Everyone gets hurt in life sometime. Miscommunication is often the key that causes it. Sometimes hurt is even inflicted on purpose. Either way, learning to get through the hurt to the other side of forgiveness is profitable. Also, reading forgiveness quotes can inspire you to move forward.

Learning to forgive is not necessarily for the offender, but for the offended. It helps the one who is hurt to get over the paralyzing pain that is damaging. Forgiveness will help the one who is hurt be able to move on with life. Here are the best forgiveness quotes that will help direct your pain to peace.

The Best Forgiveness Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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Forgiveness Quotes for the Family

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
– Honore de Balzac

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”
– Robert Quillen

“Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.”
– Marlene Dietrich

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
– Robert Muller

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
– Plato

“Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.”
– Anonymous

Quotes About Forgiveness for Daily Life

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”
– Les Brown

“To err is human: to forgive, divine.”
– Alexander Pope

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘Oh God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.'”
– Billy Graham

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

“Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.”
– Garrison Keillor

Quotes About Forgiveness in Relationships

“I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.”
– Yolanda Hadid

Forgiveness Quotes on Peace

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

“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

“Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.”
– Lex Luger

Funny Quotes About Forgiveness

“Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.”
– Robert Frost

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
– John F. Kennedy

“When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.”
– Honore de Balzac

After reading these forgiveness quotes, you should be inspired to move forward in your journey. Forgiveness is the best gift you can give yourself. It does not change what happened in your past, but it changes your future. You will be able to move forward in peace instead of the agony that you have already suffered.

Reading others’ forgiveness quotes helps you gain a new perspective. It helps you see through the situation to the other side. Sometimes forgiveness is instant and sometimes it takes time, but it is the gift of peace you can give yourself.