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Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Jesus alone cleanses from sin; He only can forgive our transgressions.
Ellen G. White
Do you realize, when Mandela was inaugurated president, he invited as his special guests the white jailers from his Robben Island prison? He literally did forgive everybody.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.
I never forgive, but I always forget.
Jesus teaches us to forgive and I've got to trust him on that one.
I tried to manipulate and control people, and I harbored resentment. I wanted to be forgiven, but I wouldn't forgive others.
I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser.
It is a lie that our anger justifies our impulse to hurt or ignore our antagonists. We are to forgive to be forgiven. To wait for them to repent before we forgive and repent is to allow them to choose for us a delay which could cost us happiness here and hereafter.
Henry B. Eyring
I had to learn to forgive. I couldn't sleep at night. I got ulcers. I had to let go, to let God deal with it. No one wants to be mad in their own house. I didn't want to be angry my whole life. It takes so much energy out of you to be mean.
It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
I drank for about 25 years getting over the loss of my father and I took the anger out on myself. I did a good job at beating myself up at sometimes. I don't drink anymore but my alcoholic head occasionally says different. 'Nil By Mouth' was a love letter to my father because I needed to resolve some issues in order to be able to forgive him.
If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.
It's easier to forgive those who hurt you than those who hurt the people you love.
You hope that your teenage self would like and forgive your 50-year-old self.
The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wiggle out of one.
I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension.
I'm a forgiver. I might not forget, but I forgive. My mother, father and older brother always told me: 'Don't hold grudges. If you do that, you don't lower yourself down to your adversary. Just treat people the way you want to be treated.' I honestly think that's why I was able to survive and have some success.
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
God will forgive me; that's his business.
There is nothing that people bear more impatiently, or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
There is nothing at all that God won't forgive.
Anne Graham Lotz
Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
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.
Sue Monk Kidd
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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