...I came to realize that God never shows us something we aren't ready to understand. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it. He'll wait until our eyes and hearts are open to Him, and then when we're ready. He will plant our feet on the path that's best for us. . . but it's up to us to do the walking.

— Immaculee Ilibagiza

The most impressive Immaculee Ilibagiza quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

I knew that my heart and mind would always be tempted to feel anger--to find blame and hate. But I resolved that when the negative feelings came upon me, I wouldn't wait for them to grow or fester. I would always turn immediately to the Source of all true power: I would turn to God and let His love and forgiveness protect and save me.


Faith moves mountains, if faith were easy there would be no mountains.


God's message extends beyond borders.

Anyone in the world can learn to forgive those who have injured them, however great or small that injury may be.


The power of forgiveness is huge; it is really big, and it can save this world.


To me, I think justice is part of forgiving, if it is well done with love.


I believe that we can heal Rwanda - and our world - by healing one heart at a time.


I've seen hatred and I have seen love. And love is more powerful.


I realized that my battle to survive this war would have to be fought inside of me.


The love of a single heart can make a world of difference.


Never refuse any who ask you for help;

if your pockets are empty, give them hope. Your every action must be born of kindness, your every word spoken with love. Live as God would have you live, and others will be inspired to do the same.


They can only kill us once.


When you start to see another human being as less than you, it's a danger.


About Immaculee Ilibagiza

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday 1972

Forgiving the men who killed my parents and brother was a process, a journey into deeper and deeper prayer.