95+ Forgiveness Quotes to Help You Make the Decision To Let Go

Mayuri Meshram
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Looking for quotes about forgiveness that provide wisdom and inspiration? Look no further! We have compiled a collection of inspirational forgiveness quotes that will encourage you to let go of grudges, move on from the past, and find the courage to forgive.

These quotes will provide a helpful reminder of the power of forgiveness to heal and transform relationships, and will surely inspire you to practice this important virtue in your own life.

It is said that ‘to err is human to forgive is divine’. This phrase is used to highlight the importance of forgiveness. It implies that though all humans are prone to making mistakes, it is a noble and divine act to forgive someone for their wrongdoings. Forgiveness is not a cup of tea for everyone, it is a powerful concept that is often difficult to put into practice.

It is the act of letting go of negative feelings towards someone who has wronged you and allowing yourself to move forward. It can be incredibly difficult to forgive someone, especially if the wrong done was particularly hurtful, but it is an important step in healing and can help to improve relationships.

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When we forgive someone, we are essentially giving up our right to get revenge or seek retribution. Instead, we are choosing to respond with compassion, understanding, and love. This can be a difficult choice to make, but it is one that can make a positive difference in our lives. Forgiveness allows us to experience inner peace and free ourselves from resentment, anger, and bitterness.

Forgiveness does not mean that we absolve the wrongdoer of their responsibility for their actions. It is important to recognize that forgiveness does not mean forgetting what happened. Rather, it is a process that allows us to process our emotions and move forward without being weighed down by the past.

Forgiveness Quotes To Help You Let Go of the Past

Whether you’re working to repair a strained relationship or simply want to contemplate the importance of forgiveness, these quotes will provide inspiration and guidance.

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

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If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.

Take forgiveness slowly. Don’t blame yourself for being slow. Peace will come.

Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the offense up against the offender. Forgiveness is an expression of love.

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Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.― Oscar Wilde

There is nobility in compassion, beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.

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Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

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Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

We ask for forgiveness. And we forgive others who ask us. In that way we can experience healing, healing in our souls.

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Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. It’s something we do for ourselves to move on.

Throughout life, people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you badly. Let God deal with the things they do because hate in your heart will consume you too.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.

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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.

You’ll never know how strong your heart is until you learn to forgive who broke it.

It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive.

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Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember than to forgive and forget.

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

Forgiveness is the best revenge.

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge.

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Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against natural instinct to pay back evil with evil.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

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Forgive others as quickly as you expect God to forgive you.

When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.

It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place because it frees you. — Tyler Perry

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It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.

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Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.

Forgive Me Quotes

The man who opts for revenge should dig two graves.

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.

You’ll never know how strong your heart is until you learn to forgive who broke it.

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A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember than to forgive and forget.

Forgiveness is a powerful expression of the love within our souls.

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I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.

When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.

True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.”

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True forgiveness is when you can say ‘Thank you for that experience’.

Life is too short. I forgive and forget. I have no time to get mad or hate.

Hating someone makes them important. Forgiving them makes them obsolete.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. — Buddha

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean much. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive.

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend. — Jewel

Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

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.

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. It’s something we do for ourselves to move on.

Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.

Forgive Yourself Quotes

If one by one we counted people out / For the least sin, it wouldn’t take us long / To get so we had no one left to live with. / For to be social is to be forgiving.

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace.

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness; are life-altering lessons.

Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

Forgiveness is healing… especially forgiving yourself.

Never forget the nine most important words of any family: I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.

There is no peace without forgiveness.

A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.

Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.

Forgiveness is not weak. It takes courage to face and overcome powerful emotions.

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

Let’s shake free of this gravity of judgment, and fly high on the wings of forgiveness.

Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. — Paul Lewis Boese

I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.

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.

The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops, or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.

Forgiveness is the giving and so the receiving of life. the latter may be an impulse of a moment of heat; whereas the former is a cold and deliberate choice of the heart

Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be the hardest of all to forgive people we love.

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.

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself!

Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals.

We are not perfect, forgive others as you would want to be forgiven.

To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get. — David Small

Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.

As we know, the forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all forgiveness.

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