We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Forgiveness Quotes from Karrueche Tran, Malik Yoba, Dar Williams, Ivan Moody, Kendra Wilkinson. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I see the good in people, and I believe in forgiveness.
My experience has shown me that many people struggle with forgiveness of self and/or others.
Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness. And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness.
The Way Of The Fist’ is not quite a Shakespearian depiction of anger and revenge. This song was more my way of releasing all the pent up aggression I felt against some people who wronged me beyond the point of any kind of forgiveness or mercy.
There are curveballs that are thrown at you, and you just have to get over it and forgive… if you believe you’re perfect, and you don’t believe in forgiveness, you’re not meant to be married.
God forgives those who invent what they need.
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
Historically, narratives of forgiveness were part of both the anti-slavery movement and the civil rights movement in America. ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin,’ for instance, was based loosely on the life of the Rev. Josiah Henson, who forgave his master that wanted to sell him and beat him after Henson begged him not to.
I’m currently in an interesting correspondence with a nun about forgiveness.
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.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.
Most of us need time to work through pain and loss. We can find all manner of reasons for postponing forgiveness. One of these reasons is waiting for the wrongdoers to repent before we forgive them. Yet such a delay causes us to forfeit the peace and happiness that could be ours.
What is forgiven is usually well remembered.
We have to look at loan forgiveness to incentivise young people to pursue degrees in areas where we know we need help.
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.
Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
Forgiveness for one’s self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be.
Your heart has to be prepared ahead of time through faith and prayer and grace and mercy and love and forgiveness so you can keep your heart open in hell, when hell happens.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.
Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of revenge.
It’s so important in marriage to let the little things go and let the pride go. Forgiveness is so important, and communication. Don’t major on the minors.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Forgiveness isn’t about condoning what has happened to you or someone else’s actions against you.
For me, the healing process starts with graciousness and forgiveness.
People have to render judgment. In my case, I’ve said upfront openly, I’ve made mistakes at times. I’ve had to go to God for forgiveness. I’ve had to seek reconciliation. But I’m also a 68-year-old grandfather, and I think people have to measure who I am now and whether I’m a person they can trust.
I can’t turn the clock back but I can seek the forgiveness of those I’ve wronged.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Forgiveness is enshrined in the Lord’s prayer – forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. These scriptures point to the power of forgiveness not only as a way to absolve transgressions but to ensure that the person extending forgiveness will be forgiven of theirs.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
I think if there’s a support system in place, and you’re acting adult-to-adult with a sense of unconditional love and forgiveness, only good things will come from any relationship between men and women.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I come from a background where, if someone is rough and tough, you handle things physically. People betrayed me, and you just want to choke them. But you choose forgiveness.
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.
We all know in our hearts that forgiveness is the right thing; it’s just a matter of being inspired to reach that place.
Things happen for a reason, and the only thing you can do is at night time get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness for anything that you did that you didn’t feel was right.
There’s more anticipation, there’s more forgiveness once you prove yourself to the fans.
The FREED Vets Act will make student debt forgiveness for eligible disabled veterans automatic, both now and in the future.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.
I’m all about preaching forgiveness and compassion.
Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
Forgiveness isn’t just a blessing you deliver to another human being. Forgiveness is also a gift you give yourself.
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
America loves a forgiveness story. America is the land of second chances.
The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
The characteristics of an authentically empowered personality are humbleness, clarity, forgiveness and love.
To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
Life is life. You have to learn how to forgive people and how to gain forgiveness for yourself.
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.
If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.
Certainly people make mistakes in their life. I’m no different, I’ve made mistakes. When people mess up, we forgive them. When I mess up, I ask for forgiveness.
The Gospel offers forgiveness for the past, new life for the present, and hope for the future.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.
Forgiveness allowed me to wash my burdened past away.
Sin and forgiveness and falling and getting back up and losing the pearl of great price in the couch cushions but then finding it again, and again, and again? Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that’s really worth following in this world or the one that’s coming.
There is no forgiveness in nature.
For the millions of Americans, like my family, who believe that there is a creator God who can be known personally, Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ offer of love and forgiveness for all people.
It seems to me like Mother Nature’s mercy and forgiveness have run dry, as we ceaselessly abuse her and take her for granted in order for us to continue our addiction to using fossil fuels. I’ve gotta say, I don’t blame her. Not one bit.
I think faith gives us a structure around which to try to organize our lives. I’m also a big believer, and very thankful that there’s forgiveness.
I am 100% in the camp that says forgiveness is mostly about the forgiver.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
I think we learn the most from imperfect relationships – things like forgiveness and compassion.
As a matter of fact, forgiveness is not something you feel like doing, it’s really a choice.
Dear friends: faith and forgiveness is much more powerful than napalm could ever be.
The mere acknowledgment that ‘God is watching’ can act as a trap, fueling bad behavior, corruption, and guilt, all remedied by God’s forgiveness. No personal responsibility is needed – someone on the outside sees whatever we’re doing and makes it all OK.
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
I was probably about 22 years old when I recommitted myself to get off the fence and go all in and get serious about my faith. That’s really when I experienced God’s love and His forgiveness and His true grace.
My parents did their best – that earns a lot of forgiveness. But they say children grow up in spite of their parents, and I think I did.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!!
I am a minister and I preach forgiveness all time.
We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
The Eucharist is an opportunity of grace and conversion. It’s also a time of forgiveness of sins, so my hope would be that grace would be instrumental in bringing people to the truth.
‘Ida’ is about humanity, about guilt and forgiveness. It’s not a film that deals with an issue as such. It’s more universal.
The things the writers have me doing on ‘Suburgatory’ are insane. I think they think it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
So many people ask, ‘How could you forgive your mother for the way you were raised?’ It’s really not forgiveness, in my opinion. It’s acceptance. She’s never going to be the sort of mother who wants to take care of me.
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.
Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
By their innocence and goodness, by their boundless capacity for forgiveness, and by the sheer power of their faith and hope, children redeem their parents, bringing out their best selves.
If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.
Forgiveness is hard for me, man. It is for most American-Western males. It’s a sign of weakness.
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.
One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially outside any frame of religious forgiveness. All of us have done something we regret – how we manage to remove that from our conscience, or whether that’s even possible, interested me.
I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.
I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being.
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.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
People will constantly bring up my past and throw it in my face, but the Creator of the Universe doesn’t. If you ask forgiveness from Him, then it’s gone forever. The past is never brought up to shame you or degrade you.
In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a gift, and central to faith.
To my younger self, I would say unless you’re literally in danger, ask forgiveness instead of asking permission.
Having known war I know the value of peace. Having lived under government control I know the value of freedom. Having lived with hatred, terror and corruption I know the value of faith and forgiveness.
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.
I think forgiveness is overrated, personally, because some things people do are unforgivable.
I think one of the most important things in evolving is forgiveness.
You’ve just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn’t help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it’s easy to say and harder to do.
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.
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn’t pay Smith.
I pray for forgiveness. For help and guidance. To be a better person. For the health of my family. For the world to be a better place.
The power of forgiveness is huge; it is really big, and it can save this world.
I think it’s important to remember that Christianity was based in love and tolerance and forgiveness and acceptance.
It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them.
I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility.
Forgiveness in any aspect of something that is complex is the greatest tool.
If I get to the end of my life, if I die, and I find out religion is one big lie, I still won’t regret it because it’s helped me to live a better life, to be a better person, to care about people, to believe in forgiveness, to believe in hope.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
As our nation’s student debt crisis has reached a breaking point, we’ve been hearing lots of talk about student loan forgiveness. It’s taken me 20 years to forgive myself for my loan – and just as long to pay it off.
I have sinned against You, my Lord, and I would ask that your precious blood would wash and cleanse every stain until it is in the seas of God’s forgiveness.
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
It’s important to recognize that forgiveness is more than mere words; it’s a heart attitude that induces a spiritual transformation.
If you’re truthful with yourself and others, forgiveness clears the path to righteousness, to grace. All we want is grace. We all want that light in our lives. And we can only get that when we go deep into truth.
Perhaps one could say I’ve worked in South Africa too long, but I believe in forgiveness, especially when a person admits a mistake, asks for forgiveness, and works to right a wrong.
Forgiveness is God’s command.
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on.
Sandy Meisner would say it takes 20 years to make an actor. Some people it takes five, some people 30. And you have to have patience and forgiveness for yourself. It’s hard when you see people at your age or younger becoming successful.
I desired to become a Christian, and prayed earnestly for the forgiveness of my sins. I felt a peace of mind resulting, and loved every one, feeling desirous that all should have their sins forgiven, and love Jesus as I did.
Every one of us have been disappointed before and have had to go through the grieving process of anger and, you know, disappointment and then acceptance and forgiveness.
Satan tries to counterfeit the work of God, and by doing this, he may deceive many. To make us lose hope, feel miserable like himself, and believe that we are beyond forgiveness, Satan might even misuse words from the scriptures that emphasize the justice of God in order to imply that there is no mercy.
Jesus’ own witness of sacrificial love and forgiveness, and his work to heal the sick and care for those in need, represent God’s ways and vision for us.
Forgiveness is not a feeling – it’s a decision we make because we want to do what’s right before God. It’s a quality decision that won’t be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
The themes in ‘Violet’ are universal: accepting yourself with all of your flaws, moving on, and the forgiveness and freedom that comes along with that.
If we were not sinners, Jesus would not have had to come. If he didn’t see us as sinners, he could have loved us without dying for us. He died for our sins. So if we’re all sinners, that means everybody’s in the pot together needing the same love, the same grace and the same forgiveness.
Can you really forgive if you can’t forget?
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.
The forgiveness that comes of patient interpretation seems impossible when those nearest to your heart are threatened.
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
I struggle with insecurities. I struggle with forgiveness. I struggle with letting someone go that did me dirty without vengeance, which is an evil thing.
The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it’s a personal life or a national life.
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I’m keeping a chart.
God’s forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency.
Well, of course I think people can be forgiven. But our justice system is not set up to dispense forgiveness. You can go to the local priest for that.
Each life is unique. But for all, repentance will surely include passing through the portal of humble prayer. Our Father in Heaven can allow us to feel fully the conviction of our sins. He knows the depths of our remorse. He can then direct what we must do to qualify for forgiveness.
I believe in forgiveness, I believe in second chances, and I believe we should find a way to restore the Second Amendment rights to people who are qualified and have shown themselves qualified to have those rights restored to them.
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
You can’t legislate into existence an act of forgiveness and a true confession; those are mysteries of the human heart, and they occur between one individual and another individual, not a panel of judges sitting asking questions, trying to test your truth.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne’er pardon who have done wrong.
Do you ever achieve total forgiveness after screwing up?
Look at the things you’ve done and ask for forgiveness. After clearing out that wreckage from the past, you can move forward, in a way, to keep your finger on the pulse.
I would say that playing this character has caused me to think about a lot of things. He’s always questioning himself and trying to get back to something he lost touch with and trying to find forgiveness. Everybody struggles with these things to some extent in their life.
I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Mark’s happier. I’m sober. There are still phone calls to be made, people I need to say something to. But everyone from Creed who I’ve offended or hurt, I ask for their forgiveness.
If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.
New kinds of heroics need to be celebrated – like love, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, diplomacy – or we’re not going to get there.
To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
I’ve been interested in the idea of forgiveness and the necessity of it. I think of it as the most critical piece of any relationship, whether that be business, or romantic, or familial. We fail each other. We make mistakes. If we contract to go on after those mistakes, forgiveness is involved. Forgiveness is required.
Amnesty is the forgiveness of something. Amnesty is anything that says, ‘Do it illegally, it will be cheaper and easier.’
I believe in forgiveness.
And the only thing to do with a sin is to confess, do penance and then, after some kind of decent interval, ask for forgiveness.
We only learn at the speed of pain, and we don’t have others in our lives without forgiveness.
Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life.
And you know, when you’ve experienced grace and you feel like you’ve been forgiven, you’re a lot more forgiving of other people. You’re a lot more gracious to others.
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
I’m a minister, I preach forgiveness all the time.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC’s military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
There is freedom in forgiveness, and it’s not that hard to do once you get into the habit.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
There is no forgiveness, justice, or healing on any level when hate is involved.
My husband was a serial adulterer, and there was nothing I could do about it: no questions I could ask him, no argument I could have with him, no explanation he could give me or pleas he could make for forgiveness.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
I like cast iron coated with enamel for longevity and forgiveness if I happen to take my eyes off the prize while pouring Chianti.
Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.
Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life.
It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him.
I never forgive, but I always forget.
No amount of debt restructuring, even debt forgiveness, will help the Greeks achieve real prosperity. What they need is not short-term relief but, rather, a long-term cure.
I think there are different levels of forgiveness.
Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.
I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.
The power of forgiveness transcends personal relationships.
The ability to forgive is one of man’s greatest achievements.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
God’s forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
For the support and help from the people of Indonesia that I received during my leadership, I ask for forgiveness if there have been any mistakes or shortcomings. Hopefully the people of Indonesia will remain victorious based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution.
‘Caught’ is a novel of forgiveness, and the past and the present – who should be and who shouldn’t be forgiven. None of my books are ever just about thrills, or it won’t work.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
My parents are very good examples of Christians. They are big on forgiveness.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
God makes it really clear that society and civilization is really held together by the glue of families… When a man and a woman come together and say ‘I do,’ they are committing for a lifetime to love each other and to model what love is and what forgiveness is and what joy is to their kids.
9/11 revealed that those about to die do not seem afraid or plead for forgiveness for their sins, if they think about them at all. They all have one thing in mind – those they love – and they all do the same thing: They call them up – spouses, family or friends – to tell them they love them.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
The things that interest me are less to do with perhaps finding myself and more to do with surviving and mercy and forgiveness.
When I felt real forgiveness, my heart was set free.
Not only were the Jewish people beloved, but God himself had taken pains to let them know it. Could there be any clearer sign that he continued to believe in their potential, even without the Temple, to achieve forgiveness and ultimately merit the Temple’s rebuilding?
All I could do was try to build a new life and find a way somehow to repair some of the damage. People had every reason to doubt my sincerity, but most of them didn’t. And – given my history, it was more than I could’ve hoped for – forgiveness and the benefit of the doubt. It still amazes me.
Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins, and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father, and may come to Him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings which we need.
In 2006, 2 years ago, I made a very serious mistake. A mistake that I am responsible for and no one else. In 2006, I told Elizabeth about the mistake, asked her for her forgiveness, asked God for his forgiveness.
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.
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.
Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.
As president I will push for national student loan forgiveness.
A wonderful quality about America is that we love redemption stories. We’re quick to lash out and assign blame, but we also draw from deep reservoirs of forgiveness.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
The struggle between Israelis and Palestinians is a perfect reflection of the struggle between fear and forgiveness that rages within us all.
One of the great qualities we have is forgiveness.
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.
I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.
If you look at everything I do – even in ‘Boo!’ there’s a message, and it’s always ‘faith, family, forgiveness.’ That’s the greatest gift that I’ve been given. I can get a message to the very people I grew up with, the millions who love what I do.
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that’s my belief. I still don’t know what ‘Christian’ means. I’m a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness.
Christians – whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever – have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That’s what Christianity is.
God will forgive me. It’s his job.
The Dalai Lama’s entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline. Those are qualities to be admired. I am really looking forward to meeting His Holiness.
No person is perfect. I haven’t, thank God, had any infidelity issues. But you can’t say what you won’t ever do. And you can’t say that you won’t have forgiveness in your heart if there were to be an issue like that.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
The only thing I’ve settled in my mind is that I want to forgive, and forgiveness comes with forgetting.
The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
We need Grace and forgiveness.
Our lack of forgiveness makes us hate, and our lack of compassion makes us hard-hearted. Pride in our hearts makes us resentful and keeps our memory in a constant whirlwind of passion and self-pity.
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
We cannot go alone to God. We belong to His Mystical Body, the Church; by even our most secret sins, if they be grievous, we have injured the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and must ask forgiveness of His Mystical Body, too.
The gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses much more than avoiding, overcoming, and being cleansed from sin and the bad influences in our lives; it also essentially entails doing good, being good, and becoming better. Repenting of our sins and seeking forgiveness are spiritually necessary, and we must always do so.
Well, I’ve never left my faith – but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God’s love and God’s forgiveness.
Forgiveness takes time. It is the last step of the grieving process.
I think forgiveness is probably one of the greatest forms of self-love there is because you don’t do forgiveness for anybody else. My captors will never care if I forgive them… It will not make a day of difference to them at all, but it will make a huge difference to me.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
No poem in the world could do my mom justice. Despite circumstance and adversity, she had an unwavering love for her kids and a faith-based, boundless capacity for forgiveness.
The heart of who I am as a person and as a man is forgiveness, after forgiving my father for a lot of things that were done when I was child.
I love discussing social issues, but I’m not interested in scare tactics. I believe there is a way to bring awareness in tandem with forgiveness and love.
On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial… whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
The Queen has well-informed opinions of many of her bishops and likes those who are straightforward and intelligent. Both she and Prince Philip believe Christianity is as much about forgiveness as morality.
Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven.
Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
Just knowing you don’t have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn – and those are all good things.
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
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.
As a practicing Catholic all my life, my faith and the church are never far from my mind. The lessons I learned in the church have structured the way I’ve approached my life and my career. They were lessons of grace, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion.
The blood of Christ covers all of our sins, but each of us must do personal business with God in order to experience his forgiveness.
I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.
Forgotten is forgiven.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Our history is an inevitable component of our being. One thing only can release us from the grip of our history. That one thing is forgiveness.
Forgiveness has an uncanny way of bringing incredible good out of incredibly bad situations.
Many people have trouble with forgiveness because they have been taught it is a singular act to be completed in one sitting. That is not so. Forgiveness has many layers, many seasons.
Forgiveness is a very personal and intimate thing. Forgiveness is not something that you can speak for others because it includes not only your desire and will, your reflection and intellect, but also your emotions.
The biggest takeaway from a memoir is that you have to play fair. Within the first draft, I was writing very angrily because I had a lot of resentment and a lot to process. Through revision is where a lot of learning happened and a lot of forgiveness happened.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.