Forgiveness – a very highly misunderstood term. As important as it is to understand what forgiveness is, we’d say more important to understand what it isn’t. Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting. It a conscious choice of freeing yourself of resentment. It’s a healing for self.
Forgiveness is needed now more than ever. Let’s learn how to forgive others, but most importantly ourselves. Our ultimate forgiveness quotes collection is a beautiful set of affirmations to nudge you in that direction. Let’s heal and be happy!
ULTIMATE FORGIVENESS QUOTES COLLECTION
“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”
Next time you run into an enemy, look to him with kindness and not revenge.
Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet, playwright and dramatist was the spokesperson of the Aesthetic movement of England and advocated “Arts for art’s sake”.
Be the light
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Be so busy in loving that you do not have time to hate.
Luther King was a scholar, a minister and a civil rights activist who had a seismic impact on the race relations of the United States.
“If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.”
If you have a fight with someone, look to their positive qualities and forgive them.
Nietzsche was a german philosopher and a cultural critic, famous for his uncompromising criticisms of European morality and religion.
Tougher in love
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
If you get hurt by someone’s action then express to them the way you feel, punish them but eventually, forgive them.
Blake was a poet, painter and a visionary who worked to bring change both in the social order and in the minds of men.
“Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.”
Pardon yourself for your past mistakes and make sure you don’t repeat them in the future.
Frost was an American poet famous for his realistic depiction of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech!
“Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.”
Take responsibility to mend the wrong you did and forgive yourself.
Graham was an American evangelist who was placed ‘among the most influential Christian leader’ by one of his biographers.
Hot & cold
“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”
Okay! if you can’t say in words, then express it in gestures. Give a chocolate to the one you forgive.
Arthur Ward, a graduate of McMurry College, was an often-quoted writer of inspirational maxims.
Cross the bridge
“He that cannot forgive others break the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has a need to be forgiven.”
Cook food as an apology to your mom. 😉
Fuller educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge was a scholar, a preacher and one of the most prolific writers of the 17th century.
“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”
Play an apology song for the person you want forgiveness from. 😉
Meltzer was a United States radio host whose advice call-in show, “What’s your problem?” aired from 1967 up till the mid-1990s!
Act of will
“The bitterest tears shed over the graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
Make sure you express your feelings enough because life is too short for regret.
Beecher Stowe, a member of the famous religious Beecher family was a white American abolitionist and author.
“One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.”
Before going to bed, sort out the good and bad that happened during the day, forget the bad and sleep with the good.
Baruch, an American financier was appointed by the president Woodrow Wilson to the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense in 1916.
Heal thy world
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
Spread love and happiness in the world by forgiving.
Williamson is an American spiritual leader, activist and the author of 13 books including four New York Times number one bestsellers!
It's the key
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
Feel the freedom your brain experiences when you forgive someone.
Smedes was a professor of theology and the author of about 15 books including Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve.
“Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.”
Return to childhood. Forgive your friends over sweets and hugs.
Hammarskjold was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations.
“Forgiveness is the giving and so the receiving, of life.”
If you want to receive blessings and be at peace then you need to forgive and move on. Heal yourself by forgiving others.
MacDonald was a Scottish author who was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll.
Bury the past
It frees you
“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place because it frees you.”
Forgive others, it will make you stronger. Even if you don’t feel like it at the moment, just forgive.
Perry is an American writer, actor and a producer who has been listed by Forbes as the highest-paid man in entertainment.
“Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.”
Speak to an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a long time. It will lift your spirits!
Paul was a German romantic writer who was best known for his humorous novels and short stories.
Heal the broken
“The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.”
Vibe up your aura with positivity. Forgive now!
Vanzant, an American inspirational speaker is best known for her books, her eponymous talk show and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show!
Sorry x 10
“Love in the real world means saying you are sorry 10 times a day.”
Consider the circumstances that others go through. Forgive them for their shortcomings that have hurt you.
Gifford is an American television presenter, best known for her 15 years run On The Talk Show Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee.