Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness frees you from being locked in a prison of your own making, in which you are both prisoner and jailer. (Sydney and Suzanne Simon)

Get rid of them and you will be free. (Joseph Tson)

The hatred you live with is a burning coal in your heart, and it does far more harm to you than to others. (Lavana Blackwell)

Being offended is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies. (Nelson Mandela)

When you hold a grudge against another, you become emotionally attached to that person or situation, and that bond becomes stronger. Forgiveness is the only way to break this bond and be free. (Catherine Ponder)

I will not allow any man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. (Booker T. Washington)

If you hate, you give your heart and mind to the enemy. Don’t give these two things away. (Nelson Mandela)

When flaws in others confuse and confuse you, be patient, look deep inside yourself and look for flaws in yourself. Know that others cannot harm you unless you harm yourself. (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)

The man who chooses revenge must dig two graves. (Chinese proverb)

Forgiveness frees us from suffering

Don’t let these people live in your head for free. If they’ve hurt you before, then why let them keep doing it in your mind year after year? Forgiveness means that you have decided not to allow this inner rot, even if it rarely appears. (Doc Childre and Howard Martin)

You will know that you have forgiven someone when thoughts of him or her pass painlessly through your mind. (Reverend Caryl Huntley)

We learn through forgiveness

Many people are afraid to forgive because they feel they have to remember mistakes/injustices or else they won’t be able to learn from them. But it’s the other way around. Through forgiveness, we are released from the emotional suffocation caused by feelings of injustice and thus can learn from the situation. Through the power and intelligence of the heart, forgiveness frees and strengthens the mind to work more effectively on the situation. (David McArthur and Bruce McArthur)

We treat others the way we treat ourselves

We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant of others when we are tolerant of ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. (Eric Hoffer)

Forgiveness releases energy

Forgiveness frees up and helps you use more effectively the energy that was previously wasted on resentment, resentment, and sustaining unhealed wounds. It rediscovers the strengths we have always had and rekindles our limitless ability to understand and accept others and ourselves. (Sydney and Suzanne Simon)

Resentment means you feel right

Feeling hurt means you want to be right. As long as you have to be right, it will be difficult for you to fully forgive. When you keep telling others how wrong your offenders were, you not only keep the resentment alive but reinforce it. When it comes to forgiveness, being right is not right. (Mahatma Das)

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