And each time it plays you feel the clap of pain again…Forgiving turns off the videotape of pained memory Forgiving sets you free.
Lewis B. Smedes
When we have been hurt, slighted, or wounded unfairly, we are not left alone to bear it. We can get on our knees and ask for the Lord’s help to forgive.
Virginia H. Pearce
When you choose not to forgive… it is you who are forced every day to look at life through contaminated lenses because you have chosen to keep them.
Gary Zukav
Forgive everyone everything.
Regina Brett
Lean toward love at all times, cut people slack, forgive and forget, and be kind, very kind; the more you do that, the less fear you will have. People will raise up to support you. Refuse to be scared in this lifetime.
Stuart Wilde
I don’t think there’s a petty system of heaven and hell. The love of God is much more forgiving. I’m not a believer in a wrathful God at all.
Susan Sarandon
If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.
Robert Breault
Forgive thyself little, and others much.
Leighton Meester
Every day of Ramadhan Allah beautifies Jannah and says: “Soon my righteous servants will finish their work and will rest in you.” On the last night of Ramadan Allah forgives the sins of His servants.’ They asked: ‘Is the last night Lailatul Qadr?’ He said: ‘No, but the worker is paid when he finishes his work.
The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
E. O. Wilson
To not forgive is to drink a little poison each day and expect the other person to die.
Mary Morrissey
Forgiving is good for your health.
Desmond Tutu
To err is human; to forgive people and yourself for poor behavior is to be sensible and realistic.
Albert Ellis
we forgive in order to free our own hearts and souls and return ourselves to a state of love.
Sue Thoele
It is not enough to forgive; one must forget.
Madame de Stael
Politics is, for me, forgive and -as you may have heard- sometimes forget.
Ronald Reagan
We don’t forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it–because we need it.
Bree Despain
Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
While the world’s tide is bearing me along;
Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong.
Emily Bronte
Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
Yehuda Berg
There was a time – before I made movies – when I was more forgiving, but now that I’ve learned as much as I have, I want to do movies that I want to see, that have their own unique flavor.
Ryan Phillippe
I started thinking about, I need to build a team. And let’s go into the strip clubs, and let’s tell these girls that it’s never too late, that God still will forgive them at any point in their life.
Heather Veitch
The jealous are the readiest of all to forgive, and all women know it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
It’s so important to forgive people for their wrongs in your own life because every bit of it was for a reason-it was to form the person that you are.
Tyler Perry
Saying sorry doesn’t mean there isn’t guilt & forgiving doesn’t mean that the pain is gone.
Harriet Morgan
it’s easier to forgive your enemies than to forgive your friends.
Mary McCarthy
And if a friend does you wrong, then say: “I forgive you what you have done to me; that you have done it to YOURSELF, however–how could I forgive that!
Friedrich Nietzsche
But I don’t forget and I don’t forgive.
Philippa Gregory
I’m very forgiving so I forgive most things, really.
Tory Burch
Thus the call to follow Christ always means a call to share the work of forgiving men their sins. Forgiveness is the Christlike suffering which it is the Christian’s duty to bear.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We are to forgive so that we may enjoy God’s goodness without feeling the weight of anger burning deep within our hearts. Forgiveness does not mean we recant the fact that what happened to us was wrong. Instead, we roll our burdens onto the Lord and allow Him to carry them for us.
Charles Stanley
Love is an act of endless forgiveness. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
Peter Ustinov
A woman who is not quite a fool will forgive your being but a man, if you are surely that. . .
George Meredith
To forgive or not to forgive… are those my only choices?
Natsuki Takaya
I find that forgiving one’s enemies is a most curious morbid pleasure; perhaps I should check it.
Oscar Wilde
She’s sun and rain, she’s fire and ice, a little crazy, but it’s nice. And when she gets mad, you best leave her alone, cause she’ll rage like a river then she’ll beg you to forgive her.
Garth Brooks
Sadness at being caught, at the incontrovertibe knowledge that she will never forgive you.
Junot Diaz
To resent and remember brings strife; to forgive and forget brings peace.
J. B. Priestley
So forgive me, love, if I cry in your shower. So forgive me, love, for the salt in your bed. So forgive me, love, if I cry all afternoon.
Alanis Morissette
In order to turn around and do something better, we must first escape the vicious circle of self-righteousness and denial. And that calls for the humility to say “I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”
Desmond Tutu
I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension.
Herb Kelleher
A mistake made with good in your heart is still a mistake, but it is one for which you must forgive yourself.
Linda Sue Park
There are people who can never forgive a beggar for their not having given him anything.
Karl Kraus
Western audiences are way more forgiving for the image of a star.
Anubhav Sinha
Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world.
Camryn Manheim
Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial.
Francis of Assisi
Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
How many times should you forgive your household bruiser? You should not even think about forgiving him. Not yet. Not as long as he has his foot on your neck. Your problem at this point is not forgiving. Your problem is how to get out of his reach. Once you get away from him, you can think about forgiving him.
Lewis B. Smedes
And who understands? Not me, because if I did I would forgive it all.
Ernest Hemingway
Jesus.. says, ‘Let go of your complaints, forgive those who loved you poorly, step over your feelings of being rejected, and have the courage to trust that you won’t fall into an abyss of nothingness but into the safe embrace of a God whose love will heal all your wounds.
Henri Nouwen
Jenn: Do you love him? Ani: Yeah, I do. Jenn: Then you can forgive him. It’s not worth it to let love slip through your hands.
Cheyenne McCray
Words don’t come easily, like forgive me.
Tracy Chapman
Don’t forgive and never forget; Do unto others before they do unto you; and third and most importantly, keep your eye on your friends, because your enemies will take care of themselves!
One can’t relive one’s life. Forgiveness is not what’s difficult; one’s always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that’s obvious.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Learn to forgive yourself and move on.
Helene D. Gayle
It’s Satan’s delight to tell me that once he’s got me, he will keep me. But at that moment I can go back to God. And I know that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me.
Alan Redpath
Forgive others so that you may be forgiven.
T. D. Jakes
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
Robert Frost
The two main hazards of psychoanalysis: that it might fail, and that if it succeeds, you’ll never be able to forgive yourself for all those wasted years.
Mignon McLaughlin
I’ve always loved to dance and keep fit but more recently I feel like I cannot keep up any longer and my back starts to hurt. And I get angry and then I have to really learn to forgive myself and go: you know what, you’re nearly twice the age of some of the people in this room, give yourself a break.
Naomi Watts
Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we’re not capable of filling ourselves.
Buck Brannaman
One of the greatest struggles of the healing process
is to forgive both yourself and others
and to stop expending valuable energy on the past hurts.
Caroline Myss
When you forgive, you must cancel the debt. Do not spend your life paying and collecting debts.
Joyce Meyer
What is your real work? Is it that which pays the bills or is it your art? I think your real work is healing. Whatever helps you become more loving in this lifetime. Whatever helps you forgive yourself, embrace yourself, meet yourself, and free yourself in this lifetime.
Tama J. Kieves
Don’t be afraid to ask God for forgiveness. He never tires of forgiving us. God is pure mercy.
Pope Francis
God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.
Alfred Korzybski
In reality, not one of us will ever be worthy. It is useless to attempt earning it; you’ll never feel ready. It is unknown and uncomfortable. But there really is a God who forgives everything and loves endlessly.
Francis Chan
Don’t blame me. The devil made me do it, and the Lord said you have to forgive.
Wes Fesler
The longer we are members of the Church, the better we understand the gospel, the more we will be inclined to be peacefully minded. The more diligently we follow the teaching of Christ, the slower we will be to be angry with each other and the quicker we will be to forgive each other.
Theodore M. Burton
Who loves a lot, forgives a lot.
Amado Nervo
In “Drive,” there’s a heightened male edge. In “Only God Forgives,” it was almost crawling back into the womb of the mother. And now with “The Neon Demon,” being reborn as a 16-year-old girl.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Love is forgiving and Love is for giving.
Wayne Dyer
Carrying a grudge is difficult work that brings nothing of value. Forgive, and be free.
Ralph Marston
Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people… the worst is ugly, short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life… they are mean and they want to kill you.
Karl Lagerfeld
Perdonare “Forgive Yourself)
Mitch Albom
You make choices and sometimes they’re good and sometimes they backfire. The most important thing is to be brave, forgive yourself when you do something stupid, and allow yourself to move on.
Kiersey Clemons
It gets to seem as if way back in the Garden of Eden after the fall, Adam and Eve had begged the Lord to forgive them and He, in his boundless exasperation, had said, “All right, then. Stay. Stay in the Garden. Get civilized. Procreate. Muck it up.” And they did.
Diane Arbus
Only God Forgives was very much a generation gap in a way. It was all the youth of the world that embraced it. I make films for young people. That’s what I will continue to do.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Please forgive me, I know not what I do. Please forgive me, I can’t stop loving you.
Bryan Adams
By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.
Caroline Myss
Nothing makes me want to obey more than knowing that God unconditionally loves me and forgives me even when I disobey.
Tullian Tchividjian
I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me.
Rafael Palmeiro
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
Oscar Wilde
Like all creatures, humans have made their way in the world by trial and error. Unlike other creatures we have a presence so colossal that error is a luxury we can no longer afford. The world has grown too small to forgive us any big mistakes.
Ronald Wright
To forgive is human, to forget divine.
James Grand
In a man they forgive anything. In a woman nothing.
Kate Langley Bosher
Society is a little more forgiving of two women kissing than two men. It’s sad but true.
Tiffani Thiessen
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Elbert Hubbard
Let us be very gentle with our neighbors’ failings, and forgive our friends their debts as we hope ourselves to be forgiven.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The Earth forgives the previous year every year.
Robert Hass
What is there to forgive?. . .Ignore forgive and concentrate on living. Life for you is short; far too short to allow small jealousies to infringe on the happiness which can be yours only for the briefest of times.
Jasper Fforde
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
Les Brown
As you get older, you have more and more layers of experience to forgive, more layers of heartbreak, more layers of what you might think of as failure.
Marianne Williamson
Democracy may become frenzied, but it has feelings and can be moved. As for aristocracy, it is always cold and never forgives.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I was a threat to a lot of women and to a lot of men. The women cannot forgive me if I remain single and also have a family. But I have a family as well and am raising them. A lot of women only stay in their marriages because of the children so seeing me on my own annoys them.
Buchi Emecheta
Let’s not forget that God never gets tired of forgiving so let’s never get tired of asking for forgiveness.
Pope Francis
You look at John Travolta in ‘Pulp Fiction’, you look at Donnie Wahlberg in ‘The Sixth Sense.’ People have liens against them in crazy ways and the audience is always forgiving – if you prove it.
Seth Green
Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Take heed all of you who have at heart mankind’s future! Take heed men and women of good will! May the temptation to seek revenge give way to the courage to forgive; may the culture of life and love render vain the logic of death; may trust once more give breath to the lives of peoples.
Pope John Paul II
They hurt you. You hurt ’em back. Or maybe it is the other way around. Whatever. Someday you might find a way to forgive each other. But it won’t be like it used to ’cause that pain never really goes away.
Brian K. Vaughan
God forgive me everything!’ she said, feeling the impossibility of struggling.
Leo Tolstoy
Our Betty Cooper is still the girl next door – she literally lives next to Archie. And she’s the blonde all-American girl; she’s so sweet and forgiving, gives people the benefit of the doubt and second chances, wears her heart on her sleeve. But she’s also incredibly broken on the inside, for many different reasons.
Lili Reinhart
Night is the wonderful opportunity to take rest, to forgive, to smile, to get ready for all the battles that you have to fight tomorrow.
Allen Ginsberg
To forgive is to unlock the cage of another’s folly to set ourselves free.
Richard Paul Evans
How can I forgive if you are not ready to give up that which caused you to stumble?
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.
Ellen Goodman
hatred of oppression seems to me so blended with hatred of the oppressor that I cannot separate them. I feel that no other injury could be so hard to bear, so very very hard to forgive, as that inflicted by cruel oppression and prejudice.
Charlotte Forten Grimke
I’m ready to forgive him for the desire to be a king, but not for wanting to have 23 million court jesters.
Life, that ever needs forgiveness, has, for its first duty, to forgive.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Only God truly forgives, man sometimes forgives, nature never forgives.
Jerome Lejeune
Good people are always forgiving. They close an eye to one’s failings.
Marco Pierre White
Everyone makes mistakes. The wise are not people who never make mistakes, but those who forgive themselves and learn from their mistakes.
Ajahn Brahm
Don’t tell friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Nixon’s grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped.
Bob Woodward
Having asked God for forgiveness, accept release, then truly forgive yourself and turn your back definitely on the matter.
Norman Vincent Peale
Einstein’s E=mc2 is an extraordinary concept. So radical: matter and energy are two phases of the same sort of general stuff. There’s only one other idea that radical: Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Kurt Vonnegut
Let those who think I have said too little and those who think I have said too much, forgive me; and let those who think I have said just enough thank God with me.
Saint Augustine
You can always forgive, you just can’t really forget.
Brian Littrell
Find one thing every day to forgive the other person for. Don’t let them know what it is…just forgive them and let it go.
Deepak Chopra
God invented forgiving as a remedy for a past that not even he could change and not even he could forget. His way of forgiving is the model for our forgiving.
Lewis B. Smedes
Street photography is art and if art is a crime, please God, forgive me.
Thomas Leuthard
The past is stronger than my will to forgive forgive you, or myself, I don’t know.
Shawn Colvin
Forgiving people are less likely to be hateful, depressed, hostile, anxious, angry, and neurotic.
Sonja Lyubomirsky
No one was perfect. But we all did the best we could. I guessed you had to forgive when you could, move on when you couldn’t, and love your family and friends for who they were instead of punishing them for who they weren’t.
Sarah Mlynowski
Never forgive at the ballot box!
Wendell Phillips
A brave man thinks no one his superior who does him an injury, for he has it then in his power to make himself superior to the other by forgiving it.
Alexander Pope
“I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.”
Henry Ward Beecher
Even forgiveness, if weak and passive, is not true: fight is better. Forgive when you could bring legions of angels to the victory.
Swami Vivekananda
You’ve never gone too far that God can’t redeem you, restore you, forgive you, and give you a second chance.
Lysa TerKeurst
May I tell you why it seems to me a good thing for us to remember wrong that has been done us? That we may forgive it.
Charles Dickens
If thou wouldst find much favor and peace with God and man, be very low in thine own eyes; forgive thyself little, and others much.
Leighton Meester
It is you who are choosing, in any moment, to be happy or choosing to be sad, or choosing to be angry, or forgiving, or enlightened, or whatever. You are choosing.
Neale Donald Walsch
The idea that God could only forgive our sins by having his son tortured to death as a scapegoat is surely, from an objective point of view, a deeply unpleasant idea. If God wanted to forgive us our sins, why didn’t he just forgive them? Why did he have to have his son tortured?
Richard Dawkins
Women do not forget. Women do not forgive.
George R. R. Martin
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.
Oprah Winfrey
A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.
Robert Breault
To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that one that must be loved is not a friend. There is not merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too.
Josh Billings
Do not wait another day to become fully engaged in your life, to learn to love and to forgive, and to live with greater purpose & meaning.
Debbie Ford
Ah, Beloved. Of all the things I must bid farewell to, you are the most difficult to lose. Forgive me that I have avoided you. Better, perhaps, that we make a space between us and become accustomed to it before fate forces that upon us.
Robin Hobb
And if you’re lucky enough to survive going crazy and get back to the point where you can pass for normal, it builds a question into the rest of your life. You have to forgive people for wondering, ‘How all right can he be?’
Mark Vonnegut
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
Suzanne Somers
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Ruth Graham
Not forgiving somebody is like drinking poison and hoping that the offender will get sick.
Gary Smalley
If you love a person, you can forgive anything.
Herbert Marshall
I’m not a spiteful man, never been. I always forgive. The final decision isn’t mine, but God’s. God knows what He does.
We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
P. D. James
‘Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.
Benjamin Franklin
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!
George Bernard Shaw
Those who succeed can’t forgive a fellow for being a failure, and those who fail can’t forgive him for being a success.
George Horace Lorimer
Daring to reach, to climb, to crawl, to scratch, to get back up when you’ve been knocked down, to push forward – ever forward – to forgive. It means sacrificing everything if necessary, to carve out a place for your own existence. It means living.
Malcolm X
The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.
I forgive those who murder and steal because they did it out of necessity, but a traitor never.
Emiliano Zapata
In all my travels, I’ve never seen a country’s population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.
Rick Warren
Forgiving yourself will help with giving yourself strength.
Kate Nash
Forgiveness is the key that can unshackle us from a past that will not rest in the grave of things over and done with. As long as our minds are captive to the memory of having been wronged, they are not free to wish for reconciliation with the one who wronged us.
Lewis B. Smedes
I’m tired of everybody. Please forgive me.
Ernest Hemingway
It’s an inside job to learn about forgiving, it’s an inside job to hang on to the joy of living.
Don Henley
Goodness is to do good to the deserving and love the good and hate the wicked, and not to be eager to inflict punishment or take vengeance, but to be gracious and kindly and forgiving.
When you maintain a closeness with your fans, they are more forgiving when you make mistakes.
J Balvin
Forgive yourself – no one else will.
Maya Angelou
I chose to believe that God, a benign God, would understand our sufferings and forgive us our trespasses.
Jojo Moyes
Thank heaven I don’t inherit God from anybody! I am free to make mine up as I wish Him. He’s kind and sympathetic and imaginative and forgiving and understanding – and He has a sense of humor.
Jean Webster
When you haven’t forgiven those who’ve hurt you, you turn back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward.
Tyler Perry
He frames my face with his hands as he says, “Tess. Only you could be brave enough to die with me. But I want you to live for me.” We kiss, as desperate as though we were drowning. When our lips part, Alec says, “Forgive me.
Claudia Gray
We often forget that calling for peace is the most courageous act we can take. It’s easy to call for revenge, to claim injustice, and to launch an attack. It’s much more difficult to forgive, to call for peace, to lay down weapons.
Dillon Burroughs
Women will forgive anything. Otherwise, the race would have died out long ago.
Robert A. Heinlein
As president, I watched in wonder as Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment – setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all.
George H. W. Bush
The true liberation, the true path to freedom, lay in the ability to forgive.
Alyson Noel
The person who is hardest to forgive is the one who can teach you the greatest lessons.
Louise Hay
I cannot avoid forgiving everybody that threw a brick at me during my various campaigns, so I think it’s important for all of us to bury that and say, ‘OK, we need to look forward’ – we’ve got to move forward from ‘never Trump’ to ‘never Hillary.’
Bill Flores
Sometimes the measure of friendship isn’t your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes.
R. K. Milholland
You know what mom told me once? She said that everyone has some evil inside them, and the first step to loving anyone is to recognize the same evil in ourselves, so we’re able to forgive them.
Veronica Roth
If you see deficiencies in others, your duty is to forgive instead of pointing at it.
Mata Amritanandamayi
If a man gets drunk and goes out and breaks his leg so that it must be amputated, God will forgive him if he asks it, but he will have to hop around on one leg all his life.
Dwight L. Moody
Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.
Gail Tsukiyama
We have to figure out how to let go, and forgive. This is our job.
Laura Dave
Please. Forgive me. One more chance, Blaire. I want this. I want you.
Abbi Glines
In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of — moments when we human beings can say “I love you,” “I’m proud of you,” “I forgive you,” “I’m grateful for you.” That’s what eternity is made of: invisible imperishable good stuff.
Fred Rogers
You cutting the lawn, fixing the machines,
all this leprous day and then more vodka,
more soda and the pond forgiving our bodies,
the pond sucking out the throb.
Anne Sexton
Jesus is the only Lord who, if you receive him, will fulfill you completely, and, if you fail him, will forgive you eternally.
Timothy Keller
It isn’t until you forgive what’s in the past that you’ll be able to receive the gift of the present
Andy Andrews
Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.
Sri Chinmoy
I could forgive the boy, now, if he’d committed a million sins!
Mark Twain
Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?
Oscar Wilde
Few suffer more than those who refuse to forgive themselves.
Mike Norton
Once you have the light of God within you, you see things within yourself that you did not know existed. Things that were hidden in darkness are now in light. I see myself as able to forgive… to love… I even see talents in myself that I didn’t see before.
Tasha Smith
Through His Atonement, He heals not only the transgressor, but He also heals the innocent who suffer because of those transgressions. As the innocent exercise faith in the Savior and in His Atonement and forgive the transgressor, they too can be healed.
C. Scott Grow
I’ll do my bit tonight, but forgive me if it’s a little harder to keep going than normal. Forgive me if I’m not superwoman after all.” “Not superwoman?” he exclaimed, putting a hand on his chest in mock surprise. “You’ve lied to me all these years!
Laurell K. Hamilton
In family matters you can get over anything. That’s one thing you’ll learn as an adult. There’s a lot you have to learn which is a lot worse than that. You’d never think of forgiving a friend for some of the things your parents did to you. But with friends it’s different. Friends aren’t the roll of the dice.
Pat Conroy
Of him that hopes to be forgiven it is indispensably required that he forgive. It is, therefore, superfluous to urge any other motive. On this great duty eternity is suspended, and to him that refuses to practise it, the throne of mercy is inaccessible, and the Saviour of the world has been born in vain.
Samuel Johnson
And I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart slowly, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and nothing but herself and her mom in those last moments as she spent as a person.
John Green
By not forgiving, by not letting wrongs go, we aren’t getting back at anyone. We are merely punishing ourselves by barricading our own hearts.
Jim Cymbala
How do children learn to correct their mistakes?
By watching how you correct yours.
How do children learn to overcome their failures?
By watching how you overcome yours.
How do children learn to treat themselves with forgiveness?
By watching you forgive yourself.
William Martin
If I can forgive the attachment in myself and open to the vulnerability that’s underneath it, then rather than fixating on another person to satisfy my need, I’m actually going right to where the needs come from and able to bring a real healing.
Tara Brach
We will only begin to forgive when we can look upon the wrongdoers as ourselves, neither better nor worse. We need to remember that we coexist as mortals in the world, together, the wronged and the wrongdoer, and that, in our common humanity, the situation could readily be reversed.
Leo Buscaglia
Forgiving behavior is dealing with situations as they arise in an assertive manner and then letting go of any lingering resentment. As the leader, if you are not able to let go of the resentment, it will consume you and render you ineffective.
James Hunter
To forgive someone means to take away the power this person has over you.
Marshall Sylver
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
Maximilien Robespierre
Every time I open Facebook, I see a post with something like, “We must forgive or be prisoners of our own bitterness and hate.” People think that forgiveness is all-or-nothing, but this myth hurts people. You can forgive 10, 97, or 14 percent. Forgiveness is complicated.
Harriet Lerner
There is no sin , and there can be no sin on all the earth , which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant! Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God . Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God?
Fyodor Dostoevsky
We crave support in vanity, as we do in religion, and never forgive contradictions in that sphere.
George Santayana
I believe the time we really look big in a child’s eyes is when we go to them and apologize for our mistakes and we say, ‘I was wrong. Will you forgive me?’
Kevin Leman
In marriage, everyday you love,and everyday you forgive.It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness
Bill Moyers
Forgiveness is mental floss! Build the capacity to forgive slowly – start with little unkind acts, otherwise you’ll sabotage yourself. When we forgive, we forgive the actor, not the action.
Stephen Levine
We can remove the blocks to realizing our Higher Power by experiencing (including living in the Now), remembering, forgiving and surrendering (these five realizations can be viewed as being ultimately the same). Regular spiritual practices help us with this realization. (138)
Charles L. Whitfield
The readiness with which women are apt to forgive the men who have deceived other women; and that inconsiderate notion of too many of them that a reformed rake makes the best husband, are great encouragements to vile men to continue their profligacy.
Samuel Richardson
Forgiving yourself may be for many people, at least for myself, extremely difficult. And then in a larger context, I will say that I’m constantly astonished by those who pray daily, “Forgive me my sins as I forgive those who sin against me,” and beat very loudly the war drum.
Alexander Payne
The more we know the better we forgive. Whoever feels deeply, feels for all who live.
Madame de Stael
Those who forgive themselves and are able to accept their real nature, they are the strong ones.
Masashi Kishimoto
if you understand something, you don’t forgive it, you are the thing itself: forgiveness is for what you don’t understand.
Doris Lessing
To err is human, to forgive supine.
S. J. Perelman
Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not do to others what thou wouldst not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.
It is not the ambassador, it is not the messenger, but the Lord Himself that saveth His people. The Lord remaineth alone, for no man can be partner with God in forgiving sins; this office belongs solely to Christ, who taketh away the sins of the world.
It is difficult for a proud man ever to forgive a person who has found him at fault, and who has good grounds for complaining of him; his pride is not assuaged till he has regained the advantages he lost and put the other person in the wrong.
Jean de la Bruyere
The Lord does not forgive excuses, He forgives sin.
Rick Joyner
Whatever may be open to disagreement, there is one act of evil that may not, the act that no man may commit against others and no man may sanction or forgive. So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate—do you hear me? no man may start—the use of physical force against others.
Ayn Rand
I once read that forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a different past…but forgiving is not the same as obliterating memory.
Martha Beck
It is unfortunate that in most cases when the sins of the father fall on the son it is because unlike God, people refuse to forgive and forget and heap past wrongs upon innocent generations.
E. A. Bucchianeri
Forgiveness is not the misguided act of condoning irresponsible, hurtful behavior. Nor is it a superficial turning of the other cheek that leaves us feeling victimized and martyred. Rather, it is the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past.
Joan Z. Borysenko
Whenever we forgive, in small ways at home, or in great ways between nations, we free ourselves from the past.
Jack Kornfield
Self-confidence is not pride. Just the contrary: only a person or a nation that is self-confident, in the best sense of the word, is capable of listening to others, accepting them as equals, forgiving its enemies and regretting its own guilt.
Vaclav Havel
Praise Roxane Gay for her big-hearted self-examining intelligence, for her inclusive and forgiving stance, for her courage and determination . . . for saying out loud the things we were thinking, for guiding us back to ourselves and returning to us what was ours all along.
Pam Houston
What right has a man to ask Jesus to forgive him, when his heart is still burning with hatred or festering with grudges against a fellow-creature? Confession, to be of any avail, must let go of its hold on the sin confessed.
Theodore L. Cuyler
A lack of forgiveness is a waste of time and it’s very enriching to forgive and move on but those are things that come with time.
Kathrine Switzer
To truly forgive is to allow the other person to forget.
Robert Breault
You might argue that we have become a little too forgiving because, if a perpetrator shows up at a court-martial with a rack of ribbons and has four deployments and a Purple Heart, there is certainly the risk that we might be a little too forgiving of that particular crime.
Martin Dempsey
One day I will forgive you; until then there are scabs everywhere that you have touched me.
Salvador Plascencia
Don’t bemoan your misspent life quite yet. Forgive me for flaunting my experience, but you have no conception of what a misspent life constitutes.
David Mitchell
Life does not forgive weakness.
Adolf Hitler
Never forget that to forgive yourself is to release trapped energy that could be doing good work in the world.
D. Patrick Miller
Central to living a life that is good, is a life that’s forgiving.
David Rakoff
As you pray for forgiveness, you will find yourself forgiving others. As you thank God for His kindness, you will think of others, by name, who need your kindness. Again, that experience will surprise you every day, and over time it will change you.
Henry B. Eyring
Forgive me if I don’t shake hands.
Doc Holliday
God’s mercy to us is the motivation for showing mercy to others. Remember, you will never be asked to forgive someone else more than God has forgiven you.
Rick Warren
You don’t bless what you love…It’s when you want to love and you can’t manage it. You stretch out your hands and you say God forgive me that I can’t love but bless this thing anyway…We have to bless what we hate…It would be better to love, but that’s not always possible.
Graham Greene
Men are apt to offend (’tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive.
William Congreve
A woman will sometimes forgive the man who tries to seduce her, but never the man who misses an opportunity when offered.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Friendship is only friendship when it is real. Passionate and relentless. Forgiving and joyful. Don’t forget today to have real moments with your friends. Not a text, or a tweet, an Instagram– that’s all deceit. Hold real hands, kiss genuine lips, be a truly strong human force.
Lady Gaga
The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time — a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken.
Frederick Lenz
The secret of a successful relationship is avoiding the unforgivable and forgiving the unavoidable.
Mardy Grothe
Mandela is this extraordinary individual who can inspire the world. Instead of wanting revenge after being brutalized, he showed the world how to forgive.
Naomie Harris
The public seldom forgive twice.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Having been created in the image and likeness of God, unlike trees or flowers or fire or the moon, we are most fully human when we love, forgive and work toward peace. To be violent, vengeful or selfish is to be un-human!
Daniel Horan
Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
Mahatma Gandhi
People who truly love us can be divided into two categories: those who understand us, and those who forgive us our worst sins. Rarely do you find someone capable of both.
Jonathan Carroll
Life has become unbearable … Forgive me.
We live in an age where revenge seems to be the most important thing for individuals and countries.
Liam Neeson
Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly
Paulo Coelho
I must forgive without noise or fuss.
Albert Schweitzer
A man may forgive many wrongs, but he cannot easily forgive anyone who makes it plain that his conversation is tedious.
Stevie Smith
First we forgive ourselves, then we forgive others and life itself.
Elizabeth Lesser
Forgiving others is easier when I remember that I’m human and stupid, too.
Justina Chen
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
Jean de la Bruyere
I’ve been enjoying a couple of post-Oscar burgers. So I didn’t fit into a lot of the vintage stuff. I wanted to wear something that was a little bit more forgiving.
Anne Hathaway
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain
When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
Gerald Jampolsky
Listen close and you can hear, Please, bless us and forgive us, and make us good here and strong here. Let us get along here. Let those we love and left behind be blessed. Let us find the proper path and keep to it. Help us act harmoniously, and find work pleasing in the sight of god and man.
Janet Morris
When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on.
Bernie Siegel
To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of holy magnificence and holy modesty; round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.
Charles Williams
Relational trust is built on movements of the human heart such as empathy, commitment, compassion, patience, and the capacity to forgive.
Parker J. Palmer
Here is a mental treatment guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to: sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy.
Charles Fillmore
As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over, so I asked him to forgive me, without knowing what for, but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness of myself for being what I was, what it was my nature to be.
Bohumil Hrabal
Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
Leo Tolstoy
If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.
Tom Robbins
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature.
My mum is a lovely woman, so strong but so kind and compassionate. She brought us up to be proud, loving and forgiving.
Rebecca Ferguson
Forgive your enemies, but first get even.
Lester Cole
If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.
Miroslav Volf
I forgive nothing. If you stole my orange crayon in the fifth grade, you’re still on my hit list, buddy.
Jonathan Carroll
It seems to me, that if people only knew how hard it was for me to endure life, they would find it easier to forgive me for all the wrong things I’ve done and all the good things that I have failed to do. And they would still find a little compassion within them to pity me.
Ivo Andric
Now here’s a good one: you’re lying on your deathbed. You have one hour to live. Who is it, exactly, you have needed all these years to forgive?
Louise Penny
You never hear of a mother cursing the child; she is forgiving, always forgiving.
Swami Vivekananda
No one likes the fellow who is all rogue, but we’ll forgive him almost anything if there is warmth of human sympathy underneath his rogueries. The immortal types of comedy are just such men.
W. C. Fields
Life is short. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly and love truly.
Mark Twain
I change too quickly: my today refutes my yesterday. When I ascend I often jump over steps, and no step forgives me that.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I thought I’d stumbled on Sleeping Beauty and her ugly sister,’ said another voice, ‘waiting for the kiss of true love to wake them from their slumbers. Forgive me if I didn’t oblige.
John Flanagan
We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
Francis Bacon
I accepted the forgiveness of God. I got off track as an adult and because I believe in God’s grace, I believe that gave me strength then to get that little part of my life realigned, to not play games about it, to confess it, to ask for forgiveness from God and ask others to forgive me as well and then move on.
Max Lucado
Take the pencil and write under my name, ‘I forgive her.
Charles Dickens
Mothers can forgive anything!
Louisa May Alcott
A heart filled with anger has no room for love.
Joan Lunden
Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.
Leo Buscaglia
If you believe in God you get to the point where (you feel) “Yeah, you know what, God forgave my sins but I still have to forgive myself.”
Kevin Sorbo
Let’s face it: in advertising, you are paid more, but you die younger. It’s not very forgiving. Like sports stars, you’re in it during your better years, and then you’re out looking for work.
Jerry Della Femina
We can’t be perfect all the time and that’s okay. In the heat of the battle, in the heat of the moment, you might say things or do things that aren’t right, but at the same time, Christ forgives us. Christ will always forgive you.
Mark Teixeira
A book is somehow sacred. A dictator can kill and maim people, can sink to any kind of tyranny and only be hated, but when books are burned the ultimate in tyranny has happened. This we cannot forgive.
John Steinbeck
Anything that starts as a practice often turns into the habit and so can be the case with a person’s nature of forgiving himself on his mistakes a few number of times.
What’s really great about Buddhism is its rational, informal quality. Coming from my experience of growing up a Catholic, I found Buddhism to be refreshingly easygoing and forgiving.
Matt Dillon
Be thankful for every day. Learn from mistakes. Don’t dwell on regrets. Forgive with love. Gain strength from every struggle.
Nicky Gumbel
Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us.
Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer.
Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again.
Love heals, forgives, and makes whole.
Ernest Holmes
It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them.
Lana Turner
My heart forgives and releases. Inner peace is my goal.
Louise Hay
People are not really that forgiving when they pay for tickets to come see you and you don’t show up.
I try to incorporate faith every day, to not remind myself of past failures, to learn how to forgive and to trust the future.
Vanessa L. Williams
Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.
Judy Collins
Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
C. S. Lewis
Nothing brings families together faster than forgiveness. That should make it Step No. 1, but most of us find forgiving hard. We associate it with weakness and losing when, actually, the reverse is true. When you forgive, you gain strength and come out a winner. You break free of control by the other person’s actions.
Joyce Brothers
I just think that the God I serve is compassionate and loving and is forgiving.
Brian Littrell
When I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior, and I asked him to forgive and to come into my life, and He does – from that moment forward I have established a personal relationship with God that I have to develop, you know, through Bible reading and prayer, and living my life for him.
Anne Graham Lotz
Father, forgive them,’ said Jesus, ‘for they know not what they do’ — People of good sense whoever you may be, I will add, do not listen to them, for they know not what they say.
Eliphas Levi
Learn to forgive fully and completely. If you want health, wealth, and happiness, you can’t afford the luxury of lugging around all those unforgiven, unforgotten past events. Let them go.
Peter McWilliams
Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.
Mark Twain
The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does, even if you murdered or robbed, ya it’s wrong, but God loves, take one step toward him he’ll take two toward you, even when all else fails, God’ll support you
The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible, exception of stupidity.
Will Rogers
But that’s how life is. You never know how it’s going to turn out, and you can’t plan for everything. You just have to do your best dealing with things as they come and hope people forgive you when you make a mistake.
Janette Rallison
But in the end, we learn we can forgive most people. The cushion of mortality makes their wrongdoing seem less dark, and whatever roads they traveled seem less foolhardy.
Walter Dean Myers
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
God forgives those who invent what they need.
Lillian Hellman
I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
Ethan Hawke
We cannot ask forgiveness over and over again for our sins, and then return to our sins, expecting God to forgive us. We must turn from our practice of sin as best we know how, and turn to Christ by faith as our Lord and Savior.
Billy Graham
The Story of Solomon is the only way I know how to explain. And then, in smaller letters: Forgive me.
Lauren Oliver
To understand is to forgive.
Blaise Pascal
I hope that God forgive us, all of us sinners turn us back into beginners, put us up where the winners go, Holy apartments in the gardens in which the rivers flow, thank you for all your blessings and all of your miracles.
Lupe Fiasco
The secret of forgiveness is not to procrastinate, but to free yourself immediately of stress by totally forgiving this instant.
Gerald Jampolsky
I’m always nervous! Especially when it comes to a series like ‘Disgaea’, where you do have such a devoted fan base, the last thing you want to do is disappoint. But I love playing bad guys and just always hope that fans will be forgiving if I miss the mark.
Troy Baker
God’s capacity to forgive is greater than our capacity to sin; while our sin reaches far, God’s grace reaches farther. It’s a message revealing the radical contrast between the sinful heart of mankind and the gracious heart of mankind’s Creator.
Tullian Tchividjian
We have to believe in ourselves more. It’s all the same thing: We need to release the guilt. We need to forgive. We need to drop all the bullshit we were taught.
Louise Hay
People are forgiving of v 1.0 of a product if it’s truly innovative and useful. Then you can get away with a lot. But if you’re merely marginally improving the status quo, then you better be rock solid.
Guy Kawasaki
Life never forgives weaknesses.
Adolf Hitler
Forgive me if I stare, I knew you were young, but even then I was expecting someone a little more, well, more.
Christopher Paolini
To forgive and forget means to throw away dearly bought experience.
Arthur Schopenhauer
God will forgive you if you ask him to. Though your sins be numerous as the grains of sand on the shore, God’s merciful forgiveness is far greater than your sins. Do not be afraid. Trust in his love. Repent of your sins without delay and return to the house of the Father. He is waiting for you.
Patrick Madrid
The person who is to succeed will never let his mind dwell on past mistakes. He will forgive the past in his life and in the lives of other people. If he makes a mistake he will at once forgive it.
Ernest Holmes
You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies.
Corrie Ten Boom
That was always my experience-a poor boy in a rich town; a poor boy in a rich boy’s school; a poor boy in a rich man’s club at Princeton …. However, I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
We must not forget; but we must forgive. Suffering often such compassion from the Jewish community. It was Jewish groups in the US who were in the forefront in opposing the ethnic cleansing of Muslim in Bosnia.
George Soros
People spend thousands in therapy digging and digging in the past. When you dig and dig, you find relics. Try to forgive yourself and get back on that ride.
Richard Simmons
John F. Kennedy says: ‘Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.’ I suggest that forgive your enemies and forget their names too! Don’t leave any stone in your head; keep only the flowers, only the names of the good men!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Sometimes you forgive people simply becuase you still want them in your life.
Ally Carter
If you learn how to forgive others for not being strong, then people can learn how to forgive you for your own issues.
T. D. Jakes
To err is human, to forgive divine. (Acheron) I don’t ask for your forgiveness. I don’t deserve it. I only ask for a chance to show you now that I’m not the fool I was once. (Styxx)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The great misconception in our day is this: that God isnВґt concerned to protect His own integrity. HeВґs a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter.
R. C. Sproul
Maintain a forgiving attitude!
Tae Yun Kim
If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn’t pay Smith.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Forgive what you can’t excuse.
Mary Wortley Montagu
If we forgive God for his crime against us, which is to have made us finite creatures, He will forgive our crime against him, which is that we are finite creatures.
Simone Weil
Love knows no virtue, no merit; it loves and forgives and tolerates everything because it must. We are not guided by reason.
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
You have the power to take away someone’s happiness by refusing to forgive. That someone is you.
Alan Cohen
But I don’t think any parent can expect to escape this life without disappointing his child at some point. And the same could be said the other way around. We all of us fall short now and again, and disappoint someone dear to us, or ourselves. Thankfully, my parents have always been the forgiving sort.
Julie Klassen
Remember when you’re out there trying to heal the sick, that you must always first forgive them.
Bob Dylan
There is nothing more humiliating than loving someone so much that you forgive the infidelities.
Jerry Hall
When we judge, we are pushing people away; we are creating a wall, a barrier. When we forgive we are destroying barriers, we come closer to others.
Jean Vanier
Love ever gives-forgives-outlives and ever stands with open hands. And while it lives, it gives. For this is love’s prerogative – to give and give and give.
William Arthur Dunkerley
We cannot forgive another for not being ourselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jesus reveals a God who does not demand but who gives; who does not oppress but who raises up; who does not wound but who heals; who does not condemn but forgives.
Brennan Manning
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
Forgive and call back the energy wasted on past events.
Caroline Myss
Forgive yourself, but don’t forget
Alexandra Bracken
For we did makeup. But we didn’t forgive each other. And we didn’t take steps. And it got to be too late and we saw that each of us had invested too much in being in the right and we walked away and it was a relief.
Alice Munro
God will forgive you if you forgive others. Forgiving those who cause offence or injury is often exceedingly difficult. And yet, forgiveness is one of the most beautiful and important teachings of Jesus Christ. It is central to the gospel because, without it, you can’t go to heaven.
Patrick Madrid
We say of some things that they can’t be forgiven, or that we will never forgive ourselves. But we do-we do it all the time.
Alice Munro
It is not “forgive and forget” as if nothing wrong had ever happened, but “forgive and go forward,” building on the mistakes of the past and the energy generated by reconciliation to create a new future.
Alan Paton
I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.
Marilyn Monroe
Therapy is the boat across the river, but most don’t want to get off. Don’t blame, forgive, All healing is self-healing
Albert Schweitzer
According to Dickens, the first rule of human nature is self-preservation and when I forgive him for writing a character as pathetic as Oliver Twist, I’ll thank him for the advice.
Melina Marchetta
It makes you feel very virtuous when you forgive people, doesn’t it?
Lucy Maud Montgomery
When we forgive someone, the knots are untied and the past is released.
Reshad Feild
When friends abandoned him, Paul asked God not to count their actions against them. He followed the example of Jesus, who prayed for the Father to forgive His persecutors. What’s your response when friends let you down? Forgiveness is the choice that pleases God every time.
Charles Stanley
Being gentle means forgiving yourself when you mess up. We should learn from our mistakes, but we shouldn’t beat the tar out of ourselves over them. The past is just that, past. Learn what went wrong and why. Make amends if you need to. Then drop it and move on.
Sean Covey
Nothing shocks our moral feelings so deeply as cruelty does. We can forgive every other crime, but not cruelty. The reason for this is that it is the very opposite of compassion.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Forgiveness is primarily for our own sake, so that we no longer carry the burden of resentment. But to forgive does not mean we will allow injustice again.
Jack Kornfield
It is hard to forgive, and to look at those eyes, and feel those wasted hands,’ he answered. ‘Kiss me again; and don’t let me see your eyes! I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer—but yours! How can I?
Emily Bronte
It ‘s possible to forgive someone a great deal if he makes you laugh.
Caroline Llewellyn
If heads of states fail to seize the opportunity of our entry into the third millennium to provide for a better government of planet Earth, history will not forgive them – if there is a history.
Robert Muller
The Ventoux is a god of Evil, to which sacrifices must be made. It never forgives weakness and extracts an unfair tribute of suffering.
Roland Barthes
The greatest virtue is not in forgiving those who apologize, or in being kind to those who are kind to you. The biggest virtue is in forgiving even those who never apologize, and in being kind to even those who are not kind to you.
Yasmin Mogahed
Forgive me… for my love -for ruining you with my love.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
Jimmy Carter
Central to living a life that is good is a life that’s forgiving. We’re creatures of contact, regardless of whether we kiss or we wound.
David Rakoff
In seeking true peace some of us need to improve what has to be improved, confess what needs to be confessed, forgive what needs to be forgiven, and forget what should be be forgotten in order that serenity can come to us.
Jeffrey R. Holland
Forgiveness is something that we are often asked to grant and very few of us ever have the roadmap of how to get from the pain that we have experienced to being able to forgive someone.
Desmond Tutu
God is the original, master forgiver. Each time we grope our reluctant way through the minor miracle of forgiving, we are imitating his style. I am not at all sure that any of us would have had imagination enough to see the possibilities in this way to heal the wrongs of this life had he not done it first.
Lewis B. Smedes
What care I if it be “wild and improbable” and “lacking in literary art”? I refuse to be any longer hampered by such canons of criticism. The one essential thing I demand of a book is that it should interest me. If it does, I forgive it every other fault.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Feel guilty. Mourn this. But move on. Don’t let it destroy you. Forgive yourself.
Richelle Mead
To begin loving people today, we must close the door on the past. And that cannot happen without forgiveness! Forgive those who have hurt you – for your sake, not because they deserve it.
Rick Warren
God come save the youth, Ain’t nothin else to do but have faith in you, Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand.
Tupac Shakur
Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin.
Desmond Tutu
Offended self-love never forgives.
Giovanni Ruffini
Management cares about only one thing. Paperwork. They will forgive almost anything else – cost overruns, gross incompetence, criminal indictments – as long as the paperwork’s filled out properly. And in on time.
Connie Willis
I don’t like saying goodbye to people. I find it much easier to forgive people than to say goodbye to them, I always have, in any facet of my life. It’s hard sometimes to forgive people, but I find it harder to say goodbye if you love them.
Torquil Campbell
Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.
Jim Elliot
Forgive me,” he went on. “For a long time I have had the peculiar habit of not arriving but appearing.
Milan Kundera
Advanced Teachers always forgive. It is inevitable that anyone who seek knowledge and power will make many mistakes.
Frederick Lenz
I think forgiveness is a release of emotions, a release to say “No I let go”. I think it is critical for our mental health being and our physical health being and I think it is critical for our universal being as well to forgive each other.
John Assaraf
My virginity, that from my childhood kept me company, is heavier than I can endure to bear. Forgive me, Cupid, for thou art god, and I a wretched creature: I have sinn’d; but be thou merciful, and grant that yet I may enjoy what thou wilt have me love!
Francis Beaumont
If a woman sleeps alone it puts a shame on all men. God has a very big heart, but there is one sin He will not forgive. If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.
Nikos Kazantzakis
[Dawn] is always such a forgiving time. When that first cold, bright streak comes over the water, it’s as if all our sins were pardoned; as if the sky leaned over the earth and kissed it and gave it absolution.
Willa Cather
Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she’s going to come around and whack you. You’ve got to be prepared.
Geraldo Rivera
Forgive yourself for what you think you’ve done or not done. At every moment, you had your reasons for all of your actions and decisions. You’ve always done the best that you could do. Forgive yourself.
Doreen Virtue
This time I wouldn’t forget him, because I couldn’t ever forgive him – for breaking my heart twice.
James Patterson
There is someone that I love even though I don’t approve of what he does. There is someone I accept though some of his thoughts and actions revolt me. There is someone I forgive though he hurts the people I love the most. That person is……me.
C. S. Lewis
The public will not forgive us if their wish to leave is subject to a bitter and a divisive Conservative Party leadership race between Remain and Leave camps.
Priti Patel
No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.
Jim Morrison
Don’t ask others to forgive in you a sin they’re dying to commit themselves.
Mignon McLaughlin
If dead things love, if earth and water distinguish friends from enemies, I should like to possess their love. I should like the green earth not to feel my step as a heavy burden. I should like her to forgive that she for my sake is wounded by plough and harrow, and willingly to open for my dead body.
Selma Lagerlöf
„I forgive you for stealing my shawl.“ She smiles as he laughs. And then she vanishes. A simple trick of distracting his attention long enough to slip out through the hall, despite the lingering temptation to stay.
Erin Morgenstern
Never forget the nine most important words of any family- I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I think one should forgive and remember …. If you forgive and forget in the usual sense, you’re just driving what you remember into the subconscious; it stays there and festers. But to look, even regularly, upon what you remember and know you’ve forgiven is achievement.
Faith Baldwin
Our Country will, I believe, sooner forgive an Officer for attacking his Enemy than for letting it alone.
Horatio Nelson
Take then this Book, look into it, and show me when Jesus was not forgiving. Read this diving tragedy and tell me where He speaks without mercy and compassion. You visit not the sick and the imprisoned; nor do you feed the hungry or give refuge to the stranger or comfort to the mourner.
Khalil Gibran
I am a sinner….who’s probably gonna sin again…Lord forgive me!
Kendrick Lamar
Good to forgive, Best to forget.
Robert Browning
I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Best friends, no matter what they do or how much they hurt you, it only hurts as much as it does because they are your best friend. And none of us are perfect. Mistakes were made for best friends to forgive; it’s what makes being a best friend official.
J.A. Redmerski
God forgives man the time spent looking at airplane photos.
Barrett Tillman
The rule is: we cannot really forgive ourselves unless we look at the failure in our past and call it by its right name.
Lewis B. Smedes
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde
Saturday mornings, you’ve got three hours of live telly and it’s really forgiving.
Declan Donnelly
To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.
Albert Camus
Jesus died as He had lived-praying, forgiving, loving, sacrificing, trusting, quoting Scripture. If I die as I have lived, how will I die?
Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Mandela stands alone in possessing all of the qualities of other great men, but has one quality which is transcendent… his ability to forgive and to place others above himself.
Kevin Allen
Let the sexes mutually forgive each other their follies; or, what is much better, let them combine their talents for their general advantage.
Maria Edgeworth
Love, while always forgiving of imperfections and mistakes, can never cease to will their removal.
C. S. Lewis
A KEY TO BEGIN FORGIVING: Become soft and tender with the person. The first step is to become soft in your mind and spirit. Lower your voice and relax your facial expressions. This reflects honor and humility; and as Proverbs 15:1 suggests, “A gentle answer turns away anger.”
Gary Smalley
The law cannot forgive, for the law has not been wronged, only broken; only persons can be wronged. The law can pardon, but it can only pardon what it has the power to punish.
W. H. Auden
The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.
Josh Billings
It was about forgiving. I understood that forgiveness itself was strong, durable—like strands of a web weaving around us, holding us.
Jane Hamilton
And before long there will be no more milk in bottles delivered to the doorstep or sleepy rural pubs, and the countryside will be mostly shopping centers and theme parks. Forgive me. I don’t mean to get upset. But you are taking my world away from me, piece by little piece, and sometimes it just pisses me off. Sorry.
Bill Bryson
Keep all your personalities out of your work. Forget and forgive.
Ford Frick
If you can’t forgive, don’t ask to be forgiven.
Napoleon Hill
I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot.
Ramon Maria Narvaez, 1st Duke of Valencia
Anne is very forgiving. She doesn’t care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances.
Jerry Stiller
Most females will forgive a liberty rather than a slight
Charles Caleb Colton
Love is costly. T forgive in love costs us our sense of justice. To serve in love costs us time. To share in love costs us money. Every act of love costs us in some way, just as it cost God to love us. But we are to live a life of love just as Christ loves us and gave Himself for us at great cost to Himself.
Jerry Bridges
FORGIVE The People That Hurt You. God Will Pay You Back With Double The Joy…Double The Victory.
Joel Osteen
But the quality of human beings is only one – and that is how much they love and forgive.
Nirmala Srivastava
Passions are no more forgiving than human laws and they reason more justly. Are they not based on a conscience of their own, infallible as an instinct?
Honore de Balzac
Dogs are minor angels, and I don’t mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally , forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy
Jonathan Carroll
I have no doubts that the Devil grins, As seas of ink I spatter. Ye gods, forgive my “literary” sins – The other kind don’t matter.
Robert W. Service
The love of Christ fills our hearts and makes us always able to forgive!
Pope Francis
In the process of self-discovery you will learn to be kind when you could be harsh. You will learn to forgive, mostly yourself. You will learn to be patient because you may have to wait quite a while to become that which you will eventually be.
Frederick Lenz
I’m as forgiving as the wall you hit at two hundred kilometers an hour.
Ann Aguirre
To acknowledge, to accept, and to forgive one’s parents – both what they gave and what they did not give, both one’s dependence upon them and one’s independence of them – is the ultimate hallmark of maturity: a perception as valid for institutions as for individuals.
Ernest Kurtz
I forgive myself for not being perfect. I am living the very best way I know how.
Louise Hay
You refuse to forgive people, and yet on the Day of Judgment you will stand bare, begging Allah to forgive you.
Yasmin Mogahed
God forgive you, but I never can.
Elizabeth I
Forgive me for noting that conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less.
E. J. Dionne
Don’t we forgive everything of a lover? We forgive selfishness, desire, guile. As long as we are the motive for it…There are some European words you can never translate properly into another language.
Michael Ondaatje
I think forgiveness is absolutely mandatory. When you don’t forgive the only person you are hurting is yourself because you are still harboring the anger and the mental anguish.
John Assaraf
Forgiving is, first of all, a way of helping yourself to get free of the unfair pain somebody caused you.
Lewis B. Smedes
I have pondered long, and I know now that only the pure of heart forgive the thirst that leads to dead waters. And only the sure of foot can give a hand to him who stumbles.
Khalil Gibran
Know that people are doing the best they can from their level of awareness. Accept people for who they are and always be ready to forgive.
Deepak Chopra
Despair has been called the unforgivable sin-not presumably because God refuses to forgive it, but because it despairs of the possibility of being forgiven.
Frederick Buechner
If I have committed any culinary atrocities, please forgive me.
Ted Allen
Forgiveness is praised by the Christian and the Vaishnava, but for me, I ask, “What have I to forgive and whom?”
Sri Aurobindo
If you can’t forgive yourself, how can you expect me to?
E. C. Myers
The only thing I can talk about is just forgiving yourself, because I do not have everything together. And so I tell people: No, you should see my house, it’s a mess.
Susan Sarandon
Just show him that I didn’t need his apology, I guess. Show him that I was okay. Better than okay. I was happy, in spite of everything he’d done to me, and no, I didn’t forgive him. God help me, I would not forgive him.
Kelley Armstrong
I am now willing to forgive myself . . . for believing I could offer something to others before I have offered it to myself.
Iyanla Vanzant
It’s an interesting thing to be in your forties and evaluate success and take ownership of some disasters and some pain and try to forgive a little bit – yourself and others.
Uma Thurman
My mother was Irish and she was superstitious, if you’ll forgive the tautology.
Rosalind Russell
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.
Hyman Rickover
Our bodies need regular washing because we get dirty everyday. But so do our hearts! Because each day, people hurt us, offend us, forget us, snub us, step on us, reject us. But if we choose to forgive everyone everyday, we cleanse our hearts! We wake up the next morning refreshed and pure and lovely!
Bo Sanchez
Once a great wrong has been done, it never dies. People speak the words of peace, but their hearts do not forgive. Generations perform ceremonies of reconciliation but there is no end.
Paule Marshall
I am constrained to express my adoration of the Supreme Being, the Author of my existence, in full belief of His providential goodness and His forgiving mercy revealed to the world through Jesus Christ, through Whom I hope for never-ending happiness in a future state.
Robert Treat Paine
To forgive all is as inhuman as to forgive none
Seneca the Younger
We must beware of the Past, mustn’t we? I mean that any fixing of the mind on old evils beyond what is absolutely necessary for repenting our own sins and forgiving those of others is certainly useless and usually bad for us. Notice in Dante that the lost souls are entirely concerned with their past! Not so the saved.
C. S. Lewis
Forgiving is forgetting, in spite of remembering.
Dag Hammarskjold
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
Joan Lunden
Forgive people so that Allah may forgive you.
It is for God to punish wicked people; we should learn to forgive.
Emily Bronte
You gave him an opportunity of showing greatness of character and he did not seize it. He will never forgive you for that.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Despite serious reservations, I had to forgive Finnick for his role in the conspiracy that landed me here. He, at least has some idea of what I’m going through. And it takes too much energy to stay angry with someone who cries so much.
Suzanne Collins
If you do not for give you actually are tying yourself to the perpetrator, that you are going to live your life as a victim. And you won’t experience a liberation that comes from forgiving.
Desmond Tutu
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
Pierre Corneille
There has to be insight born of hindsight. Otherwise, you’re only confessing your sins and asking the reader to forgive you. And that is a complete misuse of the writer’s power and unfair to the reader.
Meghan Daum
Not forgiving someone hurts you worse than it hurts him…even if he doesn’t deserve to be forgiven…Not forgiving someone is like not pulling a thorn out of your foot just because you weren’t the one who put it there.
Mercedes Lackey
The incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents; divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them.
Baron de Montesquieu
You will be at your best forever, Even now you have good moments. Occasional glimpses of your heavenly self. When you change your baby’s diaper, forgive your boss’s temper, tolerate your spouse’s moodiness, you display traces of saintliness.
Max Lucado
In times of tumult, voters are likely to forgive a president, if not reward him, for compromises made in service of solutions.
Ron Fournier
We forgive but not forgotten
Nelson Mandela
Forgive me, that I manage badly, Manage badly but live gloriously, That I leave traces of myself in my songs, That I appeared to you in waking dreams.
Anna Akhmatova
The [stock] market,like the Lord, helps those who help themselves. But, unlike the Lord, the market does not forgive those who know not what they do.
Warren Buffett
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Only two miracles are worth seeing: The miracle of loving And The miracle of forgiving.
Sri Chinmoy
I’m willing to forgive the press, or forgive anybody,I was taught to love and forgive,which I do have in my heart,but please don’t believe these crazy, horrifying things.
Michael J. Jackson
My abortion was so long ago I didn’t think I needed help. I hoped God had forgiven me but I hadn’t realized I didn’t forgive myself. After attending this safe, nurturing group I know that I am forgiven and set free.
How accommodating love is; it forgives everything.
Isabel Allende
As unique as we all are, an awful lot of us want the same things. We want to shake up our current less-than-fulfilling lives. We want to be happier, more loving, forgiving and connected with the people around us.
Brene Brown
What we forgive too freely doesn’t stay forgiven.
Mignon McLaughlin
The most important thing about being a father is being able to forgive yourself. If you don’t forgive yourself, you’re not going to forgive your kids, either.
Evander Holyfield
I thought I was going to be a lot more freaked out by being naked onstage. I think on film I would have been more freaked out, because film is less forgiving. But onstage it’s lit so beautifully. It would make my mother look good.
Lorraine Bracco
When you are depressed, bear in mind the Lord’s command to Peter to forgive a sinner seventy times seven (cf. Mt. 18:22). And you may be sure that He Who gave this command to another will Himself do very much more.
John Climacus
Laughter always forgives.
Martin Amis
There are many sorts of love. And when you love a man who is less than you dreamed, you have to make allowances for the difference between a real man and a dream. Sometimes you have to forgive him. Perhaps you even have to forgive him often. But forgiveness often comes with love.
Philippa Gregory
Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It’s something you do for yourself. It’s saying, ‘You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.’ It’s saying, ‘You don’t get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.
Jodi Picoult
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said seventy times seven. Well, I want you all to know that I’m keeping a chart.
Hillary Clinton
If we forgive other people, our hearts are made fit to receive forgiveness.
Corrie Ten Boom
Who hath not courage to revenge will never find generosity to forgive.
Henry Home, Lord Kames
Forgive me. I can no longer live with my nerves.
Jean Seberg
We mirror God’s mercy to us when we forgive another.
Virginia H. Pearce
I have discovered that most people who tell me that they cannot forgive a person who wronged them are handicapped by a mistaken understanding of what forgiving is.
Lewis B. Smedes
I would not be like those Authors, who forgive themselves some particular lines for the sake of a whole Poem, and vice versa a whole Poem for the sake of some particular lines. I believe no one qualification is so likely to make a good writer, as the power of rejecting his own thoughts.
Alexander Pope
Love, not anger, brought Jesus to the cross. Golgotha came as a result of God’s great desire to forgive, not his reluctance. Jesus knew that by his vicarious suffering he could actually absorb all the evil of humanity and so heal it, forgive it, redeem it.
Richard J. Foster
Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else.
Mother Teresa
Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous, but they cannot survive unless they fight.
Jalal Talabani
The possible redemption from the predicament of irreversibility – of being unable to undo what one has done – is the faculty of forgiving.
Hannah Arendt
When God designs to forgive us he changes our hearts and turns us to obedience by His Spirit.
John Calvin
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Nelson Mandela