40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 11 My Favorite Forgiveness Quotes
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As we wind through the first segment of 40 Days of Forgiveness, I am reminded of the best quotes I’ve seen on the subject.
These quotes inspire me to want to forgive more.
Quotes keep me on the path of forgiveness and the letting go of what is not useful in my life.
Here are some of the best forgiveness quotes that hit home for me:
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
― Lewis Smedes
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
― Oscar Wilde
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
― Steve Maraboli
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
― Mark Twain
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”
― Corrie Ten Boom
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
― Marianne Williamson
“Forgiveness isn’t my best thing.
Easier staying pissed. But I’m
tired of being pissed all the time.
Tired of feeling hurt by stuff that
can never be fixed because it is
an indelible part of the past.”
― Ellen Hopkins
“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
― Gerald G Jampolski
“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”
― Corrie Ten Boom
“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.”
― William Arthur Ward
“Forgiveness is the final form of love.”
― Reinhold Niebuhr