Quotes about Forgiveness
"If a disciple, after committing a mistake, confesses in front of his Shaykh (Spiritual Guide), he is blessed, but if he lies, he is deprived of the blessings."
Muhammad Mohsin Munawar Yousafi
"Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible."
T. D. Jakes
"I was born into a Christian family and brought up in a Lutheran church. My faith has been the center point of my life, really, since I was a child, but at 16 years of age, I fully surrendered my life over to Christ. At that point, as a teenager, I began to grasp the concept of Christ's true love and forgiveness."
"Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins, and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father, and may come to Him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings which we need."
"Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life."
"When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge."
"Most of us need time to work through pain and loss. We can find all manner of reasons for postponing forgiveness. One of these reasons is waiting for the wrongdoers to repent before we forgive them. Yet such a delay causes us to forfeit the peace and happiness that could be ours."
James E. Faust
"The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget"
Ali ibne abi Talib (A.S)
"And Allah executed the vow performing as a medium for forgiveness."
Hazrat Fatima Zehra A.S
"The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly."
"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."
"One forgives to the degree that one loves."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on."
"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough."
"The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods."
"The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world."
"The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius."
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."
Bryant H. McGill
"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."
"To be social is to be forgiving."
"To err is human; to forgive, divine."
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."
Lewis B. Smedes
"To understand is to forgive, even oneself."
"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."
"When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues."
Honore de Balzac
"When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future."
"Without forgiveness, there's no future."
"You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well."
Lewis B. Smedes
"Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself."
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