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It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
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
The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wiggle out of one.
If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.
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 easier to forgive those who hurt you than those who hurt the people you love.
I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension.
God will forgive me; that's his business.
You hope that your teenage self would like and forgive your 50-year-old self.
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
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.
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.
I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
Catherine the Great
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
I didn't have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don't, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy.
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
To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.
I've always very earnestly tried to do my best, so I just have to trust that and forgive myself for being fallible.
If someone busted into your house and robbed you, would you then forgive them if you found out they were a veteran? Of course not. So why are we forgiving McCain for selling out his country by supporting the Bush agenda?
He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
I had to learn compassion. Had to learn what it felt like to hate, and to forgive and to love and be loved. And to lose people close to me. Had to feel deep loneliness and sorrow. And then I could write.
There is nothing at all that God won't forgive.
Anne Graham Lotz
Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
George William Russell
One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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