Forgiveness Quotes

Here is a collection of forgiveness quotes:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness”.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody”.
– Maya Angelou

“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. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies”.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them”.
– Bruce Lee

“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning”.
– Desmond Tutu

“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”.
– Tyler Perry

“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits”.
– Hannah More

“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives”.
– Dalai Lama

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future”.
– Bernard Meltzer

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“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you”.
– Lewis B. Smedes

“To err is human; to forgive, divine”.
– Alexander Pope

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much”.
– Oscar Wilde

“Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love”.
– Mahavira

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

“I like second chances. I’ve given people second chances. You have fall-outs with friends, and forgiveness is a great thing to have. It’s not easy to forgive. I definitely don’t forget, but I do forgive”.
– Odette Annable

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness”.
– Josh Billings

“Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature”.
– Laurence Sterne

“We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive”.
– T. D. Jakes

“How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all”.
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury”.
– Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive”.
– Alan Paton