A Quote by Franklin P. Jones on enemies and forgiveness

Forgive your enemies - if you can't get back at them any other way.

Franklin P. Jones (1906 -)

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A Quote by Francis Maitland Balfour on charity, children, enemies, fatherhood, forgiveness, friendship, good, heart, men, motherhood, respect, and tolerance

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.

Francis Maitland Balfour (1851 - 1882)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on enemies, forgiveness, and friendship

Of perfidious friends: 'We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Apothegms

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on forgiveness and understanding

The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Ella Fitzgerald on forgiveness, love, understanding, and words

I guess what everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved. And to know that you loved me for my singing is too much for me. Forgive me if I don't have all the words. Maybe I can sing it and you'll understand.

Ella Fitzgerald (1917 - 1996)

Source: Newsweek, 7 Jun 1954.

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A Quote by Edwin Hubble Chapin on forgiveness, nobility, revenge, and soul

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury.

Edwin Hubble Chapin (1814 - 1880)

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on earth, forgiveness, god, and heaven

God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Society and Solitude.

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A Quote by David Augsburger on achievement, errors, and forgiveness

Since nothing we intend is ever faultless, and nothing we attempt ever without error, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by forgiveness.

David Augsburger

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on angels, day, fatherhood, forgiveness, god, grace, heaven, humility, learning, love, men, merit, peace, power, praise, prayer, pride, proof, and strength

They find seven cornices on which penitent and redeemed sinners are cleansed by the grace of God. On the first cornice, that of Pride, the proud are learning humility: Our Father, dwelling in the Heavens, nowise As circumscribed, but as the things above, Thy first effects, are dearer in Thine eyes, Hallowed Thy name be and the Power thereof, By every creature, as right meet it is We praise the tender effluence of Thy love. Let come to us, let come Thy kingdom's peace; If it come not, we've no power of our own To come to it, for all our subtleties. Like as with glad Hosannas at Thy throne Thine angels offer up their wills alway, So let men offer theirs, that Thine be done. Our daily manna give to us this day, Without which he that through this desert wild Toils most to speed goes backward on his way. As we, with all our debtors reconciled, Forgive, do thou forgive us, nor regard Our merits, but upon our sins look mild. Put not our strength, too easily ensnared And overcome, to proof with the old foe; But save us from him, for he tries it hard. This last prayer is not made for us-we know Dear Lord, that it is needless-but for those Who still remain behind us we pray so.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Source: Inferno

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A Quote by Catherine the Great on forgiveness, good, and trade

I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and that good Lord will forgive me, that's his.

Catherine the Great (1729 - 1796)

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