Category Archives: Forgiveness

Forgiveness Quotes

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E.H. Chapin

“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.” – E.H. Chapin

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Franklin P. Jones

“One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.” – Franklin P. Jones

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Roberto Assagioli

“Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” – Roberto Assagioli

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Josh Billings

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.” – Josh Billings

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Nathan Croall

“The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.” – Nathan Croall

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George Herbert

“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” – George Herbert

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William Blake

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

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Mark Twain

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

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William Arthur Ward

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

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Grace Hopper

“It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” – Grace Hopper

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Henry Ward Beecher

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against … Continue reading

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Harriet Nelson

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” – Harriet Nelson

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Sydney Harris

“There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.” – Sydney Harris

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Lewis B. Smedes

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

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Paul Boese

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

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Marlene Dietrich

“Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” – Marlene Dietrich

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Lewis B. Smedes

“Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells … Continue reading

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Isaac Friedmann

“Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.” – Isaac Friedmann

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Edgar Watson Howe

“You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.” – Edgar Watson Howe

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Olin Miller

“It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him.” – Olin Miller