Let me die in this old uniform in which I fought my battles. May God forgive me for ever having put on another.
Reason to rule, but mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative.john dryden
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.George Bernard Shaw
Prostrate, see Thy cross I grasp,And Thy pierced feet I clasp;Gracious Jesus, spurn me not;On me, with compassion fraught,Let Thy glances fall.Thy cross of agony,My Beloved, look on me;Turn me wholly unto Thee;"Be thou whole," say openly:"I forgive thee all."bernard of clairvaux
To my disappointment I now realized that to know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.Quentin Crisp
What right has a man to ask Jesus to forgive him, when his heart is still burning with hatred or festering with grudges against a fellow-creature? Confession, to be of any avail, must let go of its hold on the sin confessed.theodore l. cuyler
We must forgive our enemies. I can truly say that not a day has passed since the war began that I have not prayed for them.robert e. lee
I would not be like those Authors, who forgive themselves some particular lines for the sake of a whole Poem, and vice versa a whole Poem for the sake of some particular lines. I believe no one qualification is so likely to make a good writer, as the power of rejecting his own thoughts.Alexander Pope
If you feel sincerely sorry on account of your sins, and believe that Christ is able and willing to forgive you, the work is done. You may trust with all the confidence of a child who confesses his fault, and casts himself into his father's arms. This is faith; a simple trust in the power and willingness of the Father to forgive, for the sake of what Christ the Son has done.samuel i. prime
My aversion to them...springs from the perniciousness of that sect to society—I hate Papists, as a man, not as a Protestant. If Papists were only enemies to the religion of other men, I should overlook their errors. As they are foes to liberty, I cannot forgive them.horace walpole
O God, if there is a God, forgive him his sins, if there is such a thing as sin. '...But I saw today there was one thing unforgivable - like things in the school-room, so bad they were unpunishable, that only mummy could deal with - the bad thing I was on the point of doing, that I'm not quite bad enough to do; to set up a rival good to God's.'evelyn waugh
Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.Maria Edgeworth
"I have come to you against my wish," she said in a firm voice: "but I have been ordered to grant your request. Three, seven, ace, will win for you if played in succession, but only on these conditions: that you do not play more than one card in twenty-four hours, and that you never play again during the rest of your life. I forgive you my death, on condition that you marry my companion, Lizaveta Ivanovna."aleksandr pushkin
So much his courage and his mercy strive, He wounds to cure, and conquers to forgive.Matthew Prior
"I have come to you against my wish," she said in a firm voice: "but I have been ordered to grant your request. Three, seven, ace, will win for you if played in succession, but only on these conditions: that you do not play more than one card in twenty-four hours, and that you never play again during the rest of your life. I forgive you my death, on condition that you marry my companion, Lizaveta Ivanovna."
Do not kill him! I forgive him my death.
forgive us out debts, as we forgive our debtors.
We're a team. It's part of our job to help each other out, and to forgive each other quickly. Otherwise, we'd never get anything done.Jeramy Kraatz
Wit, who never once Forgave a brother, shall forgive a dunce.Charles Churchill
Father! forgive the heart that clings Thus trembling to the things of time, And bid my soul, on angel's wings Ascend into a purer clime.
Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.Nikos Kazantzakis
The brave only know how to forgive.
It's a joke...S'all a joke. Mother forgive me.
Go Ben, and forgive me...
I forgive everyone, beg that everyone forgives me as well, and wish that my blood, that is going to be shed now, will benefit the country. Long live Mexico! Long live Independence.
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