30 Best Forgiveness Quotes and Sayings

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Louis B. SmedesQuotes About Forgiveness

This is my favorite quote about forgiveness.

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Louis B. Smedes

What is yours?

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Quotes about forgiveness from 1-10:

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

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
Katherine Ponder

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
George Herbert

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Robert Quillen

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
Isaac Friedmann

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

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald

Forgiveness Quotes from 11-20:

Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
Mason Cooley

Only the brave know how to forgive. … A coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
Laurence Sterne

If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.
Robert Brault

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

We are all on a life long journey and the core of its meaning, the terrible demand of its centrality is forgiving and being forgiven.
Martha Kilpatrick

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

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-just like it does for you and me.
Sara Paddison

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

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
Mother Teresa

Quotes about forgiveness from 21-29:

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

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.
Harriet Nelson

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant H. McGill

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Louis B. Smedes

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
Cherie Carter-Scott

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
Alice Duer Miller

As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind.
Isabelle Holland

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Forgiveness Picture Quotes

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Louis B. Smedes

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