Forgiveness Quotes to Inspire and Learn to Forgive

Forgiveness Quotes

What Is Forgiveness?

It is the ability to let go of resentment and anger toward people, and releasing unpleasant memories and emotions about past events.

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

This requires that you rise above the ego and petty considerations, and show mercy, compassion, tolerance and lack of vindication.

Enjoy reading the forgiveness quotes below.

Inspirational Forgiveness Quotes and Sayings

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.” –Lenn Clark

“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

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

“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.” –Catherine Ponder

Let Go of Anger and Let In Tranquility

Let Go of Anger Don't let anger control your life.
Stop acting rashly and impulsively.
Avoid resentment and animosity.
Learn to remain calm in irritating situations.


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“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

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

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

“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

“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.” –Katherine Ponder

“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

“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

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” –Louis B. Smedes

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Let Go of Anger and Let In Tranquility

Let Go of Anger Don't let anger control your life.
Stop acting rashly and impulsively.
Avoid resentment and animosity.
Learn to remain calm in irritating situations.


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