He who has injured thee was stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
God will forgive me. It's his job.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it whether it be a factory or a government.
The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.
A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed.
Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you out of love takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move.
It is always easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise.
We are all instantly forgiven but in order to benefit from this forgiveness, we must in turn forgive others and ourselves.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.
What power has love but forgiveness In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise
There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.
Forgiveness does not mean the cancellation of all consequences of wrong doing. It means the refusal on God's part to let our guilty past affect His relationship with us.
It really doesnt matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.
We are certain that there is forgiveness, because there is a Gospel, and the very essence of the Gospel lies in the proclamation of the pardon of sin.