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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Repentance (28 Quotations)

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Bad men are full of repentance.
~ Aristotle

 

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Repentance is another name for aspiration.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
~ Willard Beecher

 

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

 

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

 

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True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
~ Francis H. Bradley

 

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The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be: But when he got well, a wolf once more was he.
~ Walter Brower

 

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Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven.
~ Sir Thomas Browne

 

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

 

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The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
~ Lord Byron

 

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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

 

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

 

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It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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

 

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People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.
~ Aldous Huxley

 

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Repentance may be old-fashioned, but it is not outdated so long as there is sin.
~ J. C. Macaulay

 

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True repentance is to cease from sinning.
~ Ambrose of Milan

 

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Remorse is impotence, it will sin again. Only repentance is strong, it can end everything.
~ Henry Miller

 

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One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us, and whereto our passions transport us; but those which by long habits are rooted in a strong and powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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