Forgiveness Quotes

These quotes are from the book Forgiveness is Power

Best and Most Inspirational Forgiveness Quotes

Here are some of the best quotes from the book Forgiveness is Power. They are a wonderful way of getting inspired and uplifted. They are excellent as your thought for the day. We become more forgiving as we have more forgiving thoughts. We have more forgiving thoughts as we pay we pay attention to more forgiveness quotes! These quotes can help you get motivated to forgive a specific situation, or just to be generally more forgiving.

  • If you do not forgiv If you do not forgive you are blaming someone else for the pain you are maintaining in yourself.
  • Every wound offers u Every wound offers us a gift. We need to forgive to get the gift.
  • Forgive or be unhapp Forgive or be unhappy. Which do you prefer? Every little bit of unforgiveness adds to our stress, misery and general unhappiness; every little bit of forgiveness adds to our wellbeing, freedom and happiness. Since the alternative to forgiving is to be unhappy. It's not a difficult choice, is it?
  • Forgive to win! When Forgive to win! When we forgive we feel like we have won something. What the others involved do or say is not our business. Our business to be a winner and forgive.
  • Forgiveness is choos Forgiveness is choosing to be happy and making our own happiness a higher priority than anger, resentment or vengeance.
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“Tough Forgiveness: Forgiveness can include, ‘Goodbye'” – William Fergus Martin.

“Forgive to win!” – William Fergus Martin.

“There are many alternatives to Forgiveness, but none of them are sane.” – William Fergus Martin.

“The main alternative to Forgiveness is insanity.” – William Fergus Martin.

“The madness caused by lack of Forgiveness is widespread, but it is still madness.”  – William Fergus Martin.

“Forgive or be unhappy. Which do you prefer?”  – William Fergus Martin.

“You hurt yourself more by not forgiving than by anything done to you by another.” – William Fergus Martin.

“When you do not forgive you magnify the hurts you have received, but blame the other for the pain you now cause yourself.” – William Fergus Martin.

“When you do not forgive your are blaming someone else for the pain you are actively maintaining in yourself.” – William Fergus Martin.

“The desire to hurt, kills you.” – William Fergus Martin.


 

These forgiveness quotes below are all from the book, Forgiveness is Power: a user guide to why and how to forgive, by our Trustee William Fergus Martin.

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Part One: Forgiveness Is The Power to Choose

  • When you forgive you win. –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Why Forgive?” p. 12
  • Forgiveness is the power to choose how things affect you.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Why Forgive?” p. 15
  • Forgiveness is choosing to be happy.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “What is Forgiveness?” pp. 18 and 19
  • Forgiveness is simply freeing ourselves from wanting to punish.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “What is Forgiveness?” p. 18
  • We experience what we intend for others.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “What is Forgiveness?” p. 19
  • Fear is wisdom as a child.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Reconciliation” p. 23
    • Cf. “Guilt and Company” p. 69
  • Forgiveness is always possible, but reconciliation is not always possible.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Reconciliation” p. 23
  • Forgiveness gives us the freedom to stay and the freedom to walk away.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Tough Forgiveness” p. 29
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Part Two: Blocks to Forgiveness

  • To be able to forgive we must first meet the legitimate needs of the s of us that don’t want to.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “High Ideals and Gut Feelings” p. 38
  • We need to be willing to release ful feelings around an event in order to fully gain the benefits, which are available from it.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Be Wounded, or be Wise” p. 41
    • Emphasizing that forgiving allows us to access the wisdom we can gain from an experience.
  • If we hold onto our wounds in an area of life then we hold back the growth of wisdom in that area too.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Be Wounded, or be Wise” p. 41
  • A more forgiving attitude makes it easier to develop wisdom…Likewise a deeper capacity for wisdom makes it easier to forgive.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Be Wounded, or be Wise” p. 42
  • Forgiveness is an act of willingness not an act of will.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “False Forgiveness.”
  • Practising on the small things makes it easier to forgive the big things.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Irritations and Frustrations” p. 55
  • When we are absolutely sure we are right, we can be absolutely sure we are wrong.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Judgement” p. 58
  • The truth is not a stick with which to beat yourself.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “I Just Cannot Forgive Them” p. 61
  • Cynicism is the ability to create a better world—stuck in reverse.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Cynicism” p. 63
  • Cynicism is a bad tempered guard dog, which keeps biting its owner.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Cynicism” p. 63
  • Cynicism is a sign of a split between our idealism and our practicality.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Cynicism” p. 64
  • Much of what happens in life is emotion disguised as reason.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Guilt and Company” p. 68
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Part Three: Go Deeper: Reconcile with Yourself

  • We cannot forgive others while being at war with ourselves.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Reconciliation with Ourselves” pp. 71 and 72
  • A garden emerges from tending the outer world; forgiveness emerges from tending our inner world.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “The Forgiveness Garden ” p. 75
  • Every wound offers us a gift.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “The Gift in the Wound” pp. 90 and 91
  • What we think are issues we have with our nts are really issues we have with life.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Have Your nts Forgiven You?” 0p. 100

Part Four: Advanced Forgiveness

  • Forgiveness is something we are rather than something we do.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Forward Giving.”
  • Think of someone who antagonizes, annoys or upsets you and ask yourself, “What positive character qualities does this person express that I lack?”  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Turn Tormentors into Mentors.”
  • When we forgive we choose to be empowered, rather than being a victim.  –  Forgiveness is Power, William Fergus Martin.
    • “Forgiveness as an Act of Power” 2p. 192

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  • Self forgiveness is one of the most unselfish things you can do. Everyone around benefits as you become less demanding, more giving and more forgiving. –  Four Steps to Forgiveness, William Fergus Martin

 

Sharing these Inspiring Forgiveness Quotes

If you find these quotes helpful why not spread a little light around by sharing them with others? Spreading forgiveness around is a lovely way to enhance your day. Sharing the best quotes you can find with other people not only helps them feel uplifted, inspired and motivated it also helps you feel uplifted, inspired and motivated too. Why not spread some forgiveness around – and quote away!

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Four Steps to Forgiveness

A powerful way to freedom, happiness and success.

William Fergus Martin

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