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Repentance Quotes


These are some of the best 'Repentance' quotations and sayings.

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A true repentance shuns the evil itself, more than the external suffering or the shame.

All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.

As it is never too soon to be good, so it is never too late to amend; I will, therefore, neither neglect the time present, nor despair of the time past. If I had been sooner good, I might perhaps have been better; if I am longer bad, I shall, I am sure, be worse.

Before God can deliver us we must undeceive ourselves.

Blest tears of soul-felt penitence, in whose benign, redeeming flow, is felt the first, the only sense of guiltless joy that guilt can know.

Death-bed repentance is burning the candle of life in the service of the devil, then blowing the snuff in the face of heaven.

Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.

He that waits for repentance waits for that which cannot be had as long as it is waited for. It is absurd for a man to wait for that which he himself has to do.

He who seeks repentance for the past, should woo the angel virtue for the future.

If you would be good, first believe you are bad.

It is a common error, and the greater and more mischievous for being so common, to believe that repentance best becomes and most concerns dying men. Indeed, what is necessary every hour of our life is necessary in the hour of death too, and as long as one lives he will have need of repentance, and therefore it is necessary in the hour of death too; but he who hath constantly exercised himself in it in his health and vigor, will do it with less pain in his sickness and weakness; and he who hath practiced it all his life, will do it with more ease and less perplexity in the hour of his death.

It is never too late with us, so long as we are aware of our faults and bear them impatiently.

It is one thing to mourn for sin be­cause it exposes us to hell, and another to mourn for it because it is an infinite evil; one thing to mourn for it because it is injurious to ourselves, and another to mourn for it because it is wrong and offensive to God. - It is one thing to be terrified; another, to be humbled.

It is the greatest and dearest blessing that ever God gave to men, that they may repent; and therefore to deny or to delay it is to refuse health when brought by the skill of the physician - to refuse liberty offered to us by our gracious Lord.

Late repentance is seldom true, but true repentance is never too late.

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we may fall.

Place not thy amendment only in increasing thy devotion, but in bettering thy life. It is the damning hypocrisy of this age that it slights all good morality, and spends its zeal in matters of ceremony, and a form of godliness without the power of it.

Repentance hath a purifying power, and every tear is of a cleansing virtue; but these penitential clouds must be still kept dropping; one shower will not suffice; for repentance is not one single action but a course.

Repentance is a hearty sorrow for our past misdeeds, and a sincere resolution and endeavor, to the utmost of our power, to conform all our actions to the law of God. It does not consist in one single act of sorrow, but in doing works meet for repentance; in a sincere obedience to the law of Christ for the remainder of our lives.


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