Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
The weak can never forgive.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else.
“I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.”
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
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.
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Forgiveness saves the expense of anger.
We do not have to know how to forgive. All we have to do is be willing to forgive. The Universe will take care of the how.
If we are going to be happy and have any chance at growing then we must learn how to forgive others ... and ourselves.
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