Forgiving isn't something you do for someone else. It's something you do for yourself.
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.
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Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.
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Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
Forgiveness is holiness, by forgiveness the universe is held together. Forgiveness is the might of might; forgiveness is sacrifice
The first step to loving someone else is to recognize the evil in ourselves, so we can forgive them.
At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.
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.
We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.
When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines upon you.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.
Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.
Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.
Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.
Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.
When you forgive, you are in spiritual consciousness. Forgiving means giving your enemy a chance to gain a better understanding. If you become vengeful or angry, you only make more enemies
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
Today I forgive all those who have ever offended me. I give my love to all thirsty hearts, both to those who love me and to those who do not love me.
Why forgive one who wrongs you? Because if you angrily strike back you misrepresent your own divine soul nature-you are no better than your offender. But if you manifest spiritual strength you are blessed, and the power of your righteous behavior will also help the other person to overcome his misunderstanding.
Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back. You're done. It doesn't necessarily mean that you want to have lunch with the person. If you keep hitting back, you stay trapped in the nightmare
The love of the mother is close to the perfection of God's love, because she loves us when nobody else does; and she forgives when we are in error
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
To be spiritual is to be broad, to understand and forgive, and to be a friend to all.