Forgiveness Quotes

By | September 22, 2013

Forgiveness Quotes – words to use when you are asking for forgiveness, or when you need to find a way to forgive others.

Whether you are trying to find it in your heart to forgive someone – or whether you need to ask forgiveness from someone you have wronged – I hope you will find the appropriate words for your situation below.

A Selection of Forgiveness Quotes

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

What we forgive too freely doesn’t stay forgiven.
Mignon McLaughlin

One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.
Franklin P. Jones

In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I’m keeping achart.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich

There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.
Sydney Harris

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
Isaac Friedmann

If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?
Dolores Huerta

To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
Leo Tolstoy

If we practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.
Mahatma Gandhi

You have to forgive to forget, and forget, to feel again.

A woman who can’t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
Ed Howe

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

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

Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time—just like it does for you and me
Sara Paddison

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass
George Herbert

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Henry Ward Beecher

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.

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

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William A. Ward

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Robert Quillen

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

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