To the Countess of Nottingham God may forgive you, but I never can.
Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)
Source: Hume, History of England Under the House of Tudor, vol. II, ch. 7
Contributed by: Zaady
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov (1921 -)
There is no condition for forgiveness.
Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them quite so much.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever, do they forgive them.
Source: Lord Darlington, in Lady Windermere’s Fan, act 2.
One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not.
Orlando A. Battista
Source: Interscience. 1964.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
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