Forgiveness is the process of concluding resentment or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. The Oxford English Dictionary defines forgiveness as ‘to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offense or debt’. Here is a collection of some of the most popular quotes about forgiveness.

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

-Hannah Mor

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

-Honore de Balzac

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

-Alexander Pope

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

-Josh Billings

As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.

-Isabelle Holland