~ Forgiveness Quotes ~

Success Is Forgiving and Forgetting?


Forgiveness Quotes are about letting go of the hurts of the past and the healing process.

Forgiving and forgetting are two different principles, but are at the same time so inextricably intertwined.

To forgive, both yourself and / or others, is to release yourself from pain and suffering. Forgiveness is a free passport out of an ‘Emotional Jail’. The suffering might have been self-inflicted or could be pain inflicted on you, by another. Once you have seen fit to forgive any or all offences perpetrated against you, whether real or perceived, then you yourself are set free.

By holding on to resentment, grudges and anger, is equivalent to self-incarceration. The key to ending pain and suffering inflicted on you, is when you release the offender without the expectation of restitution. The acceptance of the forgiveness by the offender speeds up you own release from torment.

Taking head of the wisdom in forgiveness quotes can be a quick release from pain and suffering, however forgetting is a longer form of atonement in most instances.

Let forgiveness quotes be your emotional healing medicine.


~ Forgiveness Conundrum ~

To forgive and to forget is noble and self-healing, forgetting to forgive is cowardly and self destructive ~ Michael Sage


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~ Forgiveness Quotes - Releasing Your Own Torment ~



A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, and the waste of spirit ~ Hannah More

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers ~ Robert Quillen

A man who is wrathful with us is a sick man; we must apply a plaster to his heart - love; we must treat him kindly, speak to him gently, lovingly. And if there is not deeply-rooted malice against us within him, but only a temporary fit of anger, you will see how his heart, or his malice, will melt away through your kindness and love - how good will conquer evil. A Christian must always be kind, gracious, and wise in order to conquer evil by good ~ John of Kronstadt

A mature Christian has capacity to absorb the offenses and weaknesses of others, not just demand they perform up to the code of ideals ~ Stephen Crosby

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable ~ Robert Fripp

A rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is - a biting of oneself. We think that we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves ~ Eli E. Stanley

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive ~ Sydney J. Harris

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain ~ Samuel Johnson

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much ~ Oscar Wilde



~ Forgiveness Quotes - Releasing Your Own Torment ~



Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? ~ Abraham Lincoln

An apology is a good way to have the last word ~ Anonymous

An elder was asked by a certain soldier if God would forgive a sinner. And he said to him: "Tell me, beloved, if your cloak is torn, will you throw it away?" The soldier replied: "No. I will mend it and put it back on." The elder said to him: "If you take care of your cloak, will God not be merciful to His own image?" ~ Anonymous

An enemy forgiven makes an ally forever ~ Michael Sage

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind ~ Isabelle Holland

Assuredly there is but one way in which to achieve what is not merely difficult but utterly against human nature: to love those who hate us, to repay their evil deeds with benefits, to return blessings for reproaches. It is that we remember not to consider men's evil intention but to look upon the image of God in them, which cancels and effaces their transgressions, and with its beauty and dignity allures us to love and embrace them ~ John Calvin

Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another ~ Emma Goldman



~ Forgiveness Quotes - Releasing Your Own Torment ~



Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself ~ George Bernard Shaw

But forgiveness is not an emotion. Forgiveness is an act of will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart ~ Corrie Ten Boom

But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I've failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me ~ Emma Thompson

Can you really forgive if you can't forget? ~ Sarah Jessica Parker

Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves ~ Francois Fenelon

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them ~ Oscar Wilde

Do not desire crosses, unless you have borne well those laid on you; it is an abuse to long after martyrdom while unable to bear an insult patiently ~ Francis de Sales

Don't tell friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life ~ Tyler Perry

Everything you do in revenge against a brother who has harmed you will come back to your mind at the time of prayer ~ Abba Nilus



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