Forgiveness Quotes and Sayings

We can only cultivate love through forgiveness.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo on December 6, 2015

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

Stop holding grudges. Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay”. It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever”. Forgiveness is the answer, let go, find peace, liberate yourself! And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, its for you too. If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.

A person can apologize and we can forgive them, but sometimes we just can’t forget the pain that they put us through.

Rejection doesn’t hurt, expectation does. Lying doesn’t kill, denial does. Forgetting doesn’t heal, forgiveness does.

You forgive people simply because you still want them in your life.


Forgiveness doesn’t mean you excuse the crime. It just means you’re no longer willing to be the victim.

The first to apologize is the bravest The fist to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest….True story

The act of forgiveness takes place in our own mind. It has nothing to do with the other person.
– Lousie Hay

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never go.
Robert Brault

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