Quotations on Confession

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Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Beginning, Confession, Evil, First)

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Art, Work, Confession, Conscience, Needs)

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
- Dorothy Dix
(Keywords: Soul, Confession, Grave, Punishment, Secrets, Silence, Weakness)

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: People, Character, Confession, Opinion, World)

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: People, Character, Confession, Opinion, World)

I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be more like my own than any other man's living. As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Keywords: Heart, Confession, Living, Man, Mind)

I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids, and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie! Again!
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Keywords: People, Confession, Kids, Old)

I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject, to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession. It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.
- Maria Monk
(Keywords: Impression, Attention, Confession, Stress)

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background!
- Ernestine Rose
(Keywords: Men, Confession, Drinking, Fighting, Lies, Swearing, Woman)

Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.
- Georg Simmel
(Keywords: Time, Men, Confession, Gossip, Secrecy, Temptation)

Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing - open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way - that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.
- Billy Sunday
(Keywords: Men, Christ, Confession, Emotion, Open)

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
(Keywords: Soul, Confession, Sense)

If every time you engage in a sex act, you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality.
- George Weinberg
(Keywords: Time, Sex, Act, Confession, Sexuality, Will)

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