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Definition of Forgiveness: The process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution.
Here are my top 10 picks for the best quotes on forgiveness of all time. Enjoy, and please pass them on to anybody you think might need a little help moving on in their life.
#10.) “When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” —Catherine Ponder
#9.) “Gandhi was right: if we all live by ‘an eye for an eye’ the whole world will be blind. The only way out is forgiveness.” —Sidney and Suzanne Simon
#8.) “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” —Paul Boese
#7.) “Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” —Harriet Nelson
#6.) “Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” —Roberto Assagioli
#5.) “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” —Cherie Carter-Scott
#4.) “Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.” —E. H. Chapin
#3.) “Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another’s control… to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else’s nightmare.” —Lance Morrow
#2.) “Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.” —Dag Hammarskjold
An the #1 Forgiveness Quote is:
Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. It is not something you do FOR someone else.
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