Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
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
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
Alice Duer Miller
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant H. McGill
Forgotten is forgiven.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
Lewis B. Smedes
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
Without forgiveness, there's no future.
God will forgive me. It's his job.
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