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Sin Quotes

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

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Values

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

 

You shall not covet your neighbor's house;
you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
- Exodus 20:17

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

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Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.
- John Ruskin

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
- Ambrose Bierce

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have
faith and rejoice in Christ.
- Martin Luther

Being seventy is not a sin.
- Golda Meir

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for;
as for me,
I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover

Change is the only constant.
Hanging on is the only sin.
- Denise McCluggage

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

Is it sin, which makes the worm a chrysalis,
and the chrysalis a butterfly, and the butterfly dust?
- Max Muller

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults,
a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness,
than all other holes in this world put together.
- Laurence Sterne

It is a major sin to break a contract,
especially in military situations.
- John Walker Lindh

The German people is not marked by original sin,
but by original nobility.
- Alfred Rosenberg

Not failure, but low aim is sin.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ,
I commit the sin of envy.
- Simone Weil

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
- Emma Goldman

The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
- Lester Bangs

Pride is the master sin of the devil,
and the devil is the father of lies.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

If you call attention to yourself at the expense of the song,
that's the cardinal sin.
- Benmont Tench

You sin in thinking bad about people -
but,
often, you guess right.
- Giulio Andreotti

It is not enough to be delivered from sin;
it is enough to be delivered to righteousness.
- Edwin Louis Cole

For a married woman to flirt is a sin.
- Anna Held

Sin is geographical.
- Bertrand Russell

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life,
and about the afterlife, about the external punishment
which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
- Edvard Munch

Going to the opera, like getting drunk,
is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
- Hannah More

Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin.
- John Chrysostom

To him who knows to prosper and does it not,
to him it is sin.
- Edwin Louis Cole

The holocaust against the unborn is the greatest sin
they could ever do or even ever participate in.
- Norma McCorvey

Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.
- William Gurnall

Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is.
Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

There's no such thing as an original sin.
- Elvis Costello

Priests have to have the right to say that a sin is a sin.
- Rocco Buttiglione

If a law commands me to sin I will break it;
if it calls me to suffer,
I will let it take its course unresistingly.
- Angelina Grimke

To put away one's own original thoughts in order to
take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost.
- Barbara Tuchman

The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin:
impatience.
Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise,
because of impatience we cannot return.
- W. H. Auden

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
- Daniel Defoe

For the sin they do by two and two they must pay for one by one.
- Rudyard Kipling

I am no longer sure of anything.
If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them;
if I refuse to satisfy them,
they infect the whole soul.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease.
- Bill Maher

The Steps to Folly as well as Sin are gradual,
and almost imperceptible, and when we are once on the Decline,
we go down without taking notice on't.
- Mary Astell

Remorse is the pain of sin.
- Theodore Parker

And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin,
and shamed inequity.
One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick,
'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
- Peter Tosh

The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is right to hate sin, but not to hate the sinner.
- Giovanni Guareschi

There is only one real sin and that is to persuade
oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
- Doris Lessing

Sex is not sinful, but sin has perverted it.
- Walter Lang

I know what sin is.
- Brigitte Bardot

But my doubt would not be overcome.
Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness
of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness.
For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes

People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi.
Using a free version of vi is not a sin;
it is a penance.
So happy hacking.
- Richard Stallman

The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that
without the shedding of blood there is no remission.
- James A. Garfield

I look upon pride as a sin.
- Tommy Lee Jones

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
- Samuel Butler

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin,
it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with.
For to be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

Withholding information that would get innocent people
killed was the right thing to do,
not a journalistic sin.
- Eason Jordan

Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not
quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition.
- Charles Williams

The curse of Adam and Eve that fell upon the earth
because of their sin will be lifted when Christ returns.
- Tim LaHaye

It is impossible to repent of love.
The sin of love does not exist.
- Muriel Spark

There is no sin but ignorance.
- Christopher Marlowe


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