1. “He who forgives ends a quarrel.” (African Proverb)
2. “Only the brave know how to forgive. A coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.” (Laurence Stern)
3. “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” (George Herbert)
4. “When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.” (Alan Paton)
5. “Forgiveness means that you do not hold others responsible for your experiences.” (Gary Zukav)
6. “We pardon to the extent that we love.” (La Rouchefouchauld)
7. “Strive to be patient; bear with the faults and frailties of others, for you, too, have many faults which others have to bear …” (Thomas A Kempis)
8. “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” (Lewis Smedes)
9. “What power has love but forgiveness?” (William Carlos Williams)
10. “Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we think up to hide them.” (Anon)
11. “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each person’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
12. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” (Paul Boese)
13. “Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
Revenging one makes you but even with him;
Forgiving it sets you above him.” (Benjamin Franklin)
14. “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” (Anne Frank)
15. “Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head on.” (Alice Miller)
16. “Resentment is a poison one takes hoping to harm another.” (Anon)
17. “Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” (Roberto Assagioli)
18. “True forgiveness is a willingness to change your mind about your Self.” (Robert Holden)
19. “You attract what you believe you deserve.” (Robert Holden)
20. “To err is human, to forgive, devine.” (Alexander Pope)
21. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” (Russian Proverb)
22. “The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before.” (Francis Bacon)
23. “We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.” (Frederick W. Robertson)
24. “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” (Marcus Aurelius)
25. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
26. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” (Chinese Proverb)