9 quotes about forgiveness

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God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

Henry Ward Beecher
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The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.

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

Adlai E. Stevenson
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When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.

Honore de Balzac
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All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Dalai Lama
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Well, I've never left my faith - but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God's love and God's forgiveness.

Billy Ray Cyrus
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Forgiveness is not a feeling - it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God. It's a quality decision that won't be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.

Joyce Meyer
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I'm a lapsed Quaker. I don't go to meetings any more. But I'm very drawn to Catholicism - all that glitter. I'd love to be a Catholic. I think it would be fantastic - faith, forgiveness, absolution, extreme unction - all these wonderful words. I don't think anyone who was ever born a Catholic hasn't died a Catholic, no matter how lapsed they are.

Kate Atkinson
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Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

Joan Lunden