QUOTES: ON FORGIVENESS

“Forgiveness does not change the past; but it does enlarge the future.”
–Author Unknown

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
-Mark Twain

“People find it easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right.”
–Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Forgiveness is giving up the right to hurt another who has hurt you.”
-Harold Sala

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

“He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself, for every man has need to be forgiven.”
-Thomas Fuller

“To not forgive is to let someone rent free space in your head.”
–Rob Bell

“True forgiveness is a willingness to change your mind about yourself.”

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

“Forgiveness is a form of letting go, but they are not the same thing.”
–Gordon Livingston

“He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.”
-Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes, it feels there are so many things in the world we can’t control. Earthquakes, floods, reality shows. But it’s important to remember the things we can – like forgiveness, second chances, fresh starts. Because the one thing that turns the world from a lonely place to a beautiful one is love.”
-New Year’s Eve (movie)

“Everyone deserves a second chance, but not on the same mistake.”