Selected Quotes about Sin

There is a hearty Puritanism in the view of human nature which pervades the instrument of 1787. It is the work of men who believed in original sin, and were resolved to leave open for transgressors no door which they could possibly shut. -- James Bryce

There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing. -- Roger Caras

God will forgive me. It's his job. -- Heinrich Heine

A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vain—then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system? -- Robert A. Heinlein

In life and business, there are two cardinal sins.. The first is to act precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all. -- Carl Icahn

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead. -- Robert G. Ingersoll

The greatest sin of our time is not the few who have destroyed but the vast majority who sat idly by. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When Jesus hung on the cross, He took our sin upon Himself. God cannot stay in the presence of sin. As Jesus took our sin, He was separated from the presence of the Father...Jesus was taking your sins and those of everyone else upon Him as He felt this absence of His Father's presence. -- Joyce Meyer

The essence of man is his freedom. Sin is committed in that freedom. Sin can therefore not be attributed to a defect in his essence. It can only be understood as a self-contradiction, made possible by the fact of his freedom but not following necessarily from it. -- Reinhold Niebuhr

The essence of all immorality and sin is making ourselves the center around which we subordinate all interest. -- Cecil J. Sharpe

We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low. -- Desmond Tutu

In the Church, priests also are sinners. But I am personally convinced that the constant presence in the press of the sins of Catholic priests, especially in the United States, is a planned campaign, as the percentage of these offenses among priests is not higher than in other categories, and perhaps it is even lower. -- Pope Benedict XVI

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