Sayings Asking for Forgiveness

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It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.

Real Live Preacher

Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move.

Real Live Preacher

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.

Lawana Blackwell

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Norman Cousins

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.

Elbert Hubbard

Forgiveness is the final form of love.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.

Lao Tzu

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

Lily Tomlin

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

William Blake

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.

Scott Adams

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Hannah Arendt

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

Marianne Williamson

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

Billy Graham

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.

Cherie Carter-Scott

The Lover Asks Forgiveness Because Of His Many Moods

If this importunate heart trouble your peace
With words lighter than air,
Or hopes that in mere hoping flicker and cease;
Crumple the rose in your hair;
And cover your lips with odorous twilight and say,
'O Hearts of wind-blown flame!
O Winds, older than changing of night and day,
That murmuring and longing came
From marble cities loud with tabors of old
In dove-grey faery lands;
From battle-banners, fold upon purple fold,
Queens wrought with glimmering hands;
That saw young Niamh hover with love-lorn face
Above the wandering tide;
And lingered in the hidden desolate place
Where the last Phoenix died,
And wrapped the flames above his holy head;
And still murmur and long:
O piteous Hearts, changing till change be dead
In a tumultuous song':
And cover the pale blossoms of your breast
With your dim heavy hair,
And trouble with a sigh for all things longing for rest
The odorous twilight there.

William Butler Yeats

Forgiveness

My heart was heavy, for its trust had been
Abused, its kindness answered with foul wrong;
So, turning gloomily from my fellow-men,
One summer Sabbath day I strolled among
The green mounds of the village burial-place;
Where, pondering how all human love and hate
Find one sad level; and how, soon or late,
Wronged and wrongdoer, each with meekened face,
And cold hands folded over a still heart,
Pass the green threshold of our common grave,
Whither all footsteps tend, whence none depart,
Awed for myself, and pitying my race,
Our common sorrow, like a mighty wave,
Swept all my pride away, and trembling I forgave!

John Greenleaf Whittier

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.

A Course In Miracles
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