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.
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.
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.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
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.
Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.
Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy