Favorite Quotations ~  Forgiveness 4 Radical Forgiveness

"We forgive too little; forget too much." ~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

In our society, forgiveness is often seen as weakness. People who forgive those who have hurt them or their family are made to look as if they really don't care about their loved ones. But forgiveness is tremendous strength. ~ Helen Prejean

Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy. ~ Mark Twain

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

Forgiveness is the key which unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuff of hatred. It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. ~ Corrie ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord, 1974

One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged. ~ Heinrich Heine

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. ~ George Herbert

There's no point burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site. ~ Sidney J. Harris

When I learned to forgive, it was like a million pounds were lifted from me. ~ Reba McEntire

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. ~ Isaac Friedmann

We pardon as long as we love. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

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