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John Dryden

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Repentance may be old-fashioned, but it is not outdated so long as there is sin.
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Repentance for past crimes is just and easy; but sin-no-more's a task too hard for mortals
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Shame without repentance doesn’t lose power when it is spoken, it only seeks approval.
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Repentance and yearning, and yearning and repentance: this is the total harvest of life.
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Repentance for silence is better than repentance for speaking
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Repentance for silence is better than repentance for speaking.
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Repentance is never something to be ashamed of.
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True repentence is to depart from evil. A return to God, seeking his grace for power to obey him.
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The grace of God is freely given.
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Is there any grace like go and sin no more.
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The cross is the suffering love of God bearing the guilt of man’s sin, which alone is able to melt...
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What is sin?
It is the glory of God not honored.
The holiness of God not reverenced.
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True repentance is to cease from sinning.
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Repentance is accepted remorse.
MADAME SWETCHINE
Repentance is accepted remorse.
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But with morning cool repentance came.
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SIR WALTER SCOTT
Confession is the first step to repentance.
ENGLISH PROVERB
I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon but i want to STAY ALIVE.
MADONNA
I want to be like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon... but I want to stay alive.
MADONNA CICCONE
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power
GEORGE MACDONALD
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
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Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.
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Knowing that you are completely forgiven destroys the power of sin in your life.
JOSEPH PRINCE
Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin
SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
The sinning is the best part of repentance
ARABIAN PROVERB
Not to be ashamed of sin is to sin double
GERMAN PROVERB
Forethought is easy, repentance hard.
CHINESE PROVERB
Forethought is easy, repentance hard
CHINESE PROVERBS
Repentance is another name for aspiration
HENRY WARD BEECHER
The sinning is the best part of repentance.
ARABIAN PROVERB
The only reality is the grace of repentance.
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Regret drives us to repentance, and repentance leads us to God.
FRANCINE RIVERS
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PAUL TILLICH
It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
ABU BAKR
The sinning is the best part of repentance.
ARABIC PROVERB
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want good...
ALDOUS HUXLEY
My eyes hurt... but there is something more... I can't stop listening to horror.... now I am going t...
DEYTH BANGER
My sin as a painter is that I just want to paint anything I want to paint - and repaint.
WAYNE THIEBAUD
The best part of repentance is little sinning
ARABIAN PROVERB
Hastiness is the beginning of wrath, and its end repentance.
UNKNOWN
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastin...
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Repentance and forgiveness are the only two healing forces that can overpower the guilt of your sin....
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You commit a sin of omission if you do not utilize all the power that is within you. All men have cl...
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This is the sin against the Holy Ghost: -- / To speak of bloody power as right divine,/ And call on ...
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John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgeme...
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He who has never tasted jail Lives well within the legal pale, While he who's served a heavy sentenc...
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Repentance leads to rebirth.
LAILAH GIFTY AKITA
Repentance is another name for aspiration.
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God had promised salvation to your repentance, but he has not promised tomorrow to your procrastinat...
UNKNOWN
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Repentance is a lifetime self-improvement.
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I want God, I want poetry, I want danger, I want freedom, I want sin.
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Amid the roses, fierce Repentance rears Her snaky crest; a quick-returning pang Shoots through...
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Repentance follows hasty counsels. [Lat., Velox consilium sequitur poenitentia.]
SYRUS (PUBLILIUS SYRUS)
True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
FRANCIS H. BRADLEY
The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be: But when he got well, a wolf once more was he.
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What then? What rests? Try what repentance can. What can it not? Yet what can it when one ca...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Knowledge is power.
FRANCIS BACON
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
Repentance leads to refreshing times.
LAILAH GIFTY AKITA
Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
HENRY WARD BEECHER
It was found dead Oct. 7 in Dryden, Ontario. It shows that the birds were moving north.
DAVE GROSSHUESCH
Sin is the dare of God's justice, the rape of His mercy, the jeer of His patience, the slight of Hi...
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Bad men are full of repentance.
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The true Amphitryon.
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Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others...
JOHN DRYDEN
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
JOHN DRYDEN
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
JOHN DRYDEN
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
JOHN DRYDEN
Nor is the people's judgement always true;
The most may err as grossly as the few.
JOHN DRYDEN
All human things are subject to decay,
And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey;
This Fleckn...
JOHN DRYDEN
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
JOHN DRYDEN
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
JOHN DRYDEN
Railing and praising were his usual themes; and both showed his judgment in extremes. Either over vi...
JOHN DRYDEN
Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what...
JOHN DRYDEN
For all have not the gift of martyrdom.
JOHN DRYDEN