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“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive.”

By Monica Chon and Riane Capalad

What comes to your mind when you say the words “I forgive you”? Does it feel like a healing moment, or does it just feel like it's the right thing to do? In a TEDx talk event, screenwriter, writer, and public speaker Sarah Montana bravely shared her tragic experience of losing her family to gun violence; the trigger was pulled by her brother's friend. Her exact words were "Forgiveness is designed to set you free. When you say, "I forgive you," what you're really saying is 'I know what you did is not okay, but I recognize that you are more than that. I don't want to hold us captive to this thing anymore. I can heal myself, and I don't need anything from you.'"

When recently reflecting on the subject of forgiveness, Oprah offered her own words of wisdom. "Forgiveness is giving up the hope that what would have, could have, should have happened, in fact…it did not happen. It's accepting the reality of what did happen, and moving on,"

Tired of letting anger from past mistakes, hurtful breakups, toxic family relationships, or lies occupy space in your heart and mind? There's an extraordinary healing power in taking the steps to forgive someone, or even yourself.

Oprah shared in one of her weekly intention videos: "This truth has been fundamental in allowing me to live my best life. It was transformative. You have to come to the realization that what might have been is not what is." So whichever phase you're at on this journey of healing and moving on, these forgiveness quotes from leaders like Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may inspire you to move forward instead of reliving the past.

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“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love," Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in A Gift of Love.

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"Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge," the poet once wrote.

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The author and civil rights activist said in the December 2000 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, "It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."

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"Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget," she wrote in An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification.

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"True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience,'" Oprah once said.

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The leader of India's nonviolent independence movement wrote in 1931 in his weekly paper Young India, "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. "

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"To err is human; to forgive, divine," wrote the 18th-century English poet in An Essay on Criticism.

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The prolific actor, writer, and producer said in a 2010 interview with The Telegraph,"It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you."

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In a message celebrating the 2002 World Day of Peace, Pope John Paul II said, "Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against natural instinct to pay back evil with evil."

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In her 2013 novel The Storyteller, the best-selling author wrote, "Forgiving isn’t something you do for someone else. It's something you do for yourself. It's saying, 'You’re not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.' It’s saying, 'You don't get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.'"

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In the lyrics of his song "Just the Two of Us," the actor, rapper, and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star writes,"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too."

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"Take forgiveness slowly. Don't blame yourself for being slow. Peace will come," said the Japanese American artist and peace activist in a Tweet.

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In her novel Evermore, Noël wrote:"Forgiveness is healing...especially forgiving yourself."

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"Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning," Martin Luther King Jr. said in a sermon published in A Gift of Love.

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The American television personality known for his beloved children's show said in the book Wisdom from the World According to Mr. Rogers, "Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love."

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In the December 2000 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, the late poet said, "You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, 'I forgive. I'm finished with it.'"

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The South African Anglican cleric and Nobel Peace Prize laureate said in a 2010 interview with The Forgiveness Project, "Forgiveness is not weak. It takes courage to face and overcome powerful emotions."

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"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them," wrote the martial artist in his book Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living.

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The former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize recipient wrote in his autobiography Long Walk To Freedom, "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison. "

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In her song "Under the Water," the American singer-songwriter sang,"Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend."

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"Let’s shake free this gravity of judgment / And fly high on the wings of forgiveness," sings the four-time Grammy winner in her song "Wings of Forgiveness."

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The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wrote in a 2014 blog post for Bravo,"I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive."

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Boese wrote in 1967's, The Weekly Digest: "Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future."

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The New York Times bestselling author wrote in Stories for a Teen's Heart,"Never forget the nine most important words of any family: I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me."

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The late American poet known for “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening” wrote in his poem “The Star-splitter,” "If one by one we counted people out / For the least sin, it wouldn’t take us long / To get so we had no one left to live with. / For to be social is to be forgiving."

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Gigi Hadid posted, ""Love deeper. Speak sweeter. Give forgiveness." in a 2014 Twitter post.

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"Listen, people can do unforgivable things, but you have to let it go and say, 'Look, we're all human beings. We make mistakes.'" Jennifer Aniston said in a 2014 interview with TooFab.

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Author John Green wrote, "The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive" in his book Looking for Alaska.

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In an interview with Steve Harvey, American actress and director Christine Lakin said, "When someone wrongs you, you don't forgive them for them, you forgive them for you."

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"Forgiveness is designed to set you free. When you say, "I forgive you," what you're really saying is 'I know what you did is not okay, but I recognize that you are more than that. I don't want to hold us captive to this thing anymore. I can heal myself, and I don't need anything from you,'" screenwriter, writer, and public speaker Sarah Montana bravely shared her experience in her Tedx Talks speech.

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Monica Chon Monica Chon is the former editorial fellow at Oprah Daily, previously

Riane Capalad Riane Capalad is the Editorial Intern at Oprah Daily, where she covers a little bit of everything from culture to achieving your healthiest self.

50 Quotes On Apologizing, Forgive And Forget After An Argument

A favorite quote of mine that is often misquoted as Buddha’s is “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Beautifully said but wrongly quoted. Sometimes it is easier said than done, a sudden surge in anger will become a lifetime of regrets.

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How to forgive and forget when someone hurts you in a relationship? Or when your best friend back-stabbed you? Most religions, including the Bible doesn’t use the phrase “forgive and forget,” but the implied concept is one of continual forgiveness without holding grudges. At the end of the day, ask yourself, what is the outcome you stand to gain if you choose not to forgive? If the outcome is better when you forgive, that will be the right direction.

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest, and the first to forget is the happiest.

Forgive and forget. It may not change the past but it gives the future a chance.

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

Forgiving someone is easy, but being able to trust them again is a totally different story.

Remember, when you forgive you heal, and when you let go, you grow.

Do not let the shadows of your past darken the doorstep of your future. Forgive and Forget.

Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from your mistakes, but never regret.

Forget your past, forgive yourself and begin again.

Sometimes you have to forgive and forget, forgive them for hurting you, and forget they even exist.

Forgive and forget, not revenge and regret.

Forgive to forget.

Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

Some forgive and forget, more forgive and remember, most forgive and remind.

You forgive people because you still want them in your life.

If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.

You can give them another chance, or you can forgive, let go, and give yourself a better chance.

Appreciate those who love you, help those who need you, forgive those who hurt you, forget those who leave you.

Forgiveness is a promise, not a feeling. When you forgive other people, you are making a promise never to use their past sins against them.

Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.

Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.

I don’t forgive people because I’m weak. I forgive them because I’m strong enough to know people make mistakes.

Apologizing does not always mean that you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.

I forgive, but never forget because I never want to be hurt the same way twice.

Forgive them and forget them. Holding onto anger and bitterness consumes you, not them.

You’ve got to take the good with the sad, love what you’ve got and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes but never regret.

When we allow hate in our hearts, it consumes us. It leaves no room for love. It doesn’t feel good at all. Release it.

Forgiveness frees us and allows us to move on.

Forget your past, forgive yourself, and begin again right now.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

My plan is to forgive and forget. Forgive myself for being stupid and forget you ever even existed.

Everyone makes mistakes. If you can’t forgive others, don’t expect others to forgive you.

Without forgiveness, life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

Forgive and forget, not revenge and regret.

Forgive and forget? I forgave you but I will never forget what you did to me.

Move on, don’t let the little things in life hold you back. Forget, forgive, and move on.

I always forgive, but I never forget.

Forgiving people who have hurt you is your gift to them. Forgetting people who have hurt you is your gift to you.

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.

You have to forgive to forget, and forget to feel again.

Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.

I had to forgive a person who wasn’t even sorry… that’s strength.

Accept what is and forget what was.

Forget it enough to get over it, remember it enough so it doesn’t happen again.

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.

Forgiving you means I no longer dwell on what a douche you are. It doesn’t mean you’re no longer a douche.

To forgive takes love, to forget takes humility.

Forgiving you is my gift to you. Moving on is my gift to myself.

Never forget 3 types of people in your life. Those who helped you in your difficult times, those who left you in your difficult times, and those who put you in your difficult times.

When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.

Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.

Updated On March 18, 2022 / Category: Quotes [ Lesson for Life ] / Author: Ngan Tengyuen

Sayings of great and successful people about forgiveness - Success Constructor

Sayings, quotes and aphorisms about forgiveness

"Forgive your enemies, but do not forget their names. " Kennedy D.

“If there is anything unforgivable in the world, it is the inability to forgive.” Azhar E.

“Don't think about what your forgiveness means to your adversaries, those who offended you in the past. Enjoy what forgiveness gives you. Learn to forgive, and it will become easier for you to go to your dreams, not burdened by the baggage of the past. Vuychich N.

“Who takes revenge sometimes regrets what he did; he who forgives never regrets it." Dumas A.

“From a young age, learn to forgive the shortcomings of your neighbor and never forgive your own.” Suvorov A.

“If you happen to get angry with anyone, be angry with yourself at the same time, if only because you managed to get angry with another.” Gogol N.

“Forgiveness coming from the heart turns an unhappy past into a happy future.” Luule W.

“Forgiveness does not mean forgetting.” Bernard S.

"He who did not forgive the enemy did not experience one of the most refined pleasures of life." Lavater J.

“The ability to forgive is a great gift. Especially since it doesn't cost anything." Smith B.

“Forgiveness does not require you to trust the person you are forgiving. But if he confesses and repents, then a miracle will happen in your own soul that will allow you to reach out and begin to build a bridge of healing between you. And sometimes that road can lead you to the miracle of completely restored trust. Forgiveness is needed first of all by the forgiver, it frees you from what is eating you alive, what is killing your joy and ability to love fully and openly. Young W.

"People who don't feel love for themselves usually don't know how to forgive."

“As soon as a person gets sick, he needs to look in his heart for someone to forgive.” Hay L.

“One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to grant forgiveness to all people every night before going to bed. Landers E.

“If you can't forgive people, you can't accept your wealth. If your soul is filled with hate, love cannot find a place in it. You must get rid of the negative feelings that devour you and do not give you rest. Gage R.

"Poor words must be forgiven by all means." Dostoevsky F.

“Forgiving those who revile me, I can always put myself above them.” Napoleon B.

"Forgiveness from hopelessness is no better than a curse." Sinyavsky V.

“Forgiveness is a two-way road. Forgiving someone, we forgive ourselves at this moment.” Paulo Coelho

"I can't forget, but I can forgive." Mandela N.

“If you want to be happy for a moment, take revenge; if you want to be happy all your life, forgive.” Schubert F.

“Farewell, they say when they are unable to forgive. » Ivanovich R.

«We must forgive each other if we do not want to live like savages. » Zola E.

“The ability to forgive saves us from anger, hatred and waste of spiritual strength.” Mor H.

“If you don't forgive a mistake, you make a mistake yourself. Forgiving meanness, you help to commit another. And stupidity does not require forgiveness at all. She, like the wind, does not depend on anything. It must be accepted as it is, and, defending itself from its harm, look for its benefit. Yankovsky S.

“Life has taught me to forgive a lot, but even more to seek forgiveness.” Bismarck O.

“…If I accuse others of being responsible for my anger, irritation or envy, I thereby resist the opportunity given to me to learn the necessary lesson. And this lesson will be repeated in life, but only more insistently and painfully. In my opinion, the main meaning of this provision is very simple: bearing personal responsibility for what is happening inside me. Knowing myself and the underlying causes of my own negative reactions, I can literally nullify the mechanism of repeating cycles in my life. By refusing to blame others for my lack of love and forgiveness in myself, I can greatly reduce or even eliminate all the suffering in my life.” Sharma R.

"It's easier to forgive an enemy than a friend." Blake W.

“It hurts and it’s sad when your loved one leaves this world, you have not been forgiven during his life…” Semirdjyan T.

“I hate people who can’t forgive.” Nietzsche F.

“Vengefulness is the inability to forgive oneself other people's mistakes.” Omurov S.

“The ability to forgive is a property of the strong. The weak do not forgive." Gandhi M.


“A stupid person does not forgive or forget anything; the naive forgives and forgets; A wise man forgives, but does not forget. Sas T.

“Beware of those whom you have forgiven: generosity will still be remembered to you.

“The ability to forgive does not come immediately, but as you realize that no one cares about your offenses…” Babayan O.

“It is not difficult to forgive a person, it is more difficult not to reciprocate him.”

"Forgive everyone - you will be glad to have free time." Bednova V.

“Understanding does not mean forgiving, it means judging by concepts…” Chernov V.

“Forgive your enemies – this is the best way to piss them off.” Wilde O.

"You must forgive those whom you cannot avenge." Davidovich A.

“A woman forgives everything, but she often reminds that she has forgiven. » Beauvoir S.

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Quotes about forgiveness in order to learn to forgive insults

Quotes and aphorisms

Azimatov SerzhLast updated: July 8, 2022

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To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius, as the Irish writer Joyce Carey once said. But if you have allowed anger or resentment to take over your life, then read these forgiveness quotes that will inspire you to let go of the past.

I hope these sayings and aphorisms will help you forgive, let go and get away from pain, resentment and anger. Of course, forgiving someone for something they said or did isn't always easy. But this must be done, first of all, for oneself, in order to be able to fully live on. To live away from the feelings and thoughts that are slowly poisoning you and your outlook on life.

Quotes about forgiveness to get rid of pain and resentment

  1. We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it is not at all; it takes a very strong person to forgive. (T.D. Jakes)
  2. Forgiveness is a strange thing. Sometimes it is easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be the hardest thing to forgive the people we love. (Fred Rogers)
  3. Never forget the nine most important words of any family: I love you. How beautiful you are. Please forgive me. (Jackson Brown, Jr.). (Read wise thoughts, quotes, and sayings about family.)
  4. The most beautiful gift is forgiveness. Where you do not want to forgive, a wall is immediately erected. The prison starts from the wall. (Phil Bosmans)
  5. It is extremely important to be able to forgive yourself. Once you forgive yourself, forgiving others becomes much easier. (Miroslava Karet)
  6. Forgiveness is the economy of the heart, it saves from anger, from hatred and from wasting the spirit. (Hanna Mohr)
  7. The hardest thing is to forgive yourself. So it's probably better to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, by forgiving others, you will actually get to the point where you can forgive yourself. (Patti Duke)
  8. Forgiveness is the restoration of freedom, it is the key in our hand from our own prison cell. (Stefan Wyshinsky)
  9. We cannot accept God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and holding on to old grudges. (T.D. Jakes)
  10. Forgiveness is like driving a car in the dark: when you pass someone, you first have to switch your headlights from high to low. (Kazimierz Matan)
  11. Whoever judges his neighbor can always make mistakes. The one who forgives him is never wrong. (Karl Heinrich Waggerl)
  12. Living in a world where no one will be forgiven, where everyone is doomed to a curse, is like living in hell. (Milan Kundera)
  13. You can forgive someone for cutting down a tree, breaking a valuable vase, burning a painting, but this will not fix the damaged object. (Winston Graham)
  14. You don't have to wait for an apology to forgive. Forgiveness is the decision of the offended person. (Stazi Eldridge)
  15. In this divine land, there is no man or woman who does not need forgiveness for something. (John Jakes)

Forgiveness quotes that show why it's important to forgive

  1. When you are offended by another, you are connected with this person or his condition with an emotional connection that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to break this bond and be free. (Catherine Ponder)
  2. Anger breeds more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love. (Jina Mahavira) (We recommend reading beautiful quotes and sayings about love).
  3. Forgiving is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive inexpressible peace and happiness. (Robert Muller)
  4. We do not forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because it is necessary for them and for ourselves. (Brie Dispay)
  5. Forgiveness is the only gift you don't give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself so that you can finally be free. (Shannon Alder)
  6. The human soul never seems so strong as when it refuses revenge. (Edwin Hubbell Chapin)
  7. Forgiveness is a sign that the person who hurt you means more to you than the wrong they did. (Ben Greenhalgh)
  8. They inflicted the first wound, but you inflict the rest; that's what unforgiveness does. They started, but you continue. Forgive and let them go, otherwise it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you don't forgive, you hurt yourself. (Bryant McGill)
  9. Forgiveness is a choice. And risk. By forgiving, we run the risk of suffering again. But there is no other way if we want to live fully. (Abby Glines)
  10. By asking for forgiveness, a person gains freedom. Therefore, the word "sorry" should be used more often. That word and "I love you" are never too many words. (Karen Kingsbury)

Short and beautiful quotes about forgiveness

  1. Broken friendship, restored through forgiveness, can become even stronger than ever before. (Stephen Richards, writer). (Read this list of beautiful friendship quotes and statuses).
  2. Real forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for this experience." (Oprah Winfrey)
  3. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. (Tony Robbins)
  4. When you're not at fault, it's especially hard to get forgiveness. (A.F. Davidovich)
  5. Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. (Jonathan Lookwood Huey)
  6. Forgiveness of oneself is known to be the hardest of all forgiveness. (Joan Baez)
  7. True forgiveness does not deny anger, but faces it. (Alice Miller)
  8. You must always forgive your enemies, because you never know when you will have to work with them. (Lana Turner)
  9. A person who does not love and cannot forgive is his own worst enemy. (Stefan Wyshinsky)
  10. From a young age, learn to forgive your neighbor's shortcomings and never forgive your own. (AV Suvorov)
  11. The enemy can be defeated by forgiveness, not revenge. (Zbigniew Trzaskowski)
  12. Forgiveness is an expression of love that takes the lead. (Josh McDowell)
  13. It's better to forgive now than to regret later. (Pittak)
  14. Pitiful words must be forgiven without fail. (F. M. Dostoevsky)
  15. We can dominate our enemies not by force, but by forgiveness. (Dadu Dolabella)
  16. If a person wants to achieve happiness and peace for the soul, he must learn to forgive. (Virginia Andrews)
  17. Forgiveness is the only thing that can calm the heart and soul. (Anna Nikolaevna Vulf)
  18. A woman will forgive you everything, except for one thing: dislike for her. (Alfred de Musset) (Read some tips on how to survive and forgive your husband's infidelity).
  19. Can you really forgive if you cannot forget? (Sarah Jessica Parker)
  20. Forgiveness sets the forgiver free. It brings the forgiver out of someone else's nightmare. (Lance Morrow)
  21. This is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself - forgiveness. Forgive everyone! (Maya Angelou)

Sayings and Quotes About Forgiveness

  1. Forgiveness is the most effective way to deal with arguments. Altruism and forgiveness bring humanity closer together so that no conflict, no matter how serious, goes beyond what is truly human. (Dalai Lama)
  2. When I talk about forgiveness, I mean the belief that you can become a better person than one who is consumed by anger and hatred. Staying in this state locks you into the victim state, making you almost dependent on the perpetrator. If you can find the strength to forgive, then you are no longer chained to the offender. You can move on. (Desmond Tutu). (Here you can learn how to let go of grudges and forget the past that hurts)
  3. I realized a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It's a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It's not something that happens overnight. This is the evolution of the heart. (Sue Monk Kidd)
  4. Remember, forgiveness is about the past, but trust and respect is about the future. Forgiveness depends on others and can be given to you, but trust and respect depend on you...and you must earn it. (Andy Andrews, writer)
  5. To forgive is not to forget, but to get rid of the negative emotions that kill us from the inside. I can understand people who cannot forgive a person who has taken the life of a loved one. Everyone should experience it, feel it and find what is best for them. I have forgiven and I feel free inside. I have peace in my heart! (Eleni Tsoka, singer)
  6. I think the most difficult thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self-destructive. If you hate someone, you are not hurting the person you hate, but yourself. This is actually healing, this is true healing... forgiveness. (Louis Zamperini)
  7. When you forgive someone who did you wrong, you prevent the corrosion of bitterness and wounded self-esteem. Forgiveness for both parties means the freedom to once again experience inner peace and enjoy each other's presence. (Em Griffin)

Bible Quotes on Forgiveness

  1. Be compassionate towards one another and forgive one another as God forgave you through Christ. (Ephesians 4 chapter 32 verse, modern translation)
  2. Judge not and you will not be judged, do not condemn and you will not be condemned, forgive and you will be forgiven. (Gospel of Luke 6 chapter, verse 37)
  3. Watch yourself. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him; and if he sins against you seven times a day and turns back seven times a day and says, “I repent,” forgive him. (Gospel of Luke 17 chapter, 3 and 4 verses)
  4. If you forgive those who have sinned against you, then your heavenly Father will forgive you. And if you do not forgive those who have sinned against you, then your Father will not forgive you your sins (Gospel of Matthew chapter 6, verses 14, 15, modern translation) . Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you. (Colossians 3 chapter 13, "New Russian translation")

Status and aphorisms about forgiveness

  1. A man without forgiveness is like a guitarist without fingers or a singer without a tongue.
  2. Forgiveness is an art. Which not everyone can do.
  3. Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is realizing that the other person is a total idiot.
  4. Forgiveness is a needle that can sew up inflicted insults.
  5. When you forgive, you are healed. And when you let go, you grow.
  6. Forgive others as quickly as you expect God to forgive you.
  7. When you choose to forgive those who hurt you, you deprive them of their power.
  8. Forgiveness heals wounds, forgetfulness erases scars.
  9. Forgive yourself for your mistakes and mistakes and take a step forward.
  10. Man is a creature doomed to forgiveness. Forgiveness is a greatness that he sometimes cannot bear.
  11. Just let go, and then forgive, it's better to live that way. Resentment is like cancer and can be fatal to you. Forgive and forget!
  12. If someone makes you suffer, know that the best revenge is forgiveness.
  13. Forgiveness does not always mean a return to what was.
  14. Anger is a heavy burden. Wearing it is tiring. Forgiveness allows you to get rid of it.
  15. To forgive means to break the spiral of evil with the invincible weapon of love.
  16. Bridges are built when we ask for forgiveness.
  17. It is better to forgive too much than to condemn too much.
  18. When you refuse to apologize to someone, then remember this when you ask for forgiveness.
  19. What you can't forget. .. God can't remember!
  20. Forgiving yourself, believing in yourself, and choosing to love yourself are the best gifts you can receive.
  21. Anger harms the body, so forgive and be well.
  22. You will never forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you.
  23. I can always forgive if I understand.
  24. The Lord does not forgive excuses, He forgives sin.
  25. Forgiveness is something we have to find within ourselves.

Proverbs and sayings about forgiveness

  1. Whoever understands everything forgives everything. (Polish proverb)
  2. Be patient with your enemies and forgive your friends. (Afghan proverbs) (I recommend reading quotes about patience and endurance).
  3. Forgiving the unrepentant is like painting pictures on water. (Japanese proverbs)
  4. Forgive me three times, and the fourth time I'm sick. (Russian proverbs)
  5. Forgiveness brings more satisfaction than revenge. (Arabic proverbs)
  6. Where blood is shed, the tree of forgiveness cannot grow. (Brazilian proverbs)
  7. Goodbye, don't be afraid. (Russian proverb)
  8. If you forgive the fox for stealing your chickens, he will take your sheep. (Georgian proverbs)
  9. Whoever forgives wins. (African proverb)
  10. Women and fools never forgive. (Chinese proverb)
  11. Forgiveness is the pillar of justice. (Ukrainian proverb)
  12. What is forgiven is usually well remembered. (English proverb)
  13. The noblest revenge is to forgive. (Muslim proverbs)
  14. The wine is forgiven, but the bottle is hung up. (French proverbs)
  15. The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried. (Irish proverbs)
  16. Those who have done you a very bad deed will never forgive you. (Czech proverb)
  17. Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by resentment. (Islamic proverb)
  18. You forgive everything to those who do not forgive themselves. (Chinese proverb)
  19. There was guilt, but forgiven. (Russian proverb)
  20. If you offend, ask for forgiveness; if offended, sorry. (Ethiopian proverbs)
  21. A Christian forgives, a fool does not forget. (Italian proverb)
  22. God forgives sinners, otherwise his heaven would be full. (German proverb)
  23. On the forgiveness day, the son-in-law visits the mother-in-law. (Russian proverb)
  24. If there were no offense, there would be no forgiveness. (Egyptian proverbs)
  25. For an abundant offering and forgiveness of sins. (Russian)

Closing words about forgiveness quotes

Lack of forgiveness comes in many forms. Unexpected breakups, family trauma, or betrayal of any kind can easily cause resentment to take root in our hearts. Letting go of past hurts and starting to heal can be a very difficult task, but choosing to forgive will ultimately lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.

It is important to understand that choosing to forgive does not mean that you reject or justify the pain someone has caused you.

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