Forgiveness Quotes: Embracing Healing and Compassion
Forgiveness is a transformative act of letting go, releasing resentment, and embracing healing and compassion. It is a profound gift that we can give ourselves and others, allowing us to move forward, find inner peace, and restore relationships. In this article, we delve into the realm of forgiveness and present a collection of insightful quotes that inspire us to embrace forgiveness, cultivate compassion, and experience the liberation it brings.
Forgiveness is not about condoning or forgetting the harm done; rather, it is a conscious choice to free ourselves from the burden of anger, bitterness, and resentment. It is a courageous act of self-care and a pathway to personal growth and liberation. By embracing forgiveness, we open the door to healing, understanding, and the possibility of restoring broken bonds.
Words of Healing: Quotes that Inspire Forgiveness
Throughout history, philosophers, spiritual leaders, and individuals who have experienced the transformative power of forgiveness have shared their wisdom and reflections. Their words remind us of the profound impact that forgiveness can have on our lives and relationships. Below, we present a collection of thought-provoking forgiveness quotes that invite self-reflection, nurture compassion, and inspire us to embrace the liberating journey of forgiveness.
The things that interest me are less to do with perhaps finding myself and more to do with surviving and mercy and forgiveness.
John Cameron Mitchell
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
Adlai Stevenson II
My parents did their best – that earns a lot of forgiveness. But they say children grow up in spite of their parents, and I think I did.
I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!!
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
No person is perfect. I haven’t, thank God, had any infidelity issues. But you can’t say what you won’t ever do. And you can’t say that you won’t have forgiveness in your heart if there were to be an issue like that.
Forgiveness isn’t about condoning what has happened to you or someone else’s actions against you.
Forgiveness is important in families, especially when there are so many secrets that need to be healed – for the most part, every family’s got them.
There is freedom in forgiveness, and it’s not that hard to do once you get into the habit.
Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Yes, one can repent of moral transgression. The miracle of forgiveness is real, and true repentance is accepted of the Lord.
Ezra Taft Benson
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
A wonderful quality about America is that we love redemption stories. We’re quick to lash out and assign blame, but we also draw from deep reservoirs of forgiveness.
Satan tries to counterfeit the work of God, and by doing this, he may deceive many. To make us lose hope, feel miserable like himself, and believe that we are beyond forgiveness, Satan might even misuse words from the scriptures that emphasize the justice of God in order to imply that there is no mercy.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
Look at the things you’ve done and ask for forgiveness. After clearing out that wreckage from the past, you can move forward, in a way, to keep your finger on the pulse.
As a matter of fact, forgiveness is not something you feel like doing, it’s really a choice.
Jim Bob Duggar
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
Sin penetrates to the heart, darkens and hardens it until it extinguishes the light of belief. Each sin has a path that leads to unbelief. Unless that sin is swiftly obliterated by seeking God’s forgiveness, it grows from a worm into a snake that gnaws at the heart.
Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences.
The only thing I’ve settled in my mind is that I want to forgive, and forgiveness comes with forgetting.
Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
I’m a minister, I preach forgiveness all the time.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.
Frederick William Robertson
I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Mark’s happier. I’m sober. There are still phone calls to be made, people I need to say something to. But everyone from Creed who I’ve offended or hurt, I ask for their forgiveness.
The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Forgiveness isn’t just a blessing you deliver to another human being. Forgiveness is also a gift you give yourself.
Robin S. Sharma
When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received Christ. It is an everyday thing, for the rest of your life.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
If you look at everything I do – even in ‘Boo!’ there’s a message, and it’s always ‘faith, family, forgiveness.’ That’s the greatest gift that I’ve been given. I can get a message to the very people I grew up with, the millions who love what I do.
Can you really forgive if you can’t forget?
Sarah Jessica Parker
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
We believe that the farm should be building ‘forgiveness’ into the ecosystem. What does that mean? That a more forgiving ecosystem is one that can better handle drought, flood, disease, pestilence.
Forgiveness is not a feeling – it’s a decision we make because we want to do what’s right before God. It’s a quality decision that won’t be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
God forgives those who invent what they need.
Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you’ve closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.
One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially outside any frame of religious forgiveness. All of us have done something we regret – how we manage to remove that from our conscience, or whether that’s even possible, interested me.
I think when you’re happy, emotions are right near the top – mine definitely are. I cry easily, I laugh easily, I lose my temper easily… and I beg for forgiveness easily.
There are curveballs that are thrown at you, and you just have to get over it and forgive… if you believe you’re perfect, and you don’t believe in forgiveness, you’re not meant to be married.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
The characteristics of an authentically empowered personality are humbleness, clarity, forgiveness and love.
I place an enormous premium on loyalty. If someone betrays me, I can forgive them rationally, but emotionally I have found it impossible to do so.
Richard E. Grant
Without white South Africa realizing what it had done – and on the basis of that realization having the courage to ask for forgiveness – there can really be no significant movement.
Forgiveness really is so misunderstood, as well as the power it can release in an individual.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
The fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption.
God forgive you, but I never can.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.
When I felt real forgiveness, my heart was set free.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Amnesty is the forgiveness of something. Amnesty is anything that says, ‘Do it illegally, it will be cheaper and easier.’
We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.
T. D. Jakes
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
You can’t legislate into existence an act of forgiveness and a true confession; those are mysteries of the human heart, and they occur between one individual and another individual, not a panel of judges sitting asking questions, trying to test your truth.
It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
What is forgiven is usually well remembered.
If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.
The mere acknowledgment that ‘God is watching’ can act as a trap, fueling bad behavior, corruption, and guilt, all remedied by God’s forgiveness. No personal responsibility is needed – someone on the outside sees whatever we’re doing and makes it all OK.
Life is life. You have to learn how to forgive people and how to gain forgiveness for yourself.
The Queen has well-informed opinions of many of her bishops and likes those who are straightforward and intelligent. Both she and Prince Philip believe Christianity is as much about forgiveness as morality.
I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.