Tuesday, June 18, 2019



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

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. Martin Luther King Jr

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. Nelson Mandela

Learn the lesson and move on. Holding a grudge is like playing with fire: you’ll burn yourself eventually. Maxime Lagacé

The first person you should forgive is yourself. Give yourself a break and remember that from moment to moment, you’re simply doing your best. Maxime Lagacé

We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. Ellen Goodman

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

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. Edwin Louis Cole

The sage said, ‘The best thing is not to hate anyone, only to love. That is the only way out of it. As soon as you have forgiven those whom you hate, you have gotten rid of them. Then you have no reason to hate them; you just forget. Hazrat Inayat Khan

Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other. Judy Collins

A life lived without forgiveness is a life lived in the past. Asa Don Brown

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

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

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. Steve Maraboli

He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. Martin Luther King Jr

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. Corrie ten Boom

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

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. Rita Mae Brown 

To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope

Love is the only gold. Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. Alexander Smith

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. Andre Breton

Love is boundary-less. Angel Haze

True love is knowing a person’s faults, and loving them even more for them. Unknown

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers

Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it. Anthony Trollope

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else. Alphonse Karr

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole. Aristophanes

Love is the beauty of the soul. Augustine of Hippo 

“Without forgiveness and love, you will live with resentment, bitterness, malice and strife which result in more pain. You can never love without forgiving. Forgiveness deepens your ability to love and frees you from pain.” 
― Kemi Sogunle

“My problem stemmed from not forgiving myself.” 
― Shannon A. Thompson

“You cannot love if you cannot forgive.” 
― Kemi Sogunle

“Peace within us starts when we learn to forgive and let go” 
― Mimi Novic

“But I was learning forgiveness didn’t have to be about granting absolution for sins but being able to find freedom from pain.” 
― Heather Topham Wood

“Forgiveness brings us closer to those who have hurt us and helps them to experience the forgiveness and love of Jesus through us who forgives them.” 
― Omoakhuana Anthonia

“Love’s voice reverberates with forgiveness across the room of our heart” 
― Munia Khan

“No god will spare you forgiveness for loving me.” 
― Liam Levi

“Keep dreaming,
Keep hoping,
Keep loving
Keep giving,
keep motivating,
Keep forgiving,
Keep praying,
Keep tithing,
Keep sharing your testimony.” 
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“God made us to contaminate his creation with a Love Epidemic. Whom have you contaminated today?” 
― Ivan Figueroa-Otero

“For the person who tortured me in jail. For the person who tortured the many of 
my followers and killed them in jail, and the many other greater leaders than 
me and their followers in jail, and for the men who jailed my supporters, I pray. 
I don’t hate them. I love them as much as I love my closest loved ones, and I pray 
for their guidance. My loves, you be this way too. It doesn’t help to hate. If you 
hate, you pollute your own soul … Words cannot express how much I wish the 
best for you. My foremost ambition for you is that you have hearts full of light, 
thoughtfulness of God, and goodness, so much so that the devil has no space to 
get into your hearts. I want you to be happy with yourselves, and for other people 
to be happy with you, when you leave this life … May you be so good that rain 
of mercy falls onto you. May this brother (Ahmad), that is so unworthy of your 
love, also be so lucky.” 
― Ahmad Moftizadeh

Adieu, Snotlout.
I could not have done this without you.
I carry you with me, every step I take, every decision I make. You are part of my blood, and I would never have gotten this far without you.
We shall meet again, in a better world than this one.” 
― Cressida Cowell

“Ho, ho, ho". Santa boomed in a deep voice. "Merry Christmas, young lady."

"Merry Christmas." I frowned. "I don't think I've been good this year, Santa."

"No, ho, ho?"

I scuffed my shoe along the pavement and ducked my head to avoid this gaze. "I was a jerk to my boyfriend. Maybe I'm still just as insecure and controlling as ever."

Santa scratched at his beard and studied me with his dark brown eyes. "Maybe being willing to admit you were wrong and apologizing means you've grown more than you think." He paused, then added, "Ho ho ho."

"Do you think he'll forgive me me?" I asked.

Zac pulled the white beard and Santa hat off. "It is Christmas Eve. Miracles do happen.” 
― Shanna Norris

“Loving someone to the threshold of marriage doesn't mean the difficulties of life are suddenly going to disappear. You're both going to do a lot of forgiving and overlooking each other's faults over the years if you truly want a happy marriage.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri

“If our hearts are filled with unconditional love and true forgiveness, we are sure to experience miracles in our lives.” 
― Michael Mirdad

“Unforgiveness is so much stress, I tell you. You just keep going round in circles instead of taking a straight path which forgiveness offers.” 
― Omoakhuana Anthonia

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” ― Katherine Ponder

 “Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.” ― J.K. Rowling

 “Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” ― C.R. Strahan

 “I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.” ― C.S. Lewis

 “Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.” ― Anne Lamott

 “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” ― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

 “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” ― Bryant H. McGill

“Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.” ― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” ― Norman Cousins

 “Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.” ― Wil Zeus, Sun Beyond the Clouds

“I have learned, that the person I have to ask for forgiveness from the most is: myself. You must love yourself. You have to forgive yourself, every day, whenever you remember a shortcoming, a flaw, you have to tell yourself “That’s just fine”. You have to forgive yourself so much, until you don’t even see those things anymore. Because that’s what love is like.” ― C. JoyBell C.

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