quote by Lillian Smith

Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years.

— Lillian Smith

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Hard to forgive quote How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Anything worth having is hard to keep, I love you like my coffee, so hot and so sweet. So, let's stick it out so we never regret it, I could forgive the past-but I never forget it.

Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is... and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.

Hard to forgive quote Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
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How many caskets can we witness before we see it's hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness.

Forgiveness isn't always a one-time thing.

There are layers of it that need to be recognized in any situation -especially in a marriage. Sometimes we think we have forgiven, but we don't realize how many layers there are. And if we don't deal with each layer, hardness of heart can set in and build up to monumental proportions.


hatred of oppression seems to me so blended with hatred of the oppressor that I cannot separate them. I feel that no other injury could be so hard to bear, so very very hard to forgive, as that inflicted by cruel oppression and prejudice.

Hard to forgive quote Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

People respect unhappiness and find it especially hard to forgive success.

Forgiveness is the best charity. (It is easy to give the poor money and goods when one has plenty, but to forgive is hard; but it is the best thing if one can do it.)

I think maybe my greatest weakness is that I trust people too much.

I'm too trusting. And when they let me down, if they let me down, I never forgive. I find it very, very hard to forgive people that deceived me. So I don't know if you would call that a weakness, but my wife said "let up."

Hard to forgive quote A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres...
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
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The path of repentance, though hard at times, lifts one ever upward and leads to a perfect forgiveness.


Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly.

The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.

The human heart in its perversity finds it hard to escape hatred and revenge.

Hard to forgive quote Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Forgive me for noting that conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less.

Love is hard to offend and quick to forgive.

How easily do you get irritated and offended? Some people live by the motto, “Never pass up an opportunity to get upset with your spouse.” When something goes wrong, they quickly take full advantage of it by expressing how hurt or frustrated they are. But this is the opposite reaction of love.

If you stay in that new flow of positive behavior, it's hard to revert back to old patterns. But if you do fall off, just forgive yourself, recover quickly, and get right back on.

Hard to forgive quote You must tell yourself "No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I'm going
You must tell yourself "No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I'm going to make it".

If you're having a hard time being compassionate to or forgiving of yourself or others, you repeat these four phrases directed to yourself or the other person: "I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you." And just by saying and feeling those phrases, you will find your heart starts to melt.

Forgiveness is the best part of valor.

..Discretion is easy. It's finding the courage to forgive yourself and others that is hard. [Acheron]

It's kind of hard to articulate, but, like, this notion of mercy, forgiveness, was very appealing for me. It was very profound. And it had a deep impact, and I think it still does.

Hard to forgive quote Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it.
Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it.

It is hard to witness to truth to people who believe truth is relative.

It is hard to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to people who believe that, since morality is relative, they have no sins to forgive.

It is hard to forgive, and to look at those eyes, and feel those wasted hands,' he answered. 'Kiss me again; and don’t let me see your eyes! I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer—but yours! How can I?


I am running into a new year and the old years blow back like a wind that I catch in my hair like strong fingers like all my old promises and it will be hard to let go of what I said to myself about myself when I was sixteen and twenty-six and thirty-six but I am running into a new year and I beg what i love and I leave to forgive me.

Hard to forgive quote Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care.

Because God's justice is inexorable, it is hard to obtain forgiveness for sins committed with complete deliberation.

You never forget your first kiss. And that's what makes it so hard to forgive my uncle.

Hard to forgive quote Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.
Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.

Forgiveness doesn't mean being a wimp.

It doesn't mean being weak. It doesn't mean having no principles and no values. Sometimes we have to stand firm for what we believe and make really hard decisions.


I don't know if there's any secret recipe.

Just a lot of hard work. Pay attention to your constituents. I always had a great Iowa staff that did all my great constituent service work. And I found that people would forgive me for a lot of my "liberal sins" because I paid attention to the home front.

There's a beautiful forgiveness practice I love which is quite simple.

It's called "Ho'oponopono" (pronounced: ho-o-pono-pono) and it's a lot easier to do than it is to say. It's a Kahuna Hawaiian technique, which involves repeating four phrases internally toward yourself or the person whom you're having a hard time forgiving.

Hard to forgive quote Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry les
Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry less; Dance more; Love often.

Bitterness is like a weed. Remember how hard it always was to pull out thistles once they root? Remember how deep those roots grow, and how if you just snapped off the end of it, the plant would grow right back? You have to dig down deep inside. Let God search your heart. Let Him show you what's there and help you root out all that bitterness. Then you can pray for forgiveness.

Sometimes it is hard not to say, 'God forgive God.

' Sometimes it is hard to say so much. But if our faith is true, He didn't. He crucified Him.

Once women begin to question the inevitability of their subordination and to reject the conventions formerly associated with it, they can no longer retreat to the safety of those conventions. The woman who rejects the stereotype of feminine weakness and dependence can no longer find much comfort in the clich? that all men are beasts. She has no choice except to believe, on the contrary, that men are human beings, and she finds it hard to forgive them when they act like animals.

Hard to forgive quote There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But wit
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

It is hard to imagine a world without forgiveness.

Without forgiveness life would be unbearable. Without forgiveness our lives are chained, forced to carry the sufferings of the past and repeat them with no release.

We find nothing easier than being wise, patient, superior.

We drip with the oil of forbearance and sympathy, we are absurdly just, we forgive everything. For that very reason we ought to discipline ourselves a little; for that very reason we ought to cultivate a little emotion, a little emotional vice, from time to time. It may be hard for us; and among ourselves we may perhaps laugh at the appearance we thus present. But what of that! We no longer have any other mode of self-overcoming available to us: this is our asceticism, our penance.

One of the first lessons I learned as a mom was to forgive myself for not being perfect and to try to prioritize what was really important. I had to really accept very early on that after a while, reading a script and finding the form for the class trip, it was hard to realize which one had priority at times. So I just had to say, "You're doing the best you can, and when you make a mistake, apologize. Your kids know that you love them."

I think Black Nativity movie has a very clear message.

It's about a family in crisis facing some of the very familiar struggles we face in our communities. It's really about love, redemption, forgiveness, faith and family, the things that have gotten us through so many hard times, and that continue to get us through them. When times are hard, we need each other.

God teaches you to forgive people when they mistreat you.

That's something that we have to do as Christians, as children of God. It's very hard to do. It's very, very hard. When someone lies on you, when someone tries to ruin your reputation, because everyone knows what kind of person I am.

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