Quotes About Sins

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The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce
“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.


From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
Frederick Lewis Donaldson

Stephen Fry
“Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself '.

Self pity will destroy relationships, it'll destroy anything that's good, it will fulfill all the prophecies it makes and leave only itself. And it's so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is underappreciated, and that if only one had had a chance at this, only one had had a chance at that, things would have gone better, you would be happier if only this, that one is unlucky. All those things. And some of them may well even be true. But, to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself an enormous disservice.

I think it's one of things we find unattractive about the american culture, a culture which I find mostly, extremely attractive, and I like americans and I love being in america. But, just occasionally there will be some example of the absolutely ravening self pity that they are capable of, and you see it in their talk shows. It's an appalling spectacle, and it's so self destructive. I almost once wanted to publish a self help book saying 'How To Be Happy by Stephen Fry : Guaranteed success'. And people buy this huge book and it's all blank pages, and the first page would just say - ' Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself - And you will be happy '. Use the rest of the book to write down your interesting thoughts and drawings, and that's what the book would be, and it would be true. And it sounds like 'Oh that's so simple', because it's not simple to stop feeling sorry for yourself, it's bloody hard. Because we do feel sorry for ourselves, it's what Genesis is all about.”
Stephen Fry

Stephen King
“I'm rightly tired of the pain I hear and feel, boss. I'm tired of bein on the road, lonely as a robin in the rain. Not never havin no buddy to go on with or tell me where we's comin from or goin to or why. I'm tired of people bein ugly to each other. It feels like pieces of glass in my head. I'm tired of all the times I've wanted to help and couldn't. I'm tired of bein in the dark. Mostly it's the pain. There's too much. If I could end it, I would. But I can't.”
Stephen King, The Green Mile

Jim Carroll
“I'll Die For Your Sins If You Live For mine.


Jim Carroll, Fear of Dreaming: The Selected Poems

Jennifer Donnelly
“We're not punished for our sins, lad. We're punished by them.”
Jennifer Donnelly, The Tea Rose
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Genghis Khan
“I am the flail of god. Had you not created great sins, god would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”
Genghis Khan, Genghis Khan's Rules for (Warriors) Writers

RuPaul
“All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.”
RuPaul

Toba Beta
“An accusing heart couldn't see her own sins.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Anna Godbersen
“We see our sins reflected everywhere: in the pallor of our intimates’ faces, in the scratching of tree branches against windows, in the strange movements of everyday objects. These may be messages from God or tricks of the eye, but in neither case are we permitted to ignore them.”
Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

C. JoyBell C.
“Let go of the mistakes and the sins of others. You'll have plenty of time to make your own mistakes, the rest of your life to commit your own sins.”
C. JoyBell C.

Louisa May Alcott
“Love covers a multitude of sins…”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Bertrand Russell
“Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never REJECT yourself due to the sins you have committed. REGRET will do nothing; REPENT and do something!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Edward Abbey
“But of the seven deadly sins, wrath is the healthiest - next only to lust.”
Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

John Steinbeck
“Tell 'em to God. Don' go burdenin' other people with your sins. That ain't decent.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Frank Harris
“[Referring to the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde] ... Will civilization never reach humane ideals? Will men always punish most severely the sins they do not understand and which hold forth for them no temptation? Did Jesus suffer in vain?”
Frank Harris, Oscar Wilde

Han Nolan
“And she didn't once say anything about this being a sin. It used to be I got the word sin slapped in my face every time I did something wrong, but come on, when you live in a sin-free family with sin-free parents and a sin-free sister, well, you can't help but sin a little extra on their behalf.”
Han Nolan, Pregnant Pause

“Our sins live with us for eternity, and that is perhaps the most frightening thing of all. - Sims”
Simon Holt, Soulstice

Yevgeny Yevtushenko
“How can the confessor teach/ those who are lost and sick at heart,/ when he himself, among the sinners,/ is worst, and most forsaken?/ It is only a game we play/ with other people's sins./ Besides, everyone knows/ that everyone lies confessing.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Stolen Apples

Oscar Wilde
“There were sins whose fascination was more in the memory than in the doing of them, strange triumphs that gratified the pride more than the passions, and gave to the intellect a quickened sense of joy, greater than any joy they brought, or could ever bring, to the senses.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Charles Portis
“I am ready. I have repented my sins and soon I will be in heaven with Christ my savior. Now I must die like a man.”
Charles Portis, True Grit

Elspeth Huxley
“What sorts of sin?"

Any sort. When other people commit them, you are startled, but when you commit them yourself, they seem absolutely natural.”
Elspeth Huxley, The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood
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Debra Dunbar
“He shook his head in exasperation. “Are you sure you’re not a Succubus? You seem really obsessed with the sin of lust.”

“It’s a good sin. I like gluttony an awful lot, too. Sloth has its moments, but I just don’t understand acedia at all. I mean, what the f**k is that anyway? Oh, and greed is good, to quote Gordon Gekko. Anger, envy and pride,” I ticked them off on my fingers. “I don’t often have much use for them. It’s a shortcoming that I’m hoping to correct in the next millennium or two. I’m not very old; I can’t be expected to have mastered them all yet.”

“I think you’ve worked too hard on some of those,” he said dryly. “Maybe you should switch over to virtues instead. Give yourself a much needed break.”

Virtues? Yeah, right.

“Virtues are too difficult,” I told him, shaking my head. “Look how old you are and you’ve hardly made a dent in them. I’ll admit, you seem to have zeal nailed, as well as faith and temperance. Self control? I’ve got my doubts based on your recent actions. I’m not seeing the kindness, love or generosity, either. That humility thing seems to be pretty far beyond your reach, too. Really, really far. I’m sorry to tell you this, but from what I can see, the sin of pride is a major component of your character. Dude, you’re f**king old. You should have these things pretty well ticked off your shopping list by now. I’m seriously disappointed. Seriously.”
Debra Dunbar, A Demon Bound

John Steinbeck
“Sure I got sins. Ever'body got sins. A sin is somepin you ain't sure about. Them people that's sure about ever'thing an' ain't got no sin-- well, with that kind a son-of-a-bitch, if I was God I'd kick their ass right outa heaven! I couldn' stand 'em!”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
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“There are sins of omission and sins of commission, my friend. I've dealt with mine and i've forgiven myself... you should do the same.”
Will Fetters, Memoirs

Toba Beta
“If there was no free will in men, then there is no sins. When sins happened, it was 'free will' that made them doable. This is true, unless God has predestined human to do and to have sins.”
Toba Beta

The Catholic Church
“1862 ...although we can judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must entrust judgment of persons to the justice and mercy of God.”
The Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church

“O [Roman] people be ashamed; be ashamed of your lives. Almost no cities are free of evil dens, are altogether free of impurities, except the cities in which the barbarians have begun to live...

Let nobody think otherwise, the vices of our bad lives have alone conquered us...

The Goths lie, but are chaste, the Franks lie, but are but are generous, the Saxons are savage in cruelty...but are admirable in chastity...what hope can there be [for the Romans] when the barbarians are more pure [than they]?"

-Salvian”
William J. Federer, Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Jesus Christ seeks to save the lost souls.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Enock Maregesi
“Kuna vitu vitatu ndani ya mtu: kuna hiari, kuna ufahamu, na kuna mwili. Hiari inatawaliwa na Mungu; ufahamu unatawaliwa na malaika mwema; mwili unatawaliwa na nyota lakini chini ya usimamizi wa malaika wema: malaika wema walisimamisha jua na mwezi kwa ajili ya Yoshua na wana wa Israeli juu ya Gibeoni na katika bonde la Aiyaloni, walirudisha jua nyuma kwa ajili ya Hezekia mfalme wa Yuda na kwa ajili ya nabii Isaya, na waliifanya dunia ‘kuvaa koti’ ghafla wakati wa kusulubiwa kwa Mwanakondoo wa Mungu Anayeondoa Dhambi. Moyoni ni mahali patakatifu. Hata malaika wema hawawezi kuona ndani ya moyo wa mtu, ni Mungu pekee mwenye uwezo wa kufanya hivyo, na alichokihifadhi Mungu ndani ya moyo huo ni hiari ya mtu ya kuchagua mema au mabaya.”
Enock Maregesi

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