forgiveness is key

Forgiveness is Key


Week 1 of #theselflovepact is in full effect, and the main focus this week is forgiveness. I believe that the key step in learning to love yourself more is to forgive those who have harmed you. Whether it be through actions, or words. The most important person to forgive in this process is yourself.

When you actually take the time out to reflect and forgive yourself and others for the simplest things, it actually makes a huge difference in your life. So this week, I’ve decided to share with you a list of forgiveness quotes to help you see the importance of forgiveness.

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Forgiveness Quotes

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

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

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

Forgiveness is the final form of love. – Reinhold Niebuhr

Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day. – Kathie Lee Gifford

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. – Lewis B Smedes

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. – Dalai Lama

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

We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive. – T. D. Jakes

As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses. – Joan Baez

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed. – Bernard Baruch

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. – Marianne Williamson

It’s toughest to forgive ourselves. So it’s probably best to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself. – Patty Duke

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. – Alice Miller

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. – Pubililius Syrus

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

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. – Tyler Perry

I hope these quotes have inspired you to forgive someone today! I’d love to hear your feedback, comment below and let me know what your favorite quote was.

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