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Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness is the act of pardoning and extending mercy to those who have hurt you and/or those you love and cherish. It is one the hardest requirements you will have to do in your life in order to be free of anger and bitterness. Forgiveness is an act of freedom, and reconciliation, which brings about peace and restoration. Do you know of a famous quote on forgiveness that is not listed? Let us know.


There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.  ~ Josh Billings


Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


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


Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


Forgiveness is the highest and most difficult of all moral lessons.  ~ Joseph Jacobs


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


Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.  ~ John F. Kennedy


To err is human, to forgive divine.  ~ Alexander Pope


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


It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.  ~ George Eliot


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  ~ Italian Proverb


Any man can seek revenge; it takes a king or prince to grant a pardon.  ~ Arthur J. Rehrat


It's easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.  ~ William Blake


Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.  ~ Harriet Uts Nelson


Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.  ~ Isaac Friedmann


Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.  ~ Lily Tomlin


Who would care to question the ground of forgiveness or compassion.  ~ Joseph Conrad


The fragrance of the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.  ~ Mark Twain


Let us forget and forgive injuries.  ~ Miguel de Cervantes


Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.  ~ Oprah Winfrey


Forgiveness is God' command.  ~ Martin Luther


Who understands much, forgives much.  ~ Madame de Staël


Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace.  ~ G. Weatherly


Forgiveness is all-powerful. Forgiveness heals all ills.  ~ Catherine Ponder


Nobody ever forgets where he buried a hatchet.  ~ Kin Hubbard


Forgiveness is the final form of love.  ~ Reinhold Niebuhr


The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.  ~ Catherine Porter


It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.  ~ Saint Francis of Assisi


It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.  ~ Grace Hopper


To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.  ~ Confucius


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


How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.  ~ Publilius Syrus


I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.  ~ C.S. Lewis


A man must learn to forgive himself.  ~ Arthur Davis Ficke


Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  ~ Mathew 6:11-12


We never ask God to forgive anybody except when we haven't.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Forgiveness means letting go of the past.  ~ Gerald Jampolsky


Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.  ~ Hannah Arendt


To understand is to forgive, even oneself.  ~ Alexander Chase


Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people.  ~ Christina Baldwin


They buried the hatchet, but in a shallow, well-marked grave.  ~ Dorothy Walworth


The offender never pardons.  ~ George Herbert


I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.  ~ Gerald Jampolsky


The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget.  ~ Thomas Szasz


To be social is to be forgiving.  ~ Robert Frost


Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting.  ~ Peter Allen


Judge not, that ye not be judged.  ~ Mathew 7:1


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


Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.  ~ C.S. Lewis


Forgiveness is the noblest vengeance.  ~ H. G. Bohn


Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.  ~ Thomas à Kempis


True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey


Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.  ~ George McDonald


To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.  ~ Robert Muller


The cut worm forgives the plow.  ~ William Blake


Forgiveness is the most tender part of love.  ~ John Sheffield


To understand is to forgive, even oneself.  ~ Alexander Chase


Forgiveness is man's deepest need and highest achievement.  ~ Horace Bushnell


Life is an adventure in forgiveness.  ~ Norman Cousins


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