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Quotes of the Day for 18 February 2004 – Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a theme that has often been requested. The quotes please me and the response is generally good, so I tend to assent. By coincidence, I used this theme three years ago today, with a completely different set of quotes.

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The quotes:

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.
     - Alden Nowlan

Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.
     - Brian Tracy

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because, while both parties came prepared to forgive, neither party came prepared to be forgiven.
     - Charles Williams

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart.... Forgiveness saves expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
     - Hannah More

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
     - Jessamyn West

If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you, but the bureaucracy won't.
     - Hyman G. Rickover


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