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Forgiveness Series: Quotes about Forgiveness

by Jo-Ann Downey on November 27, 2012

in Relationship Communication Skills

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Louis B. Smedes (1921-2002)

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

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.” Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“The truest joys they seldom prove, Who free from quarrels live; ‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.” John Sheffield (1647-1721)

“One forgives to the degree that one loves.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

 “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

“I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.” Herman Melville (1819-1891)

You may want to read “Forgiveness Series: Categorizing and Judging” and “Forgiveness Series: Observing Where You Are Coming From” and I look forward to continuing this series!

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