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Sins Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sins

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

We are punished by our sins, not for them.
- Elbert Hubbard

Related topics: Religion

Forgiveness is the remission of sins.
For it is by this that what has been lost,
and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Saint Augustine

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

 

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
- Horace

Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.
- Joseph Epstein

Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.
- Igor Stravinsky

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No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
- William Cowper

It is always the case that when the Christian looks back,
he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
- Karl Barth

Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.
- Alfred Korzybski

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond
to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least
harmless in primitive man.
- Konrad Lorenz

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
- Edith Wharton

The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart,
so that I should recall my sins.
- Saint Patrick

How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about
the sins one is unable to commit.
- V. S. Pritchett

When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
His sins were scarlet,
but his books were read.
- Hilaire Belloc

Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine.
- Patti Smith

The payment for sins can be delayed.
But they can't be avoided.
- Shawn Ryan

The seven deadly sins: Want of money,
bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties,
knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
- Samuel Butler

A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins,
if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God,
the end of those actions.
- Thomas Brooks

A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins,
but with the sinners.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All sins are attempts to fill voids.
- Simone Weil

Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others,
than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
- John Flavel

Look whether it be indifferently, as well for sins secret as open,
what you find to be your best cordials to comfort you,
whether God's Word, or natural means.
- Thomas Hooker

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

You must pay for your sins.
If you have already paid, please ignore this notice.
- Sam Levenson

Every man is responsible only for his own acts.
The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers.
But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

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

And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church,
by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
- Thomas Keneally

Let God and all his creation teach you what your sins are.
- Johannes Tauler

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

The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins,
it seems to me.
- Denis Diderot

No one was ever saved because his sins were small;
no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins.
Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound.
- Archibald Alexander

People who truly love us can be divided into two categories:
those who understand us,
and those who forgive us our worst sins.
Rarely do you find someone capable of both.
- Jonathan Carroll

We are not punished for our sins, but by them.
- Elbert Hubbard

I learned in the early part of my career that labor
must bear the cross for others' sins,
must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
- Mother Jones

One is punished by the very things by which he sins.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Women have a special corner of their hearts for sins
they have never committed.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner

As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins,
we're punished by them.
- Hugh Leonard

Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
- Democritus

We are personalities in the making, limited,
and grappling with things too high for us.
Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes,
but these mistakes need not be sins.
- E. Stanley Jones

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

I know Jesus Christ died for my sins,
and that's all I really need to know.
- Ann Coulter

I learned from my Adventist upbringing that the biggest sins were sexual.
- Luke Ford

Any bull market covers a multitude of sins,
so there may be all sorts of problems with the current
system that we won't see until the bear market comes.
- Ron Chernow

A politician is the devil's quilted anvil;
He fashions all sins on him,
and the blows are never heard.
- John Webster

Therefore, sins of sex are punished in this life to
a greater degree than some other sins.
- Walter Lang

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point
of addiction is damnation.
- W. H. Auden

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

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins,
but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
- Matthew Henry

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins,
but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.
Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.
- Geoffrey Fisher

Ten commandments yet seven deadly sins:
conflict?
- Doug Coupland

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Don't let your sins turn into bad habits.
- Saint Teresa

No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has
never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.
- Eugene McCarthy

There are only three sins - causing pain,
causing fear, and causing anguish.
The rest is window dressing.
- Roger Caras

Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with
all humility and respect,
humbling yourselves in His presence,
especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.
- Alphonsus Liguori

The best men of the best epochs are simply those who
make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins.
- Thomas Huxley

Men are not punished for their for sins,
but by them.
- Kin Hubbard

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

We can only write well about our sins because it is
too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether
it was the result of good or evil motives.
- Edward Dahlberg

Jesus died to forgive our sins.
Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
- Jules Feiffer

I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation,
really.
- Christine Keeler

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

Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
- Mark Twain

Most fear stems from sin; to limit one's sins,
one must assuredly limit one's fear,
thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit.
- Marvin Gaye

Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins
and contrives presumptuous deeds.
- Hesiod

I often remembered also that I had been told,
that we shall have as many devils biting us,
if we go to hell, as we have unconfessed sins on our consciences.
- Maria Monk

I believe that a long step toward public morality will
have been taken when sins are called by their right names.
- Billy Sunday

Sins, like chickens, come home to roost.
- Charles W. Chesnutt

We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness,
which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed,
by thought, word and deed.
- Camilla P. Bowles


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