Quotations on Forgiveness

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Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Nothing, Revenge)

On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial... whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Survival, Understanding)

Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting.
- Peter Allen
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Funny)

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Action, Freedom, Key)

Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
- Roberto Assagioli
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Life, Resentment)

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Being)

God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do.
- Jim Bakker
(Keywords: Forgiveness, God, Adultery, Fault, Man, Responsibility)

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Mother, Heart, Deep, Will)

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
- Karl Barth
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Christian)

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Mother, God, Kisses)

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
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Forget, Saying, Will)

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Punishment, Repentance, Sin)

There is no forgiveness in nature.
- Ugo Betti
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Nature)

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Revenge)

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Christianity, Glory)

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Heart, Act, Will)

I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
- William Brewster
(Keywords: Change, Forgiveness, Discipline, Goal, Open, Words)

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Love, Forget, Prayer)

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Anger, Forgiveness, Revenge)

One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult; one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Life, Obvious)

Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
- Mary Chesnut
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Love, Indifference)

Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Faith)

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Life, Adventure)

Well, I've never left my faith - but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God's love and God's forgiveness.
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Keywords: Faith, Forgiveness, Love, God, Church, Mistakes)

These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.
- Norm Dicks
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Debt)

Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
- John Dryden
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Wrong)

China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Government, Idea, Apparel, Banks, Manipulation, states, Trade, United)

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Virtue)

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Goodness, Man, Needs, Spiritual)

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Dream)

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.
- Chaim Herzog
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Forget, Forgetfulness, Living, Right)

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
- Bell Hooks
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Time, People, Compassion, Humanity)

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Man, Treatment)

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Peace, Life, Mind, Teachers, Temptation)

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Peace, Past, Practice)

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Past)

Forgiveness leads to love, and love leads to forgiveness.
- Darren L. Johnson
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Love)

I have to ask Allah's forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it's not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Love, Hatred)

You've just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn't help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it's easy to say and harder to do.
- Nicole Kidman
(Keywords: Anger, Forgiveness, Children, Help, Respect, Sense)

In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Keywords: Faith, Forgiveness, Life, Love, Evening)

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
- Dalai Lama
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Love, Compassion, Religious, Traditions)

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
- Jessica Lange
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Life, Acceptance, Tolerance)

I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.
- William P. Leahy
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Errors, Judgment)

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
- Joan Lunden
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Life, Anger, Hurt, Laughter, Resentment)

Forgiveness is God's command.
- Martin Luther
(Keywords: Forgiveness, God)

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
- George MacDonald
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Life, Giving)

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela
(Keywords: Dreams, Forgiveness, Goal, Goodness)

If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be, and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history, then, for all history past and all history future it is relevant because that is the very focal point for forgiveness and redemption.
- Josh McDowell
(Keywords: Forgiveness, History, Time, Christ, Future, Past)

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Love)



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