There is no revenge so complete
as forgiveness. - Josh Billings
we forgive, we free ourselves
from the bitter ties that bind
us to the one who hurt us. - Claire
who forgives others, breaks the
bridge over which he must pass
himself... for everyone has the
need to be forgiven. - George
my experience, forgiving is the
only way to survive. - Molly Ringwald
is not forgetting, it is letting
go of the hurt. - Mary Mcleod
forgive someone is to set free
two hearts of one thought. - Angela
is sweet, but forgiveness is sweeter.
forgive is not to forget. To forgive
is to make known his apology.
forgive is not to forget, but
is the tiny-slate gray sparrow,
which has built its nest of twigs
and strings upon the shards of
is the fragrance of the violet
which still clings fast to the
heel that crushed it.
is the broken dream which hides
itself within the corner of the
mind. Oft called forgetfulness,
so that it will not bring pain
to the dreamer.
is the reed which stands up straight
and green, when natures
mighty rampage halts, full spent.
is the God who will not leave
us after all weve done.
onto resentment is letting someone
you despise live rent free in
have forgiven all that forgiveness
hurt is todays forgiving,
rewoven into yesterdays
understanding and love.
is letting what was, be gone;
letting what will become, what
is now, be.
us be the first to give a friendly
sign, to nod first, smile first,
speak first, and if such a thing
is necessary... forgive first.
a perfect world, forgiveness would
not be given out of compassion,
but out of need.
is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
must develop and maintain the
capacity to forgive. He who is
devoid of the power to
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
can forgive, but I cannot forget,
is only another way of saying,
I will not forgive.
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
Forgiveness is the fragrance the
violet sheds on the heel that
has crushed it. ~Mark Twain
Once a woman has forgiven her
man, she must not reheat his sins
for breakfast. ~Marlene Dietrich
It is easier to get forgiveness
than permission. ~Stewart's Law
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness
is the attribute of the strong.
Forgiveness is a funny thing.
It warms the heart and cools the
sting. ~William Arthur Ward
You can make up a quarrel, but
it will always show where it was
patched. ~Edgar Watson Howe, Country
Town Sayings, 1911
It is easier to forgive an enemy
than to forgive a friend. ~William
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
Forgive all who have offended
you, not for them, but for yourself.
He that cannot forgive others
breaks the bridge over which he
must pass himself; for every man
has need to be forgiven. ~Thomas
Nobody forgets where he buried
the hatchet. ~Frank McKinney "Kin"
Hubbard, Abe Martin's Broadcast,
What we forgive too freely doesn't
stay forgiven. ~Mignon McLaughlin,
The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
It's far easier to forgive an
enemy after you've got even with
him. ~Olin Miller
There is no revenge so complete
as forgiveness. ~Josh Billings
Without forgiveness life is governed
by... an endless cycle of resentment
and retaliation. ~Roberto Assagioli
One thing you will probably remember
well is any time you forgive and
forget. ~Franklin P. Jones
Never does the human soul appear
so strong as when it forgoes revenge,
and dares forgive an injury. ~E.H.
Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much. ~Oscar