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.

Never forget the three powerful resources you have always available to you: love, prayer and forgiveness.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Forgiving one's enemies does not mean to be fainthearted, but to have a strong soul.

Italian proverb

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

Forgiveness is the greatest expression of love.

submitted by Guideposts reader Patti Stull, Dover, Ohio

God's alternative to revenge is not truce or standoff or cold war or isolationism. It's forgiveness.

author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

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

Guideposts reader Karen Thornton of Eureka, California

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

Edward Grinnan

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

Edward Grinnan

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

Edward Grinnan

If you want to live a long and happy life, then you must be willing to forgive the unforgivable. It is truly the kindest thing you can do for yourself. Your enemy may not deserve to be forgiven for all the pain and suffering purposefully inflicted on your life, but you deserve to be freed from this burden!

Dorothy Murfin