REPENTANCE QUOTES

quotations about repentance

Repentance quote

The most beautiful blessing we have been given is the chance to repent.

ISLAMIC PROVERB

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Some plants of the bitterest root have the whitest and sweetest blossoms; so the bitterest wrong has the sweetest repentance.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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Bad men are full of repentance.

ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics

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Genuine repentance must bear the seal of a corrected life.

LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts

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Repentance is nothing but mockery when it comes too late.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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When we have heartily repented of a wrong, we should let all the waves of forgetfulness roll over it, and go forward unburdened to meet the future.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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Repentance is getting out of one train and getting into the other. You are in the wrong train; you are in the broad path that takes you down to the pit of hell. Get out of it to-day. Right-about-face.

DWIGHT L. MOODY, attributed, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers

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But with the morning cool repentance came.

WALTER SCOTT, Rob Roy

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The sense of repentance is better assurance of pardon than the testimony of an angel.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

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It is good for a man to repent of his sins; but better for him had he never sinned.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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Some often repent yet never reform; they resemble a man travelling a dangerous path who frequently starts and stops, but never turns back.

JOHN THORNTON, Maxims and Directions for Youth

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If one could wallow amid filth for half a life and then wash himself clean in a day, then sin would be no worse than dirt on the hands which water can cleanse in a minute. Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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Repentance is but want of power to sin.

JOHN DRYDEN, Palamon and Arcite

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When a child can be brought to tears, not from fear of punishment, but from repentance of his offense, he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from grief at one's own conduct, be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.

HORACE MANN, Thoughts

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We sin with facility, but repentance is a slow process; as it is easy enough to swallow poison, though the cure of its evil effects may be long and doubtful.

CHARLES WILLIAM DAY, The Maxims, Experiences, and Observations of Agogos

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Let not neither the tears of natural tenderness, nor the sudden terrors of conscious guilt, be mistaken for genuine repentance.

JOHN THORNTON, Maxims and Directions for Youth

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A guilty mind can be eased by nothing but repentance; by which what was ill done is revoked and morally voided and undone.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

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The seeds of repentance are sown in youth by pleasure, but the harvest is reaped in age by pain.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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Repentance is the turning of the soul from the way of midnight to the point of the coming sun.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts

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True Repentance is that saving grace wrought in the soul by the spirit of God, whereby a sinner is made to see and be sensible of his sin, is grieved and humbled before God on account of it, not so much for the punishment to which sin has made him liable, as that thereby God is dishonoured and offended, his laws violated, and his own soul polluted and defiled; and this grief arises from love to God, and is accompanied with an hatred of sin, a fixed resolution to forsake it, and expectation of favour and forgiveness through the merits of Christ.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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