I loved to excuse my soul and to accuse something else inside me (I knew not what) but which was not I. But, assuredly, it was I, and it was my impiety that had divided me against myself. That sin then was all the more incurable because I did not deem myself a sinner. ~ Augustine
Sins which would terrify us if they were peculiar to ourselves alone cease to frighten us when they are shared. The sinner sleeps soundly when he finds himself surrounded by a multitude, as though God were obliged to spare him. ~ Pierre Nicole
Old sin makes new shame. ~ Havelok the Dane
Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. ~ Robert A. Heinlein
Sin is essentially a departure from God. ~ Martin Luther
Yes, every sin is a mistake, and the epitaph for the sinner is, "Thou fool." ~ Alexander Maclaren

In a religious context, sin is the act of transgression against divine law.


  • All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.
    • W. H. Auden, A Certain World : A Commonplace Book (1970).
  • For it still seemed to me “that it is not we who sin, but some other nature sinned in us.” And it gratified my pride to be beyond blame, and when I did anything wrong not to have to confess that I had done wrong. … I loved to excuse my soul and to accuse something else inside me (I knew not what) but which was not I. But, assuredly, it was I, and it was my impiety that had divided me against myself. That sin then was all the more incurable because I did not deem myself a sinner.


  • I have committed the worst sin of all
    That a man can commit.
    I have not been Happy.
    • Jorge Luis Borges, "Remorse" [El remordimiento], as translated in Jorge Luis Borges : Conversations (1998) by Richard Burgin, p. 140.
    • Paraphrased variant: I have committed the worst sin that can be committed. I have not been happy.
  • By our sinful falls — the powers of the soul are weakened; the strength of grace is decayed; our evidences for heaven are blotted; fears and doubts in the soul are raised (will God once more pardon this scarlet sin, and show mercy to this wretched soul?); the corruptions in the heart are more advantaged and confirmed; and the conscience of a man after falls is the more enraged or the more benumbed.
  • So as you may see in Daniel and his companions, that would rather choose to burn, and be cast to the lions—than they would bow to the idol which Nebuchadnezzar had set up. When this 'slight offense', in the world's account, and a hot fiery furnace stood in competition, that they must either fall into sin, or be cast into the fiery furnace—such was their tenderness of the honor and glory of God, and their hatred and indignation against sin, that they would rather burn than sin!
    • Thomas Brooks (1608-1680), Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (1652).
  • Compound for sins they are inclin'd to,
    By damning those they have no mind to.


  • For every sin, I'll have to pay. I've come to work, I've come to play. I think I'll find another way. It's not my time to go.



  • 1. Wealth without work.
2. Pleasure without conscience.
3. Knowledge without character.
4. Commerce without morality.
5. Science without humanity.
6. Worship without sacrifice.
7. Politics without principle.


  • Old sinne makes newe shame.
  • "What is the Unpardonable Sin?" asked the lime-burner; and then he shrank farther from his companion, trembling lest his question should be answered. "It is a sin that grew within my own breast," replied Ethan Brand, standing erect with a pride that distinguishes all enthusiasts of his stamp. "A sin that grew nowhere else! The sin of an intellect that triumphed over the sense of brotherhood with man and reverence for God, and sacrificed everything to its own mighty claims!
  • A boor cannot be sin-fearing, an ignoramus cannot be pious, a bashful one cannot learn, a short-tempered person cannot teach, nor does anyone who does much business grow wise.
  • The aim of the law is not to punish sins, but is to prevent certain external results.


  • Alas! alas! how plague-spot like will sin
    Spread over the wrung heart it enters in!
  • It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truths announced in the Holy Scriptures, and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
    • Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer (30 March 1863)


  • Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
  • What is the sin of the world?
    The Savior said: there is no sin, but it is you who make sin when you do the things that are like the nature of adultery, which is called sin.
    That is why the Good came into your midst, to the essence of every nature in order to restore it to its root.
    Then He continued and said, That is why you become sick and die, for you are deprived of the one who can heal you.
  • On the determinist hypothesis an omnipotent God could have prevented all sin by creating us with better natures and in more favourable surroundings. … Hence we should not be responsible for our sins to God.
  • Her rash hand in evil hour
    Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd, she eat;
    Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat
    Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe
    That all was lost.
  • Law can discover sin, but not remove,
    Save by those shadowy expiations weak.
  • But the trail of the serpent is over them all.
    • Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh (1817), Paradise and the Peri, line 206.
  • As long as you will have a feeling of shame, you will not lightly commit sins.
    • Moses, Legends of the Jews (1913), Volume II: Moses Chosen as Intermediator.


  • Sins which would terrify us if they were peculiar to ourselves alone cease to frighten us when they are shared. The sinner sleeps soundly when he finds himself surrounded by a multitude, as though God were obliged to spare him.
    • Pierre Nicole, L'esprit de M. Nicole, ou: Instructions sur les vérités de la religion, p. 461, as translated in The Bourgeois: Catholicism vs. Capitalism in Eighteenth-Century France (1968), p. 94


  • Be killing sin or it will be killing you.


  • If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be!
  • It is neither wrongful nor sinful to discriminate against sin.
  • How shall I lose the sin yet keep the sense,
    And love th' offender, yet detest the offence?
  • See sin in state, majestically drunk;
    Proud as a peeress, prouder as a punk.
  • “And that’s what your holy men discuss, is it?”
    “Not usually. There is a very interesting debate raging at the moment about the nature of sin, for example.”
    “And what do they think? Against it, are they?”
    “It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black and white issue. There are so many shades of gray.”
    “There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”
    “It’s a lot more complicated than that—”
    “No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”
    ”Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes—”
    ”But they starts with thinking about people as things…”


  • It is a sin to write this.  It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see.  It is base and evil.  It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own.  And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone.  We have broken the laws.  The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so.  May we be forgiven!

    But this is not the only sin upon us.  We have committed a greater crime, and for this crime there is no name.  What punishment awaits us if it be discovered we know not, for no such crime has come in the memory of men and there are no laws to provide for it.

    • Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521's opening lines in chap. I of Anthem (New York, N. Y.: New American Library, 1995; orig. 1938, 1946), p. 17.
  • To feel oneself so tiny, so fragile, so inherently losable, was at first spiritually crushing. But, by the same token, this realisation was also strangely liberating: if an individual human existence meant so little, if one’s actions were so cosmically irrelevant, then the notion of some absolute moral framework made about as much sense as the universal ether. Measured against the infinite, therefore, people were no more capable of meaningful sin—or meaningful good—than ants, or dust.
    Worlds barely registered sin. Suns hardly deigned to notice it. On the scale of solar systems and galaxies, it meant nothing at all. It was like some obscure subatomic force that simply petered out on those scales.
  • If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
  • Sin is geographical.
    • Bertrand Russell, The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell: A fresh look at empiricism, 1927-42 (G. Allen & Unwin, 1996), p. 283.


  • Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold,
    And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks;
    Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it.
  • Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
    Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
    And some condemned for a fault alone.
  • Though some of you with Pilate wash your hands
    Showing an outward pity; yet you Pilates
    Have here deliver'd me to my sour cross,
    And water cannot wash away your sin.
  • On the one hand, there is the type of sinner whom, in present-day language, we would call ‘oppressor.’ Their basic sin consists in oppressing, placing intolerable burdens on others, acting unjustly and so on. On the other hand, there are those who sin ‘from weakness’ or those ‘legally considered sinners’ according to the dominant religious view.

    Jesus takes a very different approach to each group. He offers salvation to all, and makes demands of all, but in a very different way. He directly demands a radical conversion of the first group, an active cessation from oppressing. For these, the coming of the Kingdom is above all a radical need to stop being oppressors.

  • It lies not in man's right nor in man's power truly to justify the guilty. This is a miracle reserved for the Lord alone. God, the infinitely just Sovereign, knows that there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not, and therefore, in the infinite sovereignty of His divine nature and in the splendor of His ineffable love, He undertakes the task, not so much of justifying the just as of justifying the ungodly. God has devised ways and means of making the ungodly man to stand justly accepted before Him: He has set up a system by which with perfect justice He can treat the guilty as if he had been all his life free from offence, yea, can treat him as if he were wholly free from sin. He justifieth the ungodly.


  • When I look back upon my life
    It's always with a sense of shame
    I've always been the one to blame
    For everything I long to do
    No matter where or when or who
    Has one thing in common too;
    It's a — it's a — it's a — it's a sin!
  • I don't like the word sin. It implies that I am being judged and found guilty. I can understand that. Over the centuries, many erroneous views and interpretations have accumulated around words such as sin, due to ignorance, misunderstanding, or a desire to control, but they contain an essential core of truth. If you are unable to look beyond such interpretations and so cannot recognize the reality to which the word points, then don't use it. Don't get stuck on the level of words... you can talk or think about God continuously for the rest of your life, but does that mean you know or have even glimpsed the reality to which the word points?... if a word doesn't work for you anymore, then drop it and replace it with one that does work. If you don't like the word sin, then call it unconsciousness or insanity. That may get you closer to the truth, the reality behind the word, than a long-misused word like sin, and leaves little room for guilt.


  • The greatest error is to call a man a weak and miserable sinner. Every time a person thinks in this mistaken manner, he rivets one more link in the chain of avidya that binds him, adds one more layer to the “self-hypnotism” that lies heavy over his mind.
    • Swami Vivekananda, Quoted by M.M. Thomas, The Acknowledged Christ of Indian Renaissance, Second Edition, Madras 1976, p. 125. Quoted from Goel, S. R. (1996). History of Hindu-Christian encounters, AD 304 to 1996. Chapter 13 ISBN 9788185990354


  • Past sins, if you repent of them, whiten you. They made a great psalmist out of David, a faithful believer out of the prostitute Rahab, a zealous apostle out of the persecutor Saul. I have been a loved preacher and writer with a particular vocation. My sermons and books would not have had the same quality without my past of anarchy, vice, and violent atheism.

The Bible

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  • Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
  • As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
  • Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.
  • That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned.
  • Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
    • Paul of Tarsus, Romans 7:25 NIV
    • Thank God! Jesus Christ will rescue me. So with my mind I serve the Law of God, although my selfish desires make me serve the law of sin.
    • Variant of Romans 7:25 in the Contemporary English Version
    • I am thankful to God for the freedom that comes through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! So on the one hand, I devotedly serve God’s law with my mind; but on the other hand, with my flesh, I serve the principle of sin.
    • Variant of Romans 7:25 in the The Voice
  • My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
  • Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
  • Who can say: “I have cleansed my heart; I am pure from my sin”?
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    • Romans 6:23 NIV
    • Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God’s gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master.
    • Variant of Proverbs 13:15 in The Message

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 720-12.
  • I waive the quantum o' the sin,
    The hazard of concealing:
    But, och! it hardens a' within,
    And petrifies the feeling!
  • But, sad as angels for the good man's sin,
    Weep to record, and blush to give it in.
  • Sin let loose speaks punishment at hand.
  • Come, now again, thy woes impart,
    Tell all thy sorrows, all thy sin;
    We cannot heal the throbbing heart
    Till we discern the wounds within.
  • I couldn't live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.
    • George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (1860), Book VI, Chapter XIV.
  • O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, Thy servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love. O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not to condemn my brother: for blessed art Thou to the ages of ages. Amen. O God, cleanse me, a sinner.
    • Ephrem the Syrian "Prayer of Ephrem" as translated in The Lenten Triodion (1978) by Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware, p. 69
      • Variant translation: O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, your servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love. O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not to condemn my brother: for you are blessed for ever and ever. Amen. O God, cleanse me, a sinner.
        • As translated in Who's Holding the Umbrella (1984) by William E. Yaeger, p. 70
  • Das Uebel macht eine Geschichte und das Gute keine.
    • Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.
    • Goethe. See Riemer, Mittheilungen über Goethe, II. 9. 1810.
  • Man-like is it to fall into sin,
    Fiend-like is it to dwell therein,
    Christ-like is it for sin to grieve,
    God-like is it all sin to leave.
  • One should next proceed to the Vaitarani capable of destroying every sin.
    • Mahabharata, Book 3: Vana Parva: Tirta Yatra Parva: Section LXXXV
  • Nor custom, nor example, nor vast numbers
    Of such as do offend, make less the sin.
  • In Adam's fall—
    We sinned all.
    • New England Primer (1814).
  • Young Timothy
    Learnt sin to fly.
    • New England Primer (1777).
  • Di faciles, peccasse semel concedite tuto:
    Id satis est. Pœnam culpa secunda ferat.
    • Indulgent gods, grant me to sin once with impunity. That is sufficient. Let a second offence bear its punishment.
    • Ovid, Amorum (16 BC), Book II. 14. 43.
  • Cui peccare licet peccat minus. Ipsa potestas
    Semina nequitiæ languidiora facit.
    • He who has it in his power to commit sin, is less inclined to do so. The very idea of being able, weakens the desire.
    • Ovid, Amorum (16 BC), III. 4. 9.
  • Si quoties homines peccant sua fulmina mittat
    Jupiter, exiguo tempore inermis erit.
    • If Jupiter hurled his thunderbolt as often as men sinned, he would soon be out of thunderbolts.
    • Ovid, Tristium, II. 33.
  • Palam mutire plebeio piaculum est.
    • It is a sin for a plebeian to grumble in public.
    • Phaedrus, Fables, III. Epilogue. 34.
  • Aliena vitia in oculis habemus; a tergo nostra sunt.
    • Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own behind our backs.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Ira, II. 28.
  • Magna pars hominum est, quæ non peccatis irascitur sed peccantibus.
    • The greater part of mankind are angry with the sinner and not with the sin.
    • Seneca the Younger, Da Ira, II. 28.
  • Omnes mali sumus. Quidquid itaque in alio reprehenditur, id unusquisque in suo sinu inveniet.
    • We are all sinful. Therefore whatever we blame in another we shall find in our own bosoms.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Ira, III. 26.
  • Sin is a state of mind, not an outward act.
    • J. M. Sewell, Passing Thoughts on Religion, Wilful Sin.
  • They say sin touches not a man so near
    As shame a woman; yet he too should be
    Part of the penance, being more deep than she
    Set in the sin.
  • To abstain from sin when a man cannot sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
    • Jeremy Taylor, Works, Volume VII, p. 206. Eden's Ed. Rendering of St. Augustine, Sermon CCXCIII De Pœnitentibus.
  • Nec tibi celandi spes sit peccare paranti;
    Est deus, occultos spes qui vetat esse dolos.
    • When thou art preparing to commit a sin, think not that thou wilt conceal it; there is a God that forbids crimes to be hidden.
    • Tibullus, Carmina, I. 9. 23.
  • But he who never sins can little boast
    Compared to him who goes and sins no more!

Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)

Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
  • Though sin may be in the Christian, yet it hath no more dominion over him; he hath an unfeigned respect to all God's commandments, making conscience even of little sins and little duties.
  • Sin is the insurrection and rebellion of the heart against God; it turns from Him, and turns against Him; it takes up arms against God.
  • Presumption has many forms; and it is worth considering, whether a great and good Being would most disapprove the presumption which expected too much from His goodness, or the presumption which dared positively to disbelieve His promise.
  • The slave who digs in the mine or labors at the oar can rejoice at the prospect of laying down his burden together with his life; but to the slave of guilt there arises no hope from death. On the contrary, he is obliged to look forward with constant terror to this most certain of all events, as the conclusion of all his hopes, and the commencement of his greatest miseries.
  • There is the seed of all sins — of the vilest and worst of sins — in the best of men.
  • Sin works by no set methods. It has a way of ruin for every man, that is original and proper only to himself. Suffice it to say that, as long as you are in and under its power, you can never tell what you are in danger of. This one thing you may have as a truth eternally fixed, that respectable sin is, in principle, the mother of all basest crime. Follow it on to the bitter end, and there is ignominy eternal.
  • Sin, without strong restraints, would pull God from His throne, make the world the minion of its lusts, and all beings bow down and worship.
  • Sin is an awful fact. It beggars description. Like the shirt of Nessus, it burns one alive. As that poisoned garment ate away the muscles of the victim in his vain attempt to rid himself of it, so sin will destroy the power of him who becomes its victim. Eternal death is eternal sin; sin through all the ages.
    • T. W. Chambers, p. 546.
  • To please ourselves with a notion of gospel liberty, while we have not a gospel principle of holiness within to free us from the power of sin, is nothing else but to gild over our bonds and fetters, and to fancy ourselves the inmates of a golden cage. There is a straitness, slavery, and narrowness in sin; sin crowds and crumples up our souls which, if they were freely spread abroad, would. be as wide and as broad as the whole universe. No man is truly free, but he that has his will enlarged to the extent of God's own will, by loving whatever God loves, and nothing else.
  • Misery follows sin; sin itself is misery; and the soul that sinneth dies of course, without any means taken to put that soul to death; though Divine interference would be indispensable to prevent the consequences following the cause.
    • Caroline Fry, p. 548.
  • Sin! Sin! Thou art a hateful and horrible thing, that abominable thing which God hates. And what wonder? Thou hast insulted His holy majesty; thou hast bereaved Him of beloved children; thou hast crucified the Son of His infinite love; thou hast vexed His gracious Spirit; thou hast defied His power; thou hast despised His grace; and in the body and blood of Jesus, as if that were a common thing, thou hast trodden under foot His matchless mercy. Surely, brethren, the wonder of wonders is, that sin is not that abominable thing which we also hate.
  • Remember that every guilty compliance with the humors of the world, every sinful indulgence of our own passions, is laying up cares and fears for the hour of darkness; and that the remembrance of ill-spent time will strew our sick-bed with thorns, and rack our sinking spirits with despair.
  • He that avoideth not small faults, by little and little falleth into greater.
  • St. Augustine used to say that, but for God's grace, he should have been capable of committing any crime; and it is when we feel this sincerely, that we are most likely to be really improving, and best able to give assistance to others without moral loss to ourselves.
  • I learn the depth to which I have sunk from the length of the chain let down to up-draw me. I ascertain the mightiness of the ruin by examining the machinery for restoration.
  • He that hath slight thoughts of sin, never had great thoughts of God.
    • John Owen, p. 546.
  • God, save us from ourselves! We carry within us the elements of hell if we but choose to make them such. Ahaz, Judas, Nero, Borgia, Herod, all were once prattling infants in happy mother's arms.
    • Austin Phelps, p. 548.
  • No sin is small. It is a sin against an infinite God, and may have consequences immeasurable. No grain of sand is small in the mechanism of a watch.
  • The fact is that sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world. You never were made for sin and selfishness. You were made for love and obedience.
  • There are burdens which are bad and blameworthy, and these it is our duty at once to cast away. Such a burden is the evil conscience, from which the true deliverance is the cross of Christ; such a burden is the easily besetting sin, from which the sanctifying Spirit sets free the vigilant and prayerful Christian.
  • Yes, every sin is a mistake, and the epitaph for the sinner is, "Thou fool."
  • Every burning tear, every harrowing fear, every festering grief, every corroding care, every shooting pain, every piercing remorse; the sighs and moans of lazar-houses reeking with putrefaction and death; the shrieks and wails and clanking chains in hospitals swarming with maniacs; and the curses and blasphemies of dungeons where guilt rots and raves — these, all these, are but feeble reverberations of those dismal truths, " Sin reigns unto death." " Death hath passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
  • That is the bitterest of all, — to wear the yoke of our own wrong-doing.
  • And O when the whirlwind of passion is raging,
    When sin in our hearts its wild warfare is waging,
    Then send down Thy grace, Thy redeemed to cherish;
    Rebuke the destroyer; "Save, Lord, or we perish."
    • R. Heber, p. 550.
  • Secret sins commonly lie nearest the heart.
  • The sin that now rises to memory as your bosom sin, let this f1rst of all be withstood and mastered. Oppose it instantly by a detestation of it, by a firm will to conquer it, by reflection, by reason, and by prayer.
  • Though the scorpion be little, yet will it sting a lion to death; and so will the least sin the sinner, unless pardoned by the blood of Christ.
  • Nature has no promise for society, least of all, any remedy for sin.
  • You cannot stay the shell in its flight; after it has left the mortar, it goes on to its mark, and there explodes, dealing destruction all around. Just as little can you stay the consequences of a sin after it has been committed. You may repent of it, you may even be forgiven for it, but still it goes on its deadly and desolating way. It has passed entirely beyond your reach; once done, it cannot be undone.
  • Sin is to be overcome, not so much by maintaining a direct opposition to it, as by cultivating opposite principles. Would you kill the weeds in your garden, plant it with good seed; if the ground be well occupied, there will be less need of the labor of the hoe. If a man wished to quench fire, he might fight it with his hands till he was burnt to death; the only way is to apply an opposite element.
    • Andrew Fuller, p. 552.
  • The deliberate and habitual practice of any form of dishonesty or immorality is impossible to one who follows Christ.
  • A believer is far more apt to be burdened with a sense of sin, and to feel the fear of it in his own character than an unbeliever; because if we are carried along the stream we fear nothing, and it is only when we strive against it, that its progress and power are discernible.
    • John Owen, p. 552.
  • If, in proportion as our minds are enlarged, our hearts purified, and our consciences cultivated, our abhorrence of wrong and aversion to it increases, what must be the moral indignation of the infinite and holy God against wrong-doers?
  • As for our own faults, it would take a large slate to hold the account of them; but, thank God, we know where to take them, and how to get the better of them.
  • When a sinner has any just sense of his condition, as alienated from a holy God, he will not be apt to think of the unpardonable sin.
  • Sin on more.
    • A misprint from the Bible published in 1712. (John 8:11).

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