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Sins Quotes

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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

Related topics: Values Wisdom Self

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

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

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

 

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

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

Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
- Mark Twain

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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

Of course, Third World leaders love you.
By ascribing third world ills to First World sins,
you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.
- John McCarthy

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

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

All sins are attempts to fill voids.
- Simone Weil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boredom is...
a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins
of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
- Bertrand Russell

A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own
absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins,
or nearly all, save those worth committing.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
- Alain Rene Le Sage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In recompense, envy may be the subtlest -
perhaps I should say the most insidious -
of the seven deadly sins.
- Joseph Epstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies;
and now,
through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and
quiet as if I had never sinned.
- Donald Cargill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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