60 Forgiveness Quotes
Forgiveness means an action or process of forgiving; for example to
stop feeling angry or to stop blaming others. Be encouraged by these
forgiveness quotes and sayings. Find messages in these quotes about
the power of forgiveness.
"We are not perfect, forgive others as you would want to be forgiven."
"Don't ever underestimate the power of forgiveness. I've seen it free people.
I've seen it lift burdens that had weighed them down and kept them from moving on.
Buffy Andrews, A Grandmother's Legacy
Inspirational Quotes |
"If you do not practice empathy and forgiveness for your actions,
it will be impossible to practice empathy with others."
Laura Raskin, Marriage: How To Rescue Your Marriage
Inspirational Sayings |
"When a partner does make a mistake, it isn't acceptable for the other
partner to dwell on it and constantly remind the spouse of the mistake.
Forgiveness can make a marriage whole again."
Elijah Davidson, Marriage: Husband and Wife
"We should never be surprised when God keeps His word to forgive
those who confess their sins."
R. C. Sproul, Does Prayer Change Things?
Trust God |
"The hardest thing in life is to forgive. But hate is self-destructive. If you
hate somebody you're not hurting the
person you hate, you're hurting yourself. Forgiveness is healing."
Louis Zamperini, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In
Quotes about Life |
"One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind."
Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
Famous Quotes |
"There are always people who can't forgive an able man
for differing from them."
"No matter what you've done, there is no sin beyond the reach
of God's grace once you
have accepted Christ's offer of forgiveness."
Randy Alcorn, Grace: A Bigger View of God's Love
Gods Grace Quotes |
"Because of God's grace, His unmerited favor toward us, He freely forgives
the blackest and vilest of sinners who
comes to Him through Christ."
L. R. Shelton Jr., God's Grace
Words of Faith |
"Your past may be painful, yet you must forgive, move on, and thank
God for it. Your past has become a learning
experience for you to become a better person and father."
Martin Henderson, Fatherhood: A Message to Men
Though I was unaware of it at the time, that simple act
of forgiveness was the beginning of an entirely new level of
experiencing life for me.
Wayne Dyer, You'll See It When You Believe It
New Beginning |
"God offers us the very best, His perfect plan for our life which includes
His Son, love, forgiveness, and peace."
Michele Ellison, Jesus Peace
One of the most famous quotes of forgiveness is found in the
Bible (KJV) in Luke 23:34, which reads, 'Then said Jesus, Father,
forgive them; for they know not what they do.'
Eric Watterson, I Forgive You
Encouraging Bible Verses |
"I have forgiven myself because God has assured me that I am forgiven.
I'm at peace with the thoughts in my head so I don't over-analyze
and beat myself up anymore."
Audrey Meisner, Like Yourself, Love Your Life
Inspirational Thoughts |
"When we finally repent of our sin and forgive those who have hurt us -
as God calls us to do over and over again in his Word - then the light of
God shines like a bright, healing beam in our hearts and clears the
vision of God before us."
Matt Brown, Awakening
"Merry Christmas ... is a time to ask God for forgiveness. Go to God
in forgiveness and ask God to forgive you. God loves and forgives.
God will forgive you."
M. Lawrence, Commit to God on Christmas Day
"Resolve today to examine your life. Bring any sin before the throne of
grace and experience his mercy and forgiveness today."
William Hemsworth, Just A Closer Walk
"If we have gone astray, we must turn to God in heart-felt prayer
and we must ask for forgiveness."
Michael Caputo, What You Need to Know About Sin
"When someone has wronged you, you need to find forgiveness for
them and pray for them."
Grant Dean, Practical Step to an Awesome Life through changing your words
"Don't get angry quickly - be kind, be forgiving, be patient."
Patricia Meyers, 70 Extraordinary Object Lessons for Home School and Sunday School
Forgiveness should start now. Putting off forgiving only deepens the wound.
Clinging to bitterness postpones happiness. Life is short, time is fleeting.
Today is the day to forgive.
God's forgiveness and grace is bigger than anything wrong you've
ever done or will do.
"If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury;
but if you injure him you will always remember."
"Leading your family will start with repentance. I can't tell you how
many times I've laid on my face in the living room while the family
was asleep and asked the Lord to forgive me."
Jerrad Lopes, Step Up
"In baptism, we are brought into the family of God with the promise
that He will always forgive us our sins if we ask Him to."
Joshua Nickel, The Reign of Grace and the End of Sin in Your Life
"He can salve the bitterness, slake the fear, give you a heart of compassion
and forgiveness. But you have to choose. Actively choose. Running from
God will only lead to a lifetime of bad choices and deep regret."
Mary DeMuth, Live Uncaged
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."
C. S. Lewis
Christian Poems |
"If you have fallen by the wayside, know that God has a forgiving heart.
His arms are always open to a repentant heart."
Carol Nkambule, Dear Girl Child
Words of Encouragement |
"God has forgiven you many times for little and big things. You need to do the
same and forgive others."
Lisa Rusczyk Ed.D., 50 Things to Know About Prayer
Living out God's truth will require a great deal of courage and humility.
But if we will follow Jesus in learning to extend grace,
if we will cultivate a forgiving spirit, we will find a greater
sense of peace and freedom than we have ever known before.
Douglas Connelly, Forgiveness: Making Peace with the Past
Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness. Through miracles you accept
God's forgiveness by extending it to others.
Dr. Helen Schucman, A Course in Miracles
"In the Bible, Jesus taught that if we don't forgive the people who hurt us
in this life, there's a pretty good chance God won't forgive us in the
Brian Jones, Forgiveness
"The forgiveness of sins extended to Christians by God is a wonderful
blessing but it does not give one a license to sin."
John Buttrick, Fighting Temptation
Quotes about God |
"Forgiveness is a powerful thing. It doesn't change what has happened;
it changes what is to come."
Janeen Latini, Love to Lead. Lead to Love
Quotes about Change |
"It is never too late to forgive ourselves for our past
shortcomings and restore that feeling of excitement to our lives
by living them with an attitude of positive expectancy! Then was then
- and now is now."
Don McArt, The Mental Makeover
"Love yourself just as you want other people to love you . . . . .
Forgive yourself for past mistakes and allow yourself to experience
Ryan Cooper, Insecurity
"Life is so short. Grudges are a waste of time.
Laugh when you can, apologise when you should, and trust
God with what you cannot change."
Trust Quotes |
The mere existence of the word forgiveness in our vocabulary and in
our dictionary argues for a transcendent capacity
for moral reasoning and intelligent judgment far above the rest
of the natural living world.
Barton Jahn, Commonsense Christian Apologetics
Common Sense |
"You cannot change the actions which led you to your situation now,
but you can control your actions and thoughts as you move forward.
It's important to forgive, and let go."
C Felder, FIRED! So What?
"Forgiving other people who have wronged us or hurt us or
embarrassed us is not easy. In fact, sometimes it seems impossible.
But that is what God did for us and what He asks us to do for others."
Korie Robertson, Faith Commander
"Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult
you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has
called you to do, and he will bless you for it."
1 Peter 3:9 NLT
"Forgive, huge command the Lord has given us. Drops of unforgiveness
will cloud our relationship with the Father."
Donna Schmier, Unshakable Faith
Poems of Faith |
"Self-forgiveness is an act of reclaiming your freedom from the past."
Sandi Amorim, The 100 Day Promise
Forgive Yourself |
"Forgiveness takes willingness, even a determination, a decision if you will."
Lori Hill, 5 Gifts to Give Yourself
Unforgiveness is like having weeds in the garden of our soul.
Weeds grow and reproduce until an entire garden is destroyed.
If you want a garden of love, joy, and peace in your heart,
you must get rid of all the weeds.
Patricia Partney Dascher, Wings of Inspiration
"Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something
C. S. Lewis
Prayer Poems |
"We may not know how to forgive, and we may not want to forgive;
but the very fact we say we are willing to forgive begins the healing practice."
"Once you realize we're all equally capable of doing wonderful or horrible
things to those we love,
it's easier to plant that seed of forgiveness and allow it to start growing."
Linda Barbosa, How Can I Smile at a Time Like This?
"Every prayer is important to God, but evening prayers more so because
it is the time when we ask forgiveness for the sins we did today, it is the time
when we thank Him for the abundant blessings He has given for the day,
and it is also the perfect time to ask for God's protection for the night."
Oliver Powell, Prayer
"God's way of showing mercy led him to give his own Son,
Jesus Christ, to die to pay the price of forgiveness for all
who will forsake their own way and turn to him in personal faith."
Brian Johnston, Windows to Faith
"Kindness and compassion lead to forgiveness."
Tina Samples; Dave Samples, Messed Up Men of the Bible
"Like a loving spouse who occasionally doesn't feel so loving,
we ask for forgiveness and come back into relationship."
Laurie Penner, When Does It Get Easier?
"I encourage you in your marriage to make the first step in
forgiveness or reconciliation and then trust God for the results."
Brandon Harrison, I Trust You Lord
"Chances are someone has hurt you really bad and the only way
you will be free from the anger is to forgive them."
James Robor, Keys To Massive Breakthrough
"Asking God for forgiveness and trying to live a holy life is not about falling
into sin occasionally until you get to the point where you have received
sufficient grace to live above sin. The important thing is to know when
you fall and not staying down where you fall."
Bobbie Parsons Jr, Prayers
"Some people will never forgive you for something you never did."
Jelani Daniel, King of Quotes
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong."
Quotes about being Strong |
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel
that has crushed it.