There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. - Josh Billings

When we forgive, we free ourselves from the bitter ties that bind us to the one who hurt us. - Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre

He who forgives others, breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself... for everyone has the need to be forgiven. - George Herbert

From my experience, forgiving is the only way to survive. - Molly Ringwald

Forgiving is not forgetting, it is letting go of the hurt. - Mary Mcleod Bethume

To forgive someone is to set free two hearts of one thought. - Angela Taninies

Revenge is sweet, but forgiveness is sweeter.

To forgive is not to forget. To forgive is to make known his apology.

To forgive is not to forget, but to understand.

Forgiveness is the tiny-slate gray sparrow, which has built its nest of twigs and strings upon the shards of glass.

Forgiveness is the fragrance of the violet which still clings fast to the heel that crushed it.

Forgiveness 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.

Forgiveness is the reed which stands up straight and green, when nature’s mighty rampage halts, full spent.

Forgiveness is the God who will not leave us after all we’ve done.

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent free in you head.

I have forgiven all that forgiveness allows.

Yesterday’s hurt is today’s forgiving, rewoven into yesterday’s understanding and love.

Forgiveness is letting what was, be gone; letting what will become, what is now, be.

Let 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.

In a perfect world, forgiveness would not be given out of compassion, but out of need.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. - Hannah Arendt

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to

forgive 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

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

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 of Retroaction

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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 Blake, Jerusalem

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. ~Isaac Friedmann

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. ~Harriet Nelson

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. ~Thomas Fuller

Nobody forgets where he buried the hatchet. ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, Abe Martin's Broadcast, 1930

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. Chapin

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. ~Oscar Wilde


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