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#1. Those who are most conscious of forgiveness are invariably those who have been most acutely convicted of their sin. - Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson
Forgiveness quotes by Sinclair B. Ferguson
#2. Forgiveness is not an easy chore to undertake, nor is it for the weak. I forgive you, God, for leaving me out here to figure out all of this on my own. Yet forgiveness is the daily minimum requirement for a healthy, fulfilling, and meaningful life. I forgive my mind for believing that what was is what always has to be. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Forgiveness quotes by Iyanla Vanzant
#3. We're in charge of our own forgiveness, and the process takes time, patience, and intention. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
Forgiveness quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#4. This is where happiness sneaks up on you, and you forgive evil people for unforgivable things because they give you a taste of a future you always thought was beyond your reach. - Author: Laura Thalassa
Forgiveness quotes by Laura Thalassa
#5. There is no condition for forgiveness. - Author: Paul Tillich
Forgiveness quotes by Paul Tillich
#6. I am responsible for what I see. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. I could see peace instead of THIS. The past is over it can touch me not. This instant is the only time there is. Today I will judge nothing that occurs. I am not the victim of the world I see. I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts. I am determined to see things differently. I am never upset for the reason I think. Forgiveness is the key to happiness. All that I give I give to myself. - Author: Hugh Prather
Forgiveness quotes by Hugh Prather
#7. Let us beware of the prayer for forgiveness becoming a formality: only what is really confessed is really forgiven. Let us in faith accept the forgiveness as promised: as a spiritual reality, an actual transaction between God and us, it is the entrance into all the Father's love and all the privileges of children. Such forgiveness, as a living experience, is impossible without a forgiving spirit to others: as forgiven expresses the heavenward, so forgiving the earthward, relation of God's child. In each prayer to the Father I must be able to say that I know of no one whom I do not heartily love. 'And - Author: Andrew Murray
Forgiveness quotes by Andrew Murray
#8. I would like to share with you two simple truths: there is nothing that cannot be forgiven, and there is no one un-deserving of forgiveness. - Author: Desmond Tutu
Forgiveness quotes by Desmond Tutu
#9. I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Forgiveness quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#10. When you forgive, you immerse yourself in healing waters. - Author: Stephen Richards
Forgiveness quotes by Stephen Richards
#11. He had to do it in secret. He didn't want people to think he was buying forgiveness or understanding. Those two things should not be for sale, at any price. - Author: Barry Lyga
Forgiveness quotes by Barry Lyga
#12. As parents, we may as well accept that we will "lose it" at times. Perfect equanimity is beyond us. Temporary breaks in the relationship with the child are inevitable and are not in themselves harmful, unless they are frequent and catastrophic. The real harm is inflicted when the parent makes the child work at reestablishing contact, as in forcing a child to apologize before granting "forgiveness." There - Author: Gabor Mate
Forgiveness quotes by Gabor Mate
#13. Did my courage make you crazy? Cripple you with the unknown?
Did my silence create desire - make you feel things you could not discern?
Is my shinning light exploding? Can your eyes not yet adjust?
Is my forgiveness running through you? Knowing your pain I will not digest?
Is my confidence disrupting the girl you LOVE to HATE the most? - Author: Coco J. Ginger
Forgiveness quotes by Coco J. Ginger
#14. ... I have dreams of you too, Mariam jo. I miss you. I miss the sound of your voice, your laughter. I miss reading to you, and all those times we fished together. Do you remember all those times we fished together? You were a good daughter, Mariam jo, and I cannot ever think of you without feeling shame and regret. Regret… When it comes to you, Mariam jo, I have oceans of it. I regret that I did not see you the day you came to Herat. I regret that I did not open the door and take you in. I regret that I did not make you a daughter to me, that I let you live in that place for all those years. And for what? Fear of losing face? Of staining my so-called good name? How little those things matter to me now after all the loss, all the terrible things I have seen in this cursed war. But now, of course, it is too late. Perhaps that is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone. Now all I can do is say that you were a good daughter, Mariam jo, and that I never deserved you. Now all I can do is ask for your forgiveness. So forgive me, Mariam jo. Forgive me, forgive me. Forgive me... - Author: Khaled Hosseini
Forgiveness quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#15. Forgiveness is spiritual. Punishment is legal," Leo says. "They're not mutually exclusive. - Author: Jodi Picoult
Forgiveness quotes by Jodi Picoult
#16. The Law was given by Moses; the moral law, to discover the extent and abounding sin; the ceremonial law, to point out, by typical sacrifices and ablutions, the way in which forgiveness was to be sought and obtained. But grace, to relieve us from the condemnation of the one, and truth answerable to the types and shadows of the other, came by Jesus Christ. - Author: John Newton
Forgiveness quotes by John Newton
#17. The principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all, but had been applied in various churches; perhaps, however, with no strict consistency. - Author: Robert Rainy
Forgiveness quotes by Robert Rainy
#18. But loving somebody isn't perfection and good times and laughing and making love. Love is forgiveness and patience and faith and every once in a while, it's a gut punch. That's why it's a dangerous thing, when you go loving the wrong person. When you love somebody who doesn't deserve it. You have to be with someone that deserves your faith and you have to be deserving of someone else's. It's sacred. - Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Forgiveness quotes by Taylor Jenkins Reid
#19. It's better to ask forgiveness than permission.
- Brom - Author: Christopher Paolini
Forgiveness quotes by Christopher Paolini
#20. Forgiveness is greater than condemnation, and love stronger than hate. What is there left for us to contemplate?
-Reed Abbitt Moore- - Author: Reed Abbitt Moore
Forgiveness quotes by Reed Abbitt Moore
#21. People punish themselves - sometimes for years. But it's not always necessary. Forgiveness allows everybody to start again, not to be burdened with a whole lot of old business. - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Forgiveness quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#22. It seems as though we Christians have developed a nasty habit of leading people into a radical encounter with God's unconditional love, forgiveness, acceptance, and union only to spend the ensuing years teaching them how to become close to God to earn his approval. - Author: Ted Dekker
Forgiveness quotes by Ted Dekker
#23. God's forgiveness is not just a casual statement; it is the complete blotting out of all dirt and degradation of our past, present, and future. - Author: Billy Graham
Forgiveness quotes by Billy Graham
#24. All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. - Author: Richard Rohr
Forgiveness quotes by Richard Rohr
#25. I accept that I am affected by the things that affect me. I am independent and I am free. - Author: James Constable B.1976
Forgiveness quotes by James Constable B.1976
#26. You experience two kinds of guilt. One is the reality of your culpability before God. You have transgressed his law - you are guilty. The other is the sense of your corruption. You feel guilty. The first kind of guilt is true of you because everyone is a sinner. But not everyone knows the second kind. Until a person knows his guilt, he cannot know pardon. Until you feel the bondage of your guilt, you cannot find the freedom of forgiveness. In this sense, guilt is not your enemy. - Author: Joe Thorn
Forgiveness quotes by Joe Thorn
#27. Man's fall, his need of a new birth, forgiveness through an atonement, and salvation as the result of faith, these are our battle-ax and weapons of war. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Forgiveness quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#28. It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. - Author: Francis Beaumont
Forgiveness quotes by Francis Beaumont
#29. I don't want to wait anymore. I choose to believe that there is nothing more sacred or profound than this day.I choose to believe that there may be a thousand big moments embedded in this day, waiting to be discovered like tiny shards of gold. The big moments are the daily, tiny moments of courage and forgiveness and hope that we grad onto and extend to one another. That's the drama of life, swirling all around us, and generally I don't see it, because I'm too busy waiting to become whatever it is I think I'm about to become. The big moments are in every hour, every conversation, every meal, every meeting. - Author: Shauna Niequist
Forgiveness quotes by Shauna Niequist
#30. Forgiveness is the attribute of the stong. - Author: J. Sterling
Forgiveness quotes by J. Sterling
#31. The Lord never gets tired of forgiving. "Never," Francis said. "We are the ones who get tired of asking him for forgiveness. - Author: John L. Allen Jr.
Forgiveness quotes by John L. Allen Jr.
#32. They'll never forgive me, except they love me, so they will. - Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Forgiveness quotes by Maria Dahvana Headley
#33. We must not only speak about forgiveness and reconciliation, we must act on these principles. - Author: Desmond Tutu
Forgiveness quotes by Desmond Tutu
#34. Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God's forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith. - Author: Andrew Murray
Forgiveness quotes by Andrew Murray
#35. I forgive," Penny said. "But I don't forget. I'll remember the kind of gum you were chewing when you did me wrong. - Author: M.J. Mandrake
Forgiveness quotes by M.J. Mandrake
#36. don't mistake my calm for forgiveness because there's none where you're concerned. - Author: L. Divine
Forgiveness quotes by L. Divine
#37. He is dead, right?"
"Graveyard dead," Bran admitted without a hint of remorse.
"Oh, forgive us," Rick murmured, crossing himself.
"Forgiveness is between him and God," Bran insisted. "It was my job to arrange the meeting."
"Man on Fire," Maddy blurted. - Author: Julie Ann Walker
Forgiveness quotes by Julie Ann Walker
#38. Forgiveness is easy,' he says. 'It's just like a door. You open it and walk through. - Author: Lisa Heathfield
Forgiveness quotes by Lisa Heathfield
#39. Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge. - Author: Scott Adams
Forgiveness quotes by Scott Adams
#40. It's not our ability to get forgiveness that saves us. It's out ability to grant forgiveness. - Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Forgiveness quotes by Jeri Smith-Ready
#41. Before we can experience the pure & serene state of love, we must learn how to give forgiveness - to ourselves & to others. Have you forgiven yourself? - Author: Debbie Ford
Forgiveness quotes by Debbie Ford
#42. Forgiveness does not wipe away the consequences of the sin. The consequences are borne by somebody. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Forgiveness quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#43. When we stray from His presence, He longs for you to come back. He weeps that you are missing out on His love, protection and provision. He throws His arms open, runs toward you, gathers you up, and welcomes you home. - Author: Charles Stanley
Forgiveness quotes by Charles Stanley
#44. I have to ask Allah's forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it's not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred. - Author: Abdul Qadeer Khan
Forgiveness quotes by Abdul Qadeer Khan
#45. But I tell you now that it's not too late
no matter how deep the wound. (Regarding forgiveness) - Author: Jan Karon
Forgiveness quotes by Jan Karon
#46. Jesus came to save me from myself. He came to save me from self-effort. He didn't just die for my sin to give me forgiveness; he rose again to give me life. - Author: Emily P. Freeman
Forgiveness quotes by Emily P. Freeman
#47. We dare not invest so much in the kingdom of this world that we neglect our main task of introducing people to a different kind of kingdom, one based solely on God's grace and forgiveness. Passing laws to enforce morality serves a necessary function, to dam up evil, but it never solves human problems. - Author: Philip Yancey
Forgiveness quotes by Philip Yancey
#48. Esperando (Cuando Cuba Sea Libre) is probably one of the most personal songs from the new [September, 2007] CD, "90 Millas" ... as it really speaks about the celebration, nostalgia and emotion that will happen the day Cuba is free. If we're to move forward in Cuba, we really have to have a lot of forgiveness for each other and look towards the future. - Author: Gloria Estefan
Forgiveness quotes by Gloria Estefan
#49. Fear grid-irons your broken, suffering heart with strength, encasing it with a protective, tough shell. One that soon becomes a prison that will emaciate the unused, enclosed heart inside if left to its own accord. But renewed hope gently unwraps the hard cast, and replaces it with a more resilient, pliable layer, protective, strong, but permeable so as to let love soak in and nurture the malnourished, dying heart inside. - Author: Connie Kerbs
Forgiveness quotes by Connie Kerbs
#50. If you want inner peace, unconditionally forgive everyone. If you want world peace, be an example and love everyone. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Forgiveness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#51. Through strife the slumbering soul awakes, We learn on error's troubled route The truths we could not prize without The sorrow of our sad mistakes. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Forgiveness quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
#52. You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them ... but still move on without them. - Author: Mandy Hale
Forgiveness quotes by Mandy Hale
#53. Kill him with your blessings of healing. - Author: H. L. Balcomb
Forgiveness quotes by H. L. Balcomb
#54. Redemption comes to those who wait, forgiveness is the key. - Author: Tom Petty
Forgiveness quotes by Tom Petty
#55. A man is better than the worst thing he's ever done. - Author: Matthew Colville
Forgiveness quotes by Matthew Colville
#56. Our wickedness shall not overpower the unspeakable goodness and mercy of God; our dullness shall not overpower God's wisdom, nor our infirmity God's omnipotence. - Author: John Of Kronstadt
Forgiveness quotes by John Of Kronstadt
#57. Only if you first seek inner forgiveness will your confrontation be temperate, wise, and gracious. Only when you have lost the need to see the other person hurt will you have any chance of actually bringing about change, reconciliation, and healing. You have to submit to the costly suffering and death of forgiveness if there is going to be any resurrection. - Author: Timothy Keller
Forgiveness quotes by Timothy Keller
#58. Now may deep sleep put us at rest in Thee after the long day, and may morning find us more serene, more thankful, a little stronger, and eager for the unfolding of radiant life. Help us to be ready to see Thy beauty in common things and to find our anchorage in eternal love and truth and forgiveness and hope. - Author: Carl Heath Kopf
Forgiveness quotes by Carl Heath Kopf
#59. We can forgive anything as long as it isn't done to us. - Author: P.D. James
Forgiveness quotes by P.D. James
#60. My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people. - Author: Ziggy Marley
Forgiveness quotes by Ziggy Marley
#61. I saw darkness in her beauty, and she saw beauty in my darkness. Yin and yang. Black and white. Beauty and scars; fury and forgiveness. She should've been my nemesis, but in her, I found something I didn't know I was looking for. - Author: Keri Lake
Forgiveness quotes by Keri Lake
#62. Isn't it funny? You forgive people before they ask forgiveness. Later they expect your apologize. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
Forgiveness quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#63. Forgiveness is not a one off decision; it is a journey and a process that takes time, determination, and persistence. Forgiveness is not forgetting; it is simply denying your pain the right to control your life. - Author: Corallie Buchanan
Forgiveness quotes by Corallie Buchanan
#64. Though justice be Thy plea, consider this: That in the course of justice none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Forgiveness quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#65. No matter what you say, or how much you talk, someone isn't really forgiven until you can stand beside them without wanting to slap them in the face. - Author: Alan Heathcock
Forgiveness quotes by Alan Heathcock
#66. A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin. - Author: Henrik Ibsen
Forgiveness quotes by Henrik Ibsen
#67. We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker's, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ: if we have repented these early sins we should remember the price of our forgiveness and be humble. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Forgiveness quotes by C.S. Lewis
#68. Not all mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness. - Author: Colleen Hoover
Forgiveness quotes by Colleen Hoover
#69. She soon learned that to survive atrocity is to be made an honorary consul to a republic of pain. There existed unspoken protocols governing how she was expected to suffer. Total breakdown, a failure to grieve graciously, was a violation of those rules. But so was the absence of suffering, so was outright forgiveness.What she and others like her were allowed was a kind of passive bereavement, the right to pose for newspaper photographs holding framed pictures of their dead relations in their hands, the right to march in boisterous but toothless parades, the right to call for an end to bloodshed as though bloodshed were some pest or vagrant who could be evicted or run out of town. As long as she adhered to those rules, moved within those margins, she remained worthy of grand, public sympathy. - Author: Omar El Akkad
Forgiveness quotes by Omar El Akkad
#70. Once the
exhilaration of their reunion wore off, once the newness of their lovemaking was no longer so
new, how would she see him? No matter how careful he was, invariably someday he would
do something to make her angry. What then? Would all the old unhappiness rush to the fore?
Would she remember that he had once betrayed her and regret that she'd ever given him a
second chance?
Or would she protect herself from the beginning by keeping a certain distance from him, so
that their closeness would always fall short of true communion, always denying him that final
forgiveness so that he could never hurt her again? - Author: Sherry Thomas
Forgiveness quotes by Sherry Thomas
#71. The point we desperately need to grasp is that forgiveness is not the same thing as tolerance. We are told again and again today that we must be "inclusive"; that Jesus welcomed all kinds of people just as they were; that the church believes in forgiveness and therefore we should remarry divorcees without question, reinstate employees who were sacked for dishonesty, allow convicted pedophiles back into children's work-actually, we don't normally say the last of these, which shows that we have retained at least some vestiges of common sense. But forgiveness is not the same as tolerance. It is not the same as inclusivity. It is not the same as indifference, whether personal or moral. Forgiveness doesn't mean that we don't take evil seriously after all; it means that we do. - Author: N. T. Wright
Forgiveness quotes by N. T. Wright
#72. Forgiveness is taking seriously the awfulness of what has happened when you are treated unfairly. Forgiveness is not pretending that things are other than the way they are. - Author: Desmond Tutu
Forgiveness quotes by Desmond Tutu
#73. When Allah makes us aware of a sin we committed, He is not punishing us, but rather inviting us toward His presence. In this way, the moment we are drawn to sincere repentance, we are in effect unveiling the forgiveness that Allah has already written for us to experience. Someone asked the great eighth-century mystic Rabia Al-Adawiyya, "I have sinned much; if I repent, will Allah forgive me?" She profoundly replied, "It is the opposite; if Allah forgives you, you are capable of repentance. - Author: A. Helwa
Forgiveness quotes by A. Helwa
#74. It is doubt that makes faith precious,
deciet that makes honesty precious,
grief that makes happiness precious,
error that makes truth precious,
fear that makes love precious,
pride that makes humility precious,
shame that makes honor precious,
anger that makes peace precious,
greed that makes contentment precious,
despair that makes hope precious,
cruelty that makes kindness precious,
disloyalty that makes commitment precious,
lawlessness that makes justice precious,
vengance that makes forgiveness precious,
frustration that makes patience precious,
hatred that makes tolerance precious,
disbelief that makes trust precious,
uncertainty that makes confidence precious,
skepticism that makes conviction precious,
insolence that makes courtesy precious,
impoliteness that makes manners precious,
imprudence that makes civility precious,
contempt that esteem precious,
meanness that makes hospitality precious,
stinginess that makes generosity precious,
roughness that makes gentleness precious,
negligence that makes discipline precious,
and confusion that makes order precious. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Forgiveness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#75. Forgive yourself. The supreme act of forgiveness is when you can forgive yourself for all the wounds you've created in your own life. Forgiveness is an act of self-love. When you forgive yourself, self-acceptance begins and self-love grows. - Author: Miguel Angel Ruiz
Forgiveness quotes by Miguel Angel Ruiz
#76. More courage is required to forgive than is required to take up arms. - Author: Jose Ramos-Horta
Forgiveness quotes by Jose Ramos-Horta
#77. If you don't believe God has forgiven you, you are actually saying that God needs to do more for your forgiveness, and that Jesus' sacrifice was not enough. - Author: Jud Wilhite
Forgiveness quotes by Jud Wilhite
#78. While it may not be a simple act, offering forgiveness not only has the power to heal relationships, it strengthens the well-being of those who give this life-changing gift. - Author: Debbie Macomber
Forgiveness quotes by Debbie Macomber
#79. Tapping is a powerful tool that can truly heal, allowing forgiveness, love, and acceptance into your life, particularly when used along with affirmations. - Author: Louise Hay
Forgiveness quotes by Louise Hay
#80. Forgiving is not about forgetting, it's letting go of the hurt - Author: Mary McLeod Bethune
Forgiveness quotes by Mary McLeod Bethune
#81. I'm begging for forgiveness, everything I've done, If God is listening, He knows I'm not the only one - Author: Five Finger Death Punch
Forgiveness quotes by Five Finger Death Punch
#82. Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in. - Author: Louise L. Hay
Forgiveness quotes by Louise L. Hay
#83. I have come to believe that forgiveness is the key to survival. It does no good to see everything as a struggle between opposing factions. Few things are that simple. - Author: Elliott Holt
Forgiveness quotes by Elliott Holt
#84. Forgiveness of self is all forgivenesses starts - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Forgiveness quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#85. They deserve forgiveness. Everyone does. - Author: Dana Reinhardt
Forgiveness quotes by Dana Reinhardt
#86. Revenge is a bad policy if you gain nothing out of it, but under the same circumstances, forgiveness is even a worse one. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
Forgiveness quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#87. Love is joy and happiness.
Love is purity in it's true form.
Love covers multiple of sins. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Forgiveness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#88. Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness. - Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Forgiveness quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr
#89. Not only truth can set you free, but forgiveness as well. - Author: Auliq Ice
Forgiveness quotes by Auliq Ice
#90. The community knows that the fundamental questions of life can only be looked at in a spirit of peace and inner freedom. Nobody can force anyone else to love and to walk to freedom. Militants for a cause will tend to be organized for a struggle which they hope to win; they will seek to impose their way aggressively. Frequently they seek outward change more than inward change.

. . . As long as there are fears and prejudices in the human heart, there will be war and bitter injustice. It is only when hearts are healed, and become loving and open, that the great political problems will be solved. . . . As fears and prejudices diminish, and trust in God and others grows, the community can radiate and witness to a style and quality of life which will bring a solution to the troubles of our world.

The response to war is to live like brothers and sisters. The response to injustice is to share. The response to despair is a limitless trust and hope. The response to prejudice and hatred is forgiveness. To work for community is to work for humanity. To work for peace in community, through acceptance of others as they are, and through constant forgiveness, is to work for peace in the world and for true political solutions; it is to work for the Kingdom of God. - Author: Jean Vanier
Forgiveness quotes by Jean Vanier
#91. The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. - Author: William Blake
Forgiveness quotes by William Blake
#92. Never go hungry while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Forgiveness quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#93. The secret to peace is forgiveness. - Author: Grace Lin
Forgiveness quotes by Grace Lin
#94. Guard your heart and mind against double-minded pretentious beings. Do not allow infiltration beyond the surface. If their influence travels on the inside, they become like an incurable disease. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Forgiveness quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
#95. Happiness is long-lasting, a condition of the soul, the foundation on which the circumstances of life are experienced, endured, or enjoyed. - Author: Auliq Ice
Forgiveness quotes by Auliq Ice
#96. God offered the greatest and most wonderful gift freely, while we were still sinners. It is a gift for any and every one, no matter how broken, how far, or how dark. He didn't require us to change before we came, but offered a way out while we were at our worst. - Author: Sarah Holman
Forgiveness quotes by Sarah Holman
#97. Guilt-free friendship says that any time you get back to me is a good time. Guilt-free friendship says that I will always assume the best about your motivations. Guilt-free friendship says that I won't keep score when it comes to emails answered or phone calls returned. Guilt-free friendship focuses on the friendship and ditches the guilt. Guilt-free friendship loves any chance and any slice of time to catch up; it isn't about criticizing how much or how frequently that happens. Instead, guilt-free friendship is generous and forgiving and creates easy space for reconnecting because it doesn't have any conditions for how or when or how often that happens. - Author: Lisa-Jo Baker
Forgiveness quotes by Lisa-Jo Baker
#98. We do terrible things to the ones we love. We cheat and lie and betray them, for thirty pieces of silver or our own selfish hearts. The only way love endures is because of one simple gift. Forgiveness. - Author: Vanessa Woods
Forgiveness quotes by Vanessa Woods
#99. Alas! if my best Friend, who laid down His life for me, were to remember all the instances in which I have neglected Him, and to plead them against me in judgment, where should I hide my guilty head in the day of recompense? I will pray, therefore, for blessings on my friends, even though they cease to be so, and upon my enemies, though they continue such. - Author: William Cowper
Forgiveness quotes by William Cowper
#100. Nonreaction is not weakness but strength. Another word for nonreaction is forgiveness. To forgive is to overlook, or rather to look through. You look through the ego to the sanity that is in every human being as his or her essence. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
Forgiveness quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#101. For love doesn't stand alone, nor can it, but trails like a blazing comet, bringing with it other shining goods - forgiveness, kindness, tolerance, fairness, companionability and friendship, all bound to the love which is at the heart of Jesus's message. - Author: Ian McEwan
Forgiveness quotes by Ian McEwan
#102. Only through forgiving can we understand that there is nothing and no one to forgive. And that we too, if we have hurt someone, have been for them, nothing more than an instrument of Love in the same way they have been for us. In the Oneness there is no separation, no judgment, and everything happens in Divine Perfection. - Author: Human Angels
Forgiveness quotes by Human Angels
#103. In this way, our life may appear as a series of mistakes. One could call them "problems" or "challenges," but in some ways "mistakes" is better. One famous Zen master actually described spiritual practice as "one mistake after another," which is to say, one opportunity after another to learn. It is from "difficulties, mistakes, and errors" that we actually learn. To live life is to make a succession of errors. Understanding this can bring us great ease and forgiveness for ourselves and others - we are at ease with the difficulties of life. But - Author: Jack Kornfield
Forgiveness quotes by Jack Kornfield
#104. Forgive those who have made you suffer. - Author: Henri Charriere
Forgiveness quotes by Henri Charriere
#105. Forgiveness of those who have transgressed against you, or those you love, is not about them; it is about you. It is a gift to yourself. - Author: Phillip C. McGraw
Forgiveness quotes by Phillip C. McGraw
#106. A man of God has many brothers. He is a wounded soldier - he is familiar with the pain one feels in his heart, as a close and loving brother, when a brother falls victim of evil men or turns to evil desires (the latter sometimes even betrayal). Because of this, too, he is and must be well-acquainted with and trained in the strengths of hope and the gentleness of forgiveness and mercy. - Author: Criss Jami
Forgiveness quotes by Criss Jami
#107. The rich ... should beg the poor to forgive us for the bread we bring them. Healthy people sometimes feel they need to beg forgiveness too, although there is no reason why. Maybe we simply ask forgiveness for not being born where these poor women have been born, knowing that if we lived here too, our fate might well have been the same. - Author: Jonathan Kozol
Forgiveness quotes by Jonathan Kozol
#108. Genuine forgiveness is participation, reunion overcoming the powers of estrangement ... We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness, and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love. - Author: Paul Tillich
Forgiveness quotes by Paul Tillich
#109. Don't forget that in the midst of all your pain and heartache, you are surrounded by beauty, the wonder of creation, art, your music and culture, the sounds of laughter and love, of whispered hopes and celebrations, of new life and transformation, of reconciliation and forgiveness. - Author: Wm. Paul Young
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#110. All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#111. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#112. On Yom Kippur, it is not enough for one to feel sorry for the foul deeds one has done. To achieve forgiveness, one must go to the injured parties and make amends. - Author: Daniel Silva
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#113. I believe in kindness and karma - which could make me a Buddhist. I believe in mystic healing and crystals' powers - which could make me a witch. I believe in truth, honor, and forgiveness - which could make me a Christian. I even believe in the existence of past lives and that each and every one of us is watched over by guides from the other side - which, to some, would make me totally woo-woo squared. - Author: Emma Mildon
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#114. [Poppy] "You will never forgive me, will you?"
[Win's] head snapped back, those deep eyes of his clouding for a moment. And then he sighed. "It is not a question of forgiveness. I lied, you lied, we both lied."
"Are you conjugating? Or is there a point? For I confess, I cannot understand what you are about. - Author: Kristen Callihan
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#115. If we stay together, I'll have to forgive you over and over again, and if you're still in this, you'll have to forgive me over and over again too. So forgiveness isn't the point. What I really should have been trying to figure out is whether we were still good for each other or not - Author: Veronica Roth
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#116. My tears gave me the strength to turn hurt into forgiveness, and forgiveness into love. Tears are extraordinary showers that are filled with a purpose. - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
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#117. How can you forgive someone when they can't give a reason why? - Author: PureDragonWolf
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#118. For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray - that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy. And when the Last Day comes, we shall be judged from this, and on this basis we shall receive the eternal verdict. - Author: Mary Faustina Kowalska
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#119. Set yourself free. Forgive that person who did you wrong. Do it for yourself. Living another day with them in your mind is draining, and stifling the wonderful personality you have to offer the people around you. - Author: Ron Baratono
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#120. No-one knows enough to righteously say something is impossible.
"With God ALL things are possible."
Now tell me, what does that leave out? - Author: Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
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#121. Come, friends.
Come with your grief.
Come with your loss.
Carry all the pieces of your heart
and come sit with us.
Bring your disappointments
and your failures.
Bring your betrayals
and your masks.
We welcome you no matter
where you come from
and what you bring.
Come and join us
at the intersection of
acceptance and forgiveness
where you will find our
house of love.
Bring your empty cups
and we will have a feast. - Author: Kamand Kojouri
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#122. The Death of Allegory

I am wondering what became of all those tall abstractions
that used to pose, robed and statuesque, in paintings
and parade about on the pages of the Renaissance
displaying their capital letters like license plates.


Truth cantering on a powerful horse,
Chastity, eyes downcast, fluttering with veils.
Each one was marble come to life, a thought in a coat,
Courtesy bowing with one hand always extended,


Villainy sharpening an instrument behind a wall,
Reason with her crown and Constancy alert behind a helm.
They are all retired now, consigned to a Florida for tropes.
Justice is there standing by an open refrigerator.


Valor lies in bed listening to the rain.
Even Death has nothing to do but mend his cloak and hood,
and all their props are locked away in a warehouse,
hourglasses, globes, blindfolds and shackles.


Even if you called them back, there are no places left
for them to go, no Garden of Mirth or Bower of Bliss.
The Valley of Forgiveness is lined with condominiums
and chain saws are howling in the Forest of Despair.


Here on the table near the window is a vase of peonies
and next to it black binoculars and a money clip,
exactly the kind of thing we now prefer,
objects that sit quietly on a line in lower case,


themselves and nothing - Author: Billy Collins
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#123. The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, heaven without hell. - Author: William Booth
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#124. If you think you need to forgive anyone ... you got it all wrong. - Author: Vivian Amis
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#125. That's what love is all about, babe. Forgiveness. - Author: Jaci Burton
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#126. I don't think it is ever too late to seek forgiveness and rewrite your future. - Author: Carla Reighard
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#127. The Lord is calling us to turn from evil. And return to Him in repentance. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#128. It is better to ask for forgiveness then permission. - Author: Tucker Max
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#129. When we judge, we are pushing people away; we are creating a wall, a barrier. When we forgive we are destroying barriers, we come closer to others. - Author: Jean Vanier
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#130. You will be at your best forever, Even now you have good moments. Occasional glimpses of your heavenly self. When you change your baby's diaper, forgive your boss's temper, tolerate your spouse's moodiness, you display traces of saintliness. - Author: Max Lucado
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#131. This Blood that but one drop of has the power to win all the world forgiveness of its world of sin. - Author: Thomas Aquinas
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#132. Forgiveness becomes central to Jesus' teaching, because to receive reality is always to "bear it," to bear with reality for not meeting all of our needs. To accept reality is to forgive reality for being what it is, almost day by day and sometimes even hour by hour. Such a practice creates patient and humble people.

Forgiveness reveals three goodnesses simultaneously. When we forgive, we choose the goodness of the other over their faults, we experience God's goodness flowing through ourselves, and we also experience our own capacity for goodness in a way that almost surprises us. We are finally in touch with a much Higher Power, and we slowly learn how to draw upon this Infinite Source. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#133. Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing. - Author: Betty Smith
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#134. We are only human when we are part of a community ... I tried to isolate you, but it could not be done. I surrounded you with hostility; you took most of your enemies and rivals and made friends of them ... You were a part of them; they carried you inside them all their lives. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#135. We want Allah to forgive us, yet we are not willing to forgive others.
Desire the same that you wish for your enemy,
Pray for those who harmed you with the same passion that you pray for yourself.
Be willing to open heaven's door for your enemy.
The greatest compassion lies in forgiveness. - Author: Zarina Bibi
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#136. South Africans must recall the terrible past so that we can deal with it, forgiving where forgiveness is necessary but never forgetting. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#137. Too many disciples neglect their thorn-like qualities. For instance: Opting for singleness doesn't count if you can't attract a mate. Patience doesn't count if you are too cowardly to defend what is right. Forgiveness doesn't count if the offender never respected you enough to ask for it. Don't label your character flaws as noble sacrifices.
pg 47 - Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
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#138. LOVE is FORGIVENESS in perpetual motion. - Author: Toni Sorenson
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#139. When you begin to see that your enemy is suffering, that is the beginning of insight. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#140. Ruth and I often share the stories that we have heard and the things that we have learned to help the western church and many of its congregations grasp a new, and perhaps more biblical, perspective on suffering and persecution in our faith. We share often about how suffering and persecution relate to our faith. We desperately want our western brothers and sisters in Christ to realize that the greatest enemy of our faith today is not communism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Atheism, or even Islam. Our greatest enemy is lostness. Lostness is the terrible enemy that Jesus commissioned His followers to vanquish with the battle strategy that He spelled out for them in Matthew 28:18-20. He was addressing this same enemy when He plainly clarified His purpose in coming: 'I have come to seek and to save those who are lost.' Our hope is that believers around the world will get close enough to the heart of God that the first images that come to mind when we heard the word 'Muslim' are not Somali pirates or suicide bombers or violent jihadists or even terrorists. When we hear the word 'Muslim,' we need to see and think of each and every individual Muslim as a lost person who is loved by God. We need to see each Muslim as a person in need of God's grace and forgiveness. We need to see each Muslim as someone for whom Christ died. - Author: Nik Ripken
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#141. Because the Lord Jesus died on the Cross, I have received forgiveness of sins; because the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, I have received new life; because the Lord Jesus has been exalted to the right hand of the Father, I have received the outpoured Spirit. All is because of Him; nothing is because of me. - Author: Watchman Nee
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#142. God forgives those who invent what they need. - Author: Lillian Hellman
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#143. For every sin there is forgiveness, and especially for the sins of youth. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#144. Although you may spend your life killing, you will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain. - Author: Nagarjuna
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#145. Inevitable is not the same as immediate, Sieh
and love does not mandate forgiveness. - Author: N.K. Jemisin
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#146. Jesus crossed national, racial, and economic barriers to spread his Good News. Jesus' message of faith and forgiveness is for the whole world - not just our church, neighborhood, or nation. We must reach out beyond our own people and needs to fulfill the worldwide vision of Jesus Christ so that people everywhere may hear this great message and be saved from sin and death. - Author: Anonymous
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#147. In the new year take the leap,
leap from the negative thoughts to positive thoughts,
leap from despair to hope,
leap from anger to peace,
leap from hurt to forgiveness,
leap from toxic people to kindred souls,
in the new year take the leap of love. - Author: Drishti Bablani
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#148. They remain shadows. Two sepia shadows on an old snapshot, two barely moving shadows in my head, shadows whose few
remaining words and acts I have invented. Perhaps I only want their forgiveness for having forgotten them. I remember their deaths, but not their lives. Yet they're inside me, flowing unknown in my blood and moving unrecognized in my skull. - Author: Margaret Laurence
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#149. We have a saying, where I come from: Power requires neither permission nor forgiveness. - Author: Ann Leckie
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#150. Spreading the Gospel means that we are the first to proclaim and live the reconciliation, forgiveness, peace, unity, and love that the Holy Spirit gives us. - Author: Pope Francis
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#151. Forgiveness is not forgetting; it is simply denying your pain the right to control your life. Corallie Buchanan, Watch Out! Godly Women on the Loose - Author: Suzanne Eller
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#152. We recall our terrible past so that we can deal with it, to forgive where forgiveness is necessary, without forgetting; to ensure that never again will such inhumanity tear us apart; and to move ourselves to eradicate a legacy that lurks dangerously as a threat to our democracy. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#153. I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek - I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#154. Every friend, every neighbor, and every family member wishes that you retain your golden heart. No one wants to see your love sullied. Yet, they all know a dark circumstance will find you eventually. Know this: You are being hunted
like game. Life will knock you down with some unexpected misfortune. Resolve now, to help your partner get back up. Only a determined family kills its wounded. When everyone else abandons him, come back for your husband.
pg 55 - Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
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#155. In love, everyone does things that hurt the other person, so there really is no "Right" and "Wrong". You just have to decide what you're willing to forgive - Author: Yvonne Wood
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#156. Nothing releases like forgive. Nothing renews like forget. - Author: Ray A. Davis
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#157. No, Hezekiah ... no.. I don't deserve forgiveness. He lifted his head to look at her. None of us do. But God doesn't treat us as our sins deserve. He took her hands in his. I should have shown you that. I should have shown you my God instead of making you serve a God you didn't know. I only showed you his rules and laws. But God doesn't want us to worship Him out of fear. He is our Father, and He wants us to learn to love Him with all our heart and all our soul and all our strength. I should have helped you know Him. - Author: Lynn Austin
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#158. Some say you forgive and forget. Not true. You can't forget but you walk forward in forgiveness. - Author: Johnny Hunt
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#159. Forgiveness is a choice you can make to free yourself from the shackles of your past, from pain, hurt and resentment. Forgiveness is your road to inner freedom. It does not mean that you need to forget, deny or condone what has transpired. You choose to forgive because forgiveness is the only way to transcend painful experiences and to attain inner peace and freedom. Transcending Abuse & Betrayal. - Author: Sasha Samy
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#160. Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,-
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#161. Ugly, degrading, rather terrible half-truths ... It is bad for the soul to know itself a coward, it is apt to take refuge in mere wordy violence ... Their hearts ached while their lips formed recriminations. Their hearts burst into tears while their eyes remained dry and accusing, staring in hostility and anger ... They could not forgive and they could not sleep, for neither could sleep without the other's forgiveness, and the hatred that leapt out at moments between them would be drowned in the tears that their hearts were shedding. - Author: Radclyffe Hall
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#162. I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love. - Author: Jimmy Carter
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#163. Accept each other's fault with brotherly love. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#164. He stared at Esmelda with a face like glass, nothing hidden. What I saw there wasn't steel or fire or stone. Feelings stirred in me and I had to look away. I knew what I saw because I'd felt them, too - understanding, sadness, compassion ... forgiveness. - Author: Deborah Wheeler
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#165. When Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan and was baptized by John the Baptist, he did so not because he was in need of repentance, or conversion: he did it to be among people who need forgiveness, among us sinners, and to take upon himself the burden of our sins. - Author: Pope Francis
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#166. The fourth gift is Compassion. May you be gentle with yourself and others. May you forgive those who hurt you and yourself when you make mistakes. - Author: Charlene Costanzo
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#167. Let's remind ourselves that to be compassionate and forgiving doesn't mean we are endorsing dysfunctional behaviour. On the contrary, it's essential the harm that was inflicted upon us is properly validated and grieved. Forgiveness isn't an intellectual concept or an airy-fairy idea. It's a painstaking process. To be compassionate and to forgive mean we are gradually letting go of poisonous, toxic feelings that are trapped in our minds and bodies. - Author: Christopher Dines
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#168. I'll understand if you don't want me. But I will be heartbroken. You are all I ever dreamed of and hoped for. You are much, much more. Please know that I didn't think I was mean-minded. But I realize I am. I don't want you to put your arms around me and say it's all right, that you forgive me. I want you to be sure that you do, and my love for you will last as long as I live. I can see no lightness, no humour, no joke to make. I just hope that we will be able to go back to when we had laughter, and the world was coloured, not black and white and grey. I am so sorry for hurting you. I could inflict all kinds of pain on myself, but it would not take back any I gave to you. - David Power - Author: Maeve Binchy
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#169. Still the dream persists, suppressed but always there, that somehow by some miraculous effort of the heart what was done could be undone. What form would such atonement take that would turn back time and bring the dead to life? None. None possible, not in the real world. And yet in my imaginings I can clearly see this cleansed new creature steaming up out of myself like a proselyte rising drenched from the baptismal river amid glad cries. - Author: John Banville
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#170. Don't see it as forgiving him. See it as allowing yourself to be happy. What will you do with the misery you have chosen? Will you eat misery? - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#171. Forgiveness is a selfless gift of love to others. - Author: Joan Ambu
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#172. Forgiveness essentially means giving up your right to make other people pay for the wrongs they have committed against you. - Author: Steve Stephens
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#173. In a shuddering voice her father kept asking the pale-faced woman - who looked like her mother and wore her mother's apron but couldn't be her mother - for forgiveness. If she had been dying every minute of every day, they might have been a happy family. The blood consumed every centimeter of apron cloth and Havaa was afraid the wound would become hers if she came too close. Her mother stirred, looked to her father, and wrapped her five fingers over his none. She opened her mouth, but he shook his head, told her to save her breath, and Havaa would always remember how he had shushed what might have been her good-bye so that she could breathe. - Author: Anthony Marra
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#174. Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not do to others what thou wouldst not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf. - Author: Confucius
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#175. Their pain [the injurer's pain at having injured you] and your pain create the point and counterpoint for the rhythm of reconciliation. When the beat of their pain is a response to the beat of yours, they have become truthful in their feelings ... they have moved a step closer to a truthful reunion. - Author: Lewis B. Smedes
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#176. Our journey is demanding enough that the need for reassurance as well as reminders is constant. - Author: Neal A. Maxwell
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#177. The body apologizes to the soul for its errors, and the soul asks forgiveness for squatting in the body without invitation. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#178. Teachers of my
early youth
Taught forgiveness
stressed the truth
Here then is my
Christian lack:
If I'm struck then
I'll strike back. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#179. We have to hear again and again who God is for us and what God has done on our behalf. We must free each other from bondage through our confession and forgiveness. - Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber
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#180. He lingered at the door, and said, 'The Lion wants courage, the Tin Man a heart, and the Scarecrow brains. Dorothy wants to go home. What do you want?' ...
She couldn't say forgiveness, not to Liir. She started to say 'a soldier,' to make fun of his mooning affections over the guys in uniform. But realizing even as she said it that he would be hurt, she caught herself halfway, and in the end what came out of her mouth surprised them both.
She said, 'A soul-'
He blinked at her. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#181. Awakening involves mind training. Step back and pay attention to the thoughts that come into awareness. Feel your desire for healing. Preferences are judgments, and as the mind yields to the nonjudgmental Perspective of the Holy Spirit, the Awakening is obvious. Observe that as long as appetites seem to exist there are the ego defenses of indulgence and repression. Neither is better or worse than the other, for they are the same illusion. The miracle offers a real alternative and when one is consistently miracle-minded, defenses are no longer needed. - Author: David Hoffmeister
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#182. The fatuous idea that a person can be holy by himself denies God the pleasure of saving sinners. God must therefore first take the sledge-hammer of the Law in His fists and smash the beast of self-righteousness and its brood of self-confidence, self wisdom, and self-help. When the conscience has been thoroughly frightened by the Law it welcomes the Gospel of grace with its message of a Savior Who came-not to break the bruised reed nor to quench the smoking flax-but to preach glad tidings to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted, and to grant forgiveness of sins to all the captives. - Author: Martin Luther
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#183. Many of us have read about and talked about forgiveness, and we understand intellectually why it might benefit us to let go of anger toward others. But we hold on anyway. - Author: Debbie Ford
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#184. Mercy is God's loving response to sinners; and mercy is our loving response to others - and to ourselves - in circumstances of need. To this I would add that mercy, as an experience of love, has an unexpected quality - something unforeseen or unanticipated. We talk about mercy when we feel or offer forgiveness, when we find or give help and assistance, but we also speak about "mercy" when we are surprised by good deeds that catch us unawares and transform our lives for the better. - Author: Mathew N. Schmalz
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#185. 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. - Author: Tyler Perry
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#186. I forgive, but I also learn a lesson. I won't hate you, but I'll never get close enough for you to hurt me again. I can't let my forgiveness become foolish. - Author: Tony Gaskins
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#187. I have only known two men's souls in my life, one the devil, the other the the bird's wings which picked me up and carried me back to the freedom of being. - Author: Wendy Gibbins
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#188. We have developed a corollary that is neither love nor forgiveness - namely, tolerance. The problem with this is clear: I can "tolerate" you without it costing me anything very much. I can shrug my shoulders, walk away, and leave you to do your own thing. That, admittedly, is preferable to my taking you by the throat and shaking you until you agree with me. But it is certainly not love. - Author: N. T. Wright
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#189. In the final analysis, then, love of enemies is trusting God for the miracle of divine forgiveness. If God can forgive, redeem, and transform me, I must also believe that God can work such wonders with anyone. Love of enemies is seeing one's oppressors through the prism of the Reign of God--not only as they now are but also as they can become: transformed by the power of God. - Author: Walter Wink
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#190. If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, "You do not understand", or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other's highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love. - Author: Amy Carmichael
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#191. Nobody will be able to forgive me but myself. - Author: Ding Ling
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#192. Redemption is a funny thing. Even if we don't ask for it - even if we don't think we want it - sometimes we seek it out. In our words and our actions. Because something drives us to make right the things that we did. It's what allows us to keep living with ourselves. - Author: Obie Williams
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#193. Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. - Author: Lawana Blackwell
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#194. Until we are sure, until we settle the issue of forgiveness once and for all, two things will always be true. First, we will never have much confidence when we petition our heavenly Father. We will always feel that God is holding something against us. Second, we will put others on the same scale we put ourselves on. Since we are always trying to do something to ensure our forgiveness, we will subconsciously pressure others to perform to gain our forgiveness. We will have a tendency to remind others of their failures and their need to make up for them in some way. - Author: Charles F. Stanley
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#195. There is nothing to do with men [and women] but to love them; to contemplate their virtues with admiration, their faults with pity and forbearance, and their injuries with forgiveness. - Author: Orville Dewey
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#196. Because forgiveness connects principles, it connects people. It is a key, it opens locked doors, it is the beginning of an honest path, and it is one of our best hopes for a happy family. - Author: Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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#197. I'm here to tell you, there ain't much forgiveness in that old-time religion. That particular savior was a mean son of a bitch. If you sinned, honey, he was going to get you, no doubt about it. - Author: Ava Gardner
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#198. The Lord's capacity to forgive a person who is truly repentant is without limit, without qualification - Author: Elizabeth Camden
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#199. We mock that which we don't understand, and then we get to experience it ourselves. - Author: Sarah Gerdes
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#200. Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past. You won't be able to forgive yourself for not doing things differently until you stop wishing things were different - Author: Zoe York
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