Forgiveness is a complex process, and quotes about forgiveness can help you navigate it. The properly timed forgiveness quote can help you focus on how to forgive–or ask for forgiveness. Quotes about forgiveness can have unexpected power. Let forgiveness quotes be part of your journey toward reconciliation.

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Earth is Forgiveness School.

Anne Lamott, author

Forgiveness doesn't excuse their actions. Forgiveness stops their actions from destroying your heart.

Karen Salmansohn, author and motivational speaker

Never forget the three powerful resources you have always available to you: love, prayer and forgiveness.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author

Forgiving one's enemies does not mean to be fainthearted, but to have a strong soul.

Italian proverb

Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin.

Desmond Tutu, clergyman, social activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner

Emphasize reconciliation, not resolution. It is unrealistic to expect everyone to agree about everything. Reconciliation focuses on the relationship, while resolution focuses on the problem. When we focus on reconciliation, the problem loses significance and often becomes irrelevant.

Rick Warren, pastor

TGIF: Thank God I’m Forgiven!

submitted by Vicki Shore of Hamptonville, North Carolina

Forgiveness is the greatest expression of love.

submitted by Guideposts reader Patti Stull, Dover, Ohio

God's alternative to revenge is not truce or standoff or cold war or isolationism. It's forgiveness.

author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Among my most prized possessions are words I have not spoken in anger.

Guideposts reader Karen Thornton of Eureka, California
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