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A collection of forgiveness quotes to bring calmness, kindness and love into your life.

What Is Forgiveness?

How can we define forgiveness? It is the ability to let go of resentment and anger.

It means releasing unpleasant memories and emotions relating to past events.

Forgiveness means letting light and happiness fill your life, instead of hurt feelings, resentment and anger.

You need to rise above your ego and petty considerations. Then, you will be able to show mercy, compassion and tolerance.

Inspiring Forgiveness Quotes and Sayings

“Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds.” –Sidney and Suzanne Simon

“If we practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.” –”Mahatma Gandhi

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” –Robert Muller

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past—but you sure do change the future.” –Bernard Meltzer

“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” –Mother Theresa

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

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” –Mahatma Gandhi

“Be strong enough to forgive without hearing an apology.” –Paulo Coelho

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

“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.

“Dwelling on past hurts and repeating them in your mind is a bad investment that causes you continued suffering.” –Remez Sasson

“To understand is to forgive, even oneself.” –Alexander Chase

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

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.” –Les Brown

“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” –Albert Einstein

“If you cannot forgive yourself, you cannot forgive others.” –D. Muthukrishnan

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“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” –Cherie Carter-Scott

“The simple truth is, we all make mistakes, and we all need forgiveness.” –Desmond Tutu

“If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.” –Mother Teresa

“Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.” –Anne Lamott

“An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything” –.Lynn Johnston

“Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“Compassion and love are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, all the virtues. Dalai Lama

“I remember everything but forgive anyway.” –Erica Jong

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

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

“When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.” –Nelson Mandela

“I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.” –Gerald Jampolsky

“Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.” –Robin Sharma

“To forgive, is like opening a window in a darkened room and letting the light and the warmth of the sun come in.” –Remez Sasson

“If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.” –Marianne Williamson

“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.” –Will Smith

“We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility” –Thomas Szasz

“The cruel always believe the kind are weak. But human decency and goodness can also move human affairs.” –David Frum

“On the whole, my impression is that mercy bears richer fruits than any other attribute.” –Abraham Lincoln

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

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” –Alexander Pope

“Being forgiven is like having all the worst bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon, and then having that balloon set free.” –Shannon Wiersbitzky

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive.” –Maya Angelou

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