A Quote by Arabian proverb on sinning and repentance

The sinning is the best part of repentance.

Arabian proverb

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A Quote by Baal Shem Tov on evil, guilt, and repentance

If a man has beheld evil, he may know that it was shown to him in order that he learn his own guilt and repent; for what is shown to him is also within him.

Baal Shem Tov

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on forgiveness, god, repentance, and thought

Beware! Don't allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, 'Later I will repent and ask God's forgiveness.'

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on heart, repentance, and strength

Well, I'll repent, and that suddenly, while I am in some liking; I shall be out of heart shortly, and then I shall have no strength to repent.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry IV

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A Quote by William Nevins on life and repentance

There are two kinds of repentance: One is that of Judas, the other that of Peter; the one is ice broken, the other is ice melted. Repentance unto life will be repentance in this life.

William Nevins

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A Quote by William Law on bitterness, custom, heart, kindness, learning, life, nature, religion, repentance, rules, sorrow, soul, and time

Repentance is but a kind of table-talk, till we see so much of the deformity of our inward nature as to be in some degree frightened and terrified at the sight of it. . . . A plausible form of an outward life, that has only learned rules and modes of religion by use and custom, often keeps the soul for some time at ease, though all its inward root and ground of sin has never been shaken or molested, though it has never tasted of the bitter waters of repentance and has only known the want of a Saviour by hearsay. But things cannot pass thus: sooner or later repentance must have a broken and a contrite heart; we must with our blessed Lord go over the brook Cedron, and with Him sweat great drops of sorrow before He can say for us, as He said for Himself: "It is finished."

William Law (1686 - 1761)

Source: Christian Regeneration

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A Quote by William Congreve on leisure and repentance

Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Old Bachelor, act v. sc. 1.

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on beauty, body, death, garden, immortality, life, mind, and repentance

Beauty is momentary in the mind.- The fitful tracing of a portal; But in the flesh it is immortal. The Body dies; the body's beauty lives. So evenings die, in their green going, A wave, interminably flowing. So gardens die, their meek breath scenting The cowl of Winter, done repenting.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Peter Quince and the Clavier

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A Quote by unknown on remorse, repentance, and resolution

That great word repentance has five "r's": 1) recognition, 2) remorse, 3) resolution, 4) restitution, and 5) reformation.


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A Quote by unknown on preparation and repentance

It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.


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