Lewis B. Smedes Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Lewis B. Smedes quotes, Lewis B. Smedes sayings, and Lewis B. Smedes proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Lewis B. Smedes
Some people still make promises and keep those they make. When they do, they help make life around them more stably human. Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiving is love's toughest work, and love's biggest risk. Lewis B. Smedes
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. Lewis B. Smedes
It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. Lewis B. Smedes
Restorative justice is not a replacement of retributive justice, but a complement. It seeks the rehabilitation of the wrongdoer and the repair of the victim's injury. Lewis B. Smedes
Seeing reality for what it is is what we call discernment. The work of discernment is very hard. Lewis B. Smedes
We are anxious in the face of our unchangeable past; we long to recreate segments of our private histories, but we are stuck with them. Lewis B. Smedes
God is not a doormat, nor should anyone else be a doormat. Lewis B. Smedes
True, the apostles did not expressly say that people will be saved only if they repent, believe, and confess. But most evangelicals assume with good reason that this is what the apostles implied. Lewis B. Smedes
Our sense of fairness tells us that people should pay for the wrong they do. Lewis B. Smedes
We are anxious in the face of our unchangeable past; we long to recreate segments of our private histories, but we are stuck with them. Lewis B. Smedes
The Holy Spirit, thank God, often enables people to forgive even though they are not sure how they did it. Lewis B. Smedes
The lies we tell ourselves are the most subtle of all lies. Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Lewis B. Smedes
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. Lewis B. Smedes
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiveness is God's invention for coming to terms with a world in which people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And He invites us all to forgive each other. Lewis B. Smedes
Because arrogance is born in personal vanity, arrogant people are driven without mercy. They can never get enough power to fill the soul's needs or enough respect to overcome the fear that they deserve less than they are getting. Lewis B. Smedes
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. Lewis B. Smedes