Our Lady of Medjugorje: Dear children! Today I invite you to decide for peace. Pray that God give you the true peace. Live peace in your hearts and you will understand, dear children, that peace is the gift of God. Dear children, without love you cannot live peace. The fruit of peace is love and the fruit of love is forgiveness. I am with you and I invite all of you, little children, that before all else forgive in the family and then you will be able to forgive others. Thank you for having responded to my call. January 25, 1996
Mark Twain: Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mahatma Gandhi: The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Lewis B. Smedes: To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
George Herbert: He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
Paul Boese: Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Roberto Assagioli: Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Josiah Bailey: They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
Gilbert K. Chesterton: To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Alexander Pope: To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Voltaire: No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.