A Quote by Desmond Tutu on forgiveness


"To forgive is to abandon your right to pay back the predator in his own coin, but it is the loss that Liberates."

Desmond Tutu

Contributed by: Peter

A Quote by Martin Luther/ priest on forgiveness

I say that all who sin and commit suicide do not deserve punishment or eternal damnation, because they were merely overwhelmed by the evil in our world and thus should be treated with the same respect that you would give the holy pope , that is why I will burry this boy on holy ground and commend his soul to God almighty.

Martin Luther/ priest

Source: luthren teachings

Contributed by: MR.Revolution

A Quote by sasha on forgiveness

To forgive is not to forget but to change your paradigm about what happen and to see the perfection behind it.


Contributed by: sasha

A Quote by unknown on forgiveness

Holding resentment against someone is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.


Contributed by: Dee

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on forgiveness

Although it is extremely difficult
We must realise
That we came into the world
Not to destroy but to illumine
Our enemies.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: 77,000 Service Trees by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Richard

A Quote by Ken Wilber on love, forgiveness, golden rule, and ethics of reciprocity

We must forgive each other our arising, for our existence always torments others. The golden rule in the midst of this mutual misery has always been, not to do no harm, but as little as possible; and not to love one another, but as much as you can.

Ken Wilber

Source: Excerpt B: The Many Ways We Touch - The Calculus of Uncomfort

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Philip Yancey on forgiveness and grace

The only thing harder than forgiveness is the alternative.

Philip Yancey

Source: What's So Amazing About Grace?, Pages: 100

Contributed by: SpiritScout

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on forgiveness, god, repentance, and thought

Beware! Don't allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, 'Later I will repent and ask God's forgiveness.'

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on enemies, forgiveness, and names

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Contributed by: Zaady

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