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Forgiveness Quotes

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive

Author: Sidney J. Harris (1917)

Profession: American Journalist

God will forgive me, that's his business.

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.

Author: George Herbert (1593-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

Forgive you? -- Oh, of course, dear, a dozen times a week! We women were created forgiveness but to speak.

Author: Ella Higginson (1862-1940)

Profession: American Writer, Journalist

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.

Author: Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful --because the reproached self isn't abandoned; it remains intact.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.

Author: Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

Profession: American Orator, Lawyer

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.

Author: Gerald G. Jampolsky

Profession: American Psychiatrist, Lecturer, Author

We easily pardon an offense we had part in.

Author: Juoy


We pardon to the extent that we love.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.

Author: Lauter


Forgive thyself little, and others much.

Author: Robert Leighton (1611-1684)

Profession: British Clergyman

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet