It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness, and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love.
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.
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.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.
The principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all, but had been applied in various churches; perhaps, however, with no strict consistency.
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and
burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.
God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth
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
Forgiveness is the oil of relationships