Unapologetic Quotes About the Value of Forgiveness
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Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Love and forgiveness is not for the faint-hearted.
Love is an endless act of forgiveness.
Forgiveness leads to love, and love leads to forgiveness.
Let us forgive each other -- only then will we live in peace.
Peace is such hard work. Harder than war. It takes way more effort to forgive than to kill.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
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.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
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.
There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
I find forgiveness to be really healthy.
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself.
Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting.
They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
You're a slave to everyone you haven't forgiven.
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
My nature has always been to fight. My faith forces me to forgive.
The only way anyone can live in peace, is if they are willing to forgive.
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
You too are a deeply imperfect and questionable individual.
There are difficult things about you too.
To forgive is to understand the origins of evil and cruelty.
Lack of forgiveness of others breeds lack of self-forgiveness.
To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head on.
You can have my forgiveness but you cannot have me.
Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.
Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.
Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back. You're done.
Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.
Let bygones be bygones.
Forgiveness is God's greatest gift.
Life, that ever needs forgiveness, has, for its first duty, to forgive.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.
To understand all is to forgive all.
Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment.
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
You teach people how to treat you by what you let them get away with.
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
Forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.
To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat.
Forgive them even if they are not sorry.
But we can't go back. We can only go forward.
Forgiving men is so much easier than forgiving women.
To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
An apology without change is just manipulation.
What we forgive too freely doesn't stay forgiven.
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
If you can't forgive and forget, pick one.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Ultimately, we forgive others in order to free ourselves.
Each one of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.
You cannot forgive just once, forgiveness is a daily practice.
Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.
Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness will help a man walk tall. Walk tall!
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing.
Forgiving is not forgetting. Forgiving is remembering without pain.
Forgiving is not forgetting. It is remembering and letting go.
Forgiveness saves the expense of anger.
A heart filled with anger has no room for love.
Sometimes what a person needs most is to be forgiven.
Forgiveness is the highest and most difficult of all moral lessons.
Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day.
Can you really forgive if you can't forget?
Forgiveness is, truly, all or nothing.
Forgive yourself the way God forgives: late at night and all day long.
Disagreements don't cause disunity, a lack of forgiveness does.
When you learn to forgive yourself, you are ready to forgive others.
Forgiveness doesn't make the other person right, it makes you free.
To forget, you really must forgive.
To Live is to For-Give. Love Yourself. Accept Yourself. Forgive Yourself.
If you do not forgive, you will not manage to focus on your purpose.
To forgive is to set oneself free from the echo of a pain.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Forgiveness provides hope, joy, and a bright future that nothing else can.
Without forgiveness, there is no future.
Forgiveness is an absolute necessity for continued human existence.
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us.
Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different, it's accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward.
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.
Repentance is another name for aspiration.
Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.
Be thankful for your life, and forgive everybody, including yourself.
Pardon one offence, and you encourage the commission of many.
Yes, this is what good is: to forgive evil. There is no other good.
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.
Forgiveness isn't approving what happened. It's choosing to rise above it.
Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.
Love truth, but pardon error.
Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.
Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
The simple truth is, we all make mistakes, and we all need forgiveness.
Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
It is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
Tell them you still love them, and they will get the message.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
There is no forgiveness in nature.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
I like cast iron coated with enamel for longevity and forgiveness if I happen to take my eyes off the prize while pouring Chianti.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.
The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
I am 100% in the camp that says forgiveness is mostly about the forgiver.
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
I remember everything but forgive anyway.
Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.