28 quotes about Repentance
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Bad men are full of repentance.
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Repentance is another name for aspiration.
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Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
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It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit.
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Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
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True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
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The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be: But when he got well, a wolf once more was he.
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Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven.
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What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
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The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
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Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
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Repentance is but want of power to sin.
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It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance.
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Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
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People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up.
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Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.
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Repentance may be old-fashioned, but it is not outdated so long as there is sin.
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True repentance is to cease from sinning.
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Remorse is impotence, it will sin again. Only repentance is strong, it can end everything.
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One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us, and whereto our passions transport us; but those which by long habits are rooted in a strong and powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.
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Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
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Repentance won't cure mischief.
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He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
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Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
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But with morning cool repentance came.
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He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.
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True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.
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Repentance is accepted remorse.
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