confession

A Quote by Prof. H. E. Stocher on confession, errors, facts, energy, research, strength, and weakness

Research teaches a man to admit he is wrong and to be proud of the fact that he does so, rather than try with all his energy to defend an unsound plan because he is afraid that admission of error is a confession of weakness when rather it is a sign of strength.

Prof. H. E. Stocher

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on confession and luxury

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on agreement, compassion, confession, correction, mistakes, pain, power, time, and words

A strange thing happened then. The Speaker agreed with her that she had made a mistake that night, and she knew when he said the words that it was true, that his judgement was correct. And yet she felt strangely healed, as if simply speaking her mistake were enough to purge some of the pain of it. For the first time, then, she caught a glimpse of what the power of speaking might be. It wasn't a matter of confession, penance, and absolution, like the priests offered. It was something else entirely. Telling the story of who she was, and then realizing that she was no longer the same person. That she had made a mistake, and the mistake had changed her, and now she would not make the mistake again because she had become someone else, someone less afraid, someone more compassionate.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Maxie Dunnan on confession

Lord, I confess I am not what I ought to be, but I thank you, Lord, that I'm not what I used to be.

Maxie Dunnan

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on belief, confession, criticism, faults, kindness, order, reason, suffering, vanity, and wishes

There is no more reason to accuse ourselves excessively of our failings than to excuse them overmuch. He who goes overboard in self-criticism often does so in order not to suffer others' criticisms, or else does so out of a kind of vanity that wishes to make others believe that he knows how to confess his faults.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on body, confession, fashion, information, mind, religion, science, words, and taoism

I confess that there is nothing to teach: no religion, no science, no body of information which will lead your mind back to the Tao. Today I speak in this fashion, tomorrow in another, but always the Integral Way is beyond words and beyond mind.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (p. 8)

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A Quote by Karl Friedrich Gauss on confession, interest, and work

A reply to Olbers' attempt in 1816 to entice him to work on Fermat's Theorem. I confess that Fermat's Theorem as an isolated proposition has very little interest for me, because I could easily lay down a multitude of such propositions, which one could neither prove nor dispose of. []

Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. p. 312.

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on beauty, confession, life, peace, and soul

Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy peace.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Donne on confession, direction, doubt, earth, fatherhood, justice, losing, men, philosophy, sons, wit, and world

And new philosophy calls all in doubt, The element of fire is quite put out; The sun is lost, and the earth, and no man's wit Can well direct him where to look for it. And freely men confess that this world's spent, When in the planets, and the firmament They seek so many new; then see that this Is crumbled out again to his atomies. 'Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone; All just supply, and all relation: Prince, subject, Father, Son, are things forgot.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: An Anatomy of the World. The First Anniversary [first published 1611,]

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on anxiety, charity, confession, contentment, difficulty, faith, fear, future, god, good, grace, health, helpful, hope, love, needs, neighbors, patience, pleasure, strength, support, wealth, and work

nine keys to contentment Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbors. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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