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The Best Quotes About Sin

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A list of the best sin quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous sin quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic sin quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational sin quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about sin?" and "What are inspirational sin quotes?"

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    There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. Blaise Pascal

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    Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. William Shakespeare

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    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. -- Romans 3:23

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    Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.

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    Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.

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    Those who do unlawful acts are no more sinners in the eyes of God than we who think them. Elbert Hubbard

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    If there is sin against life, it consists in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus

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    The first sin in our universe was Lucifer's self conceit. Thomas Carlyle

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    The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin. Ogden Nash

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    There is no sin except stupidity. Oscar Wilde

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    But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out. -- Numbers 32:23

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    People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it. Bernard Mandeville

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    All sins cast long shadows.

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    It's sin and not poverty that makes men miserable.

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    Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy. Ovid

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    Sin is whatever obscures the soul. André Gide

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    Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive. Frank Moore Colby

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    The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde

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    One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner. John Bunyan

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    SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense Eric Butterworth

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    She feared no danger, for she knew no sin. John Dryden

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    Really to sin you have to be serious about it. Henrik Ibsen

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    What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colorless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Through its intensified assertion of individualism it saves us from monotony of type. In its rejection of the current notions about morality, it is one with the higher ethics. Oscar Wilde

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    Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone. Frank Dane

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    We cannot well do without our sins; they are the highway of our virtue. Henry David Thoreau

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    He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.

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    A sin is something which is not necessary. G. I. Gurdjieff

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    It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin. Seneca the Younger

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    A sin confessed is half forgiven.

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    The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. Oscar Wilde

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    Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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    Few love to hear the sins they love to act. William Shakespeare

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    If others have sinned you need not mention it

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    After the first blush of sin comes its indifference. Henry David Thoreau

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    The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him.

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    I am a man more sinned against than sinning. William Shakespeare

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    A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners. Seneca the Younger

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    The sinning is the best part of repentance.

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    If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be! Cesare Pavese

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    No one was ever scolded out of their sins. William Cowper

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    Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action. Cyril Connolly

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    A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency. Miguel de Cervantes

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    Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a blame to any people.

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    But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you, but you must master it. -- Genesis 4:7

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    Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it, espouses it. Georges Bernanos

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    True Civilization does not lie in gas, nor in steam, nor in turn-tables. It lies in the reduction of the traces of original sin. Charles Baudelaire

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    To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. Augustine of Hippo

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    Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin. Mary Baker Eddy

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    That which we call sin in others, is experiment for us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil. Thomas Fuller

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