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If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see.

Spanish proverb

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.

George Herbert (1593-1632) British poet.

We pardon to the extent that we love.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.


Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Forgiveness is the scent that the rose leaves on the heel that crushes it

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There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?

Sophocles (497/6 BC-406/5 BC) Greek tragic poet.

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

He who forgives ends the quarrel

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