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Bad men are full of repentance.
~ Aristotle

 

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But with morning cool repentance came.
~ Sir Walter Scott

 

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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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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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Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
~ Willard Beecher

 

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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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He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
~ Francis Quarles

 

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He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.
~ Seneca

 

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

 

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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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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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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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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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Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
~ Ogden Nash

 

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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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Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

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Repentance is accepted remorse.
~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

 

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Repentance is another name for aspiration.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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

 

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