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it's better to ask forgiveness than permission

It is better to act and do something that one may have to apologize for than to do nothing out of caution or politeness. The phrase prioritizes action over courtesy. I hope my supervisor isn't mad, but it's better to ask forgiveness than permission, right? Who cares if you offend someone—you need to get your music to the right people, and it's better to ask forgiveness than permission!
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He said he always asked for God's forgiveness and sought spiritual guidance 'every time a person is killed in our fight against drugs' and people called him 'murderer.'
This could provide additional insight into the relationship between R/S motivations for forgiveness and other factors.
Forgiveness, not as forgetting, but as an awakening.
And in another plea, Pope Francis said he was seeking forgiveness for single mothers - and their children - being told the situations they found themselves in constituted a mortal sin.
"In a special way, we ask pardon for all the abuses committed in various types of institutions run by males or female religious and by other members of the church, and we ask for forgiveness for those cases of manual work that so many young women and men were subjected to.
It is the thesis of this paper that differences in the prioritizing of moral concerns may alter tendencies toward granting and seeking forgiveness.
Forgiveness is not based on others' actions, but on our attitude.
The Shrine at Altamira was published shortly before scholars, such as Derrida, were to devote increased attention to the topic of "forgiveness" in response to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established in 1995.
The journey to forgiveness entails a genuine intention to resolve our feelings and look at the bigger picture.
So maybe, if we understood it better, we could practice extending forgiveness. The best explanation I have ever read comes from William P.
Although three main methods (narrative, questionnaire, and experimental) are usually applied in forgiveness research, a few scholars have explored the neurological basis relevant to forgiveness (e.g., Farrow et al., 2001; Young & Saxe, 2009).
Forgiveness August Rose still hanging on Where do I belong In the garden Or in the house I am a roving Spirit I am in this World But not controlled by it Forgiveness B and Q is the place Or at the shoe shop My Spirit roams Into Tesco Morrisons The Pound Shop I like vegetables I like fruit I've got to stay alive Oh, August take me To another level of Love Forgiveness From Heaven above I see you all Like Ants Like a fearful race Not knowing what to do August is here to share The stories and tales of old Be more bold and whisper Sweet dreams for the people You meet on the street In the city bars And restaurants August Rose you can bloom And grow,Forgiveness.
It is a journey that may have a variety of starting points, but somewhere along the way will include the concept of forgiveness. And, at least in this paper, we will begin our journey with the question of forgiveness and whether it is indeed possible.
Perspectives on Forgiveness: Contrasting Approaches to Concepts of Forgiveness and Revenge