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10 Inspirational Quotes on Forgiveness

Here’s a small collection of quotes on forgiveness.

I especially like the quote by Catherine Ponder, it’s an accurate and useful observation of how things can work.

And it’s a good reason to forgive.

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

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.
Catherine Ponder

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbour as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
Eric Hoffer

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

We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
Sir. Francis Bacon

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

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave.
Ivern Ball

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

True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.
David Ridge

Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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  • Danny June 27, 2007, 1:15 am

    Thanks, these are indeed inspirational. Just a couple days ago I was delighted to come across this one: “Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past. – Alexa Young”

  • Henrik Edberg June 27, 2007, 7:49 am

    Thank you, Danny. That´s a great quote.

  • Mike Ihnat June 30, 2007, 5:47 am

    My absolute favorite is by Mark Twain

    Forgiveness is the sweet smell left by the flower on the bottom of the shoe which trampled it.

    • mtri April 14, 2010, 9:24 pm

      Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. ~Mark Twain~
      thats the quote by mark twain

  • Tezza September 14, 2007, 3:48 am

    Mahatma Gandhi epitomizes forgiveness, so it’s wonderful to see his quote there. Another one I like:

    Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury. ~E.H. Chapin

  • sir jorge March 8, 2008, 1:24 am

    those for sure, are great quotes.

  • "H" May 21, 2009, 6:55 am

    I have been looking at your blog with amazement. You are really a great writer. You write calmly… Anyway, I just want to encourage you. You should write a book, too. You communicate so well with your pen: I mean, keyboard. I am sure I will come often. Oh! Let me subscribe.

  • karthick January 15, 2010, 7:13 am

    hi i read ur Forgiveness Quotes…wow..its really interesting…THQ..plz post more like this…

  • Ha Neul March 13, 2010, 10:00 am

    Forgiveness is the best give we can give to ourselves… Forgiveness is the last and most high form of love.

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