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
Sleep; and if life was bitter to thee, pardon, If sweet, give thanks; thou hast no more to live; And to give thanks isgood, and to forgive.algernon charles swinburne
And throughout all eternityI forgive you, you forgive me.william blake
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
'Father, forgive them,' said Jesus, 'for they know not what they do' -- People of good sense whoever you may be, I will add, do not listen to them, for they know not what they say.eliphas levi
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
Beware of knowing your virtues; you may lose them. Beware of knowing your vices; you may forgive them.james richardson
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
What do you say? cried they; do you call it Entelechy or Endelechy? Truly, truly, sweet cousins, quoth Panurge, we are a silly sort of grout-headed lobcocks, an't please you; be so kind as to forgive us if we chance to knock words out of joint. As for anything else, we are downright honest fellows and true hearts.françois rabelais
"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."
When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.Bernard Meltzer
forgive us out debts, as we forgive our debtors.
God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.ralph waldo emerson
To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite; To forgive wrongs darker than Death or Night ; To defy Power, which seems Omnipotent; To love, and bear; to hope, till Hope creates From its own wreck the thing it contemplates; Neither to change nor falter nor repent; This, like thy glory, Titan! is to be Good , great and joyous , beautiful and free ; This is alone Life ; Joy, Empire, and Victory !
Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.Nikos Kazantzakis
It is certainly a good thing always to forgive with generosity, but it is no doubt just never to forget the wrongs received: they belong to the route that leads to inner maturity .
"forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us."
Oh God 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.