Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory.
“I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.”
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The weak can never forgive.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
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.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
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.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else.
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.
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.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
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