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Pardon Quotes

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Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Related topics: Inspirational Forgiveness

Forgiving others is a gift to yourself,
given not because the other deserves pardon,
but because you deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger,
and from embracing universal forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

I believe that President Clinton considered the legal
merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them,
and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise,
on the merits.
- John Podesta

 

The folly which we might have ourselves committed is
the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.
- Joseph Roux

George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd,
a moron, if you'll pardon the expression.
- Martin Sheen

Phones rang constantly, as if the White House was conducting
some kind of pardon telethon.
- Barbara Olson

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Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.
- John Goodman

Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.
- Thomas Kempis

Forgiveness to the injured does belong;
but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
- John Dryden

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted,
I beg his pardon.
- Johannes Brahms

We have peace with God as soon as we believe,
but not always with ourselves.
The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal,
and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.
- William Gurnall

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior
is our only hope for a pardon.
- Douglas Horton

We are all full of weakness and errors;
let us mutually pardon each other our follies -
it is the first law of nature.
- Voltaire

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity.
We are all formed of frailty and error;
let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -
that is the first law of nature.
- Voltaire

I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will.
He will pardon me if I committed excesses,
but I don't think I did.
- Augusto Pinochet

If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one:
I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me.
- William Allingham

I have strongly rejected the proposal to pardon and
transfer her to the United States.
I do not have the legal power to pardon terrorists and even if I did,
I would not use it.
- Alberto Fujimori

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

You could hear him, literally, half a mile away when he opened up.
He was at his peak then.
He was, naturally, dying to get out of the place he was in,
and he recorded for us his appeal for pardon to the governor.
- Alan Lomax

Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance.
It is just the kind of authority that would attract
the special attention of someone obsessed with himself
and his own ability to influence events.
- Barbara Olson

We can't let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals.
Because they need to go to prison for what they've done in this world.
We can't have a pardon.
They need to pay for what they've done.
- Cindy Sheehan

And what does reward virtue? You think the communist
commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think,
excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents
reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the
basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the
basis of their political clout?
- Milton Friedman

God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our
ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us -
as,
indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
- John Calvin

He decided to plunge on with pardons over the department's objections,
or where he knew that there would be objections if
he had let career prosecutors know what he was doing.
- Barbara Olson

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
- Henry Ward Beecher

He who pardons easily invites offense.
- Pierre Corneille

The offender never pardons.
- George Herbert

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned,
must be obscure and unostentatious.
- Marguerite Gardiner

What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me.
I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and
who has my complete trust.
- Pope John Paul II

In many ways when Jerry Ford pardoned Nixon,
in a certain way, he did speak for the country.
- Morley Safer

The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional
manipulation which the male is free to exploit,
since love is the only circumstance in which the female
is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
- Kate Millett

In the end, they pardoned me and packed me off to a
home for the shell-shocked.
Shortly before the end of the war, I was discharged a second time,
once again with the observation that I was subject to recall at any time.
- George Grosz

Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience
with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning
men who ought to be shot.
- Elihu Root

Clinton's pardoning of Marc Rich was off-the-wall.
- Morley Safer

To love means loving the unlovable.
To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable.
Faith means believing the unbelievable.
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
- William Congreve

There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above
doing a base or dishonorable action.
- Samuel Richardson

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men,
but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back


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