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Repentance Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Repentance

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For the most part fraud in the end secures for its
companions repentance and shame.
- Charles Simmons

Repentance is accepted remorse.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

Bad men are full of repentance.
- Aristotle

The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion,
ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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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

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.
The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
- William Hazlitt

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
- Beverly Sills


 

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy,
he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
- Naguib Mahfouz

There is no original sin.
You don't have to pay repentance to anything or anybody.
- Desmond Harrington

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness;
not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world.
The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us,
with or without repentance.
- Gilbert Parker

Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small
doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.
- Ambrose Bierce

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips,
lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...
on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond

Repentance is but want of power to sin.
- John Dryden

When a child can be brought to tears,
and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance
he needs no chastisement.
When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their
conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
- Horace Mann

I was being called to surrender the very citadel of my self.
I was completely in the dark.
I did not really know what repentance was or what I
was required to repent of.
It was indeed the turning point of my life.
- Bede Griffiths

But however long you may have continued in rebellion,
and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins,
yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance,
and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ,
you shall not be cast out.
- Archibald Alexander

John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus,
was preaching the impending judgement of God,
urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in
the Jordan River those who responded.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

God be praised for his gracious long suffering towards
me in sparing my life so long.
Grant, gracious God, that I may make a good use of
the time that thou mayest be pleased yet to grant me for repentance.
- Patrick Gordon

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

What is past is past, there is a future left to all men,
who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are
they who repent the soonest.
- Voltaire

People seldom do what they believe in.
They do what is convenient, then repent.
- Bob Dylan

I'm always suspicious of people who repent of other people's sins.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent.
- George Crabbe

When death, the great reconciler, has come,
it is never our tenderness that we repent of,
but our severity.
- George Eliot

The new fashion is to talk about the most private parts of your life;
other fashion is to repent of your excesses and to
criticize the drugs that made you happy in the other times.
- Mick Jagger

It's bad when you fail morally.
It's worse when you don't repent.
- Luis Palau

Some persons do first, think afterward,
and then repent forever.
- Thomas Secker

It is impossible to repent of love.
The sin of love does not exist.
- Muriel Spark

We often repent of our first thoughts,
and scarce ever of our second.
- Horace Walpole

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed
than to repent of those that we intend to commit.
- Josh Billings

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from,
but our severity.
- George Eliot

If America is too arrogant, too prideful to repent,
it's not the kind of country that God wants it to be.
- Tony Campolo

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Seek out your bishop.
He will show you how to repent and will help you do it.
- Richard G. Scott

A sinner can no more repent and believe without the
Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.
- Charles Spurgeon

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure;
married in haste,
we repent at leisure.
- William Congreve

Men of age object too much, consult too long,
adventure too little, repent too soon,
and seldom drive business home to the full period,
but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
- Dale Carnegie

I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me
to devote myself to botany,
a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career,
had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
- George Bentham

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent.
It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance;
but finding that they will read,
he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Unfortunately, I was not wise enough to listen to her advice,
and hastily married.
In a few weeks, I had occasion to repent of the step I had taken,
as the report proved true - a report which I thought justified,
and indeed required, our separation.
- Maria Monk

And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
- Francis Quarles

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
- Xenocrates

Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time
in nothing which you know must be repented of.
- Richard Baxter

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Play as often as you can.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Our connection with Spirit is unbreakable, but often imperceptible.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson


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