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Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night
before you go to bed.
Bernard Mannes Baruch

Let us forgive each other. Only then will we live in peace.
Leo Tolstoy

We frequently forgive those who bore us, but cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people
will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of
retribution.
Nelson Mandela

To err is human, to forgive divine.
English proverb

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to
forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in
the best of us.
Martin Luther King Jr.

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''
Henry Ward Beecher

I hated my father all my life but in his final days I forgave him for all the suffering he caused
us. As you grow older, marry, and have children of you own, you learn and forget. I do not
forget easily, but I do forgive.
Sophia Loren

Forgive your enemies if you can't get back at them any other way.
Franklin P. Jones

Every time you forgive a man you weaken him and strengthen yourself.
American proverb

Forgiving is not forgetting; it's actually remembering; remembering and not using your right to
hit back. It's a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly
important. Especially if you dont want to repeat what happened.
Desmond Tutu

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.
French proverb

Two Tibetan monks meet each other a few years after being released from prison, where
they had been tortured by their jailers.
"Have you forgiven them?" asks the first.
"I will never forgive them! Never!" replies the second.
"Well," says the first monk, "I guess they still have you in prison, don't they?"
Marci Shimoff

Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven. But not those who lack the courage of
their own greatness.
Ayn Rand

"Bless your enemy, and you rob him of his ammunition." His arrows will be transmuted into
blessings.
Florence Scovel Shinn

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Marianne Williamson

We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.
Denis Waitley

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward

We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
George Eliot

Once you forgive yourself, the self-rejection in your mind is over. Self-acceptance begins,
and the self-love will grow so strong that you will finally accept yourself just the way you
are. That's the beginning of the free human. Forgiveness is the key.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness: Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich

The strong forgive, the weak remember.
Ecuadoran proverb

Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a
discord has been resolved.
C. S. Lewis

Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the
offense up against the offender.
Gary Chapman

Do you have people in your life who have "done you wrong?" If you are like most people, then
you do. Are you harboring anger, resentment, and hard feelings toward them? Let it go.
Forgive them. Not because they deserve it - because they honestly may not. But do it
because you deserve it.
Larry Winget

Forgiveness is love in action.
Joseph Murphy

I do not believe in forgiveness as it is preached by the church. We do not need the
forgiveness of God, but of each other and of ourselves.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with
the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith

There comes a day when, for someone who has persecuted us, we feel only indifference, a
weariness at his stupidity. Then we forgive him.
Cesare Pavese

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