“Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea,
until they have something to forgive."
- C. S. Lewis
“Forgiveness is a decision about the past that ultimately determines the future. When you forgive, you release the past and enter into an open future. When you cannot forgive, you remain captive to that past until the end of time. Forgiveness, in this sense, is freedom, freedom from the past, freedom for the future, the kind of freedom God wants for each of us.”
- Dr. David Lose
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.”
- Mark Twain
“Unforgiveness is like a scratch on an old record. The song never goes on to the end, it keeps the beautiful music yet to be released unheard and all that resounds are the same old three or four chords again and again and again.”
- Katherine Walden
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.