Quotes: forgiveness

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  • Francis Maitland Balfour
    Francis Maitland Balfour
    British biologist 1851-1882
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    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.
  • Lawana Blackwell
    Lawana Blackwell
    English writer 1952-
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    Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
  • Paul Boese
    Paul Boese
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    Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    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.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    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.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    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.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
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    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?
  • Ella Higginson
    Ella Higginson
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    Forgive you? - Oh, of course, dear, a dozen times a week! We women were created forgiveness but to speak.
  • Indira Gandhi
    Indira Gandhi
    Indian stateswoman 1917-1984
    Indira Gandhi
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    Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
  • Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton
    American politician 1947-
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    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
    Erwin W. Lutzer
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    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.
  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    German preacher 1483-1546
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    Forgiveness is God's command.
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