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Forgiveness Quotes

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins. Karl Barth
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. Cherie Carter-Scott, "If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules"
Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen. Roger Zelazny
Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west! Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
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. Martin Luther
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge. Scott Adams
It really doesnt matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on. Real Live Preacher
It is always easier to ask forgiveness than permission. US Marine Proverb
As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars Gerald R. Ford
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., retort to a heckler asking him to state his beliefs, Time, November 1, 1963
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. Joan Lunden, in Healthy Living Magazine
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness to an opponent, tolerance to a friend, your heart to your child, a good example to a father, deference to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you to yourself, respect to all men, charity. Francis Maitland Balfour
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. W. H. Auden
Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise. William Blake
What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise William Carlos Williams
( quotes are updated each month )