Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

– Gerald Jampolsky


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

– Buddha


Reconciliation is more beautiful than victory.

– Violeta Barrios de Chamorro


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

– Thomas Szasz


Forgetting is the cost of living cheerfully.

– Zoe Akins


Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrong.

– Charlotte Bronte


“I can forgive, but I cannot forget” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.” Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note – torn in two and burned up so that it never can be shown against one.

– Henry Ward Beecher


I know now that patriotism is not enough; I must have no hatred and bitterness toward anyone.

Edith Cavell


How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember, form the most personal map of our individuality.

– Christina Baldwin


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

– Peter Ustinov


We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. … But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.

– Ellen Goodman


Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

– Hannah Arendt


Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the crudest words.

– Dr. Joyce Brothers


Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy; its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.

– Charlotte Bronte


Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

– Norman Cousins


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