Today I want to share with you my selection of forgiveness quotes. Forgiveness has powerful benefits.
It is mentioned in religions, the social sciences and even medicine.
Forgiveness is a basically a decision to let go of resentment, anger and thoughts of revenge.
Forgiving is more than excusing, forgetting, or ignoring the pain.
When you forgive someone, it makes way for compassion, understanding, empathy, kindness and peace for the one who hurt you.
Remember, forgiveness is a choice. In other words, you can decide to forgive someone at your own will.
Here are my list of forgiveness quotes:
“Always forgive your enemies–nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde
“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” – Alexander Pope
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.” – Lenn Clark
“Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds”.- Sidney and Suzanne Simon
“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Muller
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you”. – Lewis B. Smedes
“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” – Cherie Carter-Scott
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“To understand is to forgive, even oneself.” – Alexander Chase
“If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” – George Herbert
“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.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“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
“Forgiveness means that you’ve decided not to let it keep festering inside even if it only comes up once in awhile.” – Doc Childre and Howard Martin
“Forgiveness is giving up the possibility of a better past.” Unknown
“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” – William A. Ward
“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.” – Louis B. Smedes
“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” – H. Jackson Brown
Hopefully, the above forgiveness quotes can help to reduce its grip on you, and you can focus on other positive parts of your life and move on…
Check out this free ebook “Why Forgive” by Johann Christoph Arnold.