To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.
The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.
Little vicious minds abound with anger and revenge and are incapable of feeling te pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury.
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
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.
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
As for discipline—it's important, but sort of overrated. The more important virtue for a writer, I believe, is self-forgiveness. Because your writing will always disappoint you. Your laziness will always disappoint you.
Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
NVC self-forgiveness: connecting with the need we were trying to meet when we took the action that we now regret.
Most people focus on forgiving others, thinking there isn't a need for self-forgiveness, particularly if they see themselves as a victim.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
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.
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
All forgiveness is self forgiveness.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Forgiveness multiplies and melts rigid postures. Try again and again with self forgiveness. Be the kind parent to yourself you may not have had.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
When we make mistakes, we can use the process of NVC mourning and self-forgiveness to show us where we can grow instead of getting caught up in moralistic self-judgments.
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