Forgiveness is a complex process, and quotes about forgiveness can help you navigate it. The properly timed forgiveness quote can help you focus on how to forgive--or ask for forgiveness. Quotes about forgiveness can have unexpected power. Let forgiveness quotes be part of your journey toward reconciliation.

Whoever said revenge is sweet never tasted the yumminess of forget-about-it.

Karen Salmansohn

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. --Johnny Cash

Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others, we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

When you forgive someone, you are as close to God as you will ever be, because in that forgiveness you are demonstrating the very heart of God.

Max Lucado

A grudge is one thing that does not get better when it is nursed.

Kathleen H. Burks

It is easier to leave angry words unspoken than to mend a heart these words have broken. 

Rosemary Vangen

Saints have a past. Sinners have a future.

sign in front of the Church of the Nazarene

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will save a thousand days of sorrow.

Chinese proverb

When we can accept our humanity and the perpetrator's, we can write a new story, one in which we are no longer cast as a victim but as a survivor, even perhaps a hero.

Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu

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

Earth is Forgiveness School.

Anne Lamott

Forgiveness doesn't excuse their actions. Forgiveness stops their actions from destroying your heart.

Karen Salmansohn