100+ best forgiveness quotes will help you let go of the past and better

Forgiveness quotes. Forgive is "to forgive someone for his act, not to hold it against him". Secondly, it is "not to sanction a fault or what could be considered a breach of a regulation". Finally, to forgive "it is to support, to tolerate, to excuse such behavior, such quality in someone". 

100+ best forgiveness quotes will help you let go of the past and better
Forgiveness is a concept that binds two people: the one who commits the hurtful act and the one who is hurt. Yet, it can also concern ourselves when we can not forgive something. 
The synonyms for the word "forgive" are: to forget, to put back, to pass, to absolve, to pardon. The fact that the dictionary can not define forgiveness in one and the same proposition shows the complexity of this notion. 
To forgive, is it to forget the act? Is it just going forward? Is it enough to pronounce the word for it to come true?
Forgiveness is not an act as simple as getting up, eating or touching something. It is an action that concerns not our physical body, but our interior, and that is where all the complexity remains.
Inner wounds are the most difficult to heal because even if they are not physical, it hurts the deep being. This is why it is particularly difficult for the man to apply it. Indeed, to forgive is like
accepting the injury that others inflicted on us. It is also for some, a form of belittlement and it can hurt our ego. It is also very difficult to forgive because we always keep in mind this act that

To understand is to forgive. Madame de Staël (Corinne)

We forgive as long as we love. François de La Rochefoucauld

Love the sinner and hate sin. Augustine of Hippo

There is no forgiveness that dishonours. Robert Louis Stevenson

Inner peace is at the end of forgiveness. Bertrand Reynaud

Forgiveness is the final form of love. Reinhold Niebuhr

The most noble revenge is to forgive. Thomas Fuller

A sincere pardon does not wait for an apology. Sara Paddison

Forgetting is the most sincere of all forgiveness. Anne Barratin

To be an adult is to have forgiven one's parents. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Forgiveness is the hallmark of the brave man. Gandhi

All is forgiven to those who know how to forgive. Abbé Pierre

If you like, forgive. If you do not like, forget. Vickie Baum

We easily forgive a wrong that we share. Victor de Jouy

The forgiveness of offenses enlarges and elevates the heart. Sundari

Love is measured by our ability to forgive. Pierre Trépanier

The strength of man is his ability to forgive. Hamoudi

Without forgiveness, no life in common is possible. Anselm Grün

Forgive many things, forget a little. Victor Hugo

When you are happy, you can forgive a lot. Princess Diana

Life learns to know how to forgive, to forgive everything. Paul Toupin

If you want to live in this life, you have to know how to forgive. Marie-Claire Blais

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

After a good dinner, we can forgive anyone. Oscar Wilde

Vicious people call cowardice the forgiveness of insults. Pigault-Lebrun

Those who forgive are the healers of humanity. Gérard Bessière

As you live longer, you have to forgive more. Jean-François de La Harpe

Forgiveness does not forget the past, but expands the future. Paul Boese

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. Robert Quillen

The weak can not forgive. Forgiving belongs to the strong. Gandhi

There are things that we forgive, but we never forget. Marie-Geneviève-Charlotte Darlus

In forgiving, we gently refuse to fight against love. Gérard Jampolsky

To forgive, to apologize is a proof of humanity. Hamoudi

We must forgive the men who have suffered so much. Victor Cherbuliez

Forgiveness of friendship is the healthiest and sweetest of benefits. George Sand

If we never forgave, we would soon see no one. Alfred Capus

Brave people do not fear forgiveness in the name of peace. Nelson Mandela

There is no crime that can not hope to be forgiven one day. Alfred Capus

As long as we have not had to forgive, we can not be a man. Jérôme Touzalin

There is no greater heart in the world than the forgiving heart. Benoît Lacroix

Forgiveness is the perfume that the violet throws on the heel that crushed it. Mark Twain

It is not enough to forgive offenses, they must also be forgotten. Germaine de Staël

To love by the heart is to have in advance all forgiven what one loves. Paul Bourget

It takes a lot of love to forgive the awkwardness of love. Jean Rostand

The ego lives by taking and forgetting. Love lives giving and forgiving.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, but a permanent attitude. Martin Luther King

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. John Green

Those who have to be forgiven feel obliged to be more kind. Tristan Bernard

To forgive is to lift the guilt of others and to bring peace into oneself. Damien Berrard

Anger among good hearts is only an urgent need to forgive. Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

As long as there is esteem, friends forgive and reconcile. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

To forgive is to pay homage to peace, to sacrifice one's need for justice. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Only high souls are touched by the glory of forgiving. The Marquise de Lambert

To know how much we love each other, we must have something to forgive ourselves. Jean-Napoleon Vernier

Spare the torment of hatred; in the absence of forgiveness, let forgetfulness come. Alfred de Musset

Behind the most odious attitude lies a person in need of affection. Richard Carlson

Forgive a received insult is to heal ourselves the wound of our heart. Saint Vincent de Paul

Your true friend is the one who does not give you anything and who forgives you everything.

Always forgive your enemies. There is nothing that can upset them so much. Oscar Wilde

The heart of a mother is an abyss at the bottom of which is always a pardon. Balzac

To forgive is to release a prisoner and discover that the prisoner was you. Louis B. Smedes

To say sorry is less difficult than to prevent our pride from forbidding it. Alain Leblay

Forgive. it is to deliver a prisoner and to discover that the prisoner was you. Oscar Wilde

What better way to spoil life than memories of unforgiven offenses. Denis St-Pierre

We must put ourselves in everyone's shoes. To understand everything is to forgive everything. Leo Tolstoy

It is very difficult to forgive, because forgiveness must come from the heart and not from the head. André Boutin

If you ever offend someone, have the noble humility to ask for forgiveness. Silvio Pellico

Love is an endless act of forgiveness, a tender look that becomes a habit. Peter Ustinov

My best friend is the only one who knows how to forgive my faults without loving me less. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Forgiveness is more than a feeling, it is a force that triggers admirable effects. Auclair Marcel

It is far more generous to forgive while remembering than forgiving and forgetting. Maria Edgeworth

If we had to condemn all the ungrateful people in the world who could we forgive? Jean de La Fontaine

It is love that gives rise to the feeling of forgiveness. Only love forgives. Peter Deunov

Without forgiveness, life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and resentment. Roberto Assagioli

Memory sometimes renders the heart implacable, we forgive what we do not forget.

Friendships, like marriages, depend on the ability to forgive the unforgivable. John Mac Donald

Forgiveness is: self-respect, to free oneself from an ankylosing past, to accept oneself, to appreciate oneself. Mofaddel Abderrahim

The good we have received from someone wants us to respect the harm he is doing to us.

Hatred is only protected by forgiveness, which is a superabundance of love. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

You have to forgive yourself a lot to get used to forgiving a lot to others. Anatole France

We can not go far in friendship if we are not willing to forgive our little faults. Jean of La Bruyère

We can forgive the injustice we have suffered, but it is rare that we forgive the one we have done Goswin of Stassart

Forgiveness is not the forgetting of the insult, but the resolution to no longer show resentment. Eugène Marbeau

It is honorable to know how to forgive, but according to the gravity of the fault, it is right to never forget it. Publilius Syrus

The fool does not forget and do not forgive. The naive forgives and forgets. The wise man forgives and does not forget. Thomas Szasz

The love that manifests in the form of tolerance and forgiveness is the one that heals the wounds of the heart. Ineat Khan

We are a man when we know how to understand and forgive, when we are ready to return good for evil. OA Battista

We can not ask the other to forgive us if we do not work to repair the fault or if we repeat it. Michel Lemieux

Forgiving everything to others and nothing to oneself is the best way to not need anyone's forgiveness.

True indulgence consists of understanding and forgiving the mistakes that one would not be able to commit. Victor Hugo

The ability to forgive must be developed and maintained. The one who lacks it lacks the capacity to love. Martin Luther King

If we want to forgive one another, let us begin by understanding one another. Emma Goldman

Goodness and mercy are the true righteousness of man, because he is constantly in need of indulgence and forgiveness. Auguste Guyard

It's showing maturity. It is to take over our ego who refuses to forgive until justice has been done, according to him. Diane Gagnon

He who can not forgive others cuts himself off from the bridges he will have to cross, for every man feels the need to be forgiven. Thomas Fuller

Forgiveness changes your future, certainly your present, but also your past that becomes light, teacher, experience and inspiration. Elisabeth Rouzier

To accept and forgive is to be reconciled with oneself, to give oneself love to be at peace, and to rediscover the joy of living, the present moment. Lao Tzu

As long as you do not forgive, this person or event will occupy a valuable dwelling of your mind free of charge. Isabelle Holland

If we have given rise to hatred, let us hasten to forgive, to right our fault. If we have no wrong, let us forgive even more willingly. Jean Baptiste Blanchard

Forgiveness is a choice you make, a gift you give to someone, even if they do not deserve it. It costs nothing, but you feel rich once you've given it. Lurlène Mc Daniel

To forgive is not only to refuse to live in my past, but to structure it in such a way that it lays the richness of my present and opens it up largely to my future. Gerald Jampolsky

To forgive is the most powerful act that men are given to perform. The event that could have made brutality grow in the world serves the growth of love. Gérard Bessière

If the pleasure of revenge seems sweet, it sometimes costs dearly; and it would be better to overcome his resentment by a generous pardon, than to maintain it by desires of revenge. Jean-Baptiste Blanchard

Forgiving whoever asks for forgiveness is easy, but to forgive whoever does not ask, who is oppressed in his malice, who will abuse your sweetness, and return it against you, that's the difficult. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

What is tolerance  ? It is the prerogative of humanity. We are all full of weaknesses and mistakes; let us forgive each other's foolishness, this is the first law of nature. Voltaire

There is more glory to forgive than there is pleasure in revenge. Forgiveness is the mark of a big heart and a good mind. Revenge is the mark of a hateful heart and a violent spirit. Etienne François de Vernage

Whatever our difficulties and insurmountable as they seem, we must persevere with courage and patience to open our hearts, to forgive and to come into contact with our immense capacity to love.

It is good that the one who has done wrong acknowledges his fault and regrets it, but that is not enough. Even if the remorse and tears that accompany them sometimes are a kind of purification, to be forgiven must be repaired. Omraam Michaël Aïvanhov

Love everyone and forgive everyone, laugh yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt, your shame, your sadness. Embrace and open your love, your joy, your truth and especially your heart. Jim Henson

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they are intrigued with each other, because of a lot of kindness, because of luck. But part of that has to be forgiveness and gratitude. Ellen Goodman

You are what you create. Do you want to know happiness? So forget the roots of the past, forget those who hurt you. And send them thoughts of love, of forgiveness. Do not let the boat of your soul drift on the ocean of hatreds and storms. Seek peace in your heart and serve as anchor. Babacar Khane

Nothing gets forgiveness more quickly than repentance.

If hatred responds to hatred, how will hatred do? It is forgiveness that must put an end to it.

Peace is possible only at the price of forgiveness.

To forgive is a victory over oneself.

Not knowing how to forgive is not knowing how to live.

It is easier to forgive others than oneself.

The surest way to forget an insult is to forgive it.

Forgiveness is water that prevents the world from burning.

Forgiveness is immensely more important than being right.

Wounded, forgiving beings heal their own wound.

In the process of forgiveness, it is the first step that is the most difficult.

Man must forgive so that he will be forgiven when he is in error.

Let us accept the evil we were given as punishment for the one we did.

The weakest avenge themselves, the strongest forgive, the happiest forget.

To ask for forgiveness is not a remedy, but it allows you to approach it.

Forgiveness is the ultimate act of deliverance. He frees us from guilt and blame.

When you forgive, you do not change the past, but you certainly change the future.

Forgiving without compensation for the slightest gratitude is the most selfless pardon.

Forgiveness has a healing power that we always have at our disposal.

To reach out to the other, the one who has hurt us, is also to extend a hand to one's self.

Those who cultivate the faculty of forgetting forgive more easily and are only happier.

When universal love burns in your heart, forgiveness becomes a natural and spontaneous gesture.

When you choose to forgive those who hurt you, you remove the power they have on you.

No love relationship is free of injury. But one can heal his wounds by forgiving.

Forgiveness does not erase the past of a relationship, but it allows it to have a future.

Give the benefit of the doubt to your offender because it is easier to forgive and to be free.

To ask for forgiveness is insufficient. As much as possible, we must repair the harm we have done.

Forgiveness does not erase the past of a relationship, but it allows it to have a future.

To forgive is not to pretend that there was no fault, it is to refuse to become the slave of the past.

Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness, it is rather a sign of wisdom and strength of character.

Forgiveness is an act of kindness but it is also an act of love that relieves and liberates the one who forgives.

Forgiveness loosens the shadows of the shadows and gives an increased impetus so that the heart flies away and continues its journey

Forgiveness requires courage and determination. Look deep inside you, you will find the strength you need.

It takes a strong heart to love, but it takes an even stronger heart to continue to love after being hurt.

To ask forgiveness is not a mistake, on the contrary it shows the offended person that you care about her.

Accept that a relationship can be reborn. The offenses of the past can be buried to rebuild a better life.

Finding inner peace is a long and difficult battle, forgiveness is a way to stay strong during this fight with oneself.

The first to ask forgiveness is the bravest; the first to forgive is the strongest; the first to forget is the happiest.

Someone hurt you. You can become bitter or take over; It's for you to choose. Take your feelings in hand. Forgive!

Unlike vengeance, which refuses forgetfulness and keeps the grudge, forgiving frees us from the weight of a painful event.

Forgiveness does not solve all the problems. It is sometimes necessary to act to protect oneself or to protect the one who has offended us.

A request for pardon formulated without conviction often results in aggravating the inner hurt of the offended person.

To know how to forgive is to recognize that we have the choice to react positively or not to the injustices of which we are victims.

Every wound in us steals a little more love day after day; in these conditions forgiveness is the sweetest of healings.

In the past, we have all been forgiven many times. It is helpful to remember this when someone asks for forgiveness.

When you have trouble forgiving, remember a moment when you wanted to be forgiven. Offer the other what you would have liked to receive.

By becoming aware of our troubles, we can free ourselves from them, abandon them, and become aware of the sorrows of others.

Maintaining grudge, the desire for revenge, the rumination of negative thoughts, risks locking us into a vicious circle that gnaws from within.

I learn to forgive and let go. Inner peace is the goal I pursue. I give up reproaching anyone, including myself.

Forgiveness can also be a form of revenge, in that it totally disrupts the one who had barricaded himself to protect himself from the blow that does not come.

Work on the idea of ​​loving, doing good, forgiving and bringing harmony everywhere. One day, this idea will be so powerful that it will permeate your whole being.

You've been hurt, maybe it's not your fault. But after a good time, if this evil continues to gnaw at you, the absence of forgiveness is your fault.

To ask for forgiveness on the grounds of insignificant and impersonal reasons is a lack of respect and this can hurt the person we have offended.

Inspired by love, sometimes it takes just a few minutes to forgive; but without love, even after years and years it is possible to have made no progress.

What differentiates the wise when they make a mistake is that they repair their mistakes. So they act on their conscience and quickly find inner peace.

To forgive, one must be able to distance oneself emotionally from the wounds of the past. We will be able to free ourselves from it and allow the renewal of love and joy.

Do not dream that you can forget an injury. It's not always possible, and sometimes it's not even a good thing. Instead, choose to move beyond remembrance to forgiveness.

The act of forgiving benefits us first of all because we are no longer carrying the burden of resentment. But we will not accept that injustice will happen again.

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