Forgiveness Related Quotes



To withhold forgiveness is to take poison and expect the unforgiven to die.

Saint Augustine


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“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”

William Arthur Ward


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“The pleasure that forgiveness gives you can’t be achieved from revenge.”

Vikrant Parsai


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“Vengeance is having a videotape planted in your soul that cannot be turned off. It plays the painful scene over and over again inside your mind... And each time it plays you feel the clap of pain again... Forgiving turns off the videotape of pained memory. Forgiving sets you free.”

Lewis B. Smedes


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Trauma can have a masking effect.

Asa Don Brown


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“God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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He couldn't even tell whether he was angry or contrite, whether it was forgiveness he wanted or the power to forgive.

Richard Yates


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(and Catholics give out forgiveness at about the same rate as politicians give out promises and whores give out)

Zadie Smith


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