Repentance Proverbs

Sayings about Repentance

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt. ~ Latin Proverbs

Repentance for silence is better than repentance for speaking. ~ Spanish Proverb

From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance. ~ Traditional Proverb

If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die. ~ Traditional Proverb

Never repent a good action. ~ Danish Proverb

Repentance is the spring beneath our virtues. ~ Chinese Proverb

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance. ~ Italian Proverb

A wicked book cannot repent. ~ Traditional Proverb

The best part of repentance is a little sinning. ~ Arabian Proverb

Forethought is easy, repentance hard. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quickly done; long repented. ~ Dutch Proverb

Repentance prolongs a man’s life. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Speech is often repented, silence never. ~ Danish Proverb

Hastiness is the beginning of wrath, and its end repentance. ~ Dutch Proverb

Wrath begins in madness and ends in repentance. ~ Arabian Proverb

Marry in haste and repent at leisure. ~ Dutch Proverb

Marry in Lent, and you’ll live to repent. ~ Traditional Proverb

Repentance costs dear. ~ French Proverb

Repentance won’t cure mischief. ~ Scottish Proverb

Take nothing in hand that may bring repentance. ~ Dutch Proverb

Rejoiced in youth, repented in age. ~ German Proverb

Forgiving the unrepentant is like drawing pictures on water. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Amendment is repentance. ~ Traditional Proverb

To spend the night in anger is better than to spend it repenting. ~ Senegalese Proverb

Short acquaintance brings repentance. ~ English Proverb

The sin for which you repent is the father of virtue; but a virtue that you talk about, is the mother of sin. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Sinning is the best part of repentance. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Confession is the first step to repentance. ~ English Proverbs

Don’t trust the horses if they run away, or the whores if they repent. ~ Tunisian Proverb

Better a night full of anger than a night full of repentance. ~ Hebrew Proverb

It is easier not to commit a sin than to repent it. ~ Arabian Proverb

You’ll repent if you marry, and repent if you don’t. ~ Traditional Proverb

There is no repentance after death. ~ Russian Proverb

Quotations about Repentance

Saying about Repentance

It is foolish to lay out money in the purchase of repentance. ~ Benjamin Franklin

True repentance also involves reform. ~ Hosea Ballou

The strongest proof of repentance is the endeavor to atone. ~ Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Repentance is the debt one owes to virtue. ~ Edward Counsel

What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Sins may be forgiven through repentance, but no act of wit will ever justify them. ~ Thomas Sherlock

True repentance is to cease from sin. ~ Saint Ambrose

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Repentance is a goddess and the preserver of those who have erred. ~ Flavius Claudius Julianus

It is good for a man to repent of his sins; but better for him had he never sinned. ~ William Scott Downey

People don’t do what they believe in, they just do what’s most convenient, then they repent. ~ Bob Dylan

Repentance is a magistrate that exacts the strictest duty and humility. ~ Lord Clarendon,

Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hath not promised life till we repent. ~ Francis Quarles

Take care not to begin anything of which you may repent. ~ Publilius Syrus

Repentance is the turning of the soul from the way of midnight to the point of the coming sun. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Repentance must be something more than mere remorse for sins: it comprehends a change of nature befitting heaven. ~ Lewis Wallace

God never repents of what He has first resolved upon. ~ Seneca

Let not neither the tears of natural tenderness, nor the sudden terrors of conscious guilt, be mistaken for genuine repentance. ~ John Thornton

The seeds of repentance are sown in youth by pleasure, but the harvest is reaped in age by pain. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Repentance is accepted remorse. ~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

A guilty mind can be eased by nothing but repentance; by which what was ill done is revoked and morally voided and undone. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

Repentance may be old fashioned, but it is not outdated so long as there is sin. ~ J. C. Macaulay

True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye. ~ Bishop Robert South

Repentance is but want of power to sin. ~ John Dryden

Repentance, without amendment, is like continually pumping without mending the leak. ~ Lewis W. Dilwyn

What is past is past. There is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Remorse is impotence; it will sin again. Only repentance is strong — it can end everything. ~ Henry Miller

It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. ~ Benjamin Franklin

When we have heartily repented of a wrong, we should let all the waves of forgetfulness roll over it, and go forward unburdened to meet the future. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Late repentance is seldom true, but true repentance is never too late. ~ Ralph Venning

Our hearts must not only be broken with sorrow, but be broken from sin, to constitute repentance. ~ – Orville Dewey

Repentance is nothing but mockery when it comes too late. ~ Edward Counsel

Repentance is heart’s sorrow, and a clear life ensuing. ~ William Shakespeare

Well, I’ll repent, and that suddenly, while I am in some liking. I shall be out of heart shortly, and then I shall have no strength to repent. ~ William Shakespeare,

People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

He that does not repent, sins again. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

True repentance is to cease from sinning. ~ Ambrose of Milan

It is a great deal easier to commit a second sin, than it was to commit the first; and a great deal harder to repent of a second, than it was to repent of the first. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent. ~ Seneca

Repentance is but want of power to sin. ~ John Dryden

He who seeks repentance for the past, should woo the angel virtue for the future. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Repentance hath a purifying power, and every tear is of a cleansing virtue; but these penitential clouds must be still kept dropping: one shower will not suffice; for repentance is not one single action, but a course. ~ Bishop Robert South

True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye. ~ Robert Smith

Remorse is the poison of life, and repentence its cure. ~ Eliza Cook

Repentance is second innocence. ~ Louis Gabriel A. Bonald

To grieve over sin is one thing, to repent is another. ~ Frederick William Robertson

Genuine repentance must bear the seal of a corrected life. ~ Lewis F. Korns

If you have sinned, do not lie down without repentance; for the want of repentance after one has sinned makes the heart yet harder and harder. ~ John Bunyan

Repentance Proverbs

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