Inspiring Quotes about Forgiveness


Quotes about Forgiveness from Great Souls

Let us all make an attempt to forgive the ones who have hurt us, to forgive the ones who have not been nice to us and the ones who have troubled us; not just for the sake of others, but mainly for our own sake.

Forgiveness is a necessity to have a peaceful happy life, without which bitterness and revenge will widespread. Forgiveness as a virtuous act has been the subject of many spiritual teachings and practices, and this is why there are numerous inspiring Quotes about Forgiveness by many spiritual thinkers and philosophers that shows its importance.

May these selected Quotes about Forgiveness inspire us to practice forgiveness and keep on loving and caring.

“Inner Forgiveness is therapeutic. If you do not Forgive you cannot be Internally Healed. Forgiving heals the Soul.”

Master Choa Kok Sui

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“True forgiveness is when you can say, Thank you for that experience.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

Martin Luther King

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

Nelson Mandela

“The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either — or both — when needed?”

Gordon B. Hinckley

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“Forgiveness is not a matter of who is right or wrong. It is a matter of doing the right thing.”

Master Choa Kok Sui

“An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.”

Kahlil Gibran

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

Gautama Buddha

“It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.”

George Eliot

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

Lewis B. Smedes

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

Norman Cousins

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“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.”

Lewis B. Smedes

“A heart filled with anger has no room for love.”

Joan Lunden

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

Coretta Scott King

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.”

Cherie Carter-Scott

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”

William Arthur Ward

“We forgive so long as we love.”

François de La Rochefoucauld

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“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.”

Thomas Fuller

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”

Bryant H. McGill

“Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.”

Saint Augustine


“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”

Marianne Williamson

“Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.”

Dag Hammarskjold

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“Your Spiritual Development depends on your ability to Forgive others. Your ability to fly in the Inner World depends on Inner Forgiveness.”

Master Choa Kok Sui

“How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.”

Publilius Syrus

“Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.”

Isaac Friedmann

“The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.”

Marianne Williamson

“We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.”

Frederick William Robertson

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

Lord Buddha


  1. ranjana April 7, 2014 Reply

    I am doing forgiveness from last 17 months regularly but after reading all this line’s it becomes more deeper n more powerful.
    Thanks Prana w..

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      Prana World April 7, 2014 Reply

      Pleasure Ranjana,
      Credit always goes to the teacher :)

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