Quotes by forgiveness
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Francis Maitland Balfour
British biologist 1851-1882
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
English writer 1952-
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
English writer and poet 1803-1873
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
Christianity tells people to repent and promises them forgiveness. It therefore has nothing (as far as I know) to say to people who do not know they have done anything to repent of and who do not feel that they need forgiveness.
Russian writer 1828-1910
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.
American Evangelist 1918-
Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
Forgive you? - Oh, of course, dear, a dozen times a week! We women were created forgiveness but to speak.
Indian stateswoman 1917-1984
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
American politician 1947-
Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it's a personal life or a national life.
Erwin W. Lutzer
American evangelical Christian pastor 1941-
Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care.
German preacher 1483-1546
Forgiveness is God's command.
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