Forgiveness Quotes

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

Peter Ustinov

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

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


Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

Gerald Jampolsky

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

Mark Twain

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
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