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Forgiveness Quotes Part 2

Forgiveness Quotes Part 2

Source: Various

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-06-16

Author: Various


"Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you." Dodinsky, Founder, the Garden of Thoughts and the author of the NY Times bestselling book IN THE GARDEN OF THOUGHTS.

"There’s no point in burying a hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site." Sydney Harris (1917-1986), American journalist and syndicated columnist for the Chicago Daily News and later the Chicago Sun-Times.

"Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule." [Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002), Christian author, ethicist, theologian, and educator in the Reformed tradition.]

"To truly forgive is to allow the other person to forget." [Robert Brault, American free-lance writer who has contributed to magazines and newspapers in the USA for over 40 years.]

"God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency." [Jonathan Sacks (1948 - ), British rabbi and scholar of Judaism.]


Many of the above quotes include their own points of application. They do not necessarily express the tenets of Orthodox Christianity or the opinions of the editors of Illustration Exchange.