"When you hold resentment toward another,
you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional
link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only
way to dissolve that link and get free."
- Catherine Ponder
"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
"Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future."
- Paul Boese
"When you haven't forgiven those who've hurt you,
you turn back against your future. When you do forgive,
you start walking forward."
- Tyler Perry
"Pray for those who hurt you. You will find yourself eventually
caring for them and wishing them well."
"He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of
the most sublime enjoyments of life."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no
forgiveness without love."
- Bryant H. McGill
"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
"True forgiveness is not an action after the fact.
It is an attitude with which you enter each moment."
- David Ridge
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."
- Oscar Wilde