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Sin Quotes

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The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

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If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

 

You shall not covet your neighbor's house;
you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
- Exodus 20:17

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

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Being seventy is not a sin.
- Golda Meir

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
- Ambrose Bierce

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
- John Ruskin

Change is the only constant.
Hanging on is the only sin.
- Denise McCluggage

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for;
as for me,
I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have
faith and rejoice in Christ.
- Martin Luther

I look upon pride as a sin.
- Tommy Lee Jones

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
- Samuel Butler

There's no such thing as an original sin.
- Elvis Costello

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
- Emma Goldman

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses
to acknowledge authority,
as such.
For him, skepticism is the highest of duties;
blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
- Thomas Huxley

Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
- Henrik Ibsen

My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King
and Country and I am envious only of glory;
for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.
- Horatio Nelson

The German people is not marked by original sin,
but by original nobility.
- Alfred Rosenberg

I have a sweet tooth for song and music.
This is my Polish sin.
- Pope John Paul II

Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is.
Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

The first and most fundamental issue of sin is pride.
- Harold Warner

Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards,
seemingly without punishment.
It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin.
- Ron Chernow

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely,
and without passport; whereas Virtue,
if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
- Herman Melville

Not failure, but low aim is sin.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Going to the opera, like getting drunk,
is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
- Hannah More

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
- Daniel Defoe

Language is conceived in sin and science is its redemption.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
- Alice Walker

The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful.
- Frederick Locker-Lampson

And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church -
and people in Church history -
and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake.
- Walter Martin

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin:
impatience.
Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise,
because of impatience we cannot return.
- W. H. Auden

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

Every sin is the result of collaboration.
- Stephen Crane

I was told I had an overabundance of original sin.
- Susan Sarandon

Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys,
so does ancient sin cling to the low places,
the depressions in the world consciousness.
- Dewitt Bodeen

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty.
Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable,
distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter

I had a Christian upbringing - it was all about sin and guilt.
I was very happy just kissing people.
I was like the make-out queen - not even second base.
- Mira Sorvino

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature,
wounded and bruised by original sin.
- Sargent Shriver

I wish it were not a sin to have liked it so.
- Veronica Franco

To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.
- David Hare

The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You cannot be responsible for salvation until first
you've been responsible for sin.
- Edwin Louis Cole

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before
the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before
the law of entropy invaded it,
we would already be living in heaven.
- Walter Lang

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin,
and shamed inequity.
One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick,
'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
- Peter Tosh

Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone.
- Frank Dane

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom.
This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

It's a sin to be tired.
- Kate Moss

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin.
Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am here because I think it was a terrible sin of
the west to allow those years of war.
- Paddy Ashdown

Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin,
but a virtue.
- Judith Martin

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin,
not to forsake it.
- Saint Augustine

One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
- John Bunyan

Only the old are innocent.
That is what the Victorians understood,
and the Christians.
Original sin is a property of the young.
The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Vanity is my favourite sin.
- Al Pacino

I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin,
or to be against God's will.
- Joan of Arc

The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin.
- William Gurnall

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
- Abraham Cowley

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
- Anatole France


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