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A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
Sydney J. Harris
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
I place an enormous premium on loyalty. If someone betrays me, I can forgive them rationally, but emotionally I have found it impossible to do so.
Richard E. Grant
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 Kidd
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.
Even though we are deceived, still believe. Though we are betrayed, still forgive. Love completely even those who hate you.
Sun Myung Moon
If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
Henry Ward Beecher
When I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior, and I asked him to forgive and to come into my life, and He does - from that moment forward I have established a personal relationship with God that I have to develop, you know, through Bible reading and prayer, and living my life for him.
Anne Graham Lotz
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.
Lewis B. Smedes
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
I never forget. I never forgive. I can wait. I find it very easy to harbor a grudge. I have scores to settle.
A lot of people, when they say 'forgive and forget,' they think you completely wash your brain out and forget everything. That is not the concept. What I think is you forgive and you forget so you can transform your experiences, not necessarily forget them but transform them, so that they don't haunt you or handicap you or kill you.
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart.
Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person's capacity to love and communicate and forgive can be bigger than anything else.
Carrying a grudge is a heavy burden. As you forgive, you will feel the joy of being forgiven.
Henry B. Eyring
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
Bryant H. McGill
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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