It is sad that there are those who are willing to spend their life harbouring ill feeling and waiting to seek revenge at any moments. Actually, it costs more to avenge an injury than to forgive. The best way to get even is to forget.
That could be why Confucius says, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
“Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.” - Albert Schweitzer
"Lack of forgiveness is holding on to a burning coal despite the hurt in the hopes that it is burning and hurting someone else." - Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves” - Joshua Loth Liebman
"Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself."- Harriet Nelson
"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one." - Henry Ward Beecher
Forgiving saves the high cost of anger and the higher cost of hating. It is good to forgive; best to forget. In your daily living, you have enough baggage to carry. So why carry the wrong doing of others. Make very sure you stop dwelling on it. Do not hold on to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
- Forgives one another
- Don't let evil forces dominate you!
- Learn to Tolerate One Another
- Let us always meet each other with a smile
- Love Your Enemies