Forgiveness is something that all of us struggle with at one point or another in our life. These famous forgiveness quotes have helped thousands of people work through the issues of forgiveness. Almost 20 years ago, a dear friend of mine shared with me that forgiveness is very similar to a bank writing off a financial debt. Forgiveness is when we write off an emotional debt that cannot be paid off. I think you will find all of these quotes concerning forgiveness to be really helpful in your spiritual life. Now that is enough from me, on to the famous forgiveness quotes!
Famous forgiveness quotes from men and women who know from experience!
Forgiveness doesn’t make the other person right, it makes you free. - Stormie Omartian
Forgiveness is the key which unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. - Corrie Ten Boom
Forgiveness to letting go of a bell rope. If you have ever seen a country church with a bell in the steeple, you will remember that to get the bell ringing you have to tug awhile. Once it has begun to ring, you merely maintain the momentum. As long as you keep pulling, the bell keeps ringing. Forgiveness is letting go of the rope. It is just that simple. But when you do so, the bell keeps ringing. Momentum is still at work. However, if you keep your hands off the rope, the bell will begin to slow and eventually stop. - Corrie Ten Boom
To excuse what can really produce good excuses is not Christian charity; it is only fairness. To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. This is hard. It is perhaps not so hard to forgive a single injury. But to forgive the incessant provocations of daily life – to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son – how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it means to refuse God’s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what He says. - (Clive Staples) C. S. Lewis
The most miserable prison in the world is the prison we make for ourselves when we refuse to show mercy. Our thoughts become shackled, our emotions are chained, the will is almost paralyzed. But when we show mercy, all of these bonds are broken, and we enter into a joyful liberty that frees us to share God’s love with others. - Warren W. Wiersbe
God has cast our confessed sins into the depths of the sea, and He’s even put a ‘No Fishing’ sign over the spot. - Dwight L. Moody
Forgiveness is the only way to break the cycle of blame–and pain–in a relationship…It does not settle all questions of blame and justice and fairness…But it does allow relationships to start over. In that way, said Solzhenitsyn, we differ from all animals. It is not our capacity to think that makes us different, but our capacity to repent, and to forgive. - Philip Yancey
None of us are there yet, but if we each have this attitude, we will put to death our reactions to criticisms and offenses. And though we may still stumble, we will learn that carrying the cross is not merely dying to self; it is embracing the love of Christ that forgives the very ones who have crucified us, that the battle that comes against us has actually driven us into the embrace of God. - Francis Frangipane
Do you think that every time you make a mistake, He is mad at you and won’t talk to you…or that you must somehow make up for it?…Many Christians fail to experience real peace because they don’t understand that they are righteous in Christ. Until people stop living according to the way they feel and stand on who they are in Christ, they will never find true happiness. - Joyce Meyer
Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me. - Anonymous
I hope that you have enjoyed these famous forgiveness sayings. It is my prayer that God has used these quotes to speak to your heart, and the given you the grace to release those you are struggling to forgive, even if that person is yourself. If you have never received forgiveness from God or you need to once again get your heart right with God then I encourage you to do so today by going to my meet Jesus page.