We have collected the best Forgive Quotes by famous authors including Lana Turner, Randy Pitchford, Nicolas Winding Refn, Clare Rewcastle Brown, William Arthur Ward and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them.
Sometimes you stumble when you push yourself harder and you’re trying to run faster or whatever. We forgive ourselves, pick ourselves up, and keep running. We don’t cry and stop running because we skinned our knee.
With ‘Only God Forgives,’ what’s great about that movie is it just freaked so many people out.
Nicolas Winding Refn
I must try to do something. I’ll never forgive myself if I don’t try.
Clare Rewcastle Brown
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
It’s easier to forgive those who hurt you than those who hurt the people you love.
The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.
There is nothing at all that God won’t forgive.
Anne Graham Lotz
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
Forgive: Make a conscious decision to cease to harbor resentment, which includes forgiving a debt and giving up one’s resolve to retaliate.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
As a Christian, you forgive, and you feed the hungry and clothe the naked, and you visit the sick and comfort the lonely. If I’m a true follower of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ, I got to do the things you’re supposed to be doing.
Jesus alone cleanses from sin; He only can forgive our transgressions.
Ellen G. White
Voters are smart. They know the difference between a Democratic Party that wants their vote and a Democratic Party that believes in making their life better. They’ll forgive you for pushing a policy they don’t like as long as they believe you’re doing it because you genuinely believe it’s what’s best for the country.
The quality of the work when I was 16… I’ve had my issues with it, but I’ve learned to forgive myself because I was 16 years old.
I think I am a living example of Modi’s capacity to forgive.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
Teens have a sensational narcissism and genuinely believe that their experiences are unique and can’t be explained to adults. But we forgive them for their mistakes and naivete.
The only thing I’ve settled in my mind is that I want to forgive, and forgiveness comes with forgetting.
If I screw up, I’m gonna say, ‘You know what? I really screwed up.’ That’s all you can do. Some people gonna forgive you, some people not gonna forgive you. That’s just the way it works.
I believe in second chances and I have strong faith in God that he forgives our sins.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If the reader is rooting for the protagonist, they’ll forgive you just about everything else.
Carrying a grudge is a heavy burden. As you forgive, you will feel the joy of being forgiven.
Henry B. Eyring
As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
H. L. Mencken
Of course God will forgive me; that’s His job.
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.
I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.
To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.
It is a lie that our anger justifies our impulse to hurt or ignore our antagonists. We are to forgive to be forgiven. To wait for them to repent before we forgive and repent is to allow them to choose for us a delay which could cost us happiness here and hereafter.
Henry B. Eyring
I would forgive my mom, but she’s going to have to admit she did some things that were wrong.
God cannot forgive a sinner who does not acknowledge his sin.
I can play really terrible human beings, and I seem to have a quality that people can, if not necessarily forgive me those sins, at least cut me some slack.
You have to forgive me because I have a habit of not winning things.
I’m very forgiving so I forgive most things, really.
I have to forget in order to find peace in my soul and be able to forgive.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
Even if you’re right you have to forgive. It’s a principle that works, whether you believe in God or not.
Atheists have as much conscience, possibly more, than people with deep religious conviction, and they still have the same problem of how they reconcile themselves to a bad deed in the past. It’s a little easier if you’ve got a god to forgive you.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
Henry Ward Beecher
I forgive everyone in my life.
I’m the type of person that forgives.
God forgive you, but I never can.
I feel like God has forgiven me of so much, that I will forgive everyone who has hurt us.
People can forgive each other.
If someone busted into your house and robbed you, would you then forgive them if you found out they were a veteran? Of course not. So why are we forgiving McCain for selling out his country by supporting the Bush agenda?
You are changed by the people you are closest to, and this has allowed me to forgive myself for the person I once was.
Keep all your personalities out of your work. Forget and forgive.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Speak the truth. People will forgive an honest mistake; they won’t forgive you if you lie.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
Choose to be kind. Choose to forgive. Let your love grow and shine so that people may look at the example of your life and glorify God in Heaven.
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
Sydney J. Harris
I’m generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I take in information before making decisions. So no matter how controversial the decision, my general demeanour is to put on white lab coat and gloves and look at the evidence, weigh the arguments and see what makes sense.
Peter Blair Henry
The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative.
I have never thought that the circumstance of God’s having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself.
A woman who can’t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
E. W. Howe
Forgive me, but Wolfmother, you suck!
I hope that people learn from my mistake and I hope that the fans forgive me.
A lot of times, people feel that if they forgive the person who hurt them, then they will continue to take advantage of them or not take responsibility for what they did wrong.
I remember my uncle and my father telling me that my mother didn’t want me because I was blind. She thought being blind was a disgrace and a punishment from God. I understand that a lot of young mothers probably wouldn’t know what to do in that situation, but over your life you learn to forgive everything.
I had to learn compassion. Had to learn what it felt like to hate, and to forgive and to love and be loved. And to lose people close to me. Had to feel deep loneliness and sorrow. And then I could write.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
I think it’s a lot harder to forgive yourself for your own mistakes.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
Jean de la Bruyere
If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.
I don’t think I will ever be able to forgive myself for what I have done.
Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.
There are some things that other people just don’t want to forgive you for. For instance, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.
As a human being, it’s in your nature, when somebody says something about you negatively, to defend yourself and lash back. That’s what we all have to learn not to do. You have to forgive a person. And when you forgive a person, you have to forgive yourself.
Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years.
My father is my hero. No matter what, I’ll always forgive him.
The people who did you wrong or who didn’t quite know how to show up, you forgive them. And forgiving them allows you to forgive yourself too.
And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God – as I read in the word, you’re supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on.
God may not accept a person to forgive him his sins, without an atonement, else he must give free license to sin both in angels and men, and then sin were no sin, and our God were no God.
The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.
I’ve had friends who say that they would never forgive cheating, but then they fall in love, the guy cheats, and they forgive him. I don’t know what I would do.
Forgiveness is enshrined in the Lord’s prayer – forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. These scriptures point to the power of forgiveness not only as a way to absolve transgressions but to ensure that the person extending forgiveness will be forgiven of theirs.
To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of holy magnificence and holy modesty; round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.
You can forgive if the shot is not right, or the lighting is a bit off, but not if the writing is bad.
One can’t relive one’s life. Forgiveness is not what’s difficult; one’s always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that’s obvious.
God forgives us… who am I not to forgive?
To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget.
One forgives the critic – perhaps – but never the good-natured friend.
It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too.
Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
I’m a forgiver. I might not forget, but I forgive. My mother, father and older brother always told me: ‘Don’t hold grudges. If you do that, you don’t lower yourself down to your adversary. Just treat people the way you want to be treated.’ I honestly think that’s why I was able to survive and have some success.
I really believe in, ‘Move on, live and let live, forgive and forget.’
The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
E. O. Wilson
Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person’s capacity to love and communicate and forgive can be bigger than anything else.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
Our past is a story existing only in our minds. Look, analyze, understand, and forgive. Then, as quickly as possible, chuck it.
Americans can forgive one another.
When we think about a great movie, I mean, what do we think about? We think about story, we think about character. And when the visual effects aren’t perfect, we forgive it.
Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then.
I’m not a natural researcher, and I don’t get bogged down in it, but I think if you get it right in the first half, people will forgive you, and then you can move on with the story.
I don’t overthink when I’m styling. I kind of forgive myself and accept that I will make mistakes. Getting dressed should be a fun experience!
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
I thought it was beautiful to be able to forgive and give love and to fight only with flowers. So I created the idea of a ‘Souldier,’ which is like an army guy but fights for love.
When people realize that they have been forgiven of everything, it becomes a little bit easier for them to forgive others.
I, for one, am quite willing to join the ‘forgive, forget and move on’ crowd, but it does make me wonder if Evangelicals are going to sound believable when they say that they tend to vote Republican because of their religious commitments to the family.
I am a Christian, and the Bible teaches me to forgive.
You have to take all the ups and downs that come your way like a pinch of salt. Just leave everything behind. Forgive and forget.
If people become kinder to each other and begin to forgive some bitterness, if they begin to love their neighbor as the Most High loves us, then I am for it.
I have a bit of a problem with ‘American Idol.’ Forgive me, but it’s difficult for me to watch. I can’t help but think of people being exploited. On the other hand, I’m really enjoying ‘Glee.’
When people wrong us, you say, God, I choose to forgive this person. And sometimes people come back and ask for forgiveness and sometimes people don’t.
Jim Bob Duggar
I do believe that our ability to jam the Trump brand is somewhat limited. I think we can chip away at it, but ultimately, the way to undermine the Trump brand is a better product in the political marketplace, if you’ll forgive the capitalist metaphor.
I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.
I forgive everyone who caused my suffering, even the pilot, commander, people controlling me.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
I always forgive, but I never forget.
Everyone makes mistakes, and we need to learn to forgive ourselves.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
I am much chastened and profoundly remorseful. I can only hope that the Almighty and those whom I have wronged will forgive me my trespasses.
A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn’t move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again.
Sometimes, life just gets in the way, and you have to forgive yourself for putting on a few pounds.
In a way I think Bill Clinton is more likely to forgive and move on or at least try to woo people who don’t love him. But he never really tried to woo the press as much as he might have.
Dee Dee Myers
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
I shall be an autocrat: that’s my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that’s his.
Catherine the Great
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.’
I grew up in a strong faith-based family. I think I have selected to return to those roots for strength, for my family, for myself and to protect our children and to forgive others and move on and face forward.
The Earth forgives the previous year every year.
I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
In my experience, it’s quite an empowering thing to forgive someone because you take control and take ownership of that feeling, of that resentment, and that power that they have taken from you, and in some way, you end up being able to turn it around.
We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.
T. D. Jakes
The minute the church and pastors start saying what do people want and then giving it to them, we betray our calling. We’re called to have people follow Jesus. We’re called to have people learn how to forgive their enemies.
Eugene H. Peterson
If you learn how to forgive others for not being strong, then people can learn how to forgive you for your own issues.
T. D. Jakes
We’re only here to love God and each other. I’m not saying I’ve never gotten angry at anyone. I do. But you’ve got to forgive and move on.
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
Nobody is allowed to make money by defaming me. I may forgive, but I’ll never forget.
I have a dream that America will pray and God will forgive us our sins.
If we hand over a planet with an uncertain future, history will not forgive us.
When I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior, and I asked him to forgive and to come into my life, and He does – from that moment forward I have established a personal relationship with God that I have to develop, you know, through Bible reading and prayer, and living my life for him.
Anne Graham Lotz
It’s the most amazing thing to be able to forgive.
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
Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone.
I forgive all personal weaknesses except egomania and pretension.
It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
God will forgive me; that’s his business.
If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.
‘Tis easier for the generous to forgive, than for offence to ask it.
You can forgive somebody and still believe they need a consequence.
Sometimes you can’t forgive, but you try to forget.
Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.
Johnny Knoxville has such an incredible humanity to him when you meet him. He’s so warm and so funny, and he can sort of get into trouble and you sort of forgive him immediately.
We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
I’m a Christian, and I forgive people. That’s the mature thing to do.
When you forgive somebody, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want to invite them to your table.
Certainly people make mistakes in their life. I’m no different, I’ve made mistakes. When people mess up, we forgive them. When I mess up, I ask for forgiveness.
In battle, you forgive a man anything except an unwillingness to take risks. Sometimes you have to put it on the line.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great
As our nation’s student debt crisis has reached a breaking point, we’ve been hearing lots of talk about student loan forgiveness. It’s taken me 20 years to forgive myself for my loan – and just as long to pay it off.
I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
I’ve always very earnestly tried to do my best, so I just have to trust that and forgive myself for being fallible.
Some people you can forgive and forget. Some people you cannot forgive or forget. There are other people you can forgive and not forget. So there’s people you can forgive and forget. Forgive and not forget. It depends on what they’ve done.
May God forgive me, but the letters of the alphabet frighten me terribly. They are sly, shameless demons – and dangerous! You open the inkwell, release them; they run off – and how will you ever get control of them again!
I never forgive, but I always forget.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
You just have to forgive them for being men.
I pray for my enemies, that God would forgive them.
If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others.
God will not forgive us if we fail.
Leonid I. Brezhnev
It’s amazing how much you will forgive if the behavior is truthful.
I can’t forgive my friends for dying; I don’t find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Hate is a very strong and heavy emotion, probably as strong as love. I don’t think I can live with hatred. If something bad happens, you feel bad about it; you forgive and move on. There’s no hatred.
Karan Singh Grover
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
May God forgive us for the times when we as individuals and as a Church failed to seek out and care for those little ones who were frightened, alone and in pain because someone was abusing them. That we did not always respond to your cries with the concern of the Good Shepherd is a matter of deep shame.
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
The history of our country is cruel. We have to face those issues or, should I say, we had to. Not anymore I hope, because we are going in the right direction, and we are ready to forgive, ready to move on.
The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wiggle out of one.
I’m a little slow, so forgive me if I’m inarticulate.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
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.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When you make mistakes, when you’re wrong, you should admit you’re wrong and ask people to forgive you.
Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.
If consulted by friends about marital dramas, I always encourage the singles to marry, the married to stick together, the neglectful and wayward to renew their loving commitment and the wronged to forgive.
I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!!
But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I’ve failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don’t get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me.
There are curveballs that are thrown at you, and you just have to get over it and forgive… if you believe you’re perfect, and you don’t believe in forgiveness, you’re not meant to be married.
Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores – more than abundantly – what it takes away.
But when you’re cheating against your fellow athletes, that’s something I can’t forgive.
Forgive me if I sleep until I wake up.
Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.
When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.
Lewis B. Smedes
I could forgive anybody.
Central to everything I am and believe and have written is my astonishment, naive as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to bless, to love, to build, to forgive and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate.
To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn’t be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife.
You’ve got to give your past attention, but you’ve got to forgive yourself, acknowledge what you did wrong, and be a man, taking responsibility. You can’t not fly anymore because of the things you’ve been through. You’ve got to believe in a brighter future, that better version of yourself.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.