Quotation Explorer - 'Pardon'

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. - Saint Francis of Assisi
There is no person on earth so bad that he does not have something about him that is praiseworthy. Why is it, then, that we leave the good out of sight and feast our eyes on the unclean things? It is as though we enjoyed only looking at if you will pardon the expression a man's behind. - Martin Luther
I beg your pardon; I am drunk without a drink. English wine & words are vulnerable to every man. - Santosh Kalwar
Pardon me if, reading that, I want to laugh, because you want to relieve me of a fear I've never had. I've never thought that, as they say, you eat little children. - Jeanne D'Albret
Love truth, and pardon error. - Voltaire
Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many. - Publilius Syrus
If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon. - Johannes Brahms
Just read The Virtue of Minding Your Own Business. Oh my, what currents run deep! Beautifully seen, beautifully told. Praise praise praise . . . Pardon my French, but you are one darn major American writer!"---, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, on Sandcastle and Other Stories - Richard Bach
Those who have committed no faults want no pardon. We are only defending what we deem our indisputable rights. - George Washington
I was a little cross.I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up. - Abraham Lincoln
Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature. - George Bernard Shaw
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. - Saint Francis of Assisi
Pardon all runners,All speechless, alien winds,All mad waters.Pardon their impulses,Their wild attitudes,Their young flights, their reticence.When a message has no clothes onHow can it be spoken. - Thomas Merton
Love truth, but pardon error. - Voltaire
Listen. Outside this frame I can see light,heavy as pardon, reliable as granite.Help me. Help me drag it into the picture. - Jeanne Murray Walker
Ah! Happy they whose hearts can breakAnd peace of pardon win!How else may man make straight his pathAnd cleanse his soul from sin?How else but through a broken heartMay the Lord Christ enter in? - Oscar Wilde
Pardon me Mam,I'm new in town, could you please show me the way to your house? - Frank Calvin Mann
It is surely better to pardon too much, than to condemn too much. - George Eliot
PARDON, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude. - Ambrose Bierce
If you overpower your enemy, then pardon him by way of thankfulness to Allah, for being able to subdue him.
Absolution is the most powerful form of forgiveness. A full pardon from suspicion and accountability. It's the liberation of a stolen future. A future my father never lived to see. Absolution is a mercy the people who killed him will never know. - Emily Thorne
The law says you have the right to hold a nigger, but begging the law's pardon, it lies. . . Is everything right because the law allows it? Suppose they'd pass a law taking away your liberty and making you a slave? - Solomon Northup
The dreadful joy Thy Son has sentIs heavier than any care;We find, as Cain his punishment,Our pardon more than we can bear. - G.K. Chesterton
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