Forgiveness

Forgiving someone can be tough but it can often leave us feeling better. When we do forgive someone, it does us good too.

Share this great collection of forgiveness quotes full of famous and not-so-famous inspirational quotes about giving and receiving forgiveness.

Forgiveness Quotes

Norman Cousins – Life is an adventure …

Norman Cousins – Life is an adventure …

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

~ Norman Cousins

C. Joybell C. Quote – People have to forgive …

C. Joybell C. Quote – People have to forgive …

People have to forgive. We don’t have to like them, we don’t have to be friends with them, we don’t have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don’t we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry!

~ C. Joybell C.

Sara Paddison Quote – Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored …

Sara Paddison Quote – Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored …

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

Anonymous Quote – To forgive is to set a prisoner …

Anonymous Quote – To forgive is to set a prisoner …

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

~ Anonymous

Isaac Friedmann Quote – Forgiveness is the sweetest …

Isaac Friedmann Quote – Forgiveness is the sweetest …

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.

~ Isaac Friedmann

William Arthur Ward Quote – Forgiveness is a funny thing …

William Arthur Ward Quote – Forgiveness is a funny thing …

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

~ William Arthur Ward

Chaim Herzog Quote – I do not bring forgiveness with me …

Chaim Herzog Quote – I do not bring forgiveness with me …

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

~ Chaim Herzog

Thomas Fuller Quote – He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge …

Thomas Fuller Quote – He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge …

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

~ Thomas Fuller

Marianne Williamson Quote – The first step in forgiveness is the willingness …

Marianne Williamson Quote – The first step in forgiveness is the willingness …

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.

~ Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson Quote – Forgiveness is not always easy …

Marianne Williamson Quote – Forgiveness is not always easy …

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 Williamson

Lisa Prosen Quote – The most important lesson …

Lisa Prosen Quote – The most important lesson …

The most important lesson on the road to spiritual maturity is how to truly forgive. No-one likes to be held in their history, especially people trying to make themselves better.

~ Lisa Prosen

Lewis B. Smedes Quote – Forgiving is love’s toughest work …

Lewis B. Smedes Quote – Forgiving is love’s toughest work …

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. Smedes

David Ridge Quote – True forgiveness is not an action …

David Ridge Quote – True forgiveness is not an action …

True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.

~ David Ridge

Eric Hoffer Quote – The remarkable thing is that …

Eric Hoffer Quote – The remarkable thing is that …

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbour as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

~ Eric Hoffer

Catherine Ponder Quote – When you hold resentment …

Catherine Ponder Quote – When you hold resentment …

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.

~ Catherine Ponder

Anonymous Quote – It takes a strong person …

Anonymous Quote – It takes a strong person …

It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive.

~ Anonymous

Nelson Mandela Quote – Resentment is like drinking …

Nelson Mandela Quote – Resentment is like drinking …

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

~ Nelson Mandela

Will Smith Quote – Throughout life people will …

Will Smith Quote – Throughout life people will …

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, ’cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

~ Will Smith

Oscar Wilde Quote – Always forgive your enemies …

Oscar Wilde Quote – Always forgive your enemies …

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

~ Oscar Wilde

Mahatma Ghandi Quote – The weak can never forgive …

Mahatma Ghandi Quote – The weak can never forgive …

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

~ Mahatma Ghandi

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