Repentance Quotes

Repentance is another name for aspiration. Henry Ward Beecher

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy. William Hazlitt

Remorse is impotence; it will sin again. Only repentance is strong; it can end everything. Honore de Balzac

Repentance is but want of power to sin. John Dryden

Try what repentance can. What can it not?
Yet what can it, when one cannot repent?
William Shakespeare (Hamlet, 3:iii)

I am a patient man – always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance; and also to give ample time for repentance. Abraham Lincoln

Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence. Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld

The act of repentance itself is often sweetened with the thought that it clears our account for a repetition of the same sin. Thomas Jefferson

Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies. Michel de Montaigne

I never did repent for doing good,
Nor shall not now.
William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice, 3:iv)

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

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr

Repentance of the evil act, and not of the evil heart, is like men pumping water out of a leaky vessel, but forgetting to stop the leak. Some would dam up the stream, but leave the fountain still flowing; they would remove the eruption from the skin, but leave the disease in the flesh. Charles H Spurgeon

True repentance will entirely change you; the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people. George Whitefield

Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotle.