Thoughts To Ponder - #117

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD
 


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These little known quotes on forgiveness bring a perspective worth contemplating—including, Gandhi, Buddha, Alice Miller, Smedes, et al.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ” —Buddha

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

“God will forgive me. It's his job. ” —Heinrich Heine

"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. ” —Garrison Keillor

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ” —Paul Boese

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

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. ” —Lewis B. Smedes

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. ” —Lewis B. Smedes

“When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it. ” —Lewis B. Smedes

“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. ” —Lewis B. Smedes

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ” —Lewis B. Smedes

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life. " Mind, Body, Spirit healing and Physical/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Recovery. As an inspirational leader, Dr. Neddermeyer empowers people to view life's challenges as an opportunity for Personal/Professional Growth and Spiritual Awakening. http://www.drdorothy.net

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