21 Powerful Quotes On Forgiveness

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

“When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.” Anonymous

“Forgive because none of us are perfect.” Anonymous

“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.” Alan Paton

“Forgiveness is a little thing when love is there.” Donna Jo Napoli

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and realize the prisoner was you.” Anonymous

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes 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

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. — Phillips Brooks



Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.— Emma Goldman

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

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

To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get.— David Small

Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time. Lex Luger

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Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. Marianne Williamson

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. William Arthur Ward

I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful. Deepika Padukone

I really believe in, ‘Move on, live and let live, forgive and forget.’ Kate Winslet

Choose to be kind. Choose to forgive. Let your love grow and shine so that people may look at the example of your life and glorify God in Heaven. Victoria Osteen

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

To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty. Maximilien Robespierre

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. Tyler Perry

Want to learn more about the power of forgiveness? Then watch this powerful talk by Sarah Montana – a writer for the Hallmark Channel, with her own powerful and profound story of forgiveness, that can teach all of us. Here is her TEDx talk for your enjoyment: 


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