Quotes About Sinners

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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.”
Søren 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

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

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

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

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

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

Charleigh Rose
“- and even though sinners like me can only wish for heaven, my bastard ass has somehow managed to sneak through the door and step into this thing called paradise”
Charleigh Rose, Misbehaved

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

Christopher West
“All the hungers we have for love, for union, for happiness are given by God to lead us to him. The difference between a saint and the greatest sinner is where they go to satisfy that hunger.”
Christopher West

Alfonso Maria de Liguori
“At present sinners banish the remembrance and thought of death, and thus seek for peace (although they never find it) by leading a life of sin; but when they shall be in the agonies of death, about to enter into eternity, "when distress cometh upon them, they will seek for peace, and there will be none," then can they no longer fly from their evil conscience; they will seek peace, but what peace can be found by a soul laden with sins, which sting it like so many vipers?”
Alfonso Maria de Liguori

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“God can use impure vessels to serve his holiness”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“There is no sin, no crime, no evil, God cannot forgive”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“No one could preach if he seriously looked at his own sins.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We are all sinful. Trouble is that some men consider themselves less sinful than others or holier than others.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A man is called a sinner not because he sins more than others but because he defends he sins and glories in them and is unwilling to seek forgiveness”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Seth Adam Smith
“Perhaps we are not really sinners in the hands of an angry God, after all. Perhaps we are all more like seedlings in the hands of a wise gardener.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A man is called a saint not because he does no longer sin but because he recognizes his weakness and seeks for forgiveness every time he falls”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

E. Leo Foster
“The real 'have' and 'have nots' are between the people who were caught sinning verses the ones who got away with committing sin.”
E. Leo Foster, The Exiles

Munia Khan
“Ashes have no fear to burn in hell
In your heart's paradise angels dwell
Rib cage fastens all sins of the wrong
Your bones will sing you mortality’s song”
Munia Khan

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Sanctification of the Spirit is the grace of salvation.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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