There is one way, and only one way, to keep a bitter heart from staining your soul, and that is to forgive while you are still alive. -- Church Saufley

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. -- Cherie Carter-Scott

The heart of a Mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you always find forgiveness. -- Honore de Balzac

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. -- Confucius

He who forgives ends the quarrel. -- African proverb

How shall I forgive others? If you never condemned, you would never need to forgive. - Anthony de Mello

Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision. -- Randall Worley

The difference between holding on to a hurt or releasing it with forgiveness is the difference between laying your head at night on a pillow filled with thorns or a pillow filled with rose petals. -- Loren Fischer

Forgiveness is all-powerful. Forgiveness heals all ills. -- Catherine Ponder

We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves. - Denis Waitley

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed. - Bernard Baruch

I believe the time we really look big in a child's eyes is when we go to them and apologize for our mistakes and we say, 'I was wrong. Will you forgive me?' - Kevin Leman

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten. - Aesop

Forgiveness is 'selective remembering', a conscious decision to focus on love and let the rest go. - Marianne Williamson

As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind. - Isabelle Holland

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. - William Arthur Ward

Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior. - Mark Victor Hansen

Having looked the past in the eye, having asked for forgiveness and having made amends, let us shut the door on the past--not in order to forget it but in order not to allow it to imprison us. - Desmond Tutu

Forgiveness is as valuable to the one forgiven as to the one who forgives. - Amish proverb

To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar. - Author unknown

He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass. - George Herbert

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. - Suzanne Somers

Bitterness and an unforgiving spirit can be likened to you taking poison and expecting that someone else would die from the effect. Forgiveness is about setting the prisoner in your heart free only to discover that all along, you had been the real prisoner. - 'Tope Popoola

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. - Robert Muller

Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past. - Landrum Bolling

Forgiveness is having the courage to take down the walls that we think are there to protect us. - Suztes40

If your life is not all you want it to be, it may be that you have some forgiving to do. - Author unknown

Forgive by practicing forgiveness. - Unknown

It is not always enough that you be forgiven by others, but that you forgive yourself. - Unknown

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. - Unknown

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. - Confucius

In God's eyes love is never absent, In God's heart forgiveness is never impossible, In God's embrace no one is ever alone or forgotten. - Unknown

The noblest vengeance is to forgive. - Italian Proverb

The strong forgive, the weak remember. - Ecuadorian Proverb

Forgiven is not forgotten. - German Proverb

The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried. - Irish Proverb

If you can forgive and move on with your life, you can find peace. You must learn how to forgive, not only other people, but also yourself. - Tyler Perry

It is in the forgiveness of our weaknesses that we are healed of them, and the tenderness of a forgiven heart is a tenderness that will ultimately heal the world. - Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. - Gerald Jampolsky

If you never condemned, you would never need to forgive. - Anthony de Mello

Forgiveness is the scent that the rose leaves on the heel that crushes it. - Unknown