You cannot truly forgive yourself or others as long as you derive your sense of self from the past. Only by accessing the power of the Now, which is your own power, can there be true forgiveness. this renders the past powerless, and you realise deeply that nothing you ever did or that was ever done to you could touch even in the slightest the radiant essence of who you are. the whole concept of forgiveness then becomes unnecessary. (The Power of the NOW p 191)
"Men are punished by their sins, not for them."-----Elbert Hubbard
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
-- Alexander Pope
Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision.
-- Randall Worley
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
-- Mahatma Gandhi