There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
~ Anthony de Mello
Don’t tell God how big your addiction is, tell your addiction how big God is!
If I’m an alcoholic, I shouldn’t drink. If I’m not, I don’t need to.
~ Caroline Knapp
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
True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.
~ David Ridge
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
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
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
~ David Starr Jordan
It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
~ Margaret Thatcher
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start my friend, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.
~ Carl Bard
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
~ Nelson Mandela
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
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
~ Oscar Wilde
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.
~ Bob Richards
A window of opportunity won’t open itself.
~ Dave Weinbaum
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
~ Robert Half
Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
~ Vaclav Havel
What are men to rocks and mountains?
~ Jane Austen