Sin — It's Everywhere. It's Everywhere

“Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but forbidden because it is hurtful.” – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

“Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sin.” – LAO TZU

“Other men’s sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.” – SENECA

“Pleasure is the bait of sin.” – PLATO

“A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems to be a chance that it is going to be found out.” – MARK TWAIN

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.” – THOMAS JEFFERSON

“Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.” – THE TALMUD

“Laziness grows on the people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chain.” – THOMAS FOWELL BUXTON

“To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.” – TOLSTOY

“If you have sinned, do not lie down without repentance; for the want of repentance after one has sinned makes the heart harder and harder.” – JOHN BUNYAN

“The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.” – LORD BYRON

“It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to recieve forgiveness before confessing his trepasses.” – IGNATIUS

“We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or the guilt of sin.” – C.S. LEWIS

“Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.” – WILLIAM LAW

“In short, a man must be free from the sin he is, which makes him do the sin he does.” – GEORGE MCDONALD

“The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.” – BRENNAN MANNING

“Repentance is but a denying of tour will, and an opposition of our fantasies.” – MONTAIGNE

“Personal sin reflected upon breeds compassion.” – JOHN M. SHANAHAN

“People don’t do what they believe in – they just do what’s most convenient and then they repent.” BOB DYLAN

“I would rather feel remors than know how to define it.” – THOMAS A KEMPIS

“Why does no one confess his sins? Because he is yet in them. It is for a man who has awoke from sleep to tell his dreams.” – SENECA

“All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addictions is damnation.” – W.H. AUDEN

“Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.” – HUNGARIAN PROVERB

“Sin is never at a stay; if we do not retreat from it, we shall advance in it, and the farther we go, the more we have to come back.” – ISSAC BARROW

“Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built.” – EMMANUEL KANT

“We are all too Christian to really enjoy sinning, and all too fond of sin to really enjoy Christianity.” – PETER MARSHALL

“Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.” – REINHOLD NIEBUHR

“Few love to hear the sins they love to act.” – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


1. What fresh things does God want you to learn and remember about sin?

2. How should these new insights change the way you approach the situations and relationships of your daily life?


About John
A follower of Christ and sinner who needs his grace everyday.

One Response to Sin — It's Everywhere. It's Everywhere

  1. Brian says:

    “But how are things altered since sin came into the world! The angels He has charged with folly(Job 4:18) The heavens are not clean in His sight (Job 15:15). Man in his very best estate is all together vanity (Psalm 39:5). The earth is under a curse (Genesis 3:17-18). Indeed the whole creation groans (Romans 8:21-22)” Joseph Hall

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