Forgiveness

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. -Ephesians 4:32 The Bible

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. -William Arthur Ward

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. -Lewis B. Smedes

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. -Israel Zangwil

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

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves. -Eric Hoffer

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. -Voltaire

He who forgiveth, and is reconciled unto his enemy, shall receive his reward from God; for he loveth not the unjust doers. -The Koran

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. -Bernard Meltzer

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -Mark Twain

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. -Cherie Carter-Scott

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. -Lawana Blackwell

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. -Catherine Ponder

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. -Hillary Rodham Clinton

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -Mahatma Gandhi

If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others? -Dolores Huerta

Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision. -Randall Worley

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. -Marlene Dietrich

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent. -Franklin P. Adams

Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time—just like it does for you and me. -Sara Paddison

'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive. -John Sheffield

The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart, far more damaging to yourself than to them. -Lawana Blackwell