Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. ~Mark Twain
Forgiving is love's toughest work, and love's biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love's power to break nature's rule. ~Lewis B. Smedes