18 Powerful Quotes about Forgiveness

Forgiveness – it’s one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Jesus demonstrated His forgiveness towards us by dying on the cross. And yet, sometimes it’s so hard for us to forgive our family or friends – and especially our enemies. I pray that you are encouraged today by reading these quotes and verses. If you need to forgive someone – or you need to be forgiven – it’s not too late!

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    Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

Henry Ward BeecherTweet this quote

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation

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    Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

George MacdonaldTweet this quote

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    And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”

Luke 5:20Tweet this quote

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    And you know, when you’ve experienced grace and you feel like you’ve been forgiven, you’re a lot more forgiving of other people. You’re a lot more gracious to others.

Rick WarrenTweet this quote

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    Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

Phillips BrooksTweet this quote

Philip Yancey Quote - "Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours"

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    God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

Henry Ward BeecherTweet this quote

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    Forgiveness is God’s command.

Martin LutherTweet this quote

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    For they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Jeremiah 31:34Tweet this quote

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    We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.

Frederick W. RobertsonTweet this quote

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    When we stray from His presence, He longs for you to come back. He weeps that you are missing out on His love, protection and provision. He throws His arms open, runs toward you, gathers you up, and welcomes you home.

Charles StanleyTweet this quote

Charles Stanley Quote - "When we stray from His presence, He longs for you to come back."

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    One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as a demonstration of having received God’s forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.

Ravi ZachariasTweet this quote

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    For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 6:14Tweet this quote

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

Dwight L. MoodyTweet this quote

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    I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Henry Ward BeecherTweet this quote

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

C.S. LewisTweet this quote

C.S. Lewis Christian Quote - Forgive Inexcusable - scenic background

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    Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

Hannah MoreTweet this quote

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    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 RedpathTweet this quote

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    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy

Psalm 103:2-4Tweet this quote