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1. "Great feuds often need very few words to resolve them. Disputes, even between nations, between peoples, can be set to rest with simple acts of contrition and corresponding forgiveness, can so often be shown to be based on nothing much other than pride and misunderstanding, and the forgetting of the humanity of the other -- and land, of course."
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
2. "We had to survive to remember. Otherwise everything we were would disappear. Those people we loved would fade as though we'd never loved them, as if they'd never walked and talked and burned, forgetting them was the real evil. That was the hole of darkness."
Author: Alice Hoffman
3. "Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die."
Author: Anne Lamott
4. "We seem to live in a world where forgetting and oblivion are an industry in themselves and very, very few people are remotely interested or aware of their own recent history, much less their neighbors'. I tend to think we are what we remember, what we know. The less we remember, the less we know about ourselves, the less we are. (Interview with Three Monkeys Online, October 2008)"
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
5. "Actually, perhaps they're just trying to remind themselves where they are. After all, sitting there with Jeremy [Kyle] and his iridescent pupils glistening before them, confronted by a studio audience so ugly they'd make John Merrick spew down the inside of his face-bag, the poor sods could be forgiven for forgetting they were on national television and starting to believe they were somewhere in the bowels of hell instead."
Author: Charlie Brooker
6. "I near felt bad he choose to be so evil. I am a forgiving woman, but my pen... oh my wicked wicked hormonal she-pen."
Author: Coco J. Ginger
7. "But what? But it was just so much easier to deal with the old pain by ignoring it? Forgetting it? Andy's presence meant having to actively work at forgiving him, and that was hard. Forgetting was much easier than forgiving--forgiving was an on-going process that had to continue past the dramatic declarations of apology and absolution."
Author: Diana Killian
8. "Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both, but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges."
Author: Dinesh Kumar Radhakrishnan
9. "The birds suffer their suffering each in a lifetime, forgetting it as they go."
Author: Guy Davenport
10. "Enduring and forgiving are two different things. You must not forgive the cruelty of this world. It's our duty as human beings to be angry at injustice. But we must also endure it. Because someone must sever this chain of hatred."
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
11. "By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry."
Author: Jack Dempsey
12. ". . . I still hold two truths with equal and fundamental certainty. One: the British did terrible things to the Irish. Two: the Irish, had they the power, would have done equally terrible things to the British. And so also for any other paired adversaries I can imagine. The difficulty is to hold on to both truths with equal intensity, not let either one negate the other, and know when to emphasize one without forgetting the other. Our humanity is probably lost and gained in the necessary tension between them both. I hope, by the way, that I do not sound anti-British. It is impossible not to admire a people who gave up India and held on to Northern Ireland. That shows a truly Celtic sense of humor."
Author: John Dominic Crossan
13. "Your number one task here is forgiving yourself and the people who mistreat you. You must learn to do this if you want to experience real happiness and peace in this life. You must do this if you want to feel accepted, valued and safe. The only way to feel innocent and worthy – is to give it to other people. That is just how it works."
Author: Kimberly Giles
14. "The trick was forgetting about what she had lost ...and learning to go on with what she had left."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
15. "Love is hard. It's forgiving your best friend when you want to shove her away."
Author: Liz Reinhardt
16. "Forgiving men is so much easier than forgiving women."
Author: Margaret Atwood
17. "I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, revive within me. Half surprised by the novelty of these sensations, I allowed myself to be borne away by them, and forgetting my solitude and deformity, dared to be happy."
Author: Mary Shelley
18. "Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down."
Author: Natalie Goldberg
19. "Is there a word for forgetting the name of someone when you want to introduce them to someone else at the same time you realize you've forgotten the name of the person you're introducing them to as well?""No."
Author: Neil Gaiman
20. "I tried opening the door to the car again, forgetting the darned thing would not open. "You need to get this door fixed," I nagged. "It's not broken, my lovely," David grinned. "Then why won't it open?" "Child locks to keep the princess from opening the door herself." He gave me a crooked smile. "Oh," I blushed."
Author: Nely Cab
21. "Love is so short, and forgetting takes so long."
Author: Pablo Neruda
22. "Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson."
Author: Paulo Coelho
23. "Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last."
Author: Peter Krause
24. "That's what's so miraculous about the city: each person's bearing and behavior vanish among these thousand sorts, observations are fleeting, judgements swift, and forgetting inevitable."
Author: Robert Walser
25. "Funny how I keep forgetting you're insane." - Colleen O'Brien"
Author: Shannon MacLeod
26. "The amusement she had drawn from their disapproval was a slavish remnant, a derisive dance on the north bank of the Ohio. There was no question of forgiving them. She had not, in any case, a forgiving nature; and the injury they had done her was not done by them. If she were to start forgiving she must needs forgive Society, the Law, the Church, the History of Europe, the Old Testament, great-great-aunt Salome and her prayer-book, the Bank of England, Prostitution, the Architect of Apsley Terrace, and half a dozen other useful props of civilization. All she could do was to go on forgetting them. But now she was able to forget them without flouting them by her forgetfulness."
Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
27. "Maintain a forgiving attitude!"
Author: Tae Yun Kim
28. "Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined. I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me.But if I saw her, I wouldn't recognize her."
Author: Veronica Roth

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Tell him solitude is creative if he is strongand the final decisions are made in silent rooms.Tell him to be different from other peopleif it comes natural and easy being different.Let him have lazy days seeking his deeper motives.Let him seek deep for where he is a born natural.Then he may understand Shakespeareand the Wright brothers, Pasteur, Pavlov,Michael Faraday and free imaginationsBringing changes into a world resenting change.He will be lonely enoughto have time for the workhe knows as his own."
Author: Carl Sandburg

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