What Are The Best Forgiveness Quotes?

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When you forgive someone it is important to remember that forgiveness is a two-way street. By forgiving someone for something they have done against you, it allows you to heal, and release the bitterness and resentment that may have been dragging you down. It’s not just for them, it’s for you too!

But, just because you have forgiven someone doesn't mean you have forgotten what they have done, and it doesn’t mean that you've suddenly acknowledged that what they have done no longer has consequences. It simply means that you've let go of the anger about the action or situation, whether it be towards someone else or yourself.

Forgiveness is easier said than done but when you do forgive, it sets you up to experience freedom and move forward, rather than staying stuck in the past. Below are some inspirational quotes on forgiveness to help you on your journey towards becoming healthy and whole.

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free." - Katherine Ponder

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

"Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me." - Anonymous

"Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time-just like it does for you and me." - Sara Paddison

"Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life." - George MacDonald

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


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

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." - Mark Twain


"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Gandhi


"Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting." - William Arthur Ward


"Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation." - Roberto Assagioli


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


"Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave." - Indira Gandhi


"Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on." - Alice Duer Miller