Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children dont usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.
His Holiness the Dahai Lama
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you do today.
In my opinion, you’re always a better person when you admit you made a mistake. Most good people will almost always forgive you and have a greater respect for you for coming clean.
Charles L. Orenstein
Maybe some of you are in a situation where you can relate:
To forgive is to permanently shed hurt feelings and to put something away. It means drawing a line under something and saying, “Finished.”… The courage to forgive is gigantic, an the courage to acknowledge the needs to forgive is perhaps even greater.