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All you need to Know about Quotes About Forgiveness

Forgiveness provides a lot of inspiration and subjects for quotes, and we love collecting quotes about forgiveness on this site. Below are some of the questions that we frequently get asked about forgiveness quotes.

If you’re just interested in the quotes themselves, then check out the side bar to see a full list of all the Forgiveness quotes that we have on the site.

Frequently Asked Questions About Forgiveness

Which authors have written about Forgiveness?

Throughout the years, a lot of writers have written on the subject of forgiveness. But everyone has to have their favorites, and at Quotation Oasis, we particularly like the Forgiveness quotes written by these authors

  • Desmond Tutu
  • Robert Enright
  • Lewis B Smedes
  • Hannah Arendt
  • Jacques Derrida
  • Martha Nussbaum
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Aristotle
  • Martin Luther King Jr
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Pope John Paul II
  • CS Lewis
  • Fred Luskin
  • Everett Worthington
  • Janis Abrahms Spring
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Sharon Salzberg

We are always trying to add new quotes to the site, so please keep checking back for new forgiveness quotes from the authors above and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you’d like to see more forgiveness quotes from a particular author on the site.

Which themes are most often covered in quotes about Forgiveness?

The good thing about forgiveness quotes is that they can cover such a broad range of topics and themes, but some of our favorite topics and themes that forgiveness quotes cover are -

  • Letting go of grudges
  • Moving on from past hurts
  • Releasing anger
  • resentment
  • Healing emotional wounds
  • Offering second chances
  • Accepting apologies
  • Making amends
  • Finding inner peace
  • Choosing compassion over revenge
  • Overcoming bitterness
  • Forgiving oneself
  • Rebuilding trust
  • Restoring relationships
  • Choosing forgiveness as a daily practice
  • Recognizing the humanity in others
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Embracing vulnerability
  • Finding closure
  • Choosing love over hate

What are some of the best and most popular quotes about Forgiveness?

There are so many great quotes about forgiveness, but we’ve picked out some of our favorites below. We hope you enjoy them.

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

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

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald

Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.
Josh McDowell

Forgiveness is the only way to heal.
Caroline Myss

Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself.
Louise Hay

Forgiveness is the highest and most difficult of all moral lessons.
Josiah Royce