Eid is here! On the first day, it is a custom for all Malaysian Muslims to ask for forgiveness from our parents. We kiss their hands and wish them 'Selamat Hari Raya' or 'Eid Mubarak.' 'Maaf Zahir dan Batin' means 'to apologize in spirit and actions.'
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
— William Shakespeare
I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
— William Brewster
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
— William Arthur Ward
If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.
— Vusi Mahlasela
We cannot go alone to God. We belong to His Mystical Body, the Church; by even our most secret sins, if they be grievous, we have injured the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and must ask forgiveness of His Mystical Body, too.
— Vincent McNabb
There is no forgiveness in nature.
— Ugo Betti
The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on.
— Tyler Perry
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
— Thomas Szasz
Forgiveness isn't just the absence of anger. I think it's also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself.
— Tara Westover
Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.
— T. D. Jakes
We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.
To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing.
— Sylvia Fraser
For the support and help from the people of Indonesia that I received during my leadership, I ask for forgiveness if there have been any mistakes or shortcomings. Hopefully the people of Indonesia will remain victorious based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution.
The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
— Simon Wiesenthal
As we hone the ability to let go of distraction, to begin again without rancor or judgment, we are deepening forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. And in life, we find we might make a mistake, and more easily begin again, or stray from our chosen course and begin again.
— Sharon Salzberg
Can you really forgive if you can't forget?
— Sarah Jessica Parker
Forgiveness for one's self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be.
— Yolanda Hadid
I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.
— William P. Young
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
— William Blake
As president I will push for national student loan forgiveness.
— Wayne Messam
China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.
— Virginia Foxx
It's important to recognize that forgiveness is more than mere words; it's a heart attitude that induces a spiritual transformation.
— Victoria Osteen
I pray for forgiveness. For help and guidance. To be a better person. For the health of my family. For the world to be a better place.
— Tyson Fury
Forgiveness is important in families, especially when there are so many secrets that need to be healed - for the most part, every family's got them.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
— Thomas Fuller
The mere acknowledgment that 'God is watching' can act as a trap, fueling bad behavior, corruption, and guilt, all remedied by God's forgiveness. No personal responsibility is needed - someone on the outside sees whatever we're doing and makes it all OK.
— Tara Stiles
I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It's a gift you give yourself.
We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it's absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
— Sydney J. Harris
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It's a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process.
— Sue Monk Kidd
I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that's my belief. I still don't know what 'Christian' means. I'm a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness.
— Sherri Shepherd
I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Mark's happier. I'm sober. There are still phone calls to be made, people I need to say something to. But everyone from Creed who I've offended or hurt, I ask for their forgiveness.
— Scott Stapp
Once people are not here physically, the spiritual remains. We still connect, we can communicate, we can give and receive love and forgiveness. There is love after someone dies.
— Sandra Cisneros
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.
I would say the hierarchy has made terrible errors in judgment and it has to seek forgiveness by its members.
— William P. Leahy
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
— W. H. Auden
In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.
— Vincent Nichols
Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life.
The heart of who I am as a person and as a man is forgiveness, after forgiving my father for a lot of things that were done when I was child.
It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.
No person is perfect. I haven't, thank God, had any infidelity issues. But you can't say what you won't ever do. And you can't say that you won't have forgiveness in your heart if there were to be an issue like that.
— Tasha Smith
Forgiveness is a big part of - especially post-civil rights movement - is a big part of African-American Christianity, and I wasn't raised within the Christian church; I wasn't raised within any church.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates
I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.
Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past.
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
— Suzanne Somers
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It's a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It's not something that happens overnight. It's an evolution of the heart.
People will constantly bring up my past and throw it in my face, but the Creator of the Universe doesn't. If you ask forgiveness from Him, then it's gone forever. The past is never brought up to shame you or degrade you.
— Shawn Michaels
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
— Scott Adams