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.
What we forgive too freely doesn’t stay forgiven.
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.
There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
If we practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.
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.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass
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.
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