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The Best Quotes About Sin

Updated June 14, 2019 870 votes 215 voters 25.2k views

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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?"

This list includes notable sin quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest sin quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite sin sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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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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    Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.

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

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

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    Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

    William Shakespeare
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    Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.

    Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
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    One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.

    John Bunyan
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    All sins cast long shadows.

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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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    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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    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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    There is no sin except stupidity.

    Oscar Wilde
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    Sin is whatever obscures the soul.

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

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    All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.

    Cesare Pavese
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    SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense

    Eric Butterworth
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    The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.

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

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    A sin is something which is not necessary.

    G. I. Gurdjieff
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    No one was ever scolded out of their sins.

    William Cowper
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    She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.

    John Dryden
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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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    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