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    Henry Ward Beecher

    I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

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    Publilius Syrus

    How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

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    George MacDonald

    Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

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    Billy Graham

    Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Forgotten is forgiven.

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    Alexander Chase

    To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

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    Chaim Herzog

    I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.

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    Indira Gandhi

    Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

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    Lana Turner

    It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.

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    Mason Cooley

    Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.

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    Honore de Balzac

    When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.

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    Oscar Wilde

    Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

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    Catherine the Great

    I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.

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    Bryant H. McGill

    There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

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    Bryant H. McGill

    The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements.

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    William Arthur Ward

    Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

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    Garrison Keillor

    Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.

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    Les Brown

    Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

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    Ausonius

    Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

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    Lewis B. Smedes

    To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

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    Hannah More

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

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    Robert Frost

    To be social is to be forgiving.

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    Bill Cosby

    People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

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

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    Marianne Williamson

    The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

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    Janine Turner

    My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.

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    William Blake

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

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.

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    Mark Twain

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

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    Elbert Hubbard

    The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

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    Olin Miller

    It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.

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    Alexander Pope

    To err is human; to forgive, divine.

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    Oscar Wilde

    The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

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    Emo Philips

    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.

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    Bernard Meltzer

    When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.

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    Norman Cousins

    Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

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    Alice Duer Miller

    Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.

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    Dag Hammarskjold

    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 made clean again.

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    Gerald Jampolsky

    Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

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    Robert Fripp

    A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.

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    Jessamyn West

    It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

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    Jean Paul

    Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

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    Lewis B. Smedes

    You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.

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    Lewis B. Smedes

    It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.

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    Reinhold Niebuhr

    Forgiveness is the final form of love.

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    Bruce Lee

    Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

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    Grace Hopper

    It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

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    Suzanne Somers

    Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.

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    Thomas Fuller

    He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    One forgives to the degree that one loves.

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    Euripides

    Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

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    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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    Desmond Tutu

    Without forgiveness, there's no future.

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    Marlene Dietrich

    Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

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    Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.

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    Saint Augustine

    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.

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    Josh Billings

    There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

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    Heinrich Heine

    God will forgive me. It's his job.

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    Hannah Arendt

    Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

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