Monday, December 18, 2006

Lessons in Forgiveness


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

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

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

“You can't undo anything you've already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And then let God do the rest.” – Author Unknown

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

“Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don't want the other person to forget that we forgave” – Ivern Ball

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.” – Lewis B. Smedes

“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive” – Alan Paton

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

“Forgiveness is the oil of relationships” – Josh McDowell

“Men forget but never forgive. Women forgive but never forget.” – Author Unknown

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” – H Jackson Brown, Jr.

“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.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boese

“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.” – Gerald Jampolsky

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