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It is very east to forgive others their mistakes it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

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.

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself for every man has need to be forgiven.

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.

One forgives to the degree that one loves.

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

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.

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

God will forgive me. It's his job.

Forgive many things in others nothing in yourself.

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.

The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead the living have no right to forget.

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.

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Forgiveness is not a feeling - it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God. It's a quality decision that won't be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.

Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?

Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.

Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.

Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.

I have to ask Allah's forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it's not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred.

We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it's absolutely not it takes a very strong person to forgive.

The fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption.

We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.

Forgiveness to the injured does belong but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.

I realized that it's all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba.

I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night.

God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency.

If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption.

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.

I find forgiveness to be really healthy.

My desire is to stand up and brush myself off when I make mistakes and ask for forgiveness.

Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.

I think it's important to remember that Christianity was based in love and tolerance and forgiveness and acceptance.

I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships - things like forgiveness and compassion.

On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial... whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.

When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.

Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.

I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.

Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity.

And the only thing to do with a sin is to confess, do penance and then, after some kind of decent interval, ask for forgiveness.

'Caught' is a novel of forgiveness, and the past and the present - who should be and who shouldn't be forgiven. None of my books are ever just about thrills, or it won't work.

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness not to sin offers only punishment.

I like cast iron coated with enamel for longevity and forgiveness if I happen to take my eyes off the prize while pouring Chianti.

One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially outside any frame of religious forgiveness. All of us have done something we regret - how we manage to remove that from our conscience, or whether that's even possible, interested me.

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.

On the Day of Atonement, Jews are commanded to seek forgiveness from the people we have hurt.

The Dalai Lama's entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline. Those are qualities to be admired. I am really looking forward to meeting His Holiness.

As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.

I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that's my belief. I still don't know what 'Christian' means. I'm a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness.

I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility.

God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility and I do.

Well, of course I think people can be forgiven. But our justice system is not set up to dispense forgiveness. You can go to the local priest for that.

Forgiveness isn't about condoning what has happened to you or someone else's actions against you.

Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness. And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness.

There is no forgiveness in nature.

I am making amends and seeking forgiveness. My only hope is that some good can come out of my situation.

I'm currently in an interesting correspondence with a nun about forgiveness.

I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.

I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.

China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.

The things the writers have me doing on 'Suburgatory' are insane. I think they think it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

I would say that playing this character has caused me to think about a lot of things. He's always questioning himself and trying to get back to something he lost touch with and trying to find forgiveness. Everybody struggles with these things to some extent in their life.

I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Mark's happier. I'm sober. There are still phone calls to be made, people I need to say something to. But everyone from Creed who I've offended or hurt, I ask for their forgiveness.

I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.

These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.

The principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all, but had been applied in various churches perhaps, however, with no strict consistency.

I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It's a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It's not something that happens overnight. It's an evolution of the heart.

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.

And as I ask for your forgiveness, I also ask for your support to keep all things in perspective and keep all things in proportion. The good of nine years versus the bad.

Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of revenge.

I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!!

Tell them you still love them, and they will get the message.

It is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

A noble spirit finds a cure for injustice in forgetting it.

If you cannot forgive yourself, you cannot forgive others.

Forgiveness is man's deepest need and highest achievement.

The simple truth is, we all make mistakes, and we all need forgiveness.

Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.

Forgiveness is just another name for freedom.

If you want to see the brave, look to those who can return love for hatred. If you want to see the heroic, look to those who can forgive.

It is for God to punish wicked people; we should learn to forgive.

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

Can you hate someone for what they have done, but still love them for whom they had been?

Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.

Forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.

The only thing evil can't stand is forgiveness.

You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down.

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.

Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.

The more you know yourself, the more you will forgive others.

Do not waste your life taking revenge on the shadows of those you cannot forget or forgive. Accept. Endure.

Your ego is the only one that's too proud to forgive. Your soul is ready.

There is great freedom in not needing to await the forgiveness of another.

While revenge weakens society, forgiveness gives it strength.

Until we can forgive, we remain locked in our pain and locked out of the possibility of experiencing healing and freedom, locked out of the possibility of being at peace.

We should learn to accommodate ourselves to wrongness, striving always to adopt a more forgiving, humorous and kindly perspective on its multiple examples in ourselves and in our partners.

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Forgiveness is the answer.

To forgive is to understand the origins of evil and cruelty.

Forgiveness is a prerequisite to peace. Make the decision to let go of pain and refuse to be jaded by negative experiences.

Forgiveness is simply about understanding that every one of us is both inherently good and inherently flawed.

Love truth, but pardon error.

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.

Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different, it's accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward.

True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you for that experience.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive.

Compassion and love are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, all the virtues.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Forget, forgive; conclude, and be agreed.

Forgotten is forgiven.

Forgive and it relieves you.

We are all in need of mercy.

What I cannot love, I overlook.

Forgiveness is an act of self-love.

Let it hurt. Let it heal. Let it go.

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.

Those who understand evil pardon it.

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

We pardon to the extent that we love.

Forgiveness is, truly, all or nothing.

The mind cannot forgive. Only you can.

Choose to forgive and free your heart.

Forgive them even if they are not sorry.

There are difficult things about you too.

I remember everything but forgive anyway.

To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.

When one forgives, two souls are set free.

Forgive and forget. Not revenge and regret.

Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.

Let go, release, give up, stop resisting, forgive.

Your past is over; it cannot touch you. Forgive all involved, including yourself.

An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything.

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly, forgive quickly.

Every one of us has the capacity to love, to forgive, to understand, and to be compassionate.

If we can forgive what's been done to us... If we can forgive what we've done to others... If we can leave our stories behind. Our being victims and villains. Only then can we maybe rescue the world.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Forgiveness isn't just the absence of anger. I think it's also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.

The cruel always believe the kind are weak. But human decency and goodness can also move human affairs.

I forgive to gives a second chance. I forgive to move forward. I forgive to fly.

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

When we can recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain the strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.

When I talk of forgiveness I mean the belief that you can come out the other side a better person. A better person than the one being consumed by anger and hatred.

There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.

On the whole, my impression is that mercy bears richer fruits than any other attribute.

Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.

Forgiveness is the only thing that cleans the slate, dissolving the old so the new can come in.

Forgiveness isn't approving what happened. It's choosing to rise above it.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.

You may eventually forgive and befriend someone who harmed you, never someone who bored you.

It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.

You too are a deeply imperfect and questionable individual.

Nobody forgets where he buried the hatchet.

A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.

It's always like this, her life a pendulum between forgiveness and regret.

Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.

It's impossible to forget. But it's vital to forgive.

Until we have seen someone's darkness, we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is.

People will forgive you for being wrong, but they will never forgive you for being right - especially if events prove you right while proving them wrong.

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Yes, this is what good is: to forgive evil. There is no other good.

What we forgive too freely doesn't stay forgiven.

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

Those who say they will forgive but can't forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use.

Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.

Forgiveness is the way we stop our human community from unraveling.

Forgiveness does not relieve someone of responsibility for what they have done. Forgiveness does not erase accountability. It is not about turning a blind eye or even turning the other cheek.

There are times when all of us have been thoughtless, selfish or cruel. But no act is unforgivable; no person is beyond redemption.

If you can find it in yourself to forgive, then you are no longer chained to the perpetrator.

You teach people how to treat you by what you let them get away with.

Pardon one offence, and you encourage the commission of many.

To understand all is to forgive all.

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

They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started, but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself.

Truth can be told in an instant, forgiveness can be offered spontaneously, but reconciliation is the work of lifetimes and generations.

Forgiveness isn't where we think someone else was a jerk but we're so spiritual now that we deign to pardon them. Forgiveness means we extend our perception beyond the level of guilt and recognize the internal innocence within us all.

People who successfully insult you take ownership of your time and energy, hijacking your mood and schedule. Letting things go isn't just about sweet forgiveness. It's about conserving your energy and attention for the things that matter.

Forgive. It doesn't erase their crime but why should you do the time. Let go of resentment.

Choosing to hate is proving your inferiority.

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

In the end, you realize that it was never personal. It was just people acting in their own best interests and you were collateral damage. This doesn't make it right, but realizing that you weren't really a specific target is the first step to forgiveness.

The only stream that can wash away the pain of unjust acts is the sweet water of loving-kindness and compassion.

Forgiveness is an act of letting go. To forgive is to begin to rid yourself of attachment to that which you cannot change.

People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

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

Take forgiveness slowly. Don't blame yourself for being slow. Peace will come.

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

Hating is easy and wrong. Forgiving is hard but right. Have the courage to choose wisely.

The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.

Forgive yourself. Whatever you're holding onto or carrying around from the past - let it go.

Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.

The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.

We are all on a life long journey and the core of its meaning, the terrible demand of its centrality is forgiving and being forgiven.

Part 1. Forgiveness is to offer no resistance to life - to allow life to live through you.

Part 2. The alternatives are pain and suffering, a greatly restricted flow of life energy, and in many cases physical disease.

A person who practices compassion and forgiveness has great inner strength, whereas aggression is usually a sign of weakness.

The life purpose for each of us is to overcome negativity by choosing love.

I don't think there's anything braver than forgiveness.

A real apology is admitting how exactly you f*cked up and how exactly you're going to fix it.

It is not easy to admit one's wrongdoing and ask for forgiveness. I am sorry are perhaps the three hardest words to say.

Play hard, forgive quickly, apologize when you are wrong, take chances, and have no regrets.

Be strong enough to forgive without hearing an apology.

The closer you are to someone, the harder it is to apologize.

When you apologize, you're not putting yourself down. You're expressing concern for how your actions affect others. Don't be sorry for saying sorry. Being quick to apologize is a sign of empathy.

Part 1. When we are willing to let down our defences and look honestly at our actions, we find there is a great freedom in asking for forgiveness and great strength in admitting the wrong.

Part 2. It is how we free ourselves from our past errors. It is how we are able to move forward into our future, unfettered by the mistakes we have made.

Never forget the nine most important words of any family - I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.

In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at time you beg forgiveness.

Apologizing does not always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego.

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

An apology without change is just manipulation.

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

Be thankful for your life, and forgive everybody, including yourself.

Don't waste time scratching the itch.

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.

The reasons for forgiving ourselves are the same as for forgiving others. It is how we become free of the past.

All forgiveness is self-forgiveness.

You were born to be real not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else's life.

You are just human. Being imperfect does not make you any less.

Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.

Your imperfections are marks of authenticity and that is the beauty of you.

All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.

Your past is a lesson... not a life sentence. Forgive yourself and focus on the future.

I cling to my imperfection as the very essence of my being.

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.

Imperfection is a form of freedom.

I pardon him, as God shall pardon me.

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

In the shadow of my hurt, forgiveness feels like a decision to reward my enemy. But in the shadow of the cross, forgiveness is merely a gift from one undeserving soul to the next.

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.

Become more accepting. With every interaction, surrender any tendency to judge another person. Pray for a more accepting heart.

If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.

I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.

When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines upon you.

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon.

You must forgive me, for I struggled only for you.

Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals.

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.

When you're close, you see drama, emotions, hate and pain. When you're far away, you understand, you rationalize, you care less, you realize your peace and health are more important than anything else.

You'll never know how strong your heart is until you learn to forgive who broke it.

Forgiving them isn't the hard part, it's trying to trust them again.

I don't think people understand that you can forgive a person and not allow them back into your life. That is possible, very possible.

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

Forgiving is love's toughest work, and love's biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love's power to break nature's rule. Lewis B.

Forgiveness is a sign that the person who has wronged you means more to you than the wrong they have delt.

Anytime you try to be a loving person, you're doing your part to save the world.

Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.

True reconciliation is never cheap, for it is based on forgiveness which is costly. Forgiveness in turn depends on repentance, which has to be based on an acknowledgment of what was done wrong, and therefore on disclosure of the truth. You cannot forgive what you do not know.

To love another human in all of her splendor and imperfect perfection, it is a magnificent task... tremendous and foolish and human.

Forgive him. Not because he deserves your forgiveness, but because you have the right to be free.

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever, one foot in sea, and one on shore, to one thing constant never.

Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life's important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives.

If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.

Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace.

To be social is to be forgiving.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

Reconciliation always brings a springtime to the soul.

Relationships don't thrive because the guilty are punished, but because the wounded are merciful.

Toxic relationships perish because of egos. Healthy relationships flourish because of acceptance.

It's easy to forgive the mistake from others, but it's hard to rebuild the trust that has been destroyed.

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.

To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get.

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they're sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.

Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice.

We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us - that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.

No person is completely wicked, just as no person is perfect. We are all grey.

They learn tolerance for others' faults through our tolerance of their own.

Friendships are forged in years and broken in moments. The impulsive and reactive will set fire to many worthwhile relationships. A long-lasting friendship offers a deep and singular kind of companionship. Forgive the little things.

You can change any relationship right now by looking for the things you love, appreciate, and are grateful for in that person.

Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.

Our key to transforming anything lies in our ability to reframe it.

Some forgive and forget, more forgive and remember, most forgive and remind.

If you can't forgive and forget, pick one.

A tree that has been damaged remembers but continues to grow.

Even though your wound are not your fault, your healing is still your responsibility.

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

Forgiving you is my gift to you. Moving on is my gift to myself.

Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.

Forgiveness is your most powerful tool to be happy. By releasing your past, you cleanse the present, opening up the future. Don't let bitterness become a noose.

Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting, nor does it mean that you've given the message that what someone did was okay. It just means that you've let go of the anger or guilt towards someone, or towards yourself.

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.

With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges - the power of presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.

I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It's a gift you give yourself.

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

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.

Forgiveness is nothing less than the way we heal the world. We heal the world by healing each and every one of our hearts. The process is simple, but it is not easy.

Stuff I know is true: No happiness without gratitude; no peace without forgiveness; no transformation without self-accountability.

There is no magic wand we can wave to go back in time and change what has happened or undo the harm that has been done, but we can do everything in our power to set right what has been made wrong. We can endeavour to make sure the harm never happens again.

Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.

But we can't go back. We can only go forward.

Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.

Resentment is like drinking a poison and then waiting for the other person to die.

Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Wise people help.

Holding a grudge doesn't make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn't make you weak; it sets you free.

Where there is no true forgiveness, there can be no real peace.

Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.

Who is there among us who does not prefer tolerance, respect and forgiveness of our failings to bigotry, disrespect, and resentment?

Because they are mean is no reason why I should be.

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.

A minute of rage can undo a lifetime of diligent effort. Self-control is self-preservation. Most of us won't look back on the moments we acted in anger as among our finest. Do not act when the tide of rage flows in. Wait for it to go out. Then act with reason and proportion.

Anger usually worsens the problem it feels like the solution to.

I free myself from hatred through forgiveness and love.

Do not be concerned with the faults of other persons. Do not see others' faults with a hateful mind.

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

Don't think too much and give a second chance. We are all human, right?

Forgiveness is always the key to letting go the past; atoning for our own mistakes and forgiving other people for theirs.

Understand and accept that every person you interact with is flawed, even you. There are no exceptions to this rule. Don't get stressed by forcing people to change. It's not worth it. Focus your energy on being the best you can be. That's all that matters.

Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice.

Common humanity: recognizing that all human beings suffer and are imperfect.

Everybody makes mistakes. If you can't forgive others, don't expect others to forgive you.

We all make mistakes. Don't let that be the reason you give up on somebody.

The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.

You cannot be happy in the past. You cannot be happy in the future. There's only this moment. Live courageously in the unknown, live in the now.

It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.

Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind.

We don't forgive to help the other person. We don't forgive for others. We forgive for ourselves. Forgiveness, in other words, is the best form of self-interest.

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.

The moment you truly forgive, you have reclaimed your power from the mind.

No matter how bad something may seem, there are always, always, many things to be grateful for.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Forgiveness is God's command.

I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.