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Oscar WildeAlways forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

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John KennedyForgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

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Wilson MiznerYou can't be a rascal for 40 years and then cop a plea the last minute. God keeps better books than that.

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

     (on his deathbed)

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HoraceSome faults may claim forgiveness.

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

Victor HugoIf I were Jesus, I would have saved Judah.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

George Bernard ShawThe secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Joseph RouxThe folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.

—  Joseph Roux, 1834-1905, French clergyman & poet

George Bernard ShawYouth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Blaise PascalTo understand is to forgive.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Mahatma GandhiThe weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

TalleyrandA woman will sometimes forgive the man who tries to seduce her, but never the man who misses an opportunity when offered.

—  Talleyrand, 1754-1838, French statesman & diplomat

La RochefoucauldWe often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Martin Luther KingForgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Karl KrausLord, forgive them, for they know what they do!

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer


Bible Quotes

Gospel of LukeFather, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.

—  Gospel of Luke ‐ 23:34

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Quotes in Verse

Robert FrostForgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet


Ancient Greek

Pittacus of MytileneForgiveness is better than revenge.

Συγγνώμη τιμωρίας κρείσσων.

—  Pittacus of Mytilene, 650-570 BC, one of the 7 sages of Ancient Greece

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Movie Quotes

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)Never apologize, mister. It's a sign of weakness.

—  from the film She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

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The Conformist (1970) - Better think about the priest. He may not grant absolution.
- They grant everyone absolution.

—  from the film The Conformist (1970)










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