18 Quotes on Forgiveness and Love

Is there anyone in your life you are struggling to forgive right now?

Forgiveness isn’t always easy, trust me-I definitely understand! That being said, forgiving those who have hurt you is absolutely necessary if you want to move on to a more peaceful, fulfilling and loving life.

So, with that being said, here are a few of my favorite quotes on forgiveness and love. I hope they inspire you to greater forgiveness just as much as they have inspired me.

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

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

  3. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

  4. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

  5. “When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” ~Bernard Meltzer

  6. “I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.” ~Gerald Jampolsky

  7. “Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” ~Marianne Williamson

  8. “It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” ~Maya Angelou

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

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

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

  12. “Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” ~Norman Cousins

  13. “Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.” ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin

  14. “When you are happy you can forgive a great deal”.~ Princess Diana

  15. “The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.” ~Marianne Williamson

  16. “Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past”.~ T. D. Jakes

  17. “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

  18. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr

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XO, Andrea

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