„Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.“

Variante: Who was it who said that forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a different past?
Quelle: Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

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„Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

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„There is hope in forgiveness“

—  John Piper American writer 1946

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„Forgiveness is better than revenge.“

—  Pittacus of Mytilene Greek sage

As quoted by Diogenes Laërtius in Life of Pittacus, i. 76, citing Heraclitus as his source.
Pittacus made this remark to justify his release of his captured enemy Alcaeus.
According to William Shepard Walsh, in Handy-book of Literary Curiosities (1892), p. 392, Epictetus, quoting from the same source, gives the phrase thus: "Forgiveness is better than punishment; for the one is proof of a gentle, the other of a savage, nature."

„That was very wrong… I have had God's forgiveness for it.“

—  John Bodkin Adams general practitionar, fraudster and suspected serial killer 1899 - 1983

To police on being confronted about a forged prescription.
Quelle: Patrick Devlin, Easing the passing: The trial of Doctor John Bodkin Adams, London, The Bodley Head, 1985

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„In the dark of the sun will you save me a place?
Give me hope, give me comfort, get me to a better place?“

—  Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017

The Dark Of The Sun, written with Jeff Lynne
Lyrics, Into The Great Wide Open (1991)

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„Forgiveness doesn't sit there like a pretty boy in a bar. Forgiveness is the old fat guy you have to haul up a hill.“

—  Cheryl Strayed, buch Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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