17 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes About Forgiveness


This collection of inspirational quotes features the best quotes about forgiveness and forgiving others. We hope these forgiveness quotes will inspire and empower you to both seek forgiveness for yourself and to forgive others. Enjoy!

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

– Mahatma Gandhi


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

– Mark Twain


“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


“We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.”

– T. D. Jakes


Forgiveness is the only way to heal. - Miguel Ruiz


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

– Desmond Tutu


“I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.”

– Jean-Francois Cope


“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”

– Hannah More


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

– Corrie Ten Boom


Forgiveness is to accept the fact that the past can't change.


“As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.”

– Joan Baez


“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”

– Suzanne Somers


“We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.”

– T. D. Jakes


“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


forgiveness is the final form of love. - Reinhold Niebuhr


“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.”

– Gerald Jampolsky


“Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.”

– Jewel



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