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Confession Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Confession.

Confession of errors is like a broom
which sweeps away the dirt
and leaves the surface brighter and clearer.
I feel stronger for confession.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith never makes a confession.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Myth is neither a lie nor a confession:
it is an inflexion.
- Roland Barthes

The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal
than an individual and autobiographical novel,
like a confession, or a diary.
- Francois Truffaut

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You know, I've got a confession to make myself.
I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards.
- Ryan Stiles

I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids,
and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie!
Again!
- Mercedes McCambridge

Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that
a tweed coat is good for dandruff -
it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
- Peter De Vries

Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
- Helen Rowland

The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession,
if the veil of secrecy is removed.
- DeWitt Clinton

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.
- Germaine Greer

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession,
and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
- Karl Marx

Acting is a form of confession.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I will begin with this confession: whatever I have
done in the course of my life,
whether it be good or evil, has been done freely;
I am a free agent.
- Giacomo Casanova

If every time you engage in a sex act,
you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality.
- George Weinberg

My whole act is confession.
- Shelley Berman

I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be
more like my own than any other man's living.
As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession,
fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
- Horatio Alger

Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
- Richard Rosen

A confession has to be part of your new life.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

There will be masses available all day long.
Confession available all day long.
- Thomas Monaghan

Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same
time offers the seductive temptation to break through
the barriers by gossip or confession.
- Georg Simmel

I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic.
Confession has always held a great appeal for me.
- Alison Bechdel

There is no refuge from confession but suicide;
and suicide is confession.
- Daniel Webster

Confession is always weakness.
The grave soul keeps its own secrets,
and takes its own punishment in silence.
- Dorothy Dix

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
- Saint Augustine

There is no requirement that police stop a person who
enters a police station and states that he wishes to
confess a crime or a person who calls the police to
offer a confession because volunteered statements of
any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment.
- Earl Warren

I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject,
to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession.
It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.
- Maria Monk

Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives,
and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way -
that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.
- Billy Sunday

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough,
rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot
box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea
for keeping woman in the background!
- Ernestine Rose

I hesitate to deposit money in a bank.
I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again.
When you go to confession and entrust your sins to
the safe-keeping of the priest,
do you ever come back for them?
- Jean Baudrillard

Three conditions are necessary for Penance:
contrition,
which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment;
confession of sins without any omission;
and satisfaction by means of good works.
- Thomas Aquinas

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Deep in my heart I'm concealing things
that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling -
frightened you'll slip away.
- the movie Evita

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I'm not a workaholic, but I was a bit manic,
I have to confess.
- Gavin Rossdale

I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey,
without very mortifying reflections.
- William Congreve

I confess it is beyond our power to awaken the heart,
but ordinarily this way does good.
- Thomas Hooker

There are things to confess that enrich the world,
and things that need not be said.
- Joni Mitchell

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity
as at the moment when they are losing faith in them,
and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.
- William Graham Sumner

Confess and be hanged.
- Christopher Marlowe

I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure.
It stimulates and inspires me.
- Zane Grey

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
- Max Beerbohm

I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville
that man would not fly for fifty years.
- Wilbur Wright

As this is the first time I have had the floor,
it may be well for me now to confess,
that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

I confess I enjoy democracy immensely.
It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
- H. L. Mencken

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.
- Groucho Marx

I must confess I took a couple or three jobs just for the money.
- Jessica Walter

Men will confess to treason, murder,
arson,
false teeth, or a wig.
How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.
- Herb Alpert

I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among writers
who take themselves seriously -
and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer.
- Jonathan Franzen

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style.
You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess
cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
- Ani DiFranco

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup
of coffee than in front of a jury.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good -
except I read a little,
so I started with the English but then determined that
it would have to be in Spanish.
- George Crumb

Unanimously we will confess and pledge ourselves to
stand behind the Fuehrer and his movement today and
forever and thereby to be of service to the idea of eternal Germany.
- Gustav Krupp

I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess.
- Fanny Burney

I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly
after the beginning of this century that I entered active life -
with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement.
- Rene Cassin

Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven;
confess them to man and you will be laughed at.
- Josh Billings

I confess it, I love the camera.
When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive.
- Genevieve Bujold

Whether you call my heart affectionate,
or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune,
it is soft.
- Ovid

Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.
- Gregg Easterbrook

You are committed to what you confess.
- Edwin Louis Cole

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without
speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
- St.
Jerome

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
- Mick Jagger

I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any
sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its
crew and floundering at sea.
- H. G. Wells


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