10 Quotes on Forgiveness

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Life is full of disappointments. Sometime things can go smoothly without problem and just in the next minute everything can turn upside down. Holding grudge against something  brings nothing but an emotional burden on your side. At some point of your life, you will have something or someone to forgive. Whether it’s your boss at work who hurts your feelings with their word, a shitty partner in your previous relationship, the woman at the cashier who gives you the wrong change, or even yourself, who is failed to obtain a satisfying result of the last project.

Here are a collection of beautiful quotes on forgiveness which hopefully can make us understand the importance of forgiveness and exactly, how to forgive:


“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
Steve Maraboli


“People have to forgive. We don’t have to like them, we don’t have to be friends with them, we don’t have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don’t we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry!”
C. JoyBell C.


“Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Unknown


“I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.”
—Sue Monk Kidd

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” – Louis B. Smedes

“Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back. You’re done. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to have lunch with the person. If you keep hitting back, you stay trapped in the nightmare…”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

“We learn our lessons; we get hurt; we want revenge. Then we realize that actually, happiness and forgiving people is the best revenge.”

“Forgiveness is the one gift you don’t give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free.”
—Shannon L. Alder

“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior. It prevents their behavior from destroying your heart.”
—Hemant Smarty

“Life is so short. The only person you hurt when you stay angry or hold grudges is you. Forgive everyone, including yourself.”
Tom Giaquinto




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