Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore de Balzac
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
To be social is to be forgiving.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.
Bryant H. McGill
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.
It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
Catherine the Great
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