Here you can read inspirational quotes about forgiveness that you can use for cards, or letters to friends, family and colleagues. The joy of forgiveness starts with realizing that you are not perfect either and that you also have faults that may need to be forgiven at some pint in your own life.
"Forgiveness is the first act of admitting you are also human and have your own faults."
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"To err is human; to forgive, infrequent." Franklin P. Adams
"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness." Josh Billings
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde
"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."
Henry Ward Beecher
"Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation." Roberto Assagioli
"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love." Bryant H. McGill
"To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness." Robert Muller
"Forgiving is love's toughest work, and love's biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love's power to break nature's rule." Lewis B. Smedes
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." Lewis B. Smedes
"Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness."
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it."
"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."
G. K. Chesterton
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving."
"Forgiving others, as difficult as that may be, is only a part of the problem. It is often just as difficult to forgive ourselves for what we perceive as our having wronged."
Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D., Loving Each Other, The Challenge of Human Relationships
"Forgiveness occurs when we have completed the learning process of a particular experience and are ready to release it and move on."
Shakti Gawain, The Path of Transformation How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World
"Forgiveness and bitterness. Without the first you'll limp through life with the second."
Charles R. Swindoll