Sometimes it’s harder to forgive those closest to you than it is to forgive someone you despise. It just cuts deeper when you’re hurt by someone you love. Forgiving someone isn’t about being right or wrong, and it isn’t dependent on an apology. Here’s 20 powerful quotes about forgiveness to help you cope with your anger, sadness or regret and move forward with your relationship.
20 Powerful Quotes About Forgiveness
Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.
– Maya Angelou
There is nothing more classy or powerful than showing forgiveness and grace to someone who does not deserve it.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours..
– Wayne Dyer
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
– CS Lewis
You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you.
– Josh Shipp
The man who forgives is far stronger than the man who fights.
– Nathan Craoll
Forgiving Them isn’t the hard part, it’s trying to trust them again.
Forgive and forget. Not revenge and regret.
Forgiveness keeps you from being bound by something the other person might never set right.
– Tony Evans
Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals
– Thomas S. Monson
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
– William Blake
Relationships don’t thrive because the guilty are punished, but because the wounded are merciful
– Max Lucado
I wish for you the wisdom to realize that forgiveness has nothing to do with an apology.
– Steve Maraboli
Everybody makes mistakes. If you can’t forgive others, don’t expect others to forgive you.
Hating someone makes them important. Forgiving them makes them obsolete.
Your wound is probably not your fault. But you healing is your responsibility.
Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong. It makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak. It sets you free.
Sometimes you forgive people simply because you still want them in your life.
Compassion and forgiveness are signs of strength.
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