10 Authors Who Gave Us Inspiring Forgiveness Quotes

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Authors, by nature, have a gift for words, so naturally they have given us some of the wittiest and most profound quotes on forgiveness. Here are 10 of the best:


It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
— Maya Angelou


Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people.
— Christina Baldwin


Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
— Robert Brault


Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero


He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
— George Herbert


When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.
— Jon Krakauer


I think that if God forgives us, we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.
— C.S. Lewis


To err is human, to forgive, divine.
— Alexander Pope


Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
— William Shakespeare


Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
— Corrie ten Boom