Forgiveness Quotes On Relationship, Love, Cheating, Friends, Future, Life

Forgiveness Quotes On Relationship, Love, Cheating, Friends, Future, Life

Forgiveness Quotes On Relationship, Love, Cheating, Friends, Future, Life

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Dalai Lama

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.

Princess Diana

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.

Desmond Tutu

Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you’ve closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.

Desmond Tutu

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.

Robert Frost

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

Robert Frost

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.

Saint Augustine

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

Francis of Assisi

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee

Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.


Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

Gerald Jampolsky

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

Gerald Jampolsky

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 Jampolsky

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.


Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West v

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.

Jessica Lange

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.

Frederick William Robertson

It’s toughest to forgive ourselves. So it’s probably best to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.

Patty Duke

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.

Charles Williams

Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.

Jennifer O’Neill

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.

Joan Lunden

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.

Janine Turner

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.

Alice Miller

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.

Alfred Korzybski

I place an enormous premium on loyalty. If someone betrays me, I can forgive them rationally, but emotionally I have found it impossible to do so.

Richard E. Grant

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

Hannah More

It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him.

Olin Miller

Forgiveness is not to give the other person peace. Forgiveness is for you. Take that opportunity.

Mackenzie Phillips

I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships – things like forgiveness and compassion.

Andrea Thompson

I like second chances. I’ve given people second chances. You have fall-outs with friends, and forgiveness is a great thing to have. It’s not easy to forgive. I definitely don’t forget, but I do forgive.

Odette Annable

I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.

Jean-Francois Cope

What is forgiven is usually well remembered.

Louis Dudek

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.

Chaim Herzog

Without forgiveness, there’s no future.

Desmond Tutu

What is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is the deliberate and voluntary mechanism by which a victim undergoes an offense-related shift of feelings and behaviors and overcomes negative emotions such as anger and revenge (although justified).

Nevertheless, scholars vary in the degree to which they think redemption often means that negative feelings are replaced with positive attitudes ( i.e. an improved desire to wish the perpetrator well).

Forgiveness is different from condoning (failing to see the crime as wrong and in need of forgiveness), excusing (not keeping the perpetrator accountable for the crime), forgetting (removing memory of the offense from consciousness), forgiving (given by a representative of community, such as a judge, for an admitted offense), and reconciliation (restoring relationship).

The effects of redemption have been discussed as a psychological principle and virtue in religious thought, social sciences, and medicine. Forgiveness may be viewed solely in terms of the person who forgives, like self forgiveness, the person forgiven, or the relationship between the forgiver and the person forgiven.

Forgiveness is granted in most cases without the intention of restorative justice, and without any response on the part of the perpetrator (for example, one can forgive an incommunicado or deceased person).

Practically speaking, it may be appropriate for the perpetrator to provide some sort of acknowledgment, an apology, or even even to seek forgiveness, so that the perpetrator may also feel that they can forgive themselves.

The social and political aspects of pardon include the purely private and religious “forgiveness” sphere. Within the political arena the concept of “forgiveness” is usually considered uncommon. Hannah Arendt, however, takes the view that the “Faculty of Reconciliation” has its place in public relations.

In the face of the irreparable, the philosopher assumes that redemption will free capital individually as well as collectively.

In an inquiry into the discourses and traditions of pardon after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, sociologist Benoit Guillou highlighted the extreme polysemy (multiple meanings) of the term “forgiveness” but also the eminently political character of the nation.

The author suggests four key figures of forgiveness by way of the end of his research to better explain, on the one hand, vague uses and, on the other hand, the conditions under which forgiveness will mediate a re-establishment of social relations.

Many world religions contain teachings on the essence of forgiveness, and many of these teachings underlie many different modern-day rituals and forgiveness practices.

Some religious doctrines or philosophies place greater emphasis on the need for human beings to find some kind of divine forgiveness for their weaknesses, others place greater emphasis on the need for human beings to practice one another’s forgiveness, yet others make little or no distinction between human and divine pardon.

The word forgiveness can be used interchangeably, and is viewed by individuals and cultures in several different ways.

This is especially important in relational communication, since forgiveness is a key component of reconciliation and the overall development as an person and couple or community. If all parties have a mutual view for pardon then a relationship can be maintained.

“Knowing the context of forgiveness, exploring the biology of forgiveness, and teaching people to become more forgiving all suggest a common definition for the word.”


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