Forgiveness Quotes And Sayings


Forgiveness Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of forgiveness quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“After grief for sin there should be joy for forgiveness.”
– A.W. Pink

“Forgive thyself little, and others much.”
– Robert Leighton

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”
– Corrie Ten Boom

“Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.”
– George Macdonald

“I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.”
– D.L. Moody

“It’s Satan’s delight to tell me that once he’s got me, he will keep me. But at that moment I can go back to God. And I know that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me.”
– Alan Redpath

“Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.”
– Billy Graham

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
– Peter Ustinov

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

“A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.”
– Sydney Harris

“A woman who can’t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.”
– E. W. Howe

“Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.”
– Albert Camus

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

“And you know, when you’ve experienced grace and you feel like you’ve been forgiven, you’re a lot more forgiving of other people. You’re a lot more gracious to others.”
– Rick Warren

“As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past.” (On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars)”
– Gerald R. Ford

“Asking for forgiveness from others in a scriptural manner involves acknowledging that you have sinned against them and that you desire mercy and pardon (not to be given what you deserve). Asking for forgiveness is vital for reconciliation and may lead to the difference in the relationship.”
– John C. Broger

“But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.”
– Charles Dickens

“But the way to overcome is by patience, forgiving and praying for your enemies, in doing whereof you heap coals upon their heads, and your Lord shall open a door to you in your trouble: wait upon Him, as the night watch waiteth for the morning. He will not tarry. Go up to your watch-tower, and come not down, but by prayer, and faith, and hope, wait on.”
– Samuel Rutherford

Christians rejoice because God is their heavenly Father who forgives the penitent, because God sent his Son into the world for the salvation of all who have faith, because Jesus Christ not only died but was raised again from the dead and because joy is one of the ninefold fruits of the Spirit.”
– W. G. Morrice

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”

– Oren Arnold

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
– C.S. Lewis

“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 may not forget you.”
– Sir William Arthur

“Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.”
– Ausonius

“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”
– Robert Lee Frost

“Forgive those who have hurt you.”
– Les Brown

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Forgive! How many will say, ”forgive,” and find a sort of absolution in the sound to hate a little longer! ”
– Lord Alfred Tennyson

“Forgive! How many will say, forgive, and find a sort of absolution in the sound to hate a little longer!”
– Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.”
– Phillips Brooks

“Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.”
– Euripides

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

“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”
– Suzanne Somers

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”
– Indira Gandhi

“Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.”
– Dag Hammarskjold

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