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Forgiveness Quotes

Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Those who easily forgive invite offenses.

Author: Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

Profession: French Dramatist

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

Author: Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992)

Profession: German-born American Film Actor

What is forgiven is usually well remembered.

Author: Louis Dudek


Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

Author: Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)

Profession: American Theologian

Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

A man must learn to forgive himself.

Author: Arthur Davison Ficke


It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

Author: St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Profession: Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

Author: Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)

Profession: Indian Prime Minster

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

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

''To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.