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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Forgiveness (96 Quotations)

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This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
~ Josiah Bailey

 

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Whoever approaches Me walking, I will come to him running; and he who meets Me with sins equivalent to the whole world, I will greet him with forgiveness equal to it.
~ Mishkat Al-massabaih

 

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In contrast to revenge, which is the natural, automatic reaction to transgression and which, because of the irreversibility of the action process can be expected and even calculated, the act of forgiving can never be predicted; it is the only reaction that acts in an unexpected way and thus retains, though being a reaction, something of the original character of action.
~ Hannah Arendt

 

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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.
~ St. Augustine

 

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Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
~ St. Augustine

 

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You should pardon many things in others, nothing in yourself.
~ Auson

 

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Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
~ Decimus Magnus Ausonius

 

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I never forgive, but I always forget.
~ Arthur James Balfour

 

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The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
~ Arthur James Balfour

 

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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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''I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. [Ephesians 4:32]
~ Bible

 

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In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. [Ephesians 1:7]
~ Bible

 

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My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity. [Job 14:17]
~ Bible

 

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To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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