10 Enlightening Forgiveness Quotes

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Forgiveness is Hard to Give ...

Forgiveness is Hard to Give
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Forgiveness Quote: "Forgiveness always seems so easy, when we need it, and so hard when we need to give it." --Fresh Start Devotionals

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Forgiveness Makes Us Grow ...

Forgiveness Makes Us Grow
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Forgiveness Quote: "Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were." --Cherie Carter Scott, If Love is a Game, These Are the Rules

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Forgiveness is Essential ...

Forgiveness Is Essential
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Forgiveness Quote: "Nothing in the Christian life is more important than forgiveness—our forgiveness of others and God's forgiveness of us." --John MacArthur, Jr., Alone with God

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Forgiveness Rolls Away Our Burden ...

Forgiveness Rolls Away Our Burden
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Forgiveness Quote: "We are to forgive so that we may enjoy God's goodness without feeling the weight of anger burning deep within our hearts. Forgiveness does not mean we recant the fact that what happened to us was wrong. Instead, we roll our burdens onto the Lord and allow Him to carry them for us." -- Charles Stanley, Landmines in the Path of the Believer

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Forgiveness Emits a Fragrance ...

Forgiveness Emits a Fragrance
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Forgiveness Quote: "Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." --Mark Twain

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We Must Forgive Our Enemies ...

We Must Forgive Our Enemies
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Forgiveness Quote: "We are not bound to trust an enemy; but we are bound to forgive him." --Thomas Watson, Body of Divinity

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Forgiveness Sets Us Free ...

Forgiveness Sets Us Free
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Forgiveness Quote: "When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumor out of your inner life. You set a prisoner free, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself." --Lewis B. Smedes, Forgive and Forget

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Forgiveness Calls for Humility ...

Forgiveness Calls for Humility
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Forgiveness Quote: "The best way to get the last word is to apologize." --God's Little Devotional Book for Women

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Forgiveness Enlarges Our Future ...

Forgiveness Enlarges Our Future
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Forgiveness Quote: "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." --Paul Boese

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Forgiveness Tastes Sweet ...

Forgiveness Tastes Sweet
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Forgiveness Quote: "To be forgiven is such sweetness that honey is tasteless in comparison with it. But yet there is one thing sweeter still, and that is to forgive. As it is more blessed to give than to receive, so to forgive rises a stage higher in experience than to be forgiven." --Charles Spurgeon

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