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FORGIVENESS QUOTATIONS
“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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

Paul Boese

“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.”

Phillip Brooks

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”

Alexander Pope

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

Dan Fallon

“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.

“To understand is to forgive, even oneself.”

Alexander Chase

“Until we have seen someone's darkness, we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is.”

Marianne Williamson

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”

Nelson Mandela

“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth, then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”

Shannon L. Alder

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

Maya Angelou

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Your Comments
michaela from texas JUNE 15, 2014
my parents recently divorced. i'm 14, and im old enough to understand their divorce was not about me or my sister. however, he has been abusive both physically and emotionally to me and my mother for as long as i can remember... i even called the cops on him once. he lives a few minutes away now in an apartment, but i havent gone to visit him at all since the divorce 2 weeks ago. i hope i can find it in my heart to forgive him like my sister has, but its so hard.

flor from alto JANUARY 10, 2014
having the ability to know you love others

Lila from Curtis MI usa DECEMBER 10, 2013
Forgiveness is a trait everyone needs because its what holds the country's of the world together. People should always learn to forgive and forget, because forgiveness allows you to move on to better things to greater dreams and stronger relationships.

Les Coughran from Camas WA MARCH 31, 2013
Your life experience IS what it IS and ISN'T what it ISN'T - so don't make your life experience what it ISN'T...ie...don't turn your life experience into marvelous dramas or into horror stories. EMBRACE life - LOVE it - LIVE it! (forgive and forget what you can't) You'll be surprised what a difference it makes!

larry from Nairobi,Kenya SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Forgiveness is hard, but you have to take the simplest step first, that is to be willing to have a relationship.do you want to be right or do you want to have a relationship?

Ben G from Brisbane, CA JULY 24, 2012
When we are able to accept that we don't have to be perfect, we can move towards more consistently forgiving ourselves. Doing so allows us to be more vulnerable and our defenses naturally come down. When defenses come down, we are able to relate more authentically with our fellow human beings. Out of this type of relating comes joy, love and peace.

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga JULY 10, 2012
Forgiveness releases us to be healthy.

Jon from Indiana JUNE 20, 2012
Being forgiven is love. Forgiving oneself is empowering, and may be the first step toward learning to love by healing the actions of the head and revealing the truth of the heart.

Darlene from California APRIL 24, 2012
Forgiveness is a cleansing of the heart

Antonio Martins from SA, TX MARCH 26, 2012
"Forgiveness means mustering up the courage to free yourself from the monsters that are holding you back--anger and resentment."

broz joseph tito from philippines FEBRUARY 9, 2012
ya, its in the act of forgiving where we learn important lessons in life. it's actually another starting point of a stronger relationship.

Anderson de Sousa Almeida from Colatina - ES, Brasil DECEMBER 8, 2011
Como diria a música de Ludmila Ferber: "É preciso pedir e dar perdão, é preciso perder pra ganhar". How would the music of Ludmila Ferber: "You have to ask and give forgiveness, you must lose to win."

Naria from Barbados OCTOBER 21, 2011
Forgiveness is something that you can't pretend to do, you can say you forgive a person but you must mean it with everything inside of you.

Wendee from LA JULY 21, 2011
My boyfriend forgave me for cheating on him. But I haven't yet forgiven myself.

Lauri Miller Molnar from Akron/Canton Ohio JULY 5, 2011
Forgiveness sets you free! It allows for hope to return to you and the person forgiven to not enslave you.

Donna from FL JUNE 4, 2011
Forgiveness brings more peace to your soul than to the person you forgave. Anger and resentment hold you back, forgiveness moves you forward.

Gloria W from Fresno, CA MAY 18, 2011
Forgiveness is one's own release from anger and fear.

Mark Anthony DiBello from The City of Angels APRIL 30, 2011
Forgiveness cannot be earned or achieved by the wrongdoer--it can only be granted or given by the one done wrong.

Carolejane B from West Hartford, CT MARCH 20, 2011
Forgiveness makes the heart softer, it heals and gives us freedom from hurt. Live life joyfully.

Natalie G from Garden Grove. CA FEBRUARY 26, 2011
I agree that forgiveness is hard to do. However, holding on to anger or pain for a lifetime is more difficult.

Ethar Hamid from Sterling, Virginia FEBRUARY 16, 2011
It's important to forgive someone not only for his own comfort, but for yours, too. Why be angry if you have the choice to forgive instead? To forgive and forget is always the best thing to do.

Jayy Giomani from Indianapolis JANUARY 31, 2011
- Forgiving is the hardest thing to do.

frank from san diego JANUARY 27, 2011
hope that if you wronged someone and you are truley sorry that they have it in them to forgive

Judy S from Gold Canyon, Az. DECEMBER 31, 2010
Forgiveness is the hardest thing in the world for me to do, but it is the most satisfying when I finally do achieve it!

Rachel from Fulton, New York DECEMBER 29, 2010
I showed forgiveness when I forgave the bully's who beat me up and made my life miserable. When they asked for my forgiveness I did forgave them.

Jill from New Jersey DECEMBER 23, 2010
Pope John Paul.... The epitome of forgiveness.... Pass It Ot!

ROSENDA PEREZ from DE QUEEN DECEMBER 19, 2010
LOVE WILL SAVE THE WORLD. MAX BEMIS

Allyson C from Lyme, CT DECEMBER 1, 2010
Forgive, don't forget, learn, take responsibility, move on, live, love, and enjoy today.

Jammie k from orlando OCTOBER 8, 2010
forgiving means everything

Shanica W. from Atlanta,GA JULY 6, 2010
There is healing in forgiveness.

Meghan H. from Westwood,CA MARCH 26, 2010
Forgiveness isn't forgetting what was done, but remembering all the pain inflicted and letting the person live on, unmarked with your resent.

Kat H from Boise, Id NOVEMBER 7, 2009
You are never able to be happy all the time. The difference is in how you handle it...

Andrea P. from McMinnville, OR NOVEMBER 3, 2009
Everyone has to have forgiveness or they won't be happy all the time! :)