10 Quotes About Forgiving Others That Will Help Teach Kids To Do The Same

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Forgiving someone is hard in and of itself, however, for children, learning to forgive someone who has hurt them can be especially difficult. We have compiled ten powerful quotes about forgiveness that we hope will help you explain and encourage children to forgive people in their lives who have caused them pain.


  1. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” - Bryant H. McGill

  2. “When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.” -  Bernard Meltzer

  3. “Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” - Joan Lunden

  4. “Hate is self-destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate. You're hurting yourself. And that's a healing. Actually, it's a real healing, forgiveness.” -Louis Zamperini”

  5. “It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” -Maya Angelou

  6. “The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.” -Marianne Williamson

  7. “There is nothing at all that God won't forgive.” -Anne Graham Lotz”

  8. “You can forgive somebody and still believe they need a consequence.” -Taya Kyle

  9. “Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.” -Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

  10. “Forgiving and being forgiven frees our souls and lightens our load.” ― Sara Dormon