Forgiveness Quotes


Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin.

Desmond Tutu


Emphasize reconciliation, not resolution. It is unrealistic to expect everyone to agree about everything. Reconciliation focuses on the relationship, while resolution focuses on the problem. When we focus on reconciliation, the problem loses significance and often becomes irrelevant.

Rick Warren


TGIF: Thank God I’m Forgiven!

submitted by Vicki Shore of Hamptonville, North Carolina


Among my most prized possessions are words I have not spoken in anger.

Guideposts reader Karen Thornton of Eureka, California

Chapter 6: Forgiveness

Forgiveness isn’t so much an action as a process, one that demands vigilance and commitment.

Edward Grinnan

Chapter 6: Forgiveness

Personal change begins with self-forgiveness, and self-forgiveness depends on our capacity to love ourselves.

Edward Grinnan

Chapter 6: Forgiveness

Forgiveness creates instant growth and change, because it clears out the negative drag of the past.

Edward Grinnan

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