forgiveness quotes

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

As we hone the ability to let go of distraction, to begin again without rancor or judgment, we are deepening forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. And in life, we find we might make a mistake, and more easily begin again, or stray from our chosen course and begin again.Sharon Salzberg

I realized that it's all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba.Carlos Santana

On the Day of Atonement, Jews are commanded to seek forgiveness from the people we have hurt.Laura Schlessinger

The Gospel offers forgiveness for the past, new life for the present, and hope for the future.John Sentamu

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that's my belief. I still don't know what 'Christian' means. I'm a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness.Sherri Shepherd

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

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.Lewis B. Smedes

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.Lewis B. Smedes

I love my children. That will never change. I have prayed to them for forgiveness and hope that they will forgive me. I never meant to hurt them!!Susan Smith

I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Mark's happier. I'm sober. There are still phone calls to be made, people I need to say something to. But everyone from Creed who I've offended or hurt, I ask for their forgiveness.Scott Stapp

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.Adlai E. Stevenson

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.Publilius Syrus

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.Janine Turner

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.Lana Turner

Without forgiveness, there's no future.Desmond Tutu

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.Desmond Tutu

Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.Desmond Tutu

Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.Desmond Tutu

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.Peter Ustinov