RELEASING Quotations

RELEASING Quotations

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A person who says, “I can forgive, but I cannot forget”, is really saying, “I refuse to forgive”. - Jim Hartness

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. - Rambler

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Havelock Ellis

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. - Cherie Carter-Scott

Any thought that makes you feel uncomfortable - be it fear, guilt, anger, worry, frustration - is backed by a negative belief. Let it go! - Che Garman

Do not let the future be held hostage by the past. - Neal A Maxwell

Don't let the past steal your present. - Cherralea Morgen

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. - Will Rogers

Don't ruin a perfectly good present by worrying about yesterday and tomorrow. - Unknown

Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. - Brenda MacIntyre

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway. - Mary C Crowley

Every one should keep a mental wastepaper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it. - Samuel Butler

Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. - Zig Ziglar

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe. - Larry Eisenberg

Forget the past. - Nelson Mandela

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. - Harriet Nelson

Forgive or relive. - Unknown

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. - Les Brown

Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness. - Unknown

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. - Paul Boese

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. - William A Ward

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. - Lawana Blackwell

Forgiveness is like sunshine after a rainy day. - Unknown

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is permanent attitude. - Martin Luther King, Jr

Forgiveness is the final form of love. - Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. - Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. - Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. - Isaac Friedmann

Forgiveness liberates the soul. That's why it's such a powerful weapon. - Nelson Mandela

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past. - Lily Tomlin

Forgiveness means letting go of a hurtful situation and moving on with your own happiness. - Amanda Ford

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. - Gerald Jampolsky

Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. - Henry Ward Beecher

Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. - G Weatherly

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. - Unknown

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head. - Ann Landers

He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love. - Martin Luther King, Jr

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. - Henry Ward Beecher

I don’t forgive people because I’m weak; I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes. - Marilyn Monroe

If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others? - Dolores Huerta

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. - Sally Kempton

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. - Buddha

Let go of the place that holds, let go of the place that controls, let go of the place that fears. Just let the ground support me. - Stephanie Kaza

Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace. - Leo Tolstoy

Life is made up of giving and getting and forgiving and forgetting. - Unknown

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy. - Katherine Mansfield

Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. - Regina Brett

More important than learning how to recall things is finding ways to forget things that are cluttering the mind. - Eric Butterworth

My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on. - Forrest Gump

Never let yesterday use up today. - Richard H Nelson

Never limit your view of life by any past experience. - Ernest Holmes

No matter who or what has wronged you, it is meaningless if you chose not to remember it. - Unknown

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. - Michael Cibenko

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown they prefer suffering that is familiar. -Thich Nhat Hanh

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. - Sydney Harris

Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build onto it: it is only good for wallowing in. - Katherine Mansfield

Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows. - Sir William Osler

Some people think you are strong when you hold on. Others think it is when you let go. - Sylvia Robinson

Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go. - Sylvia Robinson

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. - Eckhart Tolle

Stand up and walk out of your history. - Phil McGraw

The art of living lies in a fine mingling of holding on and letting go. - Havelock Ellis

The best definition of forgiveness I ever heard is giving up the hope that the past could be any different. - Oprah Winfrey

The hardest part about moving forward is not looking back. - Sally Kempton

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge. - Unknown

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. - Voltaire

The longer you take to move on, the less time you’ll have to spend being happy. - Kevin Ngo

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward. - Steve Maraboli

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. - Gandhi

There are no victims, only volunteers. - Robert Anthony

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. - Bryant H McGill

There's an important difference between giving up and letting go. - Jessica Hatchigan

There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site. - Sydney Harris

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go. - Oprah Winfrey

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. - Confucius

To err is human, to forgive, divine. - Alexander Pope

To err is human, to forgive, infrequent. - Franklin Adams

To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar. - P T Barnum

To forgive is human, to forget divine. - James Grand

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. - Robert Muller

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

To understand is to forgive, even oneself. - Alexander Chase

Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose. - George Lucas

Turn your wounds into wisdom. - Oprah Winfrey

We achieve inner health only through forgiveness - the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves. - Joshua Liebman

We are able to laugh when we achieve detachment, if only for a moment. - May Sarton

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us. - Joseph Campbell

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive. - Alan Paton

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu

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

Write the wrongs that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on marble. - Arab proverb

You cannot run the race full speed with a garbage bag full of trash. Let it go and run the race full speed.- Coleman Fisher

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'. - Dr Wayne Dyer



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