Forgiveness Quotes


Learning to fail well means overcoming our natural instincts to blame someone whenever something goes wrong. People fail best when they err on the side of forgiveness.

Megan McArdle, author


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

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