Forgiveness Quotes

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
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
– Honore de Balzac
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
– Josh Billings
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
– William Blake
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
– Catherine II
One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult; one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious.
– Louis-Ferdinand Celine
To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
– Alexander Chase
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
– Norman Cousins
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
– Marlene Dietrich
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
– John Dryden
How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Forgotten is forgiven.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.
– Robert Frost
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
– Robert Fripp
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
– Indira Gandhi
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
– Mahatma Gandhi
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
– Catherine the Great