It's noble to want to confess, but if the results are just damage and pain, that's not noble. It's selfish. Carol Green, "House M.D." - "Adverse Events"
It is easier to get forgiveness than permission. Stuart's Law of Retroaction
To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. Quentin Crisp, "The Naked Civil Servant"
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. Lawana Blackwell, "The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark"
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. Cherie Carter-Scott, "If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules"
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods. Elbert Green Hubbard, "The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard"
Apologize, v. To lay the foundation for a future offense. Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"