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

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, Vol. 1

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

Stephanie Marie Thornton
“Sinners make the best saints.”
Stephanie Marie Thornton, A Most Clever Girl

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Saints and sinners are chasing the very same thing: happiness. What differs are the vehicles with which they do the chasing.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“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

Anthony T. Hincks
“I can't be a mortal in a land full of sinners.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Abhijit Naskar
“Ain’t No Sinner (The Sonnet)

When we think ourselves weak,
We become weak.
When we think ourselves sinner,
We become sinner most meek.
Yes we are fundamentally cruel and divisionistic,
Yes the evil in us is stronger than our good.
That's because our ancestors survived through cruelty,
They didn't have much scope to practice their good.
But we ain’t our ancestors in our way of life,
We don’t have to watch out for predators in every bush.
Then why do we still behave like predators ourselves,
Why don’t we break this tribalistic tradition of ambush!
No more cruelty either on ourselves or on those around!
Embolden your backbone into a fountain of kinship unbound.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Gentalist: There's No Social Work, Only Family Work

Anthony T. Hincks
“Religion should be for the people and not for the sinners.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Our mothers are our last taste of unconditional love on this earth.”
J Callous

Peter Kreeft
“Our only qualification for God's grace is our emptiness, not our fullness; our undeservingness, not our deservingness. 'Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous but the sinners.' (Mk 2:17). Similarly, on an infinitely lower level, this book is for empty hearts, not full ones.”
Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering

Evelyn Waugh
“The Church isn't a cult for a few heroes. It is the whole of fallen mankind redeemed.”
Evelyn Waugh

“He eagerly suffered for us when we were failing, as orphans. Will he cross his arms over our failures now that we are his adopted children?

His heart was gentle and lowly toward us when we were lost. Will his heart be anything different toward us now that we are found?

While we were still...He loved us in our mess then. He'll love us in our mess now. Our very agony in sinning is the fruit of our adoption. A cold heart would not be bothered. We are not who we were.”
Dane C. Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers

Shannon L. Alder
“The only thing that pisses people off more than stating the truth is using Jesus to state it for you.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Do not emphasise sin more than forgiveness or justice more than mercy.”
Brother Pedro

“We're sinners, but there is cure for that_The blood of Jesus Christ.”

“While the law condemns anyone who breaks it, God loves sinners, even those who actively reject Him and disobey His laws. God’s moral law is much like the other laws that He created to govern the universe; it is inherently true.”
Michael J Heil, Pursued: God’s relentless pursuit and a drug addict’s journey to finding purpose

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