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God will forgive me. It's his job. 
~ Heinrich Heine 

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. 
~ Thomas Fuller 

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all. 
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes 

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. 
~ Publilius Syrus 

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. 
~ Jean Paul 

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. 
~ Henry Ward Beecher 

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget. 
~ Chaim Herzog 

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

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. 
~ Friedrich Nietzsche 

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. 
~ William Blake 

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. 
~ Grace Hopper 

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own. 
~ Jessamyn West 

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. 
~ Lewis B. Smedes 

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him. 
~ Olin Miller 

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them. 
~ Lana Turner 

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. 
~ Norman Cousins 

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. 
~ Bruce Lee 

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person. 
~ Janine Turner 

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. 
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. 
~ Marlene Dietrich 

One forgives to the degree that one loves. 
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on. 
~ Bill Cosby 

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. 
~ Garrison Keillor 

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

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. 
~ Marianne Williamson 

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. 
~ Oscar Wilde 

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. 
~ Mohandas Gandhi 

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. 
~ Bryant H. McGill 

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. 
~ Josh Billings 

To be social is to be forgiving. 
~ Robert Frost 

To err is human; to forgive, divine. 
~ Alexander Pope 

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. 
~ Lewis B. Smedes 

To understand is to forgive, even oneself. 
~ Alexander Chase 

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. 
~ Emo Philips 

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues. 
~ Honore de Balzac 

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. 
~ Bernard Meltzer 

Without forgiveness, there's no future. 
~ Desmond Tutu