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65 Inspirational Forgiveness Quotes

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Forgiveness Quotes

Find healing and peace with this inspirational collection of forgiveness quotes. Learn how forgiving others can help you to have more peace in your life today!

Why should you forgive someone? Especially if that person has said or done something that has perhaps hurt or upset you.

When you forgive someone, it begins the healing process and helps you to move on with your life and makes you the bigger person.

The Cambridge dictionary gives the following meaning for ‘Forgiveness’: To stop blaming or being angry with someone for something that person has done, or not punish them for something.

I believe that forgiving someone is not just something that you do for others, it is also something that you do for you! Forgiveness is really important for a healthy life and healthy relationships with others.

I hope that the Forgiveness Quotes below will really resonate with you and that they will inspire you to forgive someone who has perhaps hurt you in the past.

Life is too short to be mad and angry at people when you should spend more energy on being happy and more positive.

 

Forgiveness Quotes

1. “Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.” – Leo Tolstoy

 

2. “Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.” – Robin Sharma

 

3. “Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly, forgive quickly.”Paulo Coelho

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

4. “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

 

5. “A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.” – William Arthur Ward

 

6. When someone does something wrong, don’t forget all the things they did right.

 

Positive Forgiveness Quote

 

7. “The 3 most powerful resources you have available to you: love, prayer and forgiveness.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

8. “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes

 

9. Forgiving you is my gift to you. Moving on is my gift to myself.

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

10. “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” – Indira Gandhi

 

11. Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. It’s something we do for ourselves to move on.

 

12. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

13. “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” – George Herbert

 

14. “Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.” – Rhonda Byrne

 

15. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer

 

Wayne Dyer Karma Quote

 

16. “If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.” – Robert Brault

 

17. “Love people who hate you. Pray for people who have wronged you. It won’t just change their life…it’ll change yours.” – Mandy Hale

 

18. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

Quotes About Forgiveness

19. “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.” – Marianne Williamson

 

20. “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

 

21. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Bryant McGill

 

Bryant McGill Forgiveness Quote

 

22. “We live on because we can love, and we love because we can forgive.” – Gregory David Roberts

 

23. “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” – Tony Robbins

 

24. “I don’t think there’s anything braver than forgiveness.” – Brené Brown

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

25. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.” – Denis Waitley

 

26. “Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.” – T. D. Jakes

 

27. The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest.

 

The first to forgive is the strongest quote

 

28. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does change the future.

 

29. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

The Power of Forgiveness Quotes

30. “Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli

 

Steve Maraboli Forgiveness Quote

 

31. “A heart filled with anger has no room for love.” – Joan Lunden

 

32. “I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.” – Gerald Jampolsky

 

33. When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

34. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

 

35. “Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.” – Emma Goldman

 

36. When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.

 

When you forgive, you heal quote

 

37. “There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.” – John Connolly

 

38. “Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” – William Arthur Ward

 

39. You’ll never know how strong your heart is until you learn to forgive who broke it.

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

Forgiveness Inspirational Quotes

40. “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.” – Confucius

 

41. “Sometimes what a person needs most is to be forgiven.” – Jennifer McMahon

 

42. It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive.

 

Best Forgiveness Quotes

 

43. “Without forgiveness, there’s no future.” – Desmond Tutu

 

44. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Robert Quillen

 

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

 

Oscar Wilde Forgive Quote

 

46. “Release the anger, forgive them, and move on so that your life can be made better.” – Germany Kent

 

47. “By having a forgiving attitude, you can change your life and the lives of the people you care about most.” – Kathie M. Thomson

 

48. “Forgiveness is freedom.” – Jenny C. Bell

 

Forgiveness Quotes

 

49. “Though I was unaware of it at the time, that simple act of forgiveness was the beginning of an entirely new level of experiencing life for me.” – Wayne Dyer

 

Motivational Quotes About Forgiveness

50. “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

 

51. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Martin Luther King Jr quote

 

52. “Without forgiveness, life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” – Roberto Assagioli

 

53. “I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.” – Yolanda Hadid

 

54. “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” Marianne Williamson

 

Marianne Williamson Forgiveness Quote

 

55. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” – Maya Angelou

 

56. “Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.” Louise Hay

 

57. “When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.” – Jon Krakauer

 

When you forgive you love quote 

 

58. “Never forget the nine most important words of any family: I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

59. “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

 

Inspirational Forgiveness Quotes

60. You have to work on forgiveness and love, and that includes your own self.

 

You have to work on forgiveness Quote

 

61. “Forgiveness has an uncanny way of bringing incredible good out of incredibly bad situations.” – Paul J. Meyer

 

62. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

63. “You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.” – Lewis B. Smedes

 

Inspirational Forgiveness Quote

 

64. “Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”Les Brown

 

65. “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.” – Tyler Perry

 

I really hope that you enjoyed reading this collection of Forgiveness Quotes.

These quotes remind us of the importance of forgiveness and the positive impact that it can have on our lives. Remember, forgiveness is not just for the person we are forgiving, but also for our own well-being and happiness.

Take inspiration from these forgiveness quotes and try to find the courage and compassion to forgive, for your own well-being and the well-being of those around you.