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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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.