And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?
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.
True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
I was taught to be Biblical: “Forgive them for they know not what they do.
“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.
Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory.
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.
It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.
Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would, as it were, be confined to one single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever.
So hope for a great sea-change on the far side of revenge. Believe that further shore is reachable from here. Believe in miracles and cures and healing wells.
Believe that a further shore
is reachable from here.
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
It is freeing to become aware that we do not have to be victims of our past and can learn new ways of responding. Forgiveness is love practiced among people who love poorly. It sets us free without wanting anything in return.
Don't let the sun go down on me.
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.
The things two people do to each other they remember. If they stay together, it's not because they forget; it's because they forgive.
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