Quotations The Best Quotes About Repentance  

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Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotle

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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. Josh Billings

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Remorse is impotence, it will sin again. Only repentance is strong, it can end everything. Henry Miller

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The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Repentance is another name for aspiration. Henry Ward Beecher

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Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors. Josh Billings

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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. Thomas Carlyle

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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. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins. Thomas Fuller

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Repentance is but want of power to sin. John Dryden

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True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat. F. H. Bradley

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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. Aldous Huxley

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Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind. Ogden Nash

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He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent. Seneca the Younger

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But with morning cool repentance came. Walter Scott

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Repentance won't cure mischief.

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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. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven. Thomas Browne

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It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. Benjamin Franklin

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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. Michel de Montaigne

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Repentance is accepted remorse. Sophie Swetchine

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He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent. Francis Quarles