Quotes: confession

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  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    A confession has to be part of your new life.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
  • A love to Christ which is so cowardly and selfish that it is unwilling to proclaim by a public confession its faith in Him who hung before all the world crucified for sinners, is a love which is hardly worth the name.

    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)

  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
    Helen Rowland
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    Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
  • Dorothy Dix
    Dorothy Dix
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    Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
  • Peter de Vries
    Peter de Vries
    American writer 1910-1993
    Peter de Vries
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    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.
  • Richard D. Rosen
    Richard D. Rosen
    American author
    Richard D. Rosen
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    Confession, alas, is the new handshake.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Faith never makes a confession.
  • Erwin W. Lutzer
    Erwin W. Lutzer
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    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.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them?
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    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.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures.
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