Favorite Quotations ~  Forgiveness Sacred Contracts

" One must put oneself in every one's position. To understand everything is to forgive everything." ~ Leo Tolstoy

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. ~ Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

The more people know, the more they forgive. ~ Confucius

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

Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy? Forgive yourself and stop punishing yourself." ~ Louise L. Hay

The best of what we do and are, Just God, forgive! ~ William Wordsworth

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. ~ Hannah More

Any man can seek revenge; it takes a king or a prince to grant a pardon. ~ Arthur J. Rehrat

Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet it costs nothing. ~ Betty Smith

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

By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing. ~ Caroline Myss

Oh God, I say not hear my prayers! I say: Blot with forgiving pen my sins away! ~ Shaikah Saadi

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, Wake-Up Calls

The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather, understand one another. ~ Emma Goldman

A forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note, torn in two and burned up, so that it never can be shown against the man. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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