The voice of sin is loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder.   D.L. Moody

Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, “I will forgive, but not forget.” It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute you want it.   D.L. Moody

Because we are the most forgiven people in the world, we should be the most forgiving people in the world.   C.J Mahaney

Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.    Author Unknown

Forgiveness is God’s command.   Martin Luther

Whenever I see myself before God and realize something of what my blessed Lord has done for me at Calvary, I am ready to forgive anybody anything. I cannot withhold it. I do not even want to withhold it.   Martin Lloyd-Jones

There is such a big difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. It takes two to reconcile, so it is not always possible to be reconciled. But it takes only one to forgive. So if people do you wrong, forgive them, whether or not they ask for forgiveness. You cannot cancel their sin. Only God can do that, and He will only do it if they repent. But what you can do is set aside your own anger, bitterness, and resentment towards them.   Philip Graham Ryken

The ability to forgive is one of the surest signs of having been forgiven.  It is part of the proof that we have received God’s grace…  Those who are truly forgiven, truly forgive.  The sins they commit are of greater importance to them than the sins they suffer.   Philip Graham Ryken

We are not called to forgive others in order to earn God’s love; rather, having experienced His love, we have the basis and motive to forgive others.   Pat Morison

I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.   D.L. Moody

Know all and you will pardon all.   Thomas a Kempis

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.   Corrie Ten Boom

Unforgiveness is the poison we drink, hoping others will die.  Author Unknown

We need not climb up into heaven to see whether our sins are forgiven: let us look into our hearts, and see if we can forgive others. If we can, we need not doubt but God as forgiven us.   Thomas Watson

Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.   Author Unknown

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.   Henry Ward Beecher

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.   Thomas Fuller

Forgiveness may be described as a decision to make four promises:

“I will not dwell on this incident.”

“I will not bring up this incident again and use it against you.”

“I will not talk to others about this incident.”

“I will not let this incident stand between us or hinder our personal relationship.”  Ken Sande

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.   C.S. Lewis

[Forgiveness] is [often] deciding to live with the painful consequences of another person’s sin. You are going to have to live with it anyway, so you might as well do it without the bitterness and rancor and hatred that threaten to destroy your soul.   Sam Storms

Many people ruin their health and their lives by taking the poison of bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness. Matthew 18:23-35 tells us that if we do not forgive people, we get turned over to the torturers.   Joyce Meyer

Also, forgive yourself for past sins and hurts you have caused others. You can’t pay people back, so ask God to.   Joyce Meyer

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.   Frederick W. Robertson

To forgive without [scolding], even by manner or look, is a high exercise of grace – it is imitation of Christ.   R.C. Chapman

Many people are reluctant to show mercy because they don’t understand the difference between trust and forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past. Trust has to do with future behavior.   Rick Warren

It’s Satan’s delight to tell me that once he’s got me, he will keep me. But at that moment I can go back to God. And I know that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me.   Alan Redpath

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