65 Powerful Forgiveness Quotes To Forget The Past

Today we’ve collected 65 best forgiveness quotes from eminent persons. These quotes will inspire you to forget all about the past, and to move forward in life with everyone through forgiveness.

Forgiveness Quotes :

  • “Forgiveness means letting go of the past.”  ~Gerald Jampolsky
  • “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”  ~Mark Twain
  • “The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.”  ~George Bernard Shaw
  • “Men forget but never forgive. Women forgive but never forget.”
  • “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”  ~Robert Muller
  • “Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.”  ~Wm. Paul Young
  • “We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.”  ~T. D. Jakes
  • “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”  ~Lewis B. Smedes
  • “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”  ~Oscar Wilde
  • “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”  ~Bryant H. McGill

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Quotes About Forgiveness :

  • “One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”  ~Socrates
  • “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.”  ~Desmond Tutu
  • “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”  ~Maya Angelou
  • “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”  ~Mark Twain
  • “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”  ~Suzanne Somers
  • “Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.”  ~Igor Stravinsky
  • “Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”  ~Roberto Assagioli
  • “It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.”  ~Lewis B. Smedes
  • “Forgiveness means letting go of the past.”  ~Gerald Jampolsky
  • “There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”  ~Josh Billings

Quotes On Forgiveness :

  • “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”  ~Indira Gandhi
  • “We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.”  ~T. D. Jakes
  • “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.”  ~Oprah Winfrey
  • “We don’t forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it-because we need it.”  ~Bree Despain
  • “Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.”  ~Anne Lamott
  • “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”  ~Marianne Williamson
  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”  ~John F. Kennedy
  • “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.”  ~Cherie Carter-scott
  • “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”  ~Anne Lamott

Forgive And Forget Quotes :

  • Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”  ~Norman Cousins
  • “When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.”  ~Princess Diana
  • “Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”  ~William Arthur Ward
  • “Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.”  ~E.h. Chapin
  • “The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.”  ~George Bernard Shaw
  • “One forgives to the degree that one loves.”  ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
  • “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.”  ~Grace Hopper
  • “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”  ~Robert Muller
  • “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”  ~William Blake
  • “The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.”  ~Nathan Croall

Best Quotes About Forgiveness :

  • “Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.”  ~Jessica Lange
  • “To err is human, to forgive, divine.”  ~Alexander Pope
  • “Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.”  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.”  ~Jewel
  • “The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”  ~Oscar Wilde
  • “Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.”  ~Oscar Wilde
  • “Men forget but never forgive. Women forgive but never forget.”
  • “Forgiveness is an absolute necessity for continued human existence.”  ~Desmond Tutu
  • “Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.”  ~Emma Goldman
  • “Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.”  ~Wm. Paul Young

Forgiveness Quotes In English :

  • “We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.”  ~Frederick William Robertson
  • “Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting.”  ~Peter Allen
  • “There is hope in forgiveness.”  ~John Piper
  • “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”  ~Bryant H. McGill
  • “When you forgive, you in no way change the past but you sure do change the future.”  ~Bernard Meltzer
  • “When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.”  ~Alan Paton
  • “It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.”  ~George Eliot
  • “One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”  ~Socrates
  • “Forgiveness is the final form of love.”  ~Reinhold Niebuhr
  • “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”  ~Oscar Wilde
  • “Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.”  ~Harriet Nelson
  • “To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.”  ~Joyce Cary
  • “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”  ~George Herbert
  • “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”  ~Lewis B. Smedes
  • “A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.”  ~William Arthur Ward

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