Sinners Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Nelson Mandela
“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
Nelson Mandela

Søren Kierkegaard
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

Ambrose Bierce
Redemption, n. Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin through their murder of the deity against whom they sinned. The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Fulton J. Sheen
“Far better it is for you to say: "I am a sinner," than to say: "I have no need of religion." The empty can be filled, but the self-intoxicated have no room for God.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

Dante Alighieri
“I felt for the tormented whirlwinds
Damned for their carnal sins
Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.”
Dante Alighieri

Shannon L. Alder
“Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs.”
Shannon L. Alder

John Steinbeck
“I remember clearly the deaths of three men. One was the richest man of the century, who, having clawed his way to wealth through the souls and bodies of men, spent many years trying to buy back the love he had forfeited and by that process performed great service to the world and, perhaps, had much more than balanced the evils of his rise. I was on a ship when he died. The news was posted on the bulletin board, and nearly everyone recieved the news with pleasure. Several said, "Thank God that son of a bitch is dead."

Then there was a man, smart as Satan, who, lacking some perception of human dignity and knowing all too well every aspect of human weakness and wickedness, used his special knowledge to warp men, to buy men, to bribe and threaten and seduce until he found himself in a position of great power. He clothed his motives in the names of virtue, and I have wondered whether he ever knew that no gift will ever buy back a man's love when you have removed his self-love. A bribed man can only hate his briber. When this man died the nation rang with praise...

There was a third man, who perhaps made many errors in performance but whose effective life was devoted to making men brave and dignified and good in a time when they were poor and frightened and when ugly forces were loose in the world to utilize their fears. This man was hated by few. When he died the people burst into tears in the streets and their minds wailed, "What can we do now?" How can we go on without him?"

In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their topmost layers of frailty men want to be good and want to be loved. Indeed, most of their vices are attempted short cuts to love. When a man comes to die, mo matter what his talents and influence and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and his dying a cold horror....we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Brennan Manning
“The ragamuffin gospel reveals that Jesus forgives sins, including the sins of the flesh; that He is comfortable with sinners who remember how to show compassion; but that He cannot and will not have a relationship with pretenders in the Spirit.”
Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

Thornton Wilder
“Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners - your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards - who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute.”
Thornton Wilder

Karen Chance
“Prevarication, how divine! I always did get along better with sinners.”
Karen Chance

Alistair Begg
“At best we are but clay, animated dust; but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon people like us.”
Alistair Begg

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
“Besides, nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If there are damned souls in Hell, it is because men blind themselves.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Faust: My Soul Be Damned for the World Volume 1

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“A grave and dark-clad company," quoth Goodman Brown.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown

“You are innocent? Man, you really have a twisted view of this world. Tell you what? You are no saint either. You too are guilty. And you too are a sinner. Just like me. We both are going to Hell. But my place there will be a notch above yours.”
Abhaidev, The Influencer: Speed Must Have a Limit

Jennifer   Wright
“Whether plagues are managed quickly doesn't just depend on hardworking doctors and scientists. It depends on people who like to sleep in on weekends and watch movies and eat French fries and do the fantastic common things in life, which is to say, it depends on all of us. Whether a civilization fares well during a crisis has a great deal to do with how the ordinary, nonscientist citizen responds. A lot of the measures taken against plagues discussed in this book will seem stunningly obvious. You should not, for instance, decide diseased people are sinners and burn them at a literal or metaphorical stake, because it is both morally monstrous and entirely ineffective. But them a new plague crops up, and we make precisely the same mistakes we should have learned from three hundred years ago.”
Jennifer Wright, Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Rashad Harrison
“I used to wonder how a man working for the saintly organization of the saintly Dr. King could find himself in such a sinful place. But I'm no saint although I'm a good Christian, and even the best Christians are more familiar with sinners than saints.”
Rashad Harrison, Our Man in the Dark: A Novel

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is salvation for sinners.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Jeremy Gove
“Conviction, as uncomfortable as it may feel, is the mutual friend of sinner and saint.”
Jeremy Gove, Let's Be Honest: Living a Life of Radical, Biblical Integrity

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without grace, we are lost sinners.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Emily Brontë
“Todos os pecadores se sentiriam mal no céu.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Robert Chad Canter
“In the years that have been spent learning about my Catholic faith, I have learned many things. One of the things that I’ve learned is that there are two kinds of evil people. There are people who do evil, and there are people who see evil being done and do nothing about it.
I have also learned that not all saints are popes, and not all popes are saints.”
Robert Chad Canter, The Shadow Angel: Night of the Meta-Men

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Saviour aim is to save sinners.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Saviour Sacrifice his life to save sinners.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Why do we fall in love? I do believe
That virtue is the magnet, the small vein
Of ore, the spark, the torch that we receive
At birth, and that we render back again.
That drop of godhood, like a precious stone,
May shine the brightest in the tiniest flake
Lavished to saints, to sinners not unknown;”
Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) The White Cliffs, Chapter 12

Leo Tolstoy
“Como osaríamos nosotros, miserables pecadores como somos, pretender iniciarnos en los sagrados y terribles secretos de la Providencia mientras estos despojos mortales que nos cubren interponen entre nosotros y el Eterno un velo impenetrable?”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Alexandre Dumas fils
“Since “there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance,” let us give joy to heaven. Heaven will render it back to us with usury.”
Alexandre Dumas fils, La Dame aux Camélias

“A global society such as ours has created a spiritual meal not even fit for demons, a meal that they might call trash and throw to Cerberus as scraps from a table. This is the state of our society, we have damaged the teeter-totter, found no middle ground and the playground adventures have ceased to be shared by anyone. There are no great sinners or great saints, especially the latter.”
L.B. Ó Ceallaigh, The Bifrost and The Ark: Examining the Cult and Religion of New Atheism

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