Sunday, November 1, 2009

Forgiveness Quotes and a Verse...

Forgiveness Quotes and a Verse

"Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, just as God through Christ
has forgiven you."
- Ephesians 4:32

“Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision.”
- Randall Worley

"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

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

"Forgiveness is as valuable to the one forgiven as to
the one who forgives."
- An Amish Proverb

"Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that
the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether
or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them.
Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time."
- Sara Paddison

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to
grow beyond what you were.”
- Cherie Carter-Scott

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel
that has crushed it.”
- Mark Twain

"If you haven't forgiven yourself something,
how can you forgive others?"
- Dolores Huerta

“Forgiveness is a funny thing.
It warms the heart and cools the sting.”
- William Arthur Ward

“Once a woman has forgiven her man,
she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.”
- Marlene Dietrich

“In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many
times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well,
I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart.”
- Hillary Rodham Clinton


  1. Hey Val....nice to see your post. I haven't been around in ages!!! I am back. I love the quote, "If you haven't forgiven yourself for something, how can you forgive others?"

    That is soooo true!!!

  2. A wonderful post! And I read through many others as I was here. I can't believe I never realized you had this journal before Val. I love it! Thanks to Jeannette for bringing it to my attention.

  3. Oh, this was so helpful to me Val!! Thanks for posting this particular subject. I think forgiveness is key! Something I need to get a handle on - for myself and toward others.
    Thanks. Hope you have a good week.

  4. These are very touching and meaningful quotes for us to use in our everday life. Whatever would we do without you, Valerie?

    Lot's of love & hugs,


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