11 Quotes About Forgiveness To Commemorate Global Forgiveness Day

In honor of Global Forgiveness Day, check out our list of quotes on the beauty and power of forgiving.

Book Culture Favorite Quotes Just For Fun On This Day

Global Forgiveness Day is all about alleviating grievances and finding healing. Here are 11 impactful quotes to inspire us to do just that.

The Kite Runner

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“I wonder if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with the pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” 

Khaled Hosseini

Unbroken

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“At that moment, something shifted sweetly inside him. It was forgiveness, beautiful and effortless, and complete. For Louie Zamperini, the war was over.”

Laura Hillenbrand

To Whom the Bell Tolls 

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“To Understand is to Forgive.”

Ernest Hemingway

Where the Crawdads Sing 

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“ Why should the injured, the still bleeding, bear the onus of forgiveness?”

Delia Owens

The Handmaid’s Tale

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“But remember that forgiveness too is a power. To beg for it is a power, and to withhold or bestow it is a power, perhaps the greatest.”

Margaret Atwood

Drums of Autumn

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“Forgiveness is not a single act, but a matter of constant practice.”

Diana Gabaldon

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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“One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Letter to My Daughter 

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“I have learned to accept my responsibility and forgive myself first, then to apologize to anyone injured by my misreckoning.”

Maya Angelou

Temple of the Winds

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“There is magic in sincere forgiveness. Magic to heal. In forgiveness you grant, and more so in the forgiveness you receive.” 

Terry Goodkind

Looking for Alaska

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“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

John Green

Without Merit

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“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”

Colleen Hoover

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