Forgiveness Quotes and Forgive and Forget Quotations

We've selected the very best forgiveness quotes and forgive and forget sayings from a huge number of sources. Here are the greatest quotes on forgiveness, from some truly inspirational people, including Alexander Pope, Louise Hay, Leo Tolstoy, and Henry Ward Beecher.

Alexander Pope Forgiveness Quote:

"To err is human, to forgive, divine."
~ Alexander Pope

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"To Forgive" Quote from Lewis B. Smedes:

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. "
~ Lewis B. Smedes

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Humorous Forgiveness Quote from an Unknown Author:

"Holding resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to keel over."
~ Unknown

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Benjamin Franklin's Wise Saying on Forgiveness and Revenge

"Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; Revenging one makes you but even with him; Forgiving it sets you above him."
~ Benjamin Franklin
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Forgiveness and Love Quote from an Unknown Author

"A heart filled with anger has no room for love."
~ Unknown

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Henry Ward Beecher Forgive and Forget Quote:

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. "
~ Henry Ward Beecher

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Harriet Nelson Forgive For Your Own Sake Quote:

"Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself."
~ Harriet Nelson

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Robert Muller To Forgive Quote:

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

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Paul Boese Forgiveness Quote:

"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. "
~ Paul Boese

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Forgive and Forget Quote from an Unknown Author:

"To forgive and not to forget is like burying the hatchet with the handle sticking out."
~ Unknown

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Cherie Carter-Scott Forgiving Quote:

"Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. "
~ Cherie Carter-Scott

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Gerald Jampolsky Forgive and Forget Quote:

"Forgiveness means letting go of the past."
~ Gerald Jampolsky

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Louise Hay Forgiving and Healing Quote:

"We may not know how to forgive, and we may not want to forgive; but the very fact we say we are willing to forgive begins the healing practice."
~ Louise Hay

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Leo Tolstoy Forgiving Quote:

"Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace."
~ Leo Tolstoy

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Bryant H. McGill Forgiveness and Love Quote:

"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."
~ Bryant H. McGill

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Josh Billings Forgiveness Quote:

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. "
~ Josh Billings

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