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Forgiveness Quotations

FORGIVENESS
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

Indira Gandhi

FORGIVENESS
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw]

FORGIVENESS
To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

Alexander Chase

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Personal Stories About ‘Forgiveness’

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    Friendship And Forgiveness

    Sometimes you have to forgive people for their mistakes. A long time ago, my friend Jessica betrayed me. She started hanging out with some girls that were really mean to me. Every day I would walk up to her and say hello and she would ignore me. One day these girls starting saying very mean things about me and...

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  • FORGIVENESS

    Why Did You Tell?

    One time I was sitting there sad. Then a girl came up to me and started chatting with me. Then we became friends the next day. I told her all of my secrets. I went to school happy and everyone look at me and laugh. They told me about some of my secrets that I never share with them. Then I thought for a while and...

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    Forgiveness Is Bliss

    When I was a sophomore in high school, I will admit that against all better judgment, I was a total player. I had a new girlfriend every two weeks. About half way through the year, though, I met a girl who I could honestly say that I wanted to stay with for a while. Near the end of the year, we were possibly the...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Forgiveness’

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    Nelson M

    My hero is Nelson Mandela who taught me to forgive and not have grudges against each other. This has helped me to live a happy and fulfilled life. You don't have to be angry at someone for something they did to you. Let the past be the past and then you are healed and can live a happy life. Thank you.

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    Starr C

    Starr is my dad who died in 1985. He is my friend and hero. His plans always included me. We always worked and hunted together creating many wonderful memories. No matter what foolish or stupid thing I did, he always loved me and forgave me and I knew it. I miss him so much.

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    Parvathy K

    Parvathy is my mom. When she was a student she got 1st rank in all classes. Her family was so poor they weren't even able to pay my mom's fees. When the principal came to know, she gave a free education to my mom. She is the state first in 10th and in 12th. She married when she was 24, she had a good husband too....

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PATIENCE
HOPE
BELIEVE
SHARING
VOLUNTEERING
APPRECIATING NATURE
CHARITY
DRIVE
GOOD MANNERS
LITERACY
PARENTING
FITNESS
COMPASSION
DO YOUR PART
CHARACTER
LEADERSHIP
PREPARATION
LISTENING
GENEROSITY
HELPING OTHERS
STRENGTH
FAMILY
DETERMINATION
TEAM WORK
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
STEWARDSHIP
COMPLIMENTS
SACRIFICE
RESPECT
CARING
MENTORING
FORGIVENESS
PURPOSE
MOTIVATION
INCLUDING OTHERS
GREAT MUSIC
EQUALITY
REACHING OUT
PASSION
CONFIDENCE
KINDNESS
RISING ABOVE
CREATIVITY
SMILE
SERVICE
HARD WORK
HUMILITY
UNITY
JUSTICE
TRUST
GRIT
CONNECTING
INNOVATION
SPORTSMANSHIP
SOUL
CIVILITY
TRUE BEAUTY
BEING THERE
PERSEVERANCE
DO THY BEST
OPTIMISM
PRACTICE
OPPORTUNITY
LOVE
ENCOURAGEMENT
HONESTY
RESPONSIBILITY
DEVOTION
COMPROMISE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
INGENUITY
IMAGINE
GOOD EXAMPLES
RIGHT CHOICES
HEALTH
COMMON GROUND
LIVE LIFE
FRIENDSHIP
COURAGE
AMBITION
INSPIRATION
PERSISTENCE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ACHIEVEMENT
MINDFULNESS
JOY
HONOR
PEACE
DEDICATION
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
LEARNING
COURTESY
OVERCOMING
LAUGHTER
APPRECIATION
FORESIGHT
GIVING BACK
EXCELLENCE
LOYALTY
COMMITMENT
INTEGRITY
CLASS AND GRACE
GRATITUDE
EDUCATION
VISION
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
PIONEERING
Pass It On®

my parents recently divorced. i'm 14, and im old enough to understand their divorce was not about me or my sister. however, he has been abusive both physically and emotionally to me and my mother for as long as i can remember... i even called the cops on him once. he lives a few minutes away now in an apartment, but i havent gone to visit him at all since the divorce 2 weeks ago. i hope i can find it in my heart to forgive him like my sister has, but its so hard.
michaela, texas

having the ability to know you love others
flor, alto

Forgiveness is a trait everyone needs because its what holds the country's of the world together. People should always learn to forgive and forget, because forgiveness allows you to move on to better things to greater dreams and stronger relationships.
Lila , Curtis MI usa

Your life experience IS what it IS and ISN'T what it ISN'T - so don't make your life experience what it ISN'T...ie...don't turn your life experience into marvelous dramas or into horror stories. EMBRACE life - LOVE it - LIVE it! (forgive and forget what you can't) You'll be surprised what a difference it makes!
Les Coughran, Camas WA

Forgiveness is hard, but you have to take the simplest step first, that is to be willing to have a relationship.do you want to be right or do you want to have a relationship?
larry, Nairobi,Kenya

When we are able to accept that we don't have to be perfect, we can move towards more consistently forgiving ourselves. Doing so allows us to be more vulnerable and our defenses naturally come down. When defenses come down, we are able to relate more authentically with our fellow human beings. Out of this type of relating comes joy, love and peace.
Ben G, Brisbane, CA

Forgiveness releases us to be healthy.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

Being forgiven is love. Forgiving oneself is empowering, and may be the first step toward learning to love by healing the actions of the head and revealing the truth of the heart.
Jon, Indiana

Forgiveness is a cleansing of the heart
Darlene, California

"Forgiveness means mustering up the courage to free yourself from the monsters that are holding you back--anger and resentment."
Antonio Martins, SA, TX

ya, its in the act of forgiving where we learn important lessons in life. it's actually another starting point of a stronger relationship.
broz joseph tito, philippines

Como diria a música de Ludmila Ferber: "É preciso pedir e dar perdão, é preciso perder pra ganhar". How would the music of Ludmila Ferber: "You have to ask and give forgiveness, you must lose to win."
Anderson de Sousa Almeida, Colatina - ES, Brasil

Forgiveness is something that you can't pretend to do, you can say you forgive a person but you must mean it with everything inside of you.
Naria, Barbados

My boyfriend forgave me for cheating on him. But I haven't yet forgiven myself.
Wendee, LA

Forgiveness sets you free! It allows for hope to return to you and the person forgiven to not enslave you.
Lauri Miller Molnar, Akron/Canton Ohio

Forgiveness brings more peace to your soul than to the person you forgave. Anger and resentment hold you back, forgiveness moves you forward.
Donna, FL

Forgiveness is one's own release from anger and fear.
Gloria W, Fresno, CA

Forgiveness cannot be earned or achieved by the wrongdoer--it can only be granted or given by the one done wrong.
Mark Anthony DiBello, The City of Angels

Forgiveness makes the heart softer, it heals and gives us freedom from hurt. Live life joyfully.
Carolejane B, West Hartford, CT

I agree that forgiveness is hard to do. However, holding on to anger or pain for a lifetime is more difficult.
Natalie G, Garden Grove. CA