According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, “forgive” means “to give up resentment against or the desire to punish; pardon; to overlook an offense; to cancel a debt.”

Quotes On Forgiveness

“To err is human; to forgive is divine.” (Plautus)

“If God were not willing to forgive a sin, heaven would be empty.” (German proverb)

“Forgiveness is the cure for anger, bitterness, resentment, and depression … True forgiveness has little to do with words. Forgiveness is what is known as a heart attitude.” (Thomas Herold)

“Forgiveness is setting a prisoner free and then discovering that the prisoner was you. Forgiveness is a choice. It’s not a feeling but an act of the will.” (John Eldredge)

“Don’t wait to forgive until you feel like forgiving, you will never get there. Feelings take time to heal after the choice to forgive is made.” (Neil Anderson)

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” (Paul Boese)

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.” (Madame Dorothe Deluzy)

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” (Gandhi Mahatma)

“When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.” (Alan Paton)

“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart…Forgiveness saves the expanse of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.” (Hannah More)

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

(Catherine Ponder)

“Forgiveness is not automatic, it is a conscious decision, but it releases you. It takes the schackles off your legs and removes that cloud of darkness from around you; a cloud so dark that you can’t see out or ahead.” (Latachia Morrissette)

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.” (Lewis Smedes)

Forgiveness brakes the chain of causality because he who forgives you – out of love – takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails sacrifice.

(from Reconciling Memories, Gabriel Daly et al)

“Life without forgiveness is a life without achievements.” (from Love Text Messages and Great Quotes, E. J. Ipheghe)

“Forgiveness is surrendering my right to hurt you for hurting me.” (Archibal Hart)

“Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is oneself.” (Everett L. Worthington)

“Forgiveness is rooted in other-oriented love.” (Everett L. Worthington)

“Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself.” (Edward M. Hallowell)

“Learning how to forgive ranks near the top of the practical steps you can take to improve your life, your physical health and your emotional health. Furthermore, the price is good; it’s free.” (Edward M. Hallowell)
“If you are unable to forgive, you are unable to move on in your life. It’s not healthy to keep resentment bottled up inside of you. Not being able to forgive someone means that you are continually tied to the person you should have forgiven.” (Lynda Bevan)

“Forgiving other people does not in any way benefit or let them off the hook. It allows us to cancel the debt they owe us, which in all probability they can never pay anyway. We are the ones who are freed – from the expectation of restitution from the wrongs done to us.” (David Stoop)

“Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging an injury makes you but even; forgiving it sets you above.” (English proverb)

“Not to forgive is to drink poison every day and hope the other person dies.” (Dianne Collard)

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Jesus Christ)

These quotes on forgiveness have been gathered by Jasmine Vitarelli © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

 


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Inspirational Quotes On Forgiveness0Jasmine2012-05-14 23:41:42According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, “forgive” means “to give up resentment against or the desire to punish; pardon; to overlook an offense;…
Inspirational Quotes On ForgivenessAccording to Webster’s New World Dictionary, “forgive” means “to give up resentment against or the desire to punish; pardon; to overlook an offense;…