20 quotes to inspire you to forgive

In my book, 10 Step to #DefineYourself: How to succeed in life despite any obstacle, the third step to overcoming a challenge, obstacle, adversity, limitation or setback and begin to succeed in life is to forgive others and yourself.

Forgiveness can be difficult, but it is important to forgive those who caused you hurt, sorrow or who played any part in causing the challenge, obstacle, adversity, limitation or setback that stands between you and your success. 

You must forgive all who have caused the obstacles in your life – including yourself – before you can move towards overcoming your “it’s” and start seeing a clear path towards the success you desire.

The quotes in this list come from my free eBook, More than 650 quotes to inspire you to #DefineYourself.  Get your free copy by subscribing to my newsletter, the #DefineYourself blast.

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company
– Charles Evans Hughes

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons
– Jessica Lange

Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself form negativity
– Unknown

Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life
– Victoria Osteen

Don’t let a temporary event become a permanent label
– Joel Osteen

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was
– Richard L. Evan

Don’t let yourself stay sad
– Unknown

Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain
– Joseph Campbell

For every minute you are angry you loose sixty second of happiness
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on
– Les Brown

Forgiveness is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your past
– Bishop T. D. Jakes

Forgiveness is not always easy.  At times, it is more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it.  And yes, there is no peace without forgiveness
– Unknown

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness
– Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning
– Desmond Tutu

Forgiving you is my gift to you.  Moving on is my gift to myself
– Unknown

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed.  It means the damage no longer controls our lives
– Unknown

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned
– Buddha

I am making amends and seeking forgiveness. My only hope is that some good can come out of my situation
– Jayson Blair

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive
– Yolanda Hadid

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge
– Gerald Jampolsky