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In the Spirit of Yom Kippur
Quotes to Forgiveness

yom kippur at the beach

Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement. A day where we confess our mistakes, repent, make amends, and forgive others. It requires a lot of mental strength. It isn’t easy, but forgiveness will free you from resentment and guilt which tend to drag people down. In fact, they are completely counterproductive. Bettering your relationship with your loved ones, G-d, and yourself starts with absolution. In the spirit of Yom Kippur, here are 4 principals demonstrated by famous quotes that will put you on the blissful path to forgiveness.

forgiveness in Rummikub for yom kippur

Resentment is Counterproductive

resentment is counterproductive and a bad idea. forgiveness is productive

“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.” William Arthur Ward

“When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt. But the two rarely meet.” Steve Maraboli

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something. Forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” Criss Jami

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

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Buddha

What Does Forgiveness Mean?

forgiveness is the act you need to make a difference in your life. in the spirit of yom Kippur.

“Sometimes, the first step to forgiveness is understanding the other person was being an idiot.” Unknown

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.” Joyce Cary

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner.” Max Lucado

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” William Blake

“Forgiveness is the best form of love. It takes a strong person to say sorry and an even stronger one to forgive.” Unknown

Forgiveness is Practical and Effective

building blocks demonstrating the effectiveness of forgiveness for Yom Kippur

“Forgiveness Does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Lewis Boese

“There are two kinds of forgiveness: 1. The kind when you give them another chance. 2. The kind you forgive but moved on without them. Use them both wisely.” S.B

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” Najwa Zebian

“Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.” Marcus Aurelius

“If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.” Robert Brault

You Will Be Rewarded

two fingers with faces show their love for each other a yom kippur example for love

“The best lesson in life one cannot forget is forgiveness. It keeps one remembering it every day.” Unknown

“Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” Unknown

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” William Arthur Ward

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” Robert Muller

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Arielle Dadon
Arielle Dadon
Arielle is an avid sun worshiper when it's not hot outside, has a talent for brilliant yet unrelated conversation starters, and will always notice life’s ironies which all make for great stories! She's always up for an adventure and never misses an opportunity to sing along to Disney classics. If you ever find her unable to produce a coherent sentence, she's probably in the midst of a laugh attack.

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