We should have known by now that in this life, we never come out unscathed. While there’s love and loyalty as our saving grace, there’s also malice and betrayal. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, we are thrown to the wolves at some point. Sometimes, if we’re unlucky, it’s the people we love and trust that hurt us.
But must the feelings of hate and bitterness consume us? Must it hinder new chances for us to find happiness again? Revenge may seem satisfying with your battle plans already laid on the table, but that would just create new reasons for you to be unhappy.
Ironically, the only way to find peace is to have compassion in your heart to forgive those who have wronged you. Because grudges, as persistent as they can be, are really your nastiest enemy. Forgiveness, on the other hand, reflects your strength and fosters a sense of healing.
Here are forgiveness quotes to share because forgiving is the right thing to do. For your sake.
Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the heart and cools the sting.
Sometimes, you forgive people simply because you still want them in your life.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong – Mahatma Gandhi
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. – William Blake
If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive – Mother Theresa
Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world – Marianne Williamson
Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. – Harriet Nelson
Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. It’s something we do for ourselves to get well and move on.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. – Marlene Dietrich
Forgive yourself for the blindness that put you in the path of those who betrayed you. Sometimes a good heart doesn’t see the bad.
You will begin to heal when you let go of past hurts, forgive those who have wronged you and learn to forgive yourself for your mistakes.
True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment – David Ridge
Anyone can hold a grudge, but it takes a person with character to forgive. When you forgive, you release yourself from a painful burden. Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened was OK, and it doesn’t mean that person should still be welcome in your life. It just means you have made peace with the pain, and are ready to let it go.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. – Robert Muller
Forgiveness is about your peace of mind.
As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind. – Isabelle Holland
The first to apologize is the bravest.
The first to forgive is the strongest.
And the first to forget is the happiest.
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. – Robert Quillen
Someday, we’ll forget the hurt, the reason we cried and who caused us pain. We will finally realize that the secret of being free is not revenge, but letting things unfold in their own way and own time. After all, what matters is not the first, but the last chapter of our life which shows how well we ran the race. So smile, laugh, forgive, believe, and love all over again…
It’s wiser to forgive than to hate.
Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. – C.S. Lewis
Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you or take you for granted. But more than this… forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you.
Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart.
Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde
Everyone makes mistakes, if you can’t forgive others, don’t expect others to forgive you.
Forgiveness is the best form of love. It takes a strong person to say sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.
Always pray that to have eyes that see the best,
A heart that forgives the worst,
A mind that forgets the bad,
And a soul that never loses faith.
& be good to yourself
because without you
the rest of us
are without a source of
many wonderful things.
– Dr. Leonardo Buscaglia
In the blink of an eye, everything can change
So forgive often and love with all your heart.
You may never know when you may not
have that chance again.
Share these forgiveness quotes with others because healing always starts with forgiveness.