Top 50 Pardon Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Pardon Quotes from famous people such as Chelsea Manning, John Goodman, Francis of Assisi, Charles Spurgeon, Friedrich Nietzsche, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I am not asking for a pardon of my conviction. I unders

I am not asking for a pardon of my conviction. I understand that the various collateral consequences of the court-martial conviction will stay on my record forever. I am merely asking for a first chance to live my life outside the U.S.D.B. as the person I was born to be.
Chelsea Manning
Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.
John Goodman
Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
Francis of Assisi
Let not a libation of tears be the only offering at the shrine of Jesus; let us also rejoice with joy unspeakable. If we have need to lament our sin, how much more to rejoice at our pardon!
Charles Spurgeon
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
Friedrich Nietzsche
In the end, granting mercy comes down to just two people. For the recipient, the pardon is freedom. For the politician, the pardon can mean – not surprisingly – political gain.
Asha Rangappa
It is not good for us to trust in our merits, in our virtues or our righteousness; but only in God’s free pardon, as given us through faith in Jesus Christ.
John Wycliffe
Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.
Thomas a Kempis
I used to have a sort of soft spot for Huckabee. He seemed to have a genuinely saintly streak, which caused him to defend illegal immigrants and give pardons to criminals who were perhaps a little less rehabilitated than he had imagined.
Gail Collins
Prison reform, peace, and a presidential pardon – just a portion of Kushner’s portfolio.
Kayleigh McEnany
Oh, hour of forgiven sin, moment of perfect pardon, our soul shall never forget you while, within you, life and being find immortality!
Charles Spurgeon
We can’t let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they’ve done in this world. We can’t have a pardon. They need to pay for what they’ve done.
Cindy Sheehan
Phones rang constantly, as if the White House was conducting some kind of pardon telethon.
Barbara Olson
I remember in ‘Law of Desire,’ where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It’s interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can’t pardon you for kissing one.
Antonio Banderas
And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you’ll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
Milton Friedman
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.
To show men that crimes can be pardoned, and that punishment is not their inevitable consequence, encourages the illusion of impunity and induces the belief that, since there are pardons, those sentences which are not pardoned are violent acts of force rather than the products of justice.
Cesare Beccaria
The president may have the raw constitutional power to, say, squelch an investigation or to pardon a close associate. But if he does so not to serve the public interest, but to serve his own, he surely could be removed from office, even if he has not committed a criminal act.
George T. Conway III
I’m never going to beg for pardon for exercising fundamental rights.
Jordi Cuixart
I decided to have a life: to become – pardon the expression – a soccer mom.
Marcia Clark
George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd, a moron, if you’ll pardon the expression.
Martin Sheen
He decided to plunge on with pardons over the department’s objections, or where he knew that there would be objections if he had let career prosecutors know what he was doing.
Barbara Olson
My way of thinking is to create a situation where we rally everyone together and create peace and pardon people, to not forget about the past – because we need to learn from it – but to mainly think about the future.
Michel Martelly
Forgiveness became a big part of the civil rights movement, juxtaposed against the violence of protesters and law enforcement. King described forgiveness in one of his early sermons as a pardon, a process of life, and the Christian weapon of social redemption.
Anthea Butler
I here ask pardon of all my compatriots for everything of which I have been guilty towards them. I know that, by my ill-considered and immature works, I have brought distress to many and that I have even provoked others to attack me openly and, in general, have produced displeasure in many.
Nikolai Gogol
You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up. He was at his peak then. He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in, and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor.
Alan Lomax
To step into reverence for your body, you must pardon yourself for all you have done and not done to care for it. You must bless what works and accept and embrace all you perceive to be wrong.
Debbie Ford
Even the gods pardon someone who makes a mistake.
Saira Banu
President Obama should pardon Leonard Peltier, or at least commute his sentence, not just for humanitarian reasons, but also as a way of acknowledging the injustice suffered by Native Americans.
John Densmore
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Douglas Horton
The offender never pardons.
George Herbert
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others.

One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.
Ezra Taft Benson
The issue of prohibiting pardons shouldn’t be a political one, but a legal and moral one that relates to the details of the specific case before the court.
Ayelet Shaked
If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me.
William Allingham
He who pardons easily invites offense.
Pierre Corneille
I try to, pardon the expression, stay with my feet on the ground.
Alex Zanardi
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
William Wallace
When I was a kid, I really loved Indians. Native Americans. Pardon. Me.
Dave Attell
I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.
Edward Snowden
In PA, the Lieutenant Governor serves as the Chair of the Board of Pardons. That means that I sit as the head of our five-person board, where we hear testimony and process applications for pardons and sentence commutation.
John Fetterman
Pardon me if this all sounds corny, but when you put on a record, I’d like it to be an escape from everything you do.
Aesop Rock
I don’t mind giving 5,000 pardons a day.
Rodrigo Duterte
When you look at the Nixon pardon, the short-term gain would have been never to pardon him.
Steven Ford
Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events.
Barbara Olson
The President can pardon us again… and again and again, but… picketing will continue, and sooner or later, he will have to do something about it.
Alice Paul
Trump’s pardon of Arpaio may not get as much attention as Russian influence or Trump’s apparent obstruction of justice in the Mueller investigation. But to me, as a woman of color, it is a clear abuse of power for the U.S. president to pardon a sheriff who targeted people for arrest because of their ethnicity.
Rashida Tlaib
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne’er pardon who have done wrong.
John Dryden
My TV stays locked at ‘SportsCenter.’ That and ‘Pardon the Interruption.’
Freddie Gibbs
The man who could go to Africa and rob her of her children, and then sell them into interminable bondage, with no other motive than that which is furnished by dollars and cents, is so much worse than the most depraved murderer that he can never receive pardon at my hand.
Abraham Lincoln