"Forgiveness is God's command."
— Martin Luther
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Being able to forgive is one of the healthiest emotions in the world. At times, we even need to forgive ourselves.
Psychologists define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they deserve it or not.
In other words, your capacity for forgiveness says much more about you than the person you are forgiving.
Forgiveness doesn’t have to mean reconciliation.
When we are wronged by a friend or family member, our relationship may be damaged beyond repair, but letting go of resentment and moving on with our lives is a much healthier outcome.
Here are the very best forgiveness quotes to inspire you to be forgiving. Whether you’ve just been slighted, or want to let go of long-held resentment, you’ll find the perfect quote to sum up your feelings and help you to move on.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these forgiveness quotes! Wherever you are on your road to forgiveness, keep focusing on how good it feels to let go of your resentment and release yourself and others.
— Natalie Seale
Natalie Seale is a writer, researcher, and editor for keepinspiring.me. She holds an MA, MSc, and PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, and has started two businesses since 2011. Natalie is an avid reader, a keen traveller, and enjoys cooking and walking with her English Spaniel. Her posts focus on inspiring others to live healthy, happy, and active lives.