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Confession Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Confession

Please enjoy these Confession Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Confession of errors is like a broom
which sweeps away the dirt
and leaves the surface brighter and clearer.
I feel stronger for confession.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

 

Faith never makes a confession.
- Henry David Thoreau

The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession,
if the veil of secrecy is removed.
- DeWitt Clinton

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

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Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
- Richard Rosen

You know, I've got a confession to make myself.
I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards.
- Ryan Stiles

Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
- Helen Rowland

My whole act is confession.
- Shelley Berman

Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same
time offers the seductive temptation to break through
the barriers by gossip or confession.
- Georg Simmel

There will be masses available all day long.
Confession available all day long.
- Thomas Monaghan

I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be
more like my own than any other man's living.
As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.
- Germaine Greer

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

Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession,
fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
- Horatio Alger

The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal
than an individual and autobiographical novel,
like a confession, or a diary.
- Francois Truffaut

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

I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids,
and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie!
Again!
- Mercedes McCambridge

I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic.
Confession has always held a great appeal for me.
- Alison Bechdel

Myth is neither a lie nor a confession:
it is an inflexion.
- Roland Barthes

Confession is always weakness.
The grave soul keeps its own secrets,
and takes its own punishment in silence.
- Dorothy Dix

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

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession,
and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
- Karl Marx

Acting is a form of confession.
- Tallulah Bankhead

If every time you engage in a sex act,
you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality.
- George Weinberg

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

I will begin with this confession: whatever I have
done in the course of my life,
whether it be good or evil, has been done freely;
I am a free agent.
- Giacomo Casanova

There is no requirement that police stop a person who
enters a police station and states that he wishes to
confess a crime or a person who calls the police to
offer a confession because volunteered statements of
any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment.
- Earl Warren

I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject,
to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession.
It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.
- Maria Monk

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough,
rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot
box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea
for keeping woman in the background!
- Ernestine Rose

Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives,
and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way -
that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.
- Billy Sunday

Three conditions are necessary for Penance:
contrition,
which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment;
confession of sins without any omission;
and satisfaction by means of good works.
- Thomas Aquinas

I hesitate to deposit money in a bank.
I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again.
When you go to confession and entrust your sins to
the safe-keeping of the priest,
do you ever come back for them?
- Jean Baudrillard

Deep in my heart I'm concealing things
that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling -
frightened you'll slip away.
- the movie Evita

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without
speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
- St.
Jerome

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good -
except I read a little,
so I started with the English but then determined that
it would have to be in Spanish.
- George Crumb

There are things to confess that enrich the world,
and things that need not be said.
- Joni Mitchell

Affectation is a very good word when someone does not
wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself.
- Fanny Brice

I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.
- Herb Alpert

I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
- Fanny Burney

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I confess, I do not believe in time.
- Vladimir Nabokov

You are committed to what you confess.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I confess I enjoy democracy immensely.
It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
- H. L. Mencken

I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Whether you call my heart affectionate,
or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune,
it is soft.
- Ovid

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

Unanimously we will confess and pledge ourselves to
stand behind the Fuehrer and his movement today and
forever and thereby to be of service to the idea of eternal Germany.
- Gustav Krupp

I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville
that man would not fly for fifty years.
- Wilbur Wright

Confess and be hanged.
- Christopher Marlowe

A man can look upon his life and accept it as good or evil;
it is far,
far harder for him to confess that it has been unimportant in the sum of things.
- Murray Kempton

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.
- Groucho Marx

All thing I thought I knew; but now confess,
the more I know I know, I know the less.
- John Owen

Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven;
confess them to man and you will be laughed at.
- Josh Billings

I will confess I did none of my own singing.
I did all my own costume and makeup,
though.
- Gary Cole

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
- Max Beerbohm

As this is the first time I have had the floor,
it may be well for me now to confess,
that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup
of coffee than in front of a jury.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I must confess I took a couple or three jobs just for the money.
- Jessica Walter

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity
as at the moment when they are losing faith in them,
and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.
- William Graham Sumner

I confess I've never felt like a passenger.
- Roger Waters

I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among writers
who take themselves seriously -
and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer.
- Jonathan Franzen

I'm not a workaholic, but I was a bit manic,
I have to confess.
- Gavin Rossdale

Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure.
It stimulates and inspires me.
- Zane Grey

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess,
and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison


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