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When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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.
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
Bryant H. McGill
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
Corrie Ten Boom
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.
Frederick William Robertson
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
Sydney J. Harris
As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.
Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
Catherine the Great
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
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.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.
Forgiveness is not a feeling - it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God. It's a quality decision that won't be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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