Quotations The Best Quotes About Confession  

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He who denies all, confesses all.

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It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Let the trumpet of the day of judgment sound when it will, I shall appear with this book in my hand before the Sovereign Judge, and cry with a loud voice, This is my work, there were my thoughts, and thus was I. I have freely told both the good and the bad, have hid nothing wicked, added nothing good. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. Oscar Wilde

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A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life. Oscar Wilde

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Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will show you are wise today.

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A confession has to be part of your new life. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. Daniel Webster

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We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it. Publilius Syrus

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Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books. W. H. Auden

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The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them. Michel de Montaigne

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The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Augustine of Hippo

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Confessed faults are half-mended.

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If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment... Edgar Allan Poe

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Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy. Peter De Vries

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"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! - tear up the planks! here, here! - It is the beating of his hideous heart!" Edgar Allan Poe

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Open confession is good for the soul.

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A wise man admits his weaknesses. I'd admit mine if I had any.

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He that jokes confesses.

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The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues. William Hazlitt

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No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does. Anita Brookner