Quotes of Top 50 Most Popular Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness Quotes

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Nelson Mandela

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

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

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
Jane Austen

Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
J.K. Rowling

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
C.S. Lewis

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

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. 
Bryant H. McGill

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

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. 
Bruce Lee

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. 
Honore de Balzac

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. 
Bernard Meltzer

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

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense. 
Robert Frost

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. 
Desmond Tutu

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. 
Garrison Keillor

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. Maya Angelou

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. 
Les Brown

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

It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.
Steve Maraboli

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

When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.
Jon Krakauer

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
Steve Maraboli

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

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Marianne Williamson

Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.
Wil Zeus

Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat.
William Paul Young

Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
C.S. Lewis

Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day. 
Kathie Lee Gifford

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. Jane Austen

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

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons. 
Jessica Lange

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven. 
Robert Downey, Jr.

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

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. 
William Arthur Ward

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable. 
Robert Fripp

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. 
William Blake

What was the point of being able to forgive, when deep down, you both had to admit you'd never forget?
Jodi Picoult

We don't forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it—because we need it.
Bree Despain

There is no forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot. She cannot.
Cormac McCarthy

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

I'm sorry about yesterday," she said.
He hung on to his straps and shrugged. "Yesterday happens.
Rainbow Rowell

They lie, you know. It's not easier to ask for forgiveness. Not even a little.
Michelle Hodkin

I guess forgiveness, like happiness, isn’t a final destination. You don’t one day get there and get to stay.
Deb Caletti


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