Quotes on Forgiveness

 A great way to begin 2018! -- forgive and start anew!

Let us forgive one another – only then will we live in Peace.” - Leo Tolstoy

“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind.” - Isabelle Holland

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. -Anonymous

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

“Be Like a Tree, even if people throw a stone to harm you, drop a fruit to benefit them.” - Khalid Yasin

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love.” - Robert Muller

Imagine a world filled with people willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of soul to do either—or both—when needed?  -Anonymous

Forgiveness is mercy, not justice. To err is human, to forgive, divine. - Alexander Pope

Holding on to a hurt is like grabbing a rattlesnake by the tail: You are going to be bitten.  - Anonymous

It can be natural to feel that if you forgive someone, it excuses them for what they have done. It doesn’t. Rather it sets you free to let go of the pain of the offense, to move on without your feelings of ill will toward the person who harmed you constantly plaguing you. -Anonymous

“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” - George Herbert

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks your prison cell of resentment, hurt, and pain. You can only unlock the cell from the inside, and only you have the key. -Anonymous

Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with. The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily. -Anonymous

What is true love if not to forgive the one who you feel has done you great harm, to love your enemies, to do good to them that do you harm, to turn the other cheek? This is love. This is mercy. You will be a better person because of it. -Anonymous


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