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Confessing Quotes

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In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself,
confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission
of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.
- Russell Baker

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

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing
our parents' shortcomings.
- Laurence J. Peter

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)

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey,
without very mortifying reflections.
- William Congreve

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I confess it, I love the camera.
When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive.
- Genevieve Bujold

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

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

I confess it is beyond our power to awaken the heart,
but ordinarily this way does good.
- Thomas Hooker

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

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

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear
of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.
- Gerald Brenan

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

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

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

Confess and be hanged.
- Christopher Marlowe

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style.
You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess
cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
- Ani DiFranco

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

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

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

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

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

I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any
sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its
crew and floundering at sea.
- H. G. Wells

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
- Mick Jagger

Men will confess to treason, murder,
arson,
false teeth, or a wig.
How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

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

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

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

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

I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly
after the beginning of this century that I entered active life -
with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement.
- Rene Cassin

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

There isn't a dearth of it, but I will confess that
it's harder for me to find songs on which I'm willing
to invest anything from ten to fifteen hours writing
an arrangement than it was in times past.
- Mel Torme

I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education,
and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education,
have always been associated with the idea of coupling
the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.
- Richard Cobden

The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not
desire my company and I must confess,
having read specimens of their thought and sentiments,
that I do not desire the company of the majority of
the senior class of Vassar.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Without feeling abashed by my ignorance,
I confess that I am absolutely unable to say.
In the absence of an appearance of learning,
my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
- Jean Henri Fabre

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

It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed
in any pursuit through idleness,
neglect, the love of pleasure, etc.,
etc.,
which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness,
which are the faults of his nature.
- Lord Melbourne

I have to confess that a strong contributing factor
was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made,
given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows,
who had just returned from America.
- Jim Capaldi

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation,
it is that no official, high or petty,
can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics,
nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion,
or force citizens to confess by word or act.
- Robert Jackson

It's a little bit like my inability to read a guide
book before I go anywhere.
I can read it after I've been there and by the same
logic I refuse to accept any technical stunts from anybody.
I refused to learn more than I knew and I confess I missed a great deal.
- Ben Shahn

I have to confess that there have been some times when
I was less than glad to be a minister,
and some Sundays still when I tremble under the weight
of trying to speak a word for God.
- James Green Somerville

The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems,
and amplified their exploits with the highest praises,
yet very frequently confess that all things are held
together and governed by one spirit or mind.
- Lactantius

I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in
his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures,
which he stopped doing later.
He used to punch a hole through a negative.
Some of them were incredibly valuable.
He didn't understand at the time.
- Ben Shahn

I must confess that, at that time, I had absolutely
no knowledge of the slowness of the relaxation processes in the ground state,
processes which take place in collisions with the wall
or with the molecules of a foreign gas.
- Alfred Kastler

For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players:
one has so much to do,
in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance,
that, really, one has no time to mind the stage.
One merely comes to meet one's friends,
and show that one's alive.
- Fanny Burney

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained.
He betrays himself.
He breaks out.
He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people
at the risk of life itself.
- Martin Luther

Your candor is worth everything to your cause.
It is refreshing to find a person with a new theory
who frankly confesses that he finds difficulties,
insurmountable, at least for the present.
- Asa Gray

It was a beautiful experience for her,
the experience that she had that she confesses.
It wasn't dirty and it wasn't horrible and wasn't shattering.
It was a wonderful, liberating experience.
- Andrew McCarthy

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all
the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us;
but most people do all they can to get rid of it,
and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable,
for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
- Jonathan Swift

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

The independent girl is a person before whose wrath
only the most rash dare stand,
and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling.
- Lou Henry Hoover

A Chicago alderman once confessed he needed physical
exercise but didn't like jogging,
because in that sport you couldn't hit anyone.
- Andrew H. Malcolm


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