“ I was born into a Christian family and brought up in a Lutheran church. My faith has been the center point of my life, really, since I was a child, but at 16 years of age, I fully surrendered my life over to Christ. At that point, as a teenager, I began to grasp the concept of Christ's true love and forgiveness. ”

- Michele Bachmann

“ Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven. ”

- Kevyn Aucoin

“ We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. ”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“ Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins, and be at peace with God but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God have God as our Father, and may come to Him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings which we need. ”

- George Muller

“ It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel. ”

- Henry B. Eyring

“ It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself. ”

- Patty Duke

“ Here is the amazing thing about Easter the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. ”

- T. D. Jakes

“ Christians - whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever - have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That's what Christianity is. ”

- Patricia Heaton

“ In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself. ”

- Vincent Nichols

“ Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness anger concealed often hardens into revenge. ”

- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“ Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. ”

- Joan Lunden

“ Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love. ”

- Mahavira

“ You've just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn't help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it's easy to say and harder to do. ”

- Nicole Kidman

“ Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. ”

- Hannah More

“ Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. ”

- Alice Miller

“ Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. ”

- Desmond Tutu

“ If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness. ”

- Nelson Mandela

“ Paula Deen is a human being. She deserves forgiveness and a chance at redemption as much as anyone else. America is about redemption. ”

- Don Lemon

“ When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. ”

- Bernard Meltzer

“ It's important to recognize that forgiveness is more than mere words it's a heart attitude that induces a spiritual transformation. ”

- Victoria Osteen