Forgiveness Quotes and Sayings

I’d like to be more forgiving. There are times when I’ve had a hard time forgiving people who have betrayed me.
Amy Tan

Forgive others as God will forgive you too.

Submitted by: Oyetunde, Oreoluwa

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

Submitted by: Surabhi

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

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.
Nelson Mandela

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Nelson Mandela

Forgiveness teaches a lesson to whom you forgive to be kind and forgive others.

Submitted by: liaqath

The difference between rudeness and kindness is forgiveness.

Submitted by: liaqath

We can only cultivate love through forgiveness.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.
George Eliot

A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.
Stephen Richards

Without forgiveness there can be no future for a relationship between individuals or within and between nations.
Desmond Tutu

Forgiving is not forgetting; its actually remembering–remembering and not using your right to hit back. Its 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

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

We often forgive those who bore us, but we do not forgive those we bore.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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