Quotes for forgiveness
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„The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.“
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
"Personal Conduct" http://books.google.com/books?id=IYOcAQAAQBAJ&q=%22The+stupid+neither+forgive+nor+forget+the+na%C3%AFve+forgive+and+forget+the+wise+forgive+but+do+not+forget%22&pg=PA177#v=onepage, p. 51. http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15151528W/The_Second_Sin
The Second Sin (1973)
— Lucy Maud Montgomery Canadian fiction writer 1874 - 1942
Source: Rainbow Valley (1919), Ch. 13
— Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935
Source: Andre Cornelis (1886), Ch. 13
Context: I seized the sheet of paper; the lines were written upon it in characters rather larger than usual. How it shook in my hand while I read these words: "Forgive me, Marie. I was suffering too much. I wanted to be done with it." And he had had the strength to affix his signature!
So then, his last thought had been for her. In the brief moments that had elapsed between my blow with the knife, and his death, he had perceived the dreadful truth, that I should be arrested, that I would speak to explain my deed, that my mother would then learn his crime — and he had saved me by compelling me to silence.
„Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
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— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Songs of the Soul (1971)
— Elliot Rodger American spree killer 1991 - 2014
My Twisted World (2014), Thoughts at 18, Forgiveness
— Pittacus of Mytilene Greek sage
As quoted by Diogenes Laërtius in Life of Pittacus, i. 76, citing Heraclitus as his source.
Pittacus made this remark to justify his release of his captured enemy Alcaeus.
According to William Shepard Walsh, in Handy-book of Literary Curiosities (1892), p. 392, Epictetus, quoting from the same source, gives the phrase thus: "Forgiveness is better than punishment; for the one is proof of a gentle, the other of a savage, nature."
„I pray for the forgiveness of everyone at the end of every prayer. If you keep your faith in Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him), you will receive my prayers in your graves.“
— Uwais al-Qarani Muslim saint 594 - 657
Quoted in Owais Qarni and his love for Prophet, https://www.arabnews.com/node/930256/islam-perspective by Abu Tariq Hijazi, Arab News, (28 May 2016)
„All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon.“
Sir Robert Chiltern, Act II
Source: An Ideal Husband (1895)
„Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.“
Source: The Canterville Ghost http://www.planetmonk.com/wilde/savile/canterville.c1.html (1887)