107 Forgiveness Quotes To Move Forward In Life

As the saying goes, “Forgive and forget.” It will help if you let go of the anger or resentment you feel towards moving on.

It’s essential to forgive yourself for your mistakes as well. When you forgive yourself, you can move on without dwelling on the negative feelings and emotions.

You need to be aware of what forgiveness is not: it is not forgetting that something happened, denying that something has affected your life, or pretending that it didn’t happen or wasn’t wrong.

There are many benefits to forgiveness: it helps to let go of negative emotions that no longer serve us; it allows us to process our thoughts and feelings; in some cases, forgiveness can lead to reconciliation with others.

Here are 107 inspirational quotes that will help you let go of the past and start afresh

“Forgiveness is the final form of love.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” — Maya Angelou

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” — Robert Brault

“Forgiveness is man’s deepest need and highest achievement.” — Horace Bushnell

“When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.” — Nelson Mandela

“Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. It’s something we do for ourselves to move on.” — Anonymous

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” — Bruce Lee

“Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.” — George MacDonald

“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” — Albert Einstein

“If you cannot forgive yourself, you cannot forgive others.” — D. Muthukrishnan

“Remember, when you forgive, you heal. And when you let go, you grow.” — Anonymous

“Without forgiveness, there’s no future.” — Desmond Tutu

“Forgiveness is a little thing when love is there.” — Donna Jo Napoli

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

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” — Paul Boose

“One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.” — Bernard Baruch

“Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.” — Isaac Friedmann

“Forgiving you is my gift to you. Moving on is my gift to myself.” — Anonymous

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” — Thomas Szasz

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and realize the prisoner was you.” — Anonymous

“Forgiveness is the crown of greatness.” — Anonymous

“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

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” — Oscar Wilde

“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” — C.R. Strahan

“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave.” — Ivern Ball

“Forgiving men is so much easier than forgiving women.” — Margaret Atwood

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move one.” — Anonymous

“Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it.” — Robin Sharma

“A noble spirit finds a cure for injustice in forgetting it.” — Publius Syrus

“The simple truth is, we all make mistakes, and we all need forgiveness.” — Desmond Tutu

“When we don’t forgive, we’re not hurting the other person. We’re not hurting the company that did us wrong. We’re not hurting God. We’re only hurting ourselves.” — Joel Ostee

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” — Bryant H. McGill

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” — Mark Twain

“You’ll never know how strong your heart is until you learn to forgive who broke it.” — Anonymous

“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” — Steve Maraboli

“Forgotten is forgiven.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” — Cherie Carter-Scott

“Forgiving is not forgetting. It’s letting go of the hurt.” — Anonymous

“There is no peace without forgiveness.” — Marianne Williamson

“Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” — Jonathan Huie

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does change the future.” — Anonymous

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” — Anne Lamott

“You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.’— Maya Angelou

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

“Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.” — Phillips Brooks

“Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.” — Emma Goldman

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

“How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.” — Publilius Syrus

“Forgiveness is a sign that the person who has wronged you means more to you than the wrong they have dealt.” — Ben Greenhalgh

“The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.” — Iyanla Vanzant

“I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.” — Gerald Jampolsky

“I forgive myself and set myself free.” — Louise Hay

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” — Katherine Ponder

“Forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.” — Jorge Luis Borges

“Forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting, it means choosing to remember love instead.” — Kyle Gray

“Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.” — Lord Chesterfield

“Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

“When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.” — Anonymous

“Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals.” — Thomas S. Manson

“Forgive because none of us are perfect.” — Anonymous

“Forgive others as quickly as you expect God to forgive you.” — Anonymous

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

“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” — Desmond Tutu

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” — William Arthur Ward

“Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” — Indira Gandhi

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” — Marianne Williamson

“If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.” — Robert Brault

“True forgiveness is when you can say Thank You for that experience.” — Oprah Winfrey

“The act of forgiveness takes place in our own mind. It really has nothing to do with the other person.” — Louise Hay

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” — William Blake

“When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.” — Anonymous

“Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” — Marlene Dietrich

“Always forgive your enemies- nothing annoys them so much.” — Oscar Wilde

“We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.” — Sir. Francis Bacon

“What is forgiven is usually well remembered.” — Louis Dudek

“True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.” — David Ridge

“Just let it go, then forgive, it’s the better way to live. A grudge is like a cancer, true, it might just be the death of you. Forgive. Forget. Set it free. Let the wind carry it out to sea.” — Anonymous

“Forgiveness is the best form of love. It takes a strong person to say sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.” — Anonymous

“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message; that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.” — Dalai Lama

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” — Osho

“There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.” — John Connolly

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“To understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get.” — David Small

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” — Corrie ten Boom

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.” — Hannah Arendt

“There is nothing more classy or powerful than showing forgiveness and grace to someone who does not deserve it.” — Anonymous

“It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an even stronger person to forgive.” — Anonymous

“Forgiveness is just another name for freedom.” –Byron Katie

“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” — Mother Theresa

“I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.” — T. D. Jakes

“I don’t forgive people cause I’m weak I forgive them cause I’m strong enough to understand people make mistakes.” — Unknown

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” — Harriet Nelson

“Forgiveness is a choice, but it is not an option.” — Joel Osteen

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” — Bryant H. Mcgill

“Forgiving is not forgetting. It’s letting go of the hurt.” — Kathy

“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” — Roberto Assagioli

“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” — Tony Robbins

“Forgiving what we cannot forgive creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” — Lewis Smedes

“Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.” — Wm. Paul Young

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” — John F. Kennedy

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.” — Tyler Perry

“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.” — Alan Paton

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

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