Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

― Oscar Wilde


Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.

― Emma Goldman


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


If we can forgive what’s been done to us . . .If we can forgive what we’ve done to others . . . If we can leave all of our stories behind. Our being villains or victims. Only then can we maybe rescue the world.

― Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted


Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie


Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It’s a good life, enjoy it.

― Jim Henson


When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power


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 Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential


If we stop to apologize and forgive each other every time we step on each other’s toes, we’ll never have time to be friends.

― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl


The thing is…what they don’t tell you about forgiveness is this—you don’t give it for the other person’s sake, but your own.

― Alexandra Bracken, In the Afterlight





Forgiveness is a favor we do for ourselves, not a favor we do to the other party.

― Harold S. Kushner


People hurt each other. It happens to everyone. Intentionally, unintentionally, regretfully or not. It’s a part of what we do as people. The beauty is that we have the ability to heal and forgive.

― Adi Alsaid, Let’s Get Lost


Sometimes… the first step to forgiveness is realizing that the other person… is batshit crazy.

― Michelle Bartlett


Forgive them even if they are not sorry. Holding on anger hurts you, not them.


Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.

― Lawrence G. Lovasik


It’s not just other people we need to forgive. We also need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done.

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie


Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.

― Sara Paddison


The only way out of a labyrinth of suffering it to forgive. – John Green


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