8. Forgive

8.1. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

—Lewis Smedes

8.2. We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies.


8.3. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

—Mahatma Gandhi

8.4. Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

—Peter Ustinov

8.5. When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.

—Alan Paton

8.6. We achieve inner health only through forgiveness: the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.

—Joshua Liebman

8.7. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

—Paul Boese

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

—Lewis Smedes

8.9. The one who pursues revenge should dig two graves.

—Chinese Proverb

8.10. The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

—Thich Nhat Hanh