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67 Sin Quotes

Come, now again, thy woes impart, Tell all thy sorrows, all thy sin; We cannot heal the throbbing heart Will we discern the wounds within.

George Crabbe Quotes , Source: Hell of Justice (pt. II)

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I couldn't live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: The Mill on the Floss (bk. VI, ch. XIV)

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Sin writes histories, goodness is silent. [Ger., Das Uebel macht eine Geschichte und das Gute keine.]

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Holy State--Of Self-Praising

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Nor custom, nor example, nor cast numbers Of such as do offend, make less the sin.

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: The Picture (act IV, sc. 2)

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Her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd, she eat; Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe That all was lost.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 780)

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So many laws argues so many sins.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 283)

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Law can discover sin, but not remove, Save by those shadowy expiations weak.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 290)

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But the trail of the serpent is over them all.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (l. 206)

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In Adam's fall-- We sinned all.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (l. 206)

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Young Timothy Learnt sin to fly.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (l. 206)

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Indulgent gods, grant me to sin once with impunity. That is sufficient. Let a second offence bear its punishment. [Lat., Di faciles, peccasse semel concedite tuto: Id satis est. Peonam culpa secunda ferat.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Amorum (bk. II, 14, 43)

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He who has it in his power to commit sin, is less inclined to do so. The very idea of being able, weakens the desire. [Lat., Cui peccare licet peccat minus. Ipsa potestas Semina nequitiae languidiora facit.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Amorum (III, 4, 9)

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If Jupiter hurled his thunderbolt as often as men sinned, he would soon be out of thunderbolts. [Lat., Si quoties homines peccant sua fulmina mittat Jupiter, exiguo tempore inermis erit.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Tristium (II, 33)

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How shall I lose the sin yet keep the sense, And love th' offender, yet detest the offence?

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Eloise to Abelard (l. 191)

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. . . it is the very nature of sin to prevent man from meditating on spiritual things. . .

Mary Martha Sherwood Quotes

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

W. H. Auden Quotes

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Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime.

Jewish Proverb Quotes

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Every sin brings its punishment with it.

Romanian Proverb Quotes

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Sin is whatever obscures the soul.

Andre Gide Quotes

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Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy.

Ovid Quotes

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

Hannah More Quotes

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If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be!

Cesare Pavese Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The sinning is the best part of repentance.

Arabian Proverb Quotes

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It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.

Mae West Quotes

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