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Who doesn't need it? Who doesn't deserve it?


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


“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
-- Abraham Lincoln


"There is magic in sincere forgiveness; in the forgiveness you give, but more so in the forgiveness you receive." - Dr. Karl Menninger. MD



“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”

-- Mrs. Corrie Ten Boom, The Netherlands


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
-- Mahatma Gandhi


The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
175Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It becomes
The thronèd monarch better than his crown.
His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
180The attribute to awe and majesty
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings,
But mercy is above this sceptered sway.
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings.
It is an attribute to God himself.
-- Portia, Act 4 Scene 1, The Merchant of Venice,
William Shakespeare



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


“The wounds of the order of humanity can be healed in infinitely many other places than those in which they were inflicted.”  

-- Martin Buber, The Knowledge of Man, 136