40 Forgiveness Quotes – Just Let Go

Forgiving someone isn’t always easy to do depending on the situation. If you don’t really think about it, then it probably doesn’t matter but if staying angry at someone constantly bugs you, it’s time to just forgive and forget so you can move on with your life. Just remember that for every second you’re angry at someone, you lose a second of happiness. The following are some good forgiveness quotes I put together.


“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”

Bryant McGill


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“Forgiveness is of high value, yet it costs nothing.”



“Always forgive your enemies–nothing annoys them so much.”

Oscar Wilde


“Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.”

Leo Tolstoy


“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.”

Gerald Jampolsky


“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

Paul Boese


“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”

Alexander Pope


“To be social is to be forgiving.”

Robert Frost


“True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.”

David Ridge


“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.”

Jackson Brown, Jr.


“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

Robert Muller


“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

Lewis B. Smedes


“You can’t undo anything you’ve already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And then let God do the rest.”



“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”

Peter Ustinov


“Our friends are those who know their own faults well enough to forgive us ours.”

Moulton Farnham


“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.”

Harriet Nelson


“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”

George Herbert


“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”

Josh Billings


“If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.”

George MacDonald


“Forgiveness is the final form of love.”

Reinhold Niebuhr


“Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“Without deep humility, true forgiveness is impossible‚Ķand will never happen.”

Martha Kilpatrick


“Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.”

Josh McDowell


“We achieve inner health only through forgiveness – the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.”

Joshua Loth Liebman


“Without forgiveness, there’s no future.”

Desmond Tutu


“Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.”



“Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.”

Sholem Asch


“What we forgive too freely doesn’t stay forgiven.”

Mignon McLaughlin


“Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”

Roberto Assagioli


“To love is human, it is also human to forgive.”



“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.”

John Lennon


“Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.”

Earl of Chesterfield


“The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.”

William Blake


“The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamor. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.”

Israel Zangwill


“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.”

Alden Nowlan


“To forgive and not to forget is like burying the hatchet with the handle sticking out.”



“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.”

Cherie Carter-Scott


“To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.”


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