"Forgiveness is an absolute necessity for continued human existence."

Rating: 8.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The best for giving is FORGIVING others’ mistakes and the best for getting is FORGETTING that we have forgiven someone, but not the great lesson learnt from that incidence to let the mistake to repeat again in life."

Rating: 6.90 (Number of Voters: 10)

"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
Carol Green "House M.D." - "Adverse Events"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"It is easier to get forgiveness than permission."

 Stuart's Law of Retroaction
Stuart's Law of Retroaction

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Good advice is an insult that should be forgiven."

Rating: 4.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."

Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Revenge is the most sincere form of forgiveness."

Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The offender never pardons."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Critical remarks are only made by people who love you."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The penalty may be removed, the crime is eternal."

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) "Epistolae ex Ponto"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. "

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure."

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Mansfield Park"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives."

Lawana Blackwell
Lawana Blackwell "The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were."

Carter-Scott-Cherie "If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If I die, I forgive you; If I live, we shall see."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God is more ready to forgive me than I am ready to offend."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I don't speak of revenge or forgiveness; forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Offer forgiveness not for their sake, but for your own health."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him."

Jesus Christ Luke 17:3
Jesus Christ Luke 17:3

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"To understand is not only to pardon, but in the end to love."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Forgiveness is like the fragrance a flower gives after it's been stepped on."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I never forgive but I always forget."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget."

Thomas Szasz
Thomas Szasz "The Second Sin"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If we are bound to forgive an enemy,we are not bound to trust him."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her... but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account."

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "The Moon and Sixpence"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend. There is no merit in loving an enemy when you forget him for a friend."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods."

Elbert Green Hubbard
Elbert Green Hubbard "The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Apologize, v. To lay the foundation for a future offense."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We pardon to the extent that we love."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)