Saturday, January 2, 2010

quotes on forgiveness

White Dove_0310“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia

"The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the man you want to be . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others." ~Wilfred Peterson

“We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia

"Having looked the past in the eye, having asked for forgiveness and having made amends, let us shut the door on the past – not in order to forget it but in order not to allow it to imprison us." ~Desmond Tutu

"Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision." ~Randall Worley

"When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on. Have the courage to reach out for help." ~Bernie S. Siegel, MD

"Life is an adventure in forgiveness." ~Norman Cousins

"Not to forgive imprisons you in the past and locks out all potential for change." ~Rabbi Robert Lennick

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." ~Lewis B. Smedes

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mohandas Gandhi

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