Quotes of Confession

“ The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss. ”

- Thomas a Kempis

“ I make no apologies for that - it was a joke. ”

- George Clooney

“ There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. ”

- Daniel Webster

“ Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Nothing spoils a confession like repentance. ”

- Anatole France

“ It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ A confession has to be part of your new life. ”

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

“ Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing. ”

- Helen Rowland

“ Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. ”

- Dorothy Dix

“ Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff — it is a palliative rather than a remedy. ”

- Peter De Vries

“ Confession, alas, is the new handshake. ”

- Richard D. Rosen

“ Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care. ”

- Erwin W. Lutzer

“ In confession… we open our lives to healing, reconciling, restoring, uplifting grace of him who loves us in spite of what we are. ”

- Louis Cassels

“ Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. ”

- Roland Barthes

“ Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. ”

- St. Augustine

“ The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets. ”

- Henry Kissinger

“ We were working to shut down a gambling casino, and I make no apologies. ”

- Ralph Reed

“ I don't make any apologies for what I do on the campaign trail. ”

- George W. Bush

“ I offer my apologies to those that were offended by my words. ”

- Dick Durbin

“ Apologies have been made, but where is the atonement? ”

- James Kelly

“ But all they want to doIs tie the poem to a chair with ropeAnd torture a confession out of it.They begin beating it with a hoseTo find out what it really means. ”

- William Collins

“ Hey, I've got a confession to make. I don't know if you read your mail, but I wrote you a love letter when I was 8. ”

- Amy Grant

“ Therefore I do require it, which I makes confession, to be brought reg'lar and draw'd mild. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ They knew he was a confession machine who would confess to anything. That's what happened that started this long cycle that Max has gotten here. ”

- Kinky Friedman

“ An implicit confession is almost as bad as an implicit faith; wicked men commonly confess their sins by wholesale, We are all sinners; but the true penitent confesses his sins by retail. ”

- Thomas Brooks

“ If my love to you can't be said in a post, it can't be said in a library. ”

- Grey Livingston

“ To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it. ”

- Publilius Syrus
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