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  To err is human, to forgive divine.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Every time you forgive a man you weaken him and strengthen yourself.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The strong forgive, the weak remember.  
 -  Ecuadoran proverb
  

  Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.  
 -  Aesop
  

  When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.  
 -  Alan Paton
  

  Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven. But not those who lack the courage of their own greatness.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

  One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing.  
 -  Betty Smith
  

  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32  
 -  Bible
  

  To err is human; to blame it on the other guy is even more human.  
 -  Bob Goddard
  

  Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  There comes a day when, for someone who has persecuted us, we feel only indifference, a weariness at his stupidity. Then we forgive him.  
 -  Cesare Pavese
  

  We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Forgiving is not forgetting; it's actually remembering; remembering and not using your right to hit back. It's a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you dont want to repeat what happened.  
 -  Desmond Tutu
  

  Once you forgive yourself, the self-rejection in your mind is over. Self-acceptance begins, and the self-love will grow so strong that you will finally accept yourself just the way you are. That's the beginning of the free human. Forgiveness is the key.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.  
 -  E. H. Chapin
  

  Bless your enemy, and you rob him of his ammunition. His arrows will be transmuted into blessings.  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

  We frequently forgive those who bore us, but cannot forgive those whom we bore.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.  
 -  Franklin P. Adams
  

  Forgive your enemies if you can't get back at them any other way.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the offense up against the offender.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

  We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.  
 -  George Herbert
  

  You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.  
 -  Harper Lee
  

  I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the offense up against the offender.  
 -  Gary Chapman
  

  We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.  
 -  George Herbert
  

  You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.  
 -  Harper Lee
  

  I can forgive, but I cannot forget,'' is only another way of saying, ''I cannot forgive.''  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Getting even throws everything out of balance.  
 -  Joe Browne
  

  The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.  
 -  John Green
  

  Forgiveness is love in action.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  Do you have people in your life who have 'done you wrong?' If you are like most people, then you do. Are you harboring anger, resentment, and hard feelings toward them? Let it go. Forgive them. Not because they deserve it - because they honestly may not. But do it because you deserve it.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  Let us forgive each other. Only then will we live in peace.  
 -  Leo Tolstoy
  

  The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Two Tibetan monks meet each other a few years after being released from prison, where they had been tortured by their jailers. Have you forgiven them? asks the first. I will never forgive them! Never! replies the second. Well, says the first monk, 'I guess they still have you in prison, don't they?'  
 -  Marci Shimoff
  

  Forgiveness isn't about the person or people being forgiven - it's a gift you give yourself that allows your heart to stop being contracted. When you forgive, you release the toxic resentment and anger you're holding in your heart, finally freeing yourself to get on with your life.  
 -  Marci Shimoff
  

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

  Forgiveness: Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

  Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  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. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  That old law about an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  I blame my mother for nothing, but forgive her for everything.  
 -  Mary J Blige
  

  I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  Life is an adventure in forgiveness.  
 -  Norman Cousins
  

  One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not.  
 -  O. A. Battista
  

  Ask God for forgiveness, and leave your regrets in the past!  
 -  Rihanna
  

  I do not believe in forgiveness as it is preached by the church. We do not need the forgiveness of God, but of each other and of ourselves.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  A Prince asked the dying spanish statesman, 'Does your Excellency forgive all your enemies?' I do not have to forgive all my enemies, answered the stateman, 'I have had them all shot.'  
 -  Robert Greene
  

  To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.  
 -  Robert Muller
  

  In your Get Off Your BUT Now! journal, write down the names of five people you blame for all the things that have gone wrong in your life. Forgiving these people is the key to your living salvation. You don't have to condone their actions to let them out of your head. You DO have to absolve them of responsibility for your life.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  I hated my father all my life but in his final days I forgave him for all the suffering he caused us. As you grow older, marry, and have children of you own, you learn and forget. I do not forget easily, but I do forgive.  
 -  Sophia Loren
  

  Many mystics, holy people, and even the Hopi Indians have predicted a new age of enlightenment, and they are not wrong in my view. It has arrived, and with it has come a whole host of fascinating phenomena never seen before. We are stepping into a magical new era... the age of forgiveness.  
 -  Stuart Wilde
  

  Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.  
 -  Tacitus
  

  You can't undo anything you've already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And then let God do the rest.  
 -  Tertullian
  

  Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness.  
 -  Tina Dayton
  

  Be careful with words...be because once they are said, they can only be forgiven...not forgotten.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Even though you'd hurt my feelings, I'd still forgive you. Even if you don't love me, I'd still reach my hand to you. Even if you're gone, I'd still wait for you. Even if you break my heart, I'd still say, I love you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If someone does you wrong, keep in mind that everybody makes mistakes. Forgive and forget. No one wants to be around someone who constantly makes them feel guilty.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You always find ways to hurt me, but my heart always looks for reasons to forgive you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Before going to sleep every night forgive everyone and sleep with a clean heart  
 -  Unknown
  

  If someone hurt you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about TRUST and the importance of being cautious when you open your HEART.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I don't hate you, I'm disappointed cause you turned into everything you said you'd never be. Don't come looking for forgiveness because I won't give it. It's too late.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Forgive someone because you believe they are truly sorry, not just because you want to keep them in your life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Trust before you love, know before you judge, commit before you promise, forgive before you forget and appreciate before you regret.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I gave you a second chance because I thought you deserved it, and I was wrong. I forgave you because I thought you had changed, guess I was wrong about that too. Next time you want me back, I'll think twice about trusting you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is understanding that the other person is a complete idiot.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Respect the old, when you are YOUNG. Help the weak, when you are STRONG. Forgive the fault, when you are RIGHT. Because, one day in life you'll be OLD, WEAK, & WRONG...  
 -  Unknown
  

  I'm a good enough person to forgive you, but not stupid enough to trust you again.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes there are no second chances; so forgive the past, remember the present and prepare for the future. It's the only life you're given.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Forgiving someone does not mean denying a person's responsibility for hurting you, nor does it mean minimizing, or justifying the act. It does mean willing to forgive someone without condoning or excusing what they did, and then letting it go.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.  
 -  Unknown
  

  True forgiveness is when you can say, 'Thank you for that experience.'  
 -  Unknown
  

  Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.  
 -  William Arthur Ward