repentance

A Quote by George Crabbe on repentance

To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: Tales. Tales of the Hall. Book iii. Boys at School.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Frederick Tilney on leisure and repentance

Marry in haste, repent in leisure.

Frederick Tilney (1875 - 1938)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Florence Allshorn on blindness, christ, disobedience, emotion, ethics, feeling, god, government, mind, regret, repentance, sorrow, timidity, and truth

We have to repent of our blindness, our lukewarmness, and our disobedience, and turn back to the central truth of Christ as Lord and Saviour; an ethical system will not save us here, nor a timid sentimentalism, nor an excited emotional return, nor a dilettante mysticism. We have to find that deep contrition which is the condition of His abiding. Repentance is not a mere feeling of sorrow or contrition for an act of wrongdoing. The regret I feel when I act impatiently or speak crossly is not repentance. . . . Repentance is contrition for what we are in our fundamental beings, that we are wrong in our deepest roots because our internal government is by Self and not by God. And it is an activity of the whole person. Unless I will to be different, the mind will not follow. True repentance brings an urge to be different, because of the sense of the incessant movement of what I am, forming, forming, forming what I shall be in the years to come.

Florence Allshorn

Source: The Notebooks of Florence Allshorn

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on change, church, humility, improvement, life, and repentance

As we cleanse the inner vessel, there will have to be changes made in our own personal lives, in our families, and in the Church. The proud do not change to improve, but defend their position by rationalizing. Repentance means change, and it takes a humble person to change. But we can do it.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1986, Ensign May 1986

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on future, energy, men, past, repentance, and virtue

What is past is past. There is a future left to all men who have the virtue to repent, and the energy to atone.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on consequences, evil, fear, regret, and repentance

Our repentance is not so much regret for the evil we have done, as fear of its consequences to us.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Demosthenes on repentance

I decline to buy repentance at the cost often thousand drachmas.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Bonnell Thornton on danger, reform, repentance, and path

Some often repent, yet never reform; they resemble a man traveling in a dangerous path, who frequently starts and stops, but never turns back.

Bonnell Thornton

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Bishop Fulton John Sheen, D.D. on adversity, death, disease, god, repentance, and war

Calamity, war, famine, plague, death, adversity, disease, injury do not necessarily produce repentance. We may become better in a calamity but it does not necessarily make us repent. The essence of repentance is that we cannot be repentant until we confront our own self righteousness with God's righteousness.

Bishop John Sheen (1895 - 1979)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aristotle on men and repentance

Bad men are full of repentance.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content