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Forgive, Forgiveness, Forgiving, Pardon (18/ 30)

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt
Those who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
Bailey, Festus
Good to forgive,
Best to forget.
Robert Browning
never attack whole bodies of any kind... Individuals forgive sometimes; but bodies and societies never do.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Lord Herbert
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
Elbert Hubbard
"One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.
James, Wm.
Home is where hearts open and forgiveness and acceptance are the rule.
Good-nature and good sense must ever join;
"To err is human, to forgive, divine." Alexander Pope
"Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another."
Richter, Jean P.F.
"A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant."
Pardon, not wrath, is God's best attribute.
Bayard Taylor, Temptation of Hassan Ben Khaled
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.
"Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
Revenging one makes you but even with him;
Forgiving it sets you above him."
Franklin, Benjamin, POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC
"A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain." Samuel Johnson
"Women in love more easily forgive great indiscretions than small infidelities."
LaRochefoucauld # 429
"One pardons in the degree that one loves."
LaRochefoucauld, Maximes no 330
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life."
St. Francis of Assisi