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Without being forgiven, released
from the consequences of what we
Forgiveness is the key to action and
Forgiveness is the
scent that the rose leaves on
Grace is getting something that you don’t deserve; and mercy is not getting something that you do deserve.
This is certain,
that a man that studieth revenge keeps
They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Henry Ward Beecher
God pardons like a
mother, who kisses the
I can forgive, but I cannot forget" is only another way of saying, "I will not forgive."
Forgiveness does not
change the past, but it
Forgive yourself for
your faults and your mistakes
E. H. Chapin
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when is foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember
I could see peace instead of this.
allows love to return to my awareness, I will see a world
Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
Life is an adventure in
Reason to rule, mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative.
What is forgiven is usually well remembered.
Earl of Chesterfield
Little vicious minds abound with anger and revenge and are incapable of feeling te pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
In him we have
redemption through his blood,
Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature.
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are.
If one by one we counted people out
For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long
To get so we had no one left to live with.
For to be social is to be forgiving.Mahatma Gandhi
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
If a good person
does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it.
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 again made clean.
the chain of causality because he who forgives you -- out of love -- takes
upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness,
therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
Sidney J. Harris
A winner rebukes and
forgives; a loser is too
Hope for a great sea-change
He that cannot
forgive others, breaks the bridge over which
Seeing with better eyes "We can recognize that the offender
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
If you haven't forgiven
yourself something, how can you forgive others?
There is nothing that in the end, cannot be forgiven,
We easily pardon an offense we had part in.
The supreme act of courage is that of forgiving ourselves.
Martin Luther King
Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
One pardons to the degree that one
He who has not
forgiven an enemy has never
Everyone says that
forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive
If we could read the
secret history of our enemies,
...and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us.
Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
Forgiveness unleashes joy. It brings peace. It washes the slate clean. It sets all the highest values of love in motion. In a sense, forgiveness is Christianity at its highest level.
It may be infinitely worse to refuse
to forgive than to murder, because
Forgiveness is the giving and so the receiving of life.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.
You have learned how it was
said: Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.
Then Peter went up to him and said,
"Lord, how often must I forgive my
We do not really know how to forgive
until we know what it is to be forgiven.
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart...forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred and the waste of spirits.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime;
It is freeing to become aware that we do
not have to be victims of our past
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.
forgives us. ... Who am I not to forgive?
You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstances instead
To err is human, to forgive is divine.
In our society, forgiveness is often
seen as weakness. People who
Never repeat old grievances.
A wise man will make
haste to forgive, because he knows the full
Mercy has many arms.
Saint Francis of Assisi
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
The quality of mercy is not
Though justice be
George Bernard Shaw
The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
It is a very
delicate job to forgive a man,
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Only the brave know
how to forgive; it is the most refined and
He who forgiveth,
and is reconciled unto his enemy,
Thomas Stephen Szasz
The stupid neither
forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive and do
There is no condition for forgiveness.
Genuine forgiveness is participation, reunion overcoming the powers of
It is one of the
things about forgiveness you have to remember. It is not
In forgiving, people are not being asked to forget. On the contrary, it is important to remember, so that we should not let such atrocities happen again. Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. It means taking what happened seriously...drawing out the sting in the memory that threatens our entire existence.
Forget and forgive.
This is not difficult when properly understood.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness.
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.
William H. Walton
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
Forgetting is something
that time takes care of, but forgiveness is an act of volition, and only the
sufferer is qualified to make the decision.
William Carlos Williams
What power has love but forgiveness? In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise?
Forgiveness does not mean that we suppress anger; forgiveness means that we have asked for a miracle: the ability to see through mistakes that someone has made to the truth that lies in all of our hearts. 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. Attack thoughts towards others are attack thoughts towards ourselves. The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.