You who are letting miserable misunderstandings run on from year to year, meaning to clear them up some day; you who are keeping wretched quarrels alive because you cannot quite make up your minds that now is the day to sacrifice your pride and kill them; you who are letting your neighbor starve until you hear that he is dying of starvation or letting your friend’s heart ache for a word of appreciation or sympathy, which you mean to give him some day; if you could only know and see and feel all of a sudden that time is short, how it would break the “spell.” How you would go instantly and do the thing which you might never have another chance to do.
Forgiveness means the offense is gone. I may remember the offense, but I will “remember it against them no more!”
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Forgiveness is God’s invention for coming to terms with a world in which, despite their best intentions, people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply.
Forgiveness is not an elective in the curriculum of servanthood. It is a required course, and the exams are always tough to pass.
To understand is not only to pardon, but in the end to love.
The holy heart can be hurt. But it answers injury with love and prayer and forgiveness.
W. E. McCumber
A good marriage is the union of two forgivers.
Ruth Bell Graham
When a person forgives another, he is promising to do three things about the intended wrongdoing: not to use it against the wrongdoer in the future; not to talk about it to others; and not to dwell on it himself.
I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world’s healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself. Corrie ten Boom
It is a melancholy fact that there are few Christian duties so little practiced as that of forgiveness.
J. C. Ryle
There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
C. S. Lewis
We evaluate our friends with a Godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a Godlike compassion.
If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness.
How life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.
One forgives as much as one loves.
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
It is a vital moment of truth when a man discovers that what he condemns most vehemently in others is that to which he is himself prone.
Tolerance comes with age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.