200+ Best Forgiveness Quotes And Sayings

Letting go of the past is a difficult process. We all have it in us to forgive those who have hurt us, but it’s not always easy to do. There are millions of people out there who have hurt others and even committed crimes. In many cases, these people don’t believe that they should be forgiven, but as we all know, forgiveness is a gift we give to others and ourselves Read more

Check out the below collection of wise and inspirational forgiveness quotes to help you achieve a better perspective on your past and move forward with a lighter heart.

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We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. Ellen Goodman
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When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you. Jon Krakauer
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Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family. Henri J.m. Nouwen
What I cannot love, I overlook.
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What I cannot love, I overlook. Unknown
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Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive. Paulo Coelho
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I'll understand if you don't want me. But I will be heartbroken. You are all I ever dreamed of and hoped for. You are much, much more. Please know that I didn't think I was mean-minded. But I realize I am. I don't want you to put your arms around me and say it's all right, that you forgive me. I want you to be sure that you do, and my love for you will last as long as I live. I can see no lightness, no humour, no joke to make. I just hope that we will be able to go back to when we had laughter, and the world was coloured, not black and white and grey. I am so sorry for hurting you. I could inflict all kinds of pain on myself, but it would not take back any I gave to you. - David Power. Maeve Binchy
Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite...
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Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal. C.s. Lewis
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What is it the I'll want from you? Not love: that would be too much to ask. Not forgiveness, which isn't yours to bestow. Only a listener, perhaps; only someone who will see me. Don't prettify me though, whatever else you do: I have no wish to be a decorated skull. But I leave myself in your hands. What choice do I have? By the time you read this last page, that- if anywhere- is the only place I will be. Margaret Atwood
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive...
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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. Steve Maraboli
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and...
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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
It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes....
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It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on. Steve Maraboli
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Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. Steve Maraboli
But we can't go back. We can only go forward.
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But we can't go back. We can only go forward. Libba Bray
Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a...
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Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever. Wil Zeus
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Life is grace. Sleep is forgiveness. The night absolves. Darkness wipes the slate clean, not spotless to be sure, but clean enough for another day's chalking. Frederick Buechner
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It's like this old patchwork quilt my momma used to have.. Each piece on that quilt meant something. And some of those pieces were the damn ugliest things you've ever seen.. But some of the pieces were so beautiful they almost hurt my eyes to look at when I was a kid.. That's the best you can hope for, Danny. That your life turns out like that patchwork quilt. That you can add some bright, sparkling pieces to the dirty, stained ones you have so far. That in the end, the bright patches might take up more space on your quilt than the dark ones. Brooke McKinley
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So we forgive each other?" The crooked smile climbs up one more time. "Again?"And I look right into his eyes, right into him as far as I can see, because I want him to hear me, I want him to hear me with everything I mean and feel and say." Always, " I say to him. "Every time. Patrick Ness
Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else; it's...
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Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else; it's something you do for yourself. To forgive is not to condone, it is to refuse to continue feeling bad about an injury. Jim Beaver
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will...
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Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. Nelson Mandela
There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies,...
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There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that. Mark Twain