A collection of quotes on forgiveness.


"Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace."

Leo Tolstoy


“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” 

Oscar Wilde


“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” 

C.S. Lewis


“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” 

Jane Austen


“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” 

Alexander Pope


“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” 

Mark Twain


"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend."

William Blake


"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass."

George Herbert


“An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.” 

Kahlil Gibran


“One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.” 



“It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much.” 

George Eliot


“Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.” 

Kahlil Gibran