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Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.
People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.
The assurance of Heaven is never given to the person. And that's why at the core of the Christian faith is the grace of God. If there's one word I would grab from all of that, it's forgiveness - that you can be forgiven. I can be forgiven, and it is of the grace of God. But once you understand that, I think the ramifications are worldwide.
There are some hurts that we experience that can be forgiven but we won't forget them.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.
How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Christianity is not about religion. It's about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It's about finding joy and finding home.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Carrying a grudge is a heavy burden. As you forgive, you will feel the joy of being forgiven.
Henry B. Eyring
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
What is forgiven is usually well remembered.
Forgotten is forgiven.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.
E. O. Wilson
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life.
If you don't believe God has forgiven you, you are actually saying that God needs to do more for your forgiveness, and that Jesus' sacrifice was not enough.
And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others.
One of the great benefits of organised religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there's nobody there to forgive them.
If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely.
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