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Forgiveness

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. Thomas Fuller
 
How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all. Clarissa Estes
 
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.  Syrus 

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. Jean Paul
 
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. Henry Lloyd Beecher
 
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
 
It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own. West
 
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. Lewis B Smeeds

It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them. Lana Turner
 
Life is an adventure in forgiveness. Norman Cousins

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee
 
My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person. Janine Turner
 
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. H. Jackson Brown Jr

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. Marlene Dietrich
 
One forgives to the degree that one loves. Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

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Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. 

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. 

Be interesting, be enthusiastic… and don’t talk too much. 

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. 

Change your thoughts and you change your world. 

Change yourself and your work will seem different. 

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. 

Don’t take tomorrow to bed with you. 

Drop the idea that you are carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don’t take yourself so seriously. 

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. 

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. 

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. 

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe. 

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them. 

If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. 

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. 

If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done. 

Imagination is the true magic carpet. 

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. 

It’s always too early to quit.

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