To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.

Franklin P. Adams

The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.

Lawana Blackwell

Pray you now, forget and forgive.

William Shakespeare

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mahatma Gandhi

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.


Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.

Lawana Blackwell

The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather, Understand one another.

Emma Goldman

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Norman Cousins

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings

No one forgives with more grace and love than a child.

Real Live Preacher

Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move.

Real Live Preacher

Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way.

Real Live Preacher

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Henry Ward Beecher

It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.

Real Live Preacher

God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.

John Calvin

My pet, the world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.

Margaret Mitchell

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Stuart's Law of Retroaction

People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don't want the other person to forget that we forgave.

Ivern Ball

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.

Lewis B. Smedes

We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.

Alexander Smith

Hollywood is more forgiving than the church.

Richard Rossi

If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?

Dolores Huerta

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

Gerald Jampolsky

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.

Bonnie Jewell

Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.

Oprah Winfrey

They punish you for all your virtues. They forgive you entirely--your mistakes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Oscar Wilde

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects.

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.

Dr. Thomas Fuller

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.

Robert Frost

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything before you go to bed.

Ann Landers

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain; but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.


...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

J. K. Rowling

If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see.

Spanish Proverb

Forgiveness is one of the many horrible side effects of loving someone.

Randy K. Milholland

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

William Arthur Ward

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.

Publilius Syrus

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

Hannah Arendt

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

Jean Paul Richter

Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son m'etier (God will forgive me. It's his profession).

Heinrich Heine

When he followed the instincts which God had transmitted to him from his ancestry of beasts of prey, he called it sin and asked God to forgive him.

Bertrand Russell

To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent.

Berton Averre

Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son metier. (God will forgive me. It's his job.)

Heinrich Heine

If anyone felt offended in his religious feelings, I freely ask him in a Christian manner for forgiveness.

Cesare Cavalleri

The stupid neither forgive or forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

Thomas S. Szasz

To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.''.

John Tillotson

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.

Maria Edgeworth

I stood before my creator years ago and asked for his forgiveness, grace and redemption.

Tom Malin

To err is human, to forgive divine.

Alexander Pope

The best way to get along is never to forgive an enemy or forget a friend.

Walter Winchell

The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.

Marquis De Sade

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.

Alfred Korzybski

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.

Karl Barth

She loves Danny but she can't forgive him.

Debra Stephenson

Forgive Us Our Press Passes.

Daniel Schorr

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Grace Murray Hopper

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

Walt Whitman

Don't let the sun go down upon your anger; forgive each other, help each other, and begin again tomorrow.

Louisa May Alcott

So if they stay in the house for five years, the whole amount is forgiven.

City Clerk Scott Berka

We'll forgive a 1-900 charge on a one-time basis, on the condition that the customer places a 1-900 block on their line.

Shawn Hall

Weh I was a kid I prayed every night for a bike until I figured out that that's not the way that God works, so I stole a bike and then asked him for forgiveness.

Emo Phillips

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.

Robert Quillen

Forgiveness is the final form of love.

Reinhold Niebuhr

It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

What power has love but forgiveness?

William Carlos Williams

Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing.

Betty Smith (writer)

She certainly is sorrowful that she let all these people down. She realizes the error of what she did, and she really knows that it will be difficult for them to forgive her.

Francis O'boy

You were a part of our family. I forgive you, please look at me. I know this was an accident.

Lisa Fleming

Listen to my heart, can you hear it sing: Come back to me and forgive everything.

Moulin Rouge

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

Over time, they will be willing to forgive. They won't forget.

Peter Land

Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.

Nikos Kazantzakis

This guy's got charisma, the public will forgive him for anything if he can get Blair out of office.

Julie Smith

The public is very forgiving. And very intrigued. It's not like, 'Oh no Colin, not you!

Kate White

We have absolution. All the losses are gone. All the sins are forgiven. The slate is clean.

Jim Manos

Every night, I pray to her and talk to her. There's not a night that goes by that I don't. I ask her to forgive me.

Lisa Glaza

But that doesn't forgive what he did.

Brian Rust

In the wintertime, regardless of what happened in the summer, all is forgiven.

Nicki Grossman

There is also the issue of debt forgiveness for some construction companies by banks.

Richard Jerram

Forgivness is The ultimate sacrifice.Eloquence belongs, To the conqueror.

Serj Tankian

Know from our heart that it's a forgiving heart. Forgiveness is everything. It's everything.

Tonya David

[Critics] could not forgive Jane Fonda for doing fluff, like she had to do something with mucho gravitas, which is B.S.,

Robert Luketic

There are no reasons for justifying or forgiving the actions of the defendant.

Gusti Lanang Dauh

He did something to me that traumatized my life, and I'm never going to forgive him for it.

Ben Adams

It does not repent of anything and it does not ask the victims of terrorism for forgiveness.

Mariano Rajoy

To understand everything is to forgive everything.


When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.

Alan Paton

It's also foolproof. You can't make mistakes with the Aga. It's very forgiving and it's fabulous for entertaining because you have so many compartments.

Jim Gilbert

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

If I was mistaken in some way, please forgive me, but stop with this constant philosophy of forgiving and forgetting.

Mariana Fulger

Women will forgive anything. Otherwise, the race would have died out long ago.

Robert A. Heinlein

I have never thought that the circumstance of God's having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself.

Charles Simeon

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.

Bernard Meltzer

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.

Olin Miller

I'm a Christian, so I forgive him.

Rachel Williams

To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.

Quentin Crisp

Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.

Robert Fripp

If we could only share our hopes, our dreams, our disappointments, our fears, our achievements, and our discoveries.... the world would be a little kinder and a lot more forgiving.

Robert Anthony

They also are more forgiving and have a bigger sweet spot than the traditional irons.

Chris Plummer

This movie is about forgiveness.

Andrew Adamson

I really cannot forgive them (the Japanese army).

Joyce Bradbury

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.

Cherie Carter Scott

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds upon the heel that crushes it.

Mark Twain

Anger and blaming others takes a lot of energy away from healing. One of the most powerful emotions that has to be expressed is forgiveness.

Candace Pert

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.

Lewis B. Smedes

I will never forgive them, not after the accusations they've made.

Michael Schiavo

I'm not angry anymore. Whoever did it -- it's already a forgiven deal. I just want to know who did it, so they don't do it so someone else's animals.

Kandace Diekman

If I have committed any culinary atrocities, please forgive me.

Ted Allen

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.

Lana Turner

U.S. markets were firmer, gold was a bit better, commodities are OK, so all is forgiven.

Leigh Gardner

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.


One thing you will probably remember well is anytime you forgive and forget.

Franklin P. Jones

If they (businesses) make a donation for two years, 90 percent of their tax liability is forgiven by the state.

Mark Love

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake

Please forgive me for not saying I'll try to do better.

Annette Bening

God Himself is the Forgiver.

Guru Gobind Singh

Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

Marlene Dietrich

Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. Always be the first to forgive; and forgive yourself first always.

Dan Zadra

I don't know that I could ever forgive. I also pray that one day I'll be able to. But I have too much anger at what's happened.

Robert Schindler

Can you really forgive if you can't forget?

Sarah Jessica Parker

I feel terrible about it. I'm having a hard time forgiving myself because he was so chewed up.

Scott Sword

He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.

Heinrich Heine

Even though they did those things to him or whatever, I can still forgive. I can never forget.

Meme Gant

It's not quite as forgiving (as a motorcycle) in loose gravel or when cornering.

Steve Armstrong

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

No one has ever done anything too bad to be forgiven.

R. Z. Sheppard

To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.

Maximilien Robespierre

I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?

Jules Feiffer

Last time the customers were very forgiving. They came back until we got it.

Kathy Harman

If we don't have forgiveness, then we don't have anything.

Robert Shackelford

The field turf is much less abrasive and much more forgiving.

Pat Fitzgerald

And I'm just a firm believer, if God can forgive me all the stuff I've done, then why can't I forgive somebody else?

James Richardson

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

Madame Dorothee Deluzy

Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.

Minna Thomas Antrim

You could be forgiven for walking down Broadway and thinking you're in the West End.

Michael Riedel

That the only person who can save you is yourself. The only person you can really forgive is you.

Matthew Modine

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy

I feel no mercy for him. He obviously didn't show my daughter any mercy, and I don't know if I could ever forgive him for what he's done to myself, to Danielle ... and to our family.

Brenda Van Dam

We'd forgive most things if we knew the facts.

Graham Greene

The prevailing sentiment is shame. I beg PSG fans to forgive us for our performance.

Pierre Blayau

It's hard to forgive. We have to forgive -- we're commanded in the Bible to forgive. It's something I have to work on, and the only thing we can pray for is this sentencing. We pray that it does work.

Verlin Posey

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

Alexander Chase

One forgives to the degree that one loves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It's about forgiveness and growing up and finding yourself and finding your place in the world and in the community and family and all that.

Larry Yando

I'm sorry for hurting my family, I'm sorry for hurting my friends. Please forgive me.

David Cruz

First you must forgive those who you have any grudges against, ... That way the Father will forgive you and answer your prayers.

Robert Pitts

I never forgive, but I always forget.

Arthur James Balfour

It doesn't matter how long you've had the book. The fine will be forgiven.

Mary Hodgkins

We are here to ask for your forgiveness.

Reuven Rivlin

He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.

George Herbert

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.

Jean De La Bruyere

I still forgive him, because by doing what he did, he made it famous.

Alberto Korda

I didn't know about this. But I want to say, 'I'm sorry.' All I can say is I will forever be sorry. I ask that your family forgive my family.

Tommy Smith

I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.

Catherine The Great

I thank God for his mercy, and I believe he has forgiven her and she is with him. I thank our family and friends for all their support.

Terri Gastellum

To the kidnappers, I would say, 'I know Tom could forgive you for the evil you've done.' I hope I would be able, too.

Chuck Fager

'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.

John Sheffield

No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.

John Bunyan

I do believe we should forgive those people who perpetrated 9/11 and ask that they forgive us.

Colman Mccarthy

Hollywood has the biggest heart in the world, and if there is any place where someone would be forgiven, it's in this town.

Tom Sherak

They (the German companies) want to buy moral forgiveness but you don't buy moral forgiveness at bargain-basement prices.

Edward Fagan

God forgive you, but I never can.

Elizabeth I