I believe any person who asks for forgiveness has to be prepared to give it.
When national leaders address the people of Fiji in specifically Christian terms, whatever the occasion, nearly half of our people are excluded. When prayer in mixed company is uttered in terms of a purely Christian God, we unintentionally omit and diminish others present of different faiths. When we use Christian symbolism to promote reconciliation, forgiveness and unity, we discount the contribution and equally rich traditions extant in other faiths and cultural traditions.ratu joni madraiwiwi
The only really good vegetable is Tabasco sauce. Put Tabasco sauce in everything. Tabasco sauce is to bachelor cooking what forgiveness is to sin.
forgiveness to the injured does belong; But they ne'er pardon, who have done the wrong.john dryden
Teach us delight in simple things And mirth that has no bitter springs; forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men 'neath the sun!
I am speaking of something that is no longer happening — that is not currently going on. If someone is abusing you, or doing something illegal, or even something you refuse to tolerate, and it's still continuing, that is not an issue of forgiveness, that is an issue of making sure that stops — even if you have to get away from that situation — that's very important.ysabella brave
Nothing can be more wounding to a spirit not ungenerous, than a generous forgiveness.samuel richardson
By experience; by a sense of human frailty; by a perception of "the soul of goodness in things evil;" by a cheerful trust in human nature; by a strong sense of God's love; by long and disciplined realization of the atoning love of Christ; only thus can we get a free, manly, large, princely spirit of forgiveness.frederick william robertson
We wish to recall here the spirit of tolerance shown by Our Lord Jesus Christ when He gave forgiveness to all including those that crucified Him.selassie, haile i, of ethiopia
Had she only realized that it is only hypocrites who cannot forgive hypocrisy, whereas those who search for truth are too conscious of the maze to be hard on others – than the bitter flow of her thoughts might have been stopped and the catastrophe averted. But it was not conceivable to her that he should forgive – or that she should accept forgiveness, for to her forgiveness meant a triumph of one person over another.e. m. forster
Reconciliation and forgiveness is inextricably linked to the identity and unity we develop as a nation.ratu joni madraiwiwi
The purifying, healing influence of literature, the dissipating of passions by knowledge and the written word, literature as the path to understanding, forgiveness and love, the redeeming might of the word, the literary spirit as the noblest manifestation of the spirit of man, the writer as perfected type, as saint.thomas mann
Everything in existence prays for the forgiveness of the person who teaches the Qur’an - even the fish in the sea.
Reconciliation and forgiveness are matters of the heart. They cannot be forced on the people.
It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.grace hopper
I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness.
Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, And ev'n with Paradise devise the snake; For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man Is blackened Man's forgiveness give and take!omar khayyám
Take to forgiveness and enjoin good and turn away from the ignorant.
Oh, forgiveness is my middle name. Well, actually it's LaVelle, and I'd appreciate it if you guard that secret with your life. -- Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Teacher's Pet"
forgiveness is the release of all hope for a better past.buddy wakefield
forgiveness is for anyone who needs safe passage through my mind.buddy wakefield
forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future .
forgiveness is an absolute necessity for continued human existence.
forgiveness to the injured does belong, But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.john dryden
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