Favorite Quotations ~  Forgiveness, 5 Between Vengeance & Forgiveness

"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom." ~ Hannah Arendt

The truest joys they seldom prove,/Who free from quarrels live:/'Tis the most tender part of love,/Each other to forgive. ~ John Sheffield

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

In the autumn I gathered all my sorrows and buried them in my garden. And when April returned and spring came to wed the earth, there grew in my garden beautiful flowers unlike all other flowers. And my neighbors came to behold them, and they all said to me, "When autumn comes again, at seeding time, will you not give us of the seeds of these flowers that we may have them in our gardens? ~ Kahlil Gibran

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

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. ~ Publilius Syrus

From my experience, forgiving is the only way to survive. ~ Molly Ringwall

After such knowledge, what forgiveness? ~ T.S. Eliot

On the whole, my impression is that mercy bears richer fruits than any other attribute. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefit to the one who forgives. ~ Lawana Blackwell

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… Forgiveness saves expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. ~ Hannah More

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

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