Forgiveness Quotes

Mar 25, 2022 | Character Quotables | 0 comments

“An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.”

-Lynn Johnston

“Bitterness is the poison we swallow, while hoping the other person dies.”

-Skip Gray

“Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.”

-Dr. Sidney Simon

“To understand all is to forgive all.”

-French Proverb

“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.

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive.”

-Henry Ward Beecher

“I refuse to let any man belittle my soul by making me hate him.”

-Booker T. Washington

“Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.”


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

”Hate is like acid. It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well as destroy the object on which it is poured.”

-Ann Landers

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

-Paul Lewis Boese

“Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.”

-Lawana Blackwell

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”

-Thomas Jones

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

-Isabelle Holland

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

-Nelson Mandela

”He who angers you conquers you.”

-Elizabeth Kenny

“You don’t have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement.”

-Dan Fallon

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”

-Josh Billings

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

-Cherie Carter-Scott

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”


“Forgiveness is giving up all hopes of a better past.”

-Petrea King

“Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; Revenging one makes you but even with him; Forgiving it sets you above him.”

-Benjamin Franklin

“Our friends are those who know their own faults well enough to forgive us ours.”

-Moulton Farnham

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