“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace?
Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.”
– Eckert Tolle
“Forgiveness is letting go of all hope for a better past”
– Gina Berriault
“Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.”
– George MacDonald
“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realized, somehow, through the screaming in my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn’t sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when it’s all you have got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life”
– Gregory Roberts
“People are illogical and self centered. Forgive them anyway.”
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion”
– The Dalai Lama
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”- Louis B. Smedes
“TO forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself;
for every man has need to be forgiven.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what’s bitter and move on.
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”
“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”-Mahatma Gandhi