Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being.
Forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it’s a personal life or a national life.
You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.’
Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you’ve closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.