Forgiveness Quotes

What [Nietzsche] calls slave morality is to him purely spite-morality; and this spite-morality gave new names to all ideals. Thus impotence, which offers no reprisal, became goodness; craven baseness became humility; submission to him who was feared became obedience; inability to assert ones self became reluctance to assert ones self, became forgiveness, love of ones enemies. Misery became a distinction

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

The dying Jesus is the evidence of God's anger toward sin; but the living Jesus is the proof of God's love and forgiveness.

Lorenz Eifert

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another

Jean Paul Richter

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.

Scott Adams

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

Sir Henry Bulwer

I have observed that religious practice is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness itself. I have also suggested that, whether a person practices religion or not, the spiritual qualities of love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility and so on are indispensable

Dalai Lama

God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

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

Cherie Carter-Scott

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

William Arthur Ward

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

Mahatma Gandhi

It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.

Grace Hopper

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

Lily Tomlin

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Dalai Lama

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

Jean Richter

Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness.

Tina Dayton

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai Stevenson

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.

William Arthur Ward

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

Honore de Balzac

Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.

Unknown

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

Gerald Jampolsky

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

Roberto Assagioli

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

Mark Twain
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