September 19, 2016

Forgiveness Quotes

“I forgive you, I said. I said what I had to. I would die by pieces to save myself from real death.” – Alice Sebold
“You must pray to God for forgiveness because I can give you none.” – Alison Weir
“I learned to forgive myself, and that enabled me to forgive my mother as a person.” – Amy Tan
“Without white South Africa realizing what it had done – and on the basis of that realization having the courage to ask for forgiveness – there can really be no significant movement.” – Athol Fugard
“Forgiveness is not simply the absolving of an enemy, or one who has done us wrong. Forgiveness must encompass all those things which disturb the tranquility of our soul: the barking dog that robs you of sleep, the heat of summer, the cold of winter. Forgive the ingrown toenail, the flea that bites; forgive the cranky child, wrinkles, a forgotten birthday.” – Barbara Wood
“The ability to forgive is one of man’s greatest achievements.” – Bryant H. McGill
“I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last.” – Charlotte Brontë
“Forgiving doesn’t make the person who hurt you feel better, it makes you feel better” – Chetan Bhagat
“Forgiveness doesn’t mean forget what happened. … If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures.” – Dalai Lama
“Without forgiveness, there’s no future.” – Desmond Tutu
“Without forgiveness there can be no future for a relationship between individuals or within and between nations.” – Desmond Tutu
“forgiveness is not a single act, but a matter of constant practice.” – Diana Gabaldon
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Diana Morgan
“I am certainly an ought and not a must.” – E. M. Forster
“God of forgiveness, do not forgive those murderers of Jewish children here [at Auschwitz].” – Elie Wiesel
“And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“…people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” – J. K. Rowling
“Forgiveness is not an occassional act; it is a permanent attitude.” – James Van Praagh
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Forgiveness is God’s command.” – Martin Luther
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