Quotes About Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a powerful practice. We can cultivate this quality in meditation, in daily life, and in many ways. It certainly isn’t always easy, and often takes quite a bit of time. Here are some of our favorite thoughts and quotes about forgiveness.

Forgiveness Quotes

forgiveness quote“By three things the wise person may be known. What three? He sees a shortcoming as it is. When he sees it, he tries to correct it. And when another acknowledges a shortcoming, the wise one forgive it as he should.”
-The Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya)

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
-Louis B. Smedes

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”
-Alexander Pope

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
-Robert Muller

“A life lived without forgiveness is a life lived in the past.”
-Asa Don Brown

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
-Mark Twain

quote about forgiveness“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
-Nelson Mandela

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
-Paul Boese

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”
-Indira Gandhi

“Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.”
-Alice Duer Miller

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”
-Maya Angelou

Self Forgiveness Quotes

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”
-Les Brown

“If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others.”
-Dolores Huerta

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
-Jack Kornfield

“Be courageous enough to forgive yourself; never forget to be compassionate to yourself.”
-Debasish Mridha

“Forgiveness hurts but its reward is priceless.”
-Naide P Obiang

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