Freedom Through Forgiveness: 20 Life-Changing Quotes

Collected and compiled by Julie Jordan Scott

1. "Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean."
Dag Hammarskjold
2. "It is just as necessary to forgive ourselves as it is to forgive others, and the principal reason why forgiveness seemed so difficult is because we have neglected to forgive ourselves."
Christian D. Larson

3. "As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind."
Isabelle Holland
4. "One forgives to the degree that one loves."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
5. "Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

6. "We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness, and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love."
Paul Tillich
7. "Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others."
Morrie Schwartz
8. "Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Hannah Arendt
9. "It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own."
Jassamyn West
10. "To understand all is to forgive all."
French Proverb
11. "The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others."
Wilfred Peterson
12. "Here is a mental treatment guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to: sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy."
Charles Fillmore
13. "You don't have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement."
Dan Fallon
14. "The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good."
Catherine Ponder
15. "To err is human, to forgive, divine."
Alexander Pope
16. "Life is an adventure in forgiveness"
Norman Cousins
17. "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
Mahatma Gandhi
18. "The moment that one sincerely and freely forgives another, something wonderful and good happens to both the forgiver and the forgiven. The capacity for both to love one another is increased and strengthened."
Arly Prior
19. "Forgiveness is not something you do for someone else, but to free YOURSELF from the continuation of pain and anger. It is a gift to your peace of mind, your self esteem, your relationships with others, your future."
Kenneth Cloke
20. "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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