The best quotes about Forgiving


It's the most amazing thing to be able to forgive.

- Carrie FisherForgiveness & Mercy

I really believe in, 'Move on, live and let live, forgive and forget.'

- Kate WinsletForgiveness & Mercy

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.

- Sue Monk KiddForgiveness & Mercy

I am someone who can't hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don't carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that's the only way to be happy and peaceful.

- Deepika PadukoneForgiveness & Mercy

I took revenge on hardship from my earlier life by forgetting it.

- Alija IzetbegovicForgiveness & Mercy

If you haven't forgiven someone, it does not hurt that person. They're sleeping at night. You're holding onto that, and all the damage is being done to you internally.

- Tyler PerryForgiveness & Mercy

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

- T. D. JakesForgiveness & Mercy

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

- T. D. JakesForgiveness & Mercy

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.

- Marianne WilliamsonPeace, Forgiveness & Mercy

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

- Marianne WilliamsonForgiveness & Mercy

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

- Maya AngelouForgiveness & Mercy

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

- Indira GandhiForgiveness & Mercy

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

- Nelson MandelaForgiveness & Mercy

There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.

- David Levithan, Every DayForgiveness & Mercy, Questions, Quotes to think about

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

- Ann LandersLove, Marriage, Forgiveness & Mercy

If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being.

- James E. FaustForgiveness & Mercy

But if I've learned one thing, it's this: forgiveness is crucial. If you can't forgive someone you're mad at, that anger will poison you. You have to learn to let it go.

- Heather BrewerForgiveness & Mercy

The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.

- Emma GoldmanUnderstanding, Forgiveness & Mercy

Forgiving is love's toughest work, and love's biggest risk.

- Lewis B. SmedesLove, Forgiveness & Mercy

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

- Lewis B. SmedesForgiveness & Mercy

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

- Lewis B. SmedesRelationships, Forgiveness & Mercy

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

- Bryant H. McGillLove, Forgiveness & Mercy

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

- William Arthur WardForgiveness & Mercy

One forgives to the degree that one loves.

- François de La RochefoucauldForgiveness & Mercy

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

- Alexander PopeForgiveness & Mercy

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

- Oscar WildeForgiveness & Mercy

I think that maybe forgiveness is like change - it comes in small steps.

- Mary E. Pearson in The Jenna Fox Chronicles - The Adoration of Jenna FoxForgiveness & Mercy

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

- Winston ChurchillDuty, Freedom, Hope, Forgiveness & Mercy, Justice, Honor

The only way out of this labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

- John Green in Looking for AlaskaForgiveness & Mercy

You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness and give him over to me so that my love will burn from his life every vestige of corruption.

- William Paul Young in The ShackForgiveness & Mercy

Forgiveness is not about forgetting, Mack. It is about letting go of another person's throat.

- William Paul Young in The ShackForgiveness & Mercy

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

- William Paul Young in The ShackForgiveness & Mercy

Forgiveness is first for you, the forgiver, to release you from something that will eat you alive; that will destroy your joy and your ability to love fully and openly.

- William Paul Young in The ShackForgiveness & Mercy

Albus Dumbledore: 'People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.'

- Joanne K. Rowling in Harry Potter - und der HalbblutprinzForgiveness & Mercy, Albus Dumbledore

The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance.

- William Shakespeare in Der SturmForgiveness & Mercy, Revenge

Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.

- Luke, 23, 34Forgiveness & Mercy

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

- Love Story, by Jennifer Cavilleri BarrettLove, Loyalty, Forgiveness & Mercy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

- John F. KennedyForgiveness & Mercy, Enemies

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

- Mahatma GandhiForgiveness & Mercy

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