8 Amazing Forgiveness Quotes That’ll Inspire You to Forgive Quickly

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5.) “Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.”

While Nelson Mandela has many great quotes on forgiveness, perhaps none as are profound as this one. The fact that forgiveness is an act of love is subtly intertwined in this message by stating that it removes fear. For we are told in John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.”

Forgiveness is a weapon that slays bitterness and resentment in the name of freedom and love.

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6.) “Forgiveness keeps no record of wrong.”

As many forgiveness quotes do, 1 Corinthians 13:7 reminds us that forgiveness wipes our slate cleans. When Jesus forgave us, our sins were removed as far as the east is from the west. When we choose to forgive, we offer that same mercy to our foes.

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7.) “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest.”

It’s no secret that apologizing requires you to let down your pride, which requires great courage. But forgiving takes an inner strength that forces you to release someone from the bounds of guilt. You have to be strong to declare a wrongdoer “not guilty” in your court, but nothing could be more worth it.

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8.) “Hating someone makes them important. Forgiving them makes them obsolete.”

So many quotes on forgiveness shed light on how greatly you are empowered when you forgive. When you hate someone who has hurt you, you elevate the level of importance they have in your life, the power they have over your emotions, and the chokehold they have on your heart. Forgiving them knocks them off that invisible pedestal so that you may be set free.

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We pray these forgiveness quotes have empowered you to forgive someone in your life today. Choose to love others as Christ has loved you by giving this precious gift, and be sure to SHARE these quotes about forgiveness with your friends and family on Facebook!

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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.