Unforgiven Sayings and Quotes

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

Learn to forgive fully and completely. If you want health, wealth, and happiness, you can't afford the luxury of lugging around all those unforgiven, unforgotten past events. Let them go.     

Peter McWilliams

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.     

Bertrand Russell

A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.     


How ruthless and vile and hard and right the young are.     

Hal Porter

We must be ruthless with ideas, but gentle with people.     

Robert Sirico

An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!     

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.     

George Bernard Shaw

Whether fighting or spitting, my discipline is unforgiving!     

John Cena

In a cruel land, you either learned to laugh at cruelty or spent your life weeping.     

Robert Jordan

When the cruel fall into the hands of the cruel, we read their fate with horror, not with pity.     

Charles Caleb Colton

The most ruthless of all humans are the ones cornered in by death.     

Yuu Watase

Some things are not forgiveable. Deliberate cruelty is not forgiveable. It is the most unforgiveable thing in my opinion, and the one thing in which I have never, ever been guilty.     

Tennessee Williams

I was tough. I used everything to my advantage. I could be very ruthless.     

Leon Uris

Nature is cold, wet, hard and unforgiving.     

David Remnick

Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change.     

Martin Amis

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.     

Paul Tillich

Unforgiveness is spiritual filthiness, so get washed in the water of God's Word to forgive and stay clean.     

Joyce Meyer

Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable.     

Blanche Dubois

Competition-ruthless, unforgiving, to-the-death competition-is a crucial feature of capitalism.     

Jim Stanford

It's best to be ruthless with the past     

Stephen King

Ruthless striving, overcomes everything.     


Cruelty ever proceeds from a vile mind, and often from a cowardly heart.     

Lodovico Ariosto

Cruelty is the first attribute of the devil.     

Lodovico Ariosto

And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.     

William Shakespeare

This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.     

Charlie Chaplin

The only unforgivable sin: Being unforgiving.     

Malcolm Forbes

A ruthless man extends his ruthlessness from those he does not love to those he loves.     


This is the pain-pleasure of having newly adult children; they're innocent and ruthless in forgetting their sweet old dependence.     

Ian McEwan

To withhold forgiveness is to take poison and expect the unforgiven to die.     

Saint Augustine

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly     

Theodore Roosevelt