While I have not discovered the origins of "Kiss and Makeup Day", I have discovered several sites paying homage to this holiday as far back as August 25, 2000. So in honor of the holiday being around for at least the past decade, I figured it deserved it's own page of special quotes to help the celebrants along. Check out these short but sweet quotes about forgiveness. And give that Kiss and Makeup thing a chance!
1. "He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. "There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love." ~Brian H. McGill
3. "There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site." ~Sydney Harris
4. "Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting." ~William Arthur Ward
5. "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." ~Lewis B. Smeade
6. "It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." ~William Blake
7. "Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit." ~Peter Ustinov
8. "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Ghandi
9. "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." ~Mark Twain
10. "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." ~Paul Boese
11. "People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than for being right." ~J.K. Rowling
12. "Without forgiveness there is no future." ~Desmond Tutu
13. "Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend." ~Jewel
14. "To be social is to be forgiving." ~Robert Frost
15. "The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world." ~Marianne Williamson
So instead of forgiving and forgetting, letting bygones be bygones, accepting an apology only to remember the incident in a future argument... Take the opportunity this Kiss and Makeup Day to really forgive that dear friend, sister, or spouse. Not just "makeup" with that special person in your heart. But truly forgive him. I think these quotes about forgiveness offer special direction in how to do just that. Enjoy a fresh beginning in a stale relationship starting this August 25th.
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