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50 Repentance Quotes

But with the morning cool repentance came.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XII)

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Forethought is easy, repentance hard.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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

Bonnell Thornton Quotes

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Amid the roses, fierce Repentance rears Her snaky crest; a quick-returning pang Shoots through the conscious heart.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 995)

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Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.

François de la Rochefoucauld Quotes

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Sudden friendship, sure repentance.

Proverb Quotes

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Repentance for silence is better than repentance for speaking

Moorish Proverb Quotes

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If you have sinned, do not lie down without repentance; for the want of repentance after one has sinned makes the heart yet harder and harder

John Bunyan Quotes

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Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed

Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Quotes

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The sinning is the best part of repentance

Arabian Proverb Quotes

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Repentance is good, but innocence better

Sir John Vanbrugh Quotes

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But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your brethren in faith; and We make the communications clear for a people who know. (The Immunity 9.11)

quran Quotes

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O ye powers that search The heart of man, and weigh his inmost thoughts, If I have done amiss, impute it not! The best may err, but you are good.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 4)

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To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked. [It., D'uomo e il fallir, ma dal malvagio il buono Scerne il dolor del fallo.]

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Rosmunda (III, 1)

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Whoever . . . prefers the service of princes before his duty to his Creator, will be sure, early or late, to repent in vain.

Bidpai (Pilpay) Quotes , Source: The Prince and his Minister (chap. iii, fable iii)

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To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent!

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: Tales of the Hall (bk. III, Boys at School, last line)

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When prodigals return great things are done.

A.A. Dowty Quotes , Source: The Siliad, in Beeton's "Christmas Annual"

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I do not buy repentance at so heavy a cost as a thousand drachmae.

A.A. Dowty Quotes , Source: The Siliad, in Beeton's "Christmas Annual"

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When iron scourge, and tort'ring hour The bad affright, afflict the best.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Ode to Adversity

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Woman, amends may never come to late.

Robert Greene and Thomas Lodge Quotes , Source: A Looking Glass for London and England

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Restore to God His due in tithe and time; A tithe purloin'd cankers the whole estate.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: The Temple--The Church Porch (st. 65)

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Who after his transgression doth repent, Is halfe, or altogether, innocent.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Hesperides--Penitence

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He comes never late who comes repentant.

Juan de Horozco Quotes , Source: Manasses, Rey de India (Jorn, III)

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God dropped a spark down into everyone, And if we find and fan it to a blaze, It'll spring up and glow, like--like the sun, And light the wandering out of stony ways.

John Masefield Quotes , Source: Widow in the Bye Street (pt. VI)

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When the scourge Inexorable, and the torturing hour Calls us to penance.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 90)

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