Forgiveness Quotes and Sayings

Forgiveness

Mutual Forgiveness of each vice,
Such are the Gates of Paradise.

William Blake 1757-1827 ‘For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise’ ‘Mutual Forgiveness of each Vice’ *prologue+

A person who can’t forgive also can’t dream, because that person is busy looking at the past rather than at their future.

Laura Scott

Forgiving is not the same as forgetting. Remember forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. Part of taking care of yourself is, knowing how to forgive and make discerning choices.

Laura Scott

Forgiveness has nothing to do with condoning an action of another. We act in error because we forget our divinity.

Kay Nuyens

The path to forgiveness may be challenging. Often our anger and resentment seem justified, and we become attached to it. However, forgiveness is taking positive action reconnecting us with our own power. We are no longer victims. Before we can experience love, we must be able to forgive, and we all deserve to love and be loved.

Kay Nuyens

You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.

Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911

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

William Blake, Jerusalem

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.

Isaac Friedmann

Forgiveness and letting go can lead you down the path of healing and peace.

Katherine Piderman, Ph.D.

When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge — or embrace forgiveness and move forward.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentment and thoughts of revenge. The act that hurt or offended you may always remain a part of your life, but forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help you focus on other, positive parts of your life.

Katherine Piderman, Ph.D.

If we hold a grudge against someone, the door to God will be closed. It will be absolutely closed, with no way to him. Only if we forgive others will we be forgiven. I am sure that many prayers are not heard because the person praying has a grudge against someone, even if he is not aware of it. Jesus says more than once that before we pray we must forgive. If we want Jesus, we must have a forgiving heart.

J. Heinrich Arnold

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

Harriet Nelson

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

George Herbert

There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.

Sydney Harris

What does it feel like? Once you have set each other free, your heart feels lighter, you have an overwhelming feeling of peace.

Linda Foltyn