Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Quotes about forgiveness

yellow reflection in canal
I Googled the word Forgiveness and found a list of quotes. Below I copied a few that touched me or made me laugh:

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections
“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience  

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
Rita Mae Brown

“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.”
Oprah Winfrey 

“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,-
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”
Will Smith  

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile  

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” 
“Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.”
Wm. Paul Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity 

“An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.” 

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”
Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

And there are many many more, read them over here.

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