Depravity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "depravity" (showing 1-30 of 124)
Matt Chandler
“Without a heart transformed by the grace of Christ, we just continue to manage external and internal darkness.”
Matt Chandler, The Explicit Gospel

Criss Jami
“God's relationship with man does not work in a way in which man stumbles and then God has to drop what he is doing in order to lift him up; rather, man stumbles so that God can lift him up. Hence it is utterly impossible to truly diminish his glory.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Timothy B. Tyson
“In a fallen world marked by human depravity and deep-seated sin, in a world where Hitler and Stalin had recruited millions of followers to commit mass murder, love must harness power and seek justice in order to have moral meaning. Love without power remained impotent, and power without love was bankrupt.”
Timothy B. Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

Slavoj Žižek
“You cannot change people but you can change the system so that people are not pushed into doing evil things.”
Slavoj Žižek

Jeaniene Frost
“You do that, and I take back every nasty thing I've ever said about you."
He grinned, his mood changing from serious to wicked in an instant. "Why? I'm all those things and more.”
Jeaniene Frost, Home for the Holidays

Arthur C. Clarke
“As his body became more and more defenseless, so his means of offense became steadily more frightful.”
Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Augustine of Hippo
“He that becomes protector of sin shall surely become its prisoner.”
Augustine of Hippo, City of God

Friedrich Nietzsche
“When virtue has slept, it will arise again all the fresher.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

Richard Rohr
“The shape of evil is much more superficiality and blindness than the usual list of hot sins. God hides, and is found, precisely in the depths of everything.”
Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

“The seed of every sin known to man is in my heart”.”
Robert Murray McCheyne

“True gospel preaching always changes the heart. It either awakens it or hardens it.”
Chan Kilgore

“If I created a new depravity I would be a priestess, while my imitators would founder, after my reign, in abominable filth...Don't you think that proud men, copying Satan, are more guilty than the Satan of the Bible, who invented pride? Is Satan not respectable because of his unprecedented and divinely inspired sin?”
Rachilde, Monsieur Vénus: A Materialist Novel

Andrew Murray
“Our insight into the need of redemption will largely depend upon our knowledge of the terrible nature of the power that has entered our being.”
Andrew Murray, Humility

“We owe God a "double debt" incurred by our passive receipt of Adam's debt but also by our active disobedience. The extent of our depravity is such that we also owe a "daring debt" because we challenge not only God's Law but His very grace as we blame Him that He has not done enough.”
Foppe Vander Zwaag

Mango Wodzak
“There comes a time when everyone should seriously empathise.
Wikipedia defines empathy as “the capacity to recognise feelings that are being experienced by another sentient or semi-sentient being”. Empathy is a prerequisite for experiencing compassion, and compassion is precisely what this world is most in need of. It's the crucial emotion required to help free the world from the thralls of depravity in which it finds itself ensnared”
Mango Wodzak, Destination Eden - Eden Fruitarianism Explained

“The ongoing struggle to achieve a profound harmony between the deepest and most conflicting impulses of human beings instates the murkiness of my soul. The battle against the amorphousness of sin and depravity, and seeking unity and clarity, trace their origins to the primeval fire that launched humanity. This ancient warfare for control of the soul allows me to create myself. Because of the primordial inconsistences between ecstasy and reason, I am the repentant artist of my being. I am a beardless, sensuous, and androgynous sculptor, the redeemer and the transformer of my naked self.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Every moment thou waitest does but increase thy misery; thine attempts to plume thyself and make thyself fit for Jesus are all vanity.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Criss Jami
“Dismally enough, some of us are insecure in such a way that we cannot bear the thought of the sovereignty of God, the thought of His Being as greater than ourselves; it moves us into feelings of insignificance. Nonetheless, allow me to personally and peacefully maintain that if I were to worship and obey anything, I would like it far greater than myself or any person or human system, preferably to a point where it, in all its majesty, makes me feel lost and even 'creatural' in my basic humanity. Only this God - He who is great beyond human measure, yet still considers His creation precious - I find to be more than worthy of praise; otherwise, I bow down and worship nothing. And if the thought of such a superior and almighty God were to indeed offend me, I would have to remember that it is because I am only as significant as the things which I am idolizing, things which are ultimately separating me, the creation, from my ultimate Creator.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Ron Brackin
“There is no such thing as a bottomless pit. If it were bottomless, it would not be a pit. The only thing that comes close to being a bottomless pit is the intrinsic depravity of mankind.”
Ron Brackin

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe the real miracle in any miracle is our ability to believe that despite our own depravity, in the eyes of God we are worthy of a miracle.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Do something unconventional and they call it depravity.”
Marty Rubin

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Boasting about badness without actively involving in badness is mere madness.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

“A life of hardship and personal suffering is unavoidable. A person must endure many humiliations of the mind and body, and expect persons whom they trusted to someday betray them. People inevitably witness the death of their loved ones. We also witness acts of depravity committed by criminals that lurk in every society and rouge acts of scandal committed by government officials in charge of the public welfare. A person must nonetheless resist personal discouragement, sadness, dejection, and despondency. I must reach an accord with pain, suffering, and anguish, or forevermore be tortured by reality while constantly seeking to escape from the inescapable agony of being.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“It is well for us when prayers about our sorrows are linked with pleas concerning our sins—when, being under God's hand, we are not wholly taken up with our pain, but remember our offences against God.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

“What weighs us down is not gravity! A little force of kindness can decelerate depravity.”
Igbinovia Ixrael Lee

Chloe  Benjamin
“He’s classy,’ said Klara, the first time she met him, and Simon beamed with pride. But this is also part of the problem: Simon likes raunch, likes being spanked and ogled and sucked off, and he has some appetite for depravity – or at least, what his parents would have called depravity – that he is finally beginning to acknowledge.”
Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists

“Bob Neuwirth: In his depravity, Lou was dignified. Dignified depravity.”
Anthony DeCurtis, Lou Reed: A Life

Madeleine K. Albright
“In hindsight, it is tempting to dismiss every Fascist. . . as a thoroughly bad guy or a lunatic, but that is too easy, and by inducing complacency, also dangerous. Fascism is not an exception to humanity, but part of it. Even people who enlisted in such movements out of ambition, greed, or hatred likely were unaware of, or denied to themselves, their true motives.”
Madeleine K. Albright, Fascism: A Warning

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I had a single wish, I would wish sixty seconds of total depravity upon myself. For one of the greatest gifts of all is to have ‘nothing’ so that I can finally learn how to appreciate ‘everything’.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Dean Koontz
“Only the human monster knew beauty and rejected it, knew truth and disdained it, knew peace and did not prefer it, unlike the tiger and the wolf who knew not.”
Dean Koontz

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