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Forgiveness Quotes

''I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. [Ephesians 1:7]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity. [Job 14:17]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. [Ephesians 4:32]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Author: Paul Boese

Profession:

Forgive those who have hurt you.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult; one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious.

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961)

Profession: French Author

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever. It implies a discovery of weakness, which we are more careful to conceal than a crime. Many a man will confess his crimes to a friend; but I never knew a man that would tell his silly weaknesses to his most intimate one.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author