Do you need to practice forgiveness? Here are some forgiveness quotes that stress the importance of forgiveness and it's correlation to your own health. Enjoy!
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
--Louis B. Smedes
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
-- Louis B. Smedes
A mature Christian has capacity to absorb the offenses and weaknesses of others, not just demand they perform up to the code of ideals.
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
--H. Jackson Brown
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
--Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
--Henry Ward Beecher
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.
--E. H. Chapin
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
-- Alexander Pope
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
-- Abraham Lincoln
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time—just like it does for you and me.
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
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
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