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Repentance Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Repentance

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

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

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

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

 

Repentance is accepted remorse.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

Bad men are full of repentance.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine.
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

We are what we pretend to be,
so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

There are three rules for dating:
1) Don't;
2) If you must, just be careful;
3) Forget the rules, your hormones will win anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things.
It's very exciting to test yourself.
- Francesca Annis

Naming a transition team varies with the intentions of the candidate;
some candidates have been careful to name a transition
team as much as a year in advance.
- Richard V. Allen

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

Investors should start with a view of skepticism.
They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors.
They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
- Arthur Levitt


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